Search More Ghosts

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Shaytan in the story of Adam and Eve in the Garden

In the Qur'an's version of the story of Adam and Eve, Shaytan tempted them in the Garden of Eden, to eat of the forbidden tree - thereby exposing to them their nakedness and awakening man's modesty, shyness and sexuality. As they became suddenly aware of these things, they attempted to cover their modesty with leaves.

Adam and Eve, upon being questioned by God, apologized for falling for temptation, and were forgiven. After that GOD Almighty placed them on earth (in accordance with HIS plan, that HE communicated to the angels before creating Adam) to live out their lives and spawn the continuing family tree which eventually lead to the Human race as it is today. For Shaitan, this was a major victory. Now also living on earth, GOD Almighty granted him eternal life until day of judgment to continue to misguide man, as per Islamic theology, in an attempt to reduce man to filth and corruption.

And (unto man): O Adam! Dwell thou and thy wife in the Garden and eat from whence ye will, but come not nigh this tree lest ye become wrong-doers.

Then Satan (Shaytan) whispered to them that he might manifest unto them that which was hidden from them of their shame, and he said: "Your LORD Almighty forbade you from this tree only lest ye should become angels or become of the immortals".

And he swore unto them (saying): Lo! I am a sincere adviser unto you.

Thus did he lead them on with guile. And when they tasted of the tree their shame was manifest to them and they began to hide (by heaping) on themselves some of the leaves of the Garden. And their LORD Almighty called them, (saying): Did I not forbid you from that tree and tell you: Lo! Satan is an open enemy to you?

They said: Our LORD ALmighty ! We have wronged ourselves. If thou forgive us not and have not mercy on us, surely we are of the lost!
Share |

1 comment: