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…

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