To complete our discussion about the creation of mankind, let’s discuss what happened after Iblees’ rebellion.

After Iblees’ rebellion and mankind’s knowledge and free will are highlighted, Adam and Hawwa (Eve) are in Paradise and they are commanded:

“eat therefrom in [ease and] abundance from wherever you will. But do not approach this tree, lest you be among the wrongdoers.” [2:35]

But Iblees deceives them, he promises them the tree will give them “eternal life” or “turn them into an angel”

And so they eat from the tree and make a mistake.

But their response was not of rebellion like Iblees…

Instead, using their ability to learn, Adam and Hawwa learn the words of repentance from Allah, they learn from their mistake and they seek forgiveness.

Now they were ready to go to Earth!

Allah did not send them to earth as punishment, rather it was the plan all along, as we saw in the first verse when Allah said He “is going to place a khalifah (successor) on earth.”

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