Following up from our previous post, when the angels asked Allah why He created Adam, He said:
“I know and you know not!” [2:30]
We like stopping at “Because God said so” and “Allah knows best” when we don’t know the answer to the question (or we don’t think *there is* or *should be* an answer)
But he doesn’t stop there. He *shows* the angels what He means.
“Then He taught Adam the names of all things” [2:31]
Adam was different from the angels.
He could learn.
That was necessary before he could be sent to earth as khalifah.
Now all he had to do was get there…