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In Sura Al-Araf(7:69) It is said that,

"Then do you wonder that there has come to you a reminder from your Lord through a man from
 among you, that he may warn you? And remember when He made you successors after the people 
 of Noah and increased you in stature extensively. So remember the favors of Allah that you 
 might succeed."

But in hadith sahih bukhari, Volume 4, Book 55, Number 543 Narrated Abu Huraira:

The Prophet said, "Allah created Adam, making him 60 cubits tall. When He created him, He 
said to him, "Go and greet that group of angels, and listen to their reply, for it will be 
your greeting (salutation) and the greeting (salutations of your offspring." So, Adam said 
(to the angels), As-Salamu Alaikum (i.e. Peace be upon you). The angels said, "As-salamu 
Alaika wa Rahmatu-l-lahi" (i.e. Peace and Allah's Mercy be upon you). Thus the angels added 
to Adam's salutation the expression, 'Wa Rahmatu-l-lahi,' Any person who will enter Paradise 
will resemble Adam (in appearance and figure). People have been decreasing in stature since 
Adam's creation.

So in Quran it's increasing , and hadith decreasing ...

asked 101 Tamim_Addari's gravatar image
edited Mar 14 at 00:17

Assalamu Alaykum,

Then do you wonder that there has come to you a reminder from your Lord through a man from among you, that he may warn you? And remember when He made you successors after the people of Noah and increased you in stature extensively. So remember the favors of Allah that you might succeed.

Surah Al-'A'raf, Verse 69 - Qur'an


EXPLANATION:

  • This is referring to after the destruction of the people of Noah as result of their committing sins. Those who went on the ship (ark) and were saved, Allah settled them on Earth (starting anew) and increased them in stature and strength (here stature means height and a person's strength).

  • In the Hadith, it is referring to that in the future when sins will openly committed that people's height will decrease.

When you put it together, the Qur'an is showing that after Adam's creation people's stature have decreased but after the destruction of the people of Noah, Allah increased the stature as well as body strength (so they can start anew). In the Hadith it shows after that it has started once again to decrease in stature and will keep on decreasing until Day of Judgement (Qiyamah)

May Allah,

Guide us to the straight path -- Surah Al-Fatihah, Verse 6, Qur'an

Khuda Hafiz

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answered 302 NinjaBlack666's gravatar image
edited May 12 at 01:50

but clearly people are getting taller.

(May 12 at 12:03) mikejm4 mikejm4's gravatar image
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