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Asalam alikum, I grew up learning about the first human created by Allah, Adam and Eve, but I mainly wish to know how long ago from Muhammad peace be upon him were Adam an eve created. I understand that Adam and Eve had many sets of twins born in different places. If there were people living in Australia, the Americas, and even the I southeast asian islands, how could they get there with little technology. If there are ancient relics and cave paintings that carbon dating reveals them to be hundreds of thousands of years old, how long ago were the first human brought to earth? I also understand that the people split into tribes and went on around the lands. But how did the white people, black people, asian people, South American people come to their own looks, if Adam and Eve were sent down in Saudi Arabia? I'm 100% sure that Allah had made them and sent them to earth like it's said in the holy Quran but I'm just curious on how. There sure is a way that this might have happened. Allah is the greatest of course with most power.



This stung my memory chord so read it and enjoy reading it:

Sahih Muslim:The Prophet (saw) said that Allah wrote the Destinies of the Creation fifty thousands years before He created the Heavens and Earth, and His Throne was on the Water, and among the things that have been written in the Dhikr, which is the Mother of the Book, is that Sayyidina Muhammad (salla lahu alayhi wa’ale hi wasallam) is the Seal of Prophets. Al Irbadh ibn Sariya, said that the Prophet (saw) said, "According to Allah, I am the Seal of the Prophets, while Adam was still in clay."

Jazakallah Khair

answered 8638 abdul_wasay's gravatar image
edited Apr 27 at 18:59

Your answer amazed me, thanks so much brother Abdul. But I still wonder how long ago Adam and Eve where brought down from the heavens to earth. And how all 7 billion people of today with different backgrounds and regions were brought to be. I'm sorry if I'm giving you a hard time. Thank you

(Apr 27 at 19:18) Muhammad noor qutawna Muhammad%20noor%20qutawna's gravatar image

Story of Adam and his children: Adam and Eve’s first children, Cain and his sister, were twins,; Abel and his sister, another set of twins, soon followed. Adam and his family lived in peace and harmony. Cain ploughed the earth while Abel raised livestock. Time passed and the occasion came for the sons of Adam to marry. A group of the companions of Prophet Muhammad including Ibn Abbas and Ibn Masud related that inter-marriage of the male of one pregnancy with the female of another had been the practice among Adam’s children. Therefore we know that God’s plan to fill the earth included each of Adam’s sons marrying the twin sister of the other. (that's how us came into being)

Creation of Adam according to Hadith:“Had Adam been a Prophet?” Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) answered: “Yes.” The man asked: “How much time passed between him and Noah?” Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) replied: “Ten Qarn” (Sahîh Ibn Hibbân, Hadith 6190).

If we assume that the world "Qarn" being referred to here is one hundred years then we are dealing with one thousand years; however, this is not the case since qarn means generation according to the following hadith in Bukhari:

"I was sent among the best generations (qarn) of the sons of Adam; generation after generation until my generation."

And of course regarding second part of your question as you might know the jinns were already created before mankind and this might not be a surprise about what Iblees has promised:

[Iblis (Satan)] said: "See this one (human) whom You have honoured above me, if You give me respite (keep me alive) to the Day of Resurrection, I will surely seize and mislead his offspring (by sending them astray) all but a few!"[17:62] (thus there came doubts and therefore divisions)

answered 8638 abdul_wasay's gravatar image
edited Apr 27 at 19:40

Okay thanks too much Abdul wasay. I appreciate your time and that good answer.

(Apr 27 at 19:44) Muhammad noor qutawna Muhammad%20noor%20qutawna's gravatar image

Allah bless you with hikmah

(Apr 27 at 20:19) abdul_wasay ♦ abdul_wasay's gravatar image
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