The other day we asked the question: Why did Adam fall from heaven?
Before we can answer that we must learn about the story of his (and our) creation:
The reply of the angels when they heard about the creation of man:
“Will You place upon it one who causes corruption therein and sheds blood, while we declare Your praise and sanctify You?” [2:30]
They realized what the creation of man would lead to. They were angels, created from light, they did not have free will nor did they have any desire for it.
How could this creature who has free will become a khalifah, a representative of Allah on earth?
The reply was “Indeed I know what you know not!”
But that wasn’t the whole reply…