He taught Adam the names of all things;
then He presented the things to the angels and said: "Tell
Me the names of these if what you say is true?" (Allah
did this to show Adam’s special qualities of learning and
memory). "Glory to You," they replied, "we have
no knowledge except what You have taught us: in fact You
are the One who is perfect in knowledge and wisdom."
Allah said: "O Adam! Tell them the names." When Adam
told them the names, Allah said: "Did I not tell
you that I know the secrets of the heavens and the earth
and I know what you reveal and what you conceal?"
When We ordered the angels: "Prostrate
before Adam in respect," they all prostrated except
Iblees (Shaitãn) who refused in his arrogance and
became a disbeliever. To Adam We said: "Dwell
with your wife in Paradise and eat anything you want from
its bountiful food from wherever you wish, but do not approach
this tree, or you shall both become transgressors."
But Shaitãn tempted them with the tree
to disobey Allah’s commandment and caused them to
be expelled from Paradise, and We said: "Get out from here,
some of you being enemies to others, and there is for you
in the earth an abode and provisions for a specified period."
Then Adam received appropriate words from
his Rabb and repented, and Allah accepted
his repentance. Surely He is the Acceptor of Repentance,
"Get down from here all of you," We said at the time of
Adam’s departure from Paradise. "Henceforth there shall
come to you guidance from Me, those who accept and follow
it shall have nothing to fear or to regret. But those
who reject and defy Our revelations will be inmates of Hellfire,
wherein they shall live forever."
O children of Israel! Remember My favors which I bestowed
upon you; fulfill your covenant (firm commitment)
with Me and I will fulfill My covenant with you, that you
should fear none but Me. Believe in My revelations,
which are confirming your scriptures; do not be the first
one to deny My revelations, and do not sell them for a petty
price, fear Me and Me Alone. Do not mix the Truth with
falsehood, or knowingly conceal the truth. Establish
Salah (prayers); give Zakah (charity); and
bow down with those who bow down in worship.