One sin caused Prophet Adam to lose everything. Just like that, Adam and Eve were banished from the Garden.
They were unable to approach Allah the way they had before. Is there a way that relationship could be healed?
Muslims acknowledge Prophet Adam as the first person created. He once lived very close with Allah and enjoyed Allah’s blessings in the garden.
Do you desire to live in close to Allah? There is profound wisdom from understanding the story of Prophet Adam. This article will explain how Allah has provided a way to be closer to Him.
The Story of Creating the First Man
Both Muslims and Christians believe Adam was the first man created by Allah. “… your Lord Who created you from a single being …” (Qs 4:1).
Allah created the human race in a glorious way, far different than other things. Allah breathed His Spirit into the first person to make him live. “…Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being” (Torah, Genesis 2:7).
In the garden of Eden, Allah spoke directly to people (Torah, Genesis 3:8). They were able to live close to Allah, communicating with Him and enjoying His blessings.
This is the main reason why Allah created mankind. Allah wanted people to enjoy His presence every day.
Prophet Adam and Eve Lived with Allah’s Blessing
Allah put Prophet Adam in Eden; a place filled with His blessing. “… eat abundantly of whatever you wish” (Qs 2:35). Prophet Adam enjoyed life and Allah’s blessings.
Allah gave him responsibilities. But, they were easy because Allah blessed him and gave him the capability to do his tasks.
Prophet Adam was given the responsibility to cultivate and rule over the land (Torah, Genesis 1:26). Then Allah provided Adam wisdom to give names to animals and other things on earth (Qs 2:31).
Allah gave Adam a wife named Eve by using his rib. “So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs and then closed up the place with flesh. Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib…” (Torah, Genesis 2:21-22).
Prophet Adam and Eve had dominion over the earth. They were free to do anything. There was only one thing that was forbidden. They were not to eat the fruit of one specific tree. “… but approach not this tree” (Qs 7:9). This boundary was created to test Prophet Adam’s obedience to Allah.
Sin Separated Adam and Mankind from Allah
Satan came to tempt Prophet Adam in the form of a snake. He deceived Prophet Adam and Eve into eating the forbidden fruit. “Thus Satan brought about their fall by deceit…” (Qs 7:22).
This is the first sin and violation humanity ever made against Allah’s law. As a result, Adam was fatally separated from Allah.
Not only Prophet Adam, but all people lost Allah’s glory. “… for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).
Prophet Adam and Eve realized they were naked. They felt ashamed and hid from Allah.
In the end, Allah expelled Adam and Eve from the garden of Eden. They were no longer allowed to be there and enjoy the privilege Allah provided.
This is the real meaning of “death”. The “death” caused by consuming the forbidden fruit was not intended to be a physical death but rather separation from Allah. As a result of the sin committed by the first people, we live separated from Allah.
Allah’s Plan to Bring People Back to Himself
Allah loves and treasures people so much. “Since you are precious and honored in my sight, and because I love you …” (Torah, Isaiah 43:4).
Allah longs for us to come back to Him. However, Allah is Holy. We are sinful creatures and will always make mistakes.
“A believer sees his sins as if he were sitting under a mountain which, he is afraid, may fall on him” (Shahih Bukhari 5833).
Allah provides a way for us to be close to Him through Isa Al-Masih. Isa is the only man who was called holy in the Quran (Qs 19:19).
Because of sin, no person deserves to live in heaven. However, Isa Al-Masih guarantees a path for us to go there. He himself has become a bridge for us to approach Allah.
When He was being crucified, Isa talked to the criminals beside Him. Isa claimed salvation for one of the men.
“Jesus (Isa Al-Masih) answered him, ‘Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise (heaven)’” (Gospels, Luke 23:43). Through Isa, there is a way to come to Allah.
Allah’s Mercy for Salvation through Isa Al-Masih
From the story of Prophet Adam, we can see how everything points to Isa Al-Masih. Prophet Adam’s life shows us that all men are sinful and separated from the Holy God.
But Allah has provided a straight path for us to get close to Him. Isa Al-Masih is Allah’s mercy for us. “But now in Christ Jesus (Isa Al-Masih) you who once were ‘far away’ have been brought ‘near’ by the blood of Christ (Isa has redeemed our salvation)” (Injil, Ephesians 2:13).
If you trust Isa Al-Masih, you can become Allah’s child. You will be close to Allah in this life on earth. His Spirit will lead your life (Gospels, John 16:12-15). You will experience His guidance daily.
Through Isa, people can have eternal life. Accept Isa and receive God’s mercy! He’s the only way of salvation for us. And you will know Allah through Isa.
You can also read Allah’s holy books (Torah, Zabur, Injil) to find the truth. We recommend starting with the book of John.
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