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:
- Angels with no free will
- Humans with free will and having shown the capacity to learn
- Jinn with free will and having shown the capacity to rebel
Next… Adam is sent to the garden… 🙂
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