Paradise Of Adam

The parable mentioned in the Quran about Adam is not about one man or couple, but is a narrative of mankind presented as an example in which Adam represents men, and his wife Amma Hawa (Eve is not mentioned by name in the Quran) represents women. The Quran states that in the initial stages of humanity, human life was very simple and was free from hard struggle. Means of sustenance were plenty, and there was no conflict as to ownership. The one who was hungry could fill his belly from wherever he wished (2:35).
The general term used ‘wherever he wished he could eat’ is a very important phrase. Food, dress and shelter i.e. the basic needs of life, were available for everyone without hardship or any worry. There were no mutual squabbles and there was no clash of interests. After this, there arose in man’s heart the desire for personal interest and its basic motive was to cater for the future of his children. That is, in place of
Bani Adam Mankind, everyone was filled with concern for his own children. This is why everyone
started accumulating for himself. This is what the Quran terms as ‘
Ibleesy Doctrine’164.
According to the Quranic concept,
Satan or Iblees is a simile which gives name to human emotions and desires which wish to be gratified by going against the guidance of the revelation. This affected the initial harmonious human life of community and
cooperation, which transformed into conflicts and mutual rivalry, and thus that initial paradise was snatched from man.



Now in order to regain that paradise man needs to shape his society in the light of the Permanent Values of the Quran. This will result in turning the whole of mankind into one big community in which there will be a life of unity and cooperation. Since such a
life will be established by man himself, it will therefore not only meet the physical needs, but will also help to develop his self. And when this developed self after death moves on to the next stage, there too it will have a life of paradise. This is the parable of Adam
quoted in various verses in the Quran. Because the subject at this time under discussion is not to explain the story of Adam, but is only about the
Jannat of Adam (Adam’s paradise), this is why we will present only those aspects of the details which refer to

this 165In The Start Of Surah Baqra We said:

"O Adam! dwell you and your married woman within the Garden; and eat of the bountiful things''

therein as (where and when) you will; but approach not this tree (i.e. don’t be divided like the branches of a tree), or you will run into harm and transgression.’ (2:35)  

After this it is stated that Satan misguided them, and as a consequence there were wedges of self-interest created between various people and this is how Adam lost his paradise (2:36).
 On this Adam was very regretful and repented, and Allah stated that a mistake has been surely committed by you, but this mistake is not such which cannot be remedied.
From Us you will keep receiving Divine Guidance and whoever among you in the light of this guidance shapes their society based on its values will be protected from fear and grief (2:37-38).
These details are mentioned in
Surah Araaf with this addition, that in reference to sexual attraction between man and woman, man was self-deceived into thinking that he could get indefinite life by having children.So in place of All mankind, He started chasing the Big interests of his own progeny, as a result of which his paradise disappeared (7:19-25). 

It is made clear here that the Quran is not against family and children, in fact it recognize their attraction for human beings. It simply states that your society should be organised in such a way that everyone is concerned with the sustenance of everyone else. The desire to accumulate all for yourself or for your children should not overtake you. 

In Surah Taha in reference to Jannat it is stated to Adam:There is therein (enough provision) for you not to go hungry nor to go naked, nor to suffer from thirst, nor from the sun's heat (all basic needs will be met). (20:118-119)If you succumb to the Iblees of individual self-interest, he will create such conditions in which you will be deprived of these basic necessities and to gain them you will have to go through extreme hardships and struggle 166 (20:117). After this it is noted how Adam became deceived and he lost his paradise. He was told that in order to regain this lost paradise, he would need to organize his society according to the guidance of Allah.
Regarding this it is stated that you should always keep the following principle in mind: 
But whosoever turns away from My Message (the Quran), verily for him is a life narrowed down (economic deprivation), and We shall raise him up blind on the Day of Judgment. (20:124) 


This makes it clear that:

(1) By following the Permanent Values of the Quran man can regain his earthly paradise.

(2) The people who go against these values, their living will be affected.

(3) The one whose living is restricted in this life, his hereafter will be ruined.










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