Continuing our discussion from our previous post on the creation of mankind (which can tell us more about our purpose on Earth as described by the Quran):

Allah commanded the angels to bow to the new creation:

“And [mention] when We said to the angels, ‘Prostrate before Adam’; so they prostrated, except for Iblees. He refused and was arrogant and became of the disbelievers.” [2:34]

But Iblees was a jinn, a creature from fire, he didn’t think Adam was better than him, he disobeyed God’s command.

So there were now 3 creatures:

  1. Angels with no free will
  2. Humans with free will and having shown the capacity to learn
  3. Jinn with free will and having shown the capacity to rebel

Next… Adam is sent to the garden…  šŸ™‚

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