Lesson – 62
Adam (peace be upon him) in the Paradise
Surah ‘Al-‘Baqarah (The Cow) – Chapter – 2)
Stage – 1, Verses – 35a of 286, Section – 4 of 40 (Part - 1)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
35a. And We said: O Adam! Dwell thou and thy wife in the Garden, and eat ye, freely (of the fruits) thereof where ye will;
35a. Wa qulNaa yaaa-‘Aada-mus-kun ‘anta wa zaw-jukal-Jannata wa kulaa minhaa ragadan hay-su shi’-tumaa;
Jannata – literal meaning of this word is: Such Garden whose dense trees cover the land. In the term of Islamic Law; it aims, that dignified Garden, in which, there are countless blessings and which will be bestowed to the virtuous persons on the Day of Resurrection. That Garden is called Jannah (Paradise) also because its blessings are hidden from our eyes too.
zaw-juka – (Your wife), Eve (the wife of Adam (peace be upon Them), who was already born at that time; before this discussion. She is the Mother of entire human beings.
Hay-su shi’-tumaa – (Where ye will), (where-from you wish to eat), this word discloses the breadth and largeness of the Paradise.
God Almighty created Adam (peace be upon him) in accord with His own Will and chose him Vicegerent of His Own on the earth. To manifest his position, Allah Almighty commanded the Angels (peace be upon Them) to fall prostrate towards Adam (peace be upon him), so that none may have any courage to rebel or disobey Him. The Angels (peace be upon Them) admitted the greatness of Adam and fell prostrate towards Him (peace be upon him).
After the Caliphate of Adam (Peace be upon Him); Allah Almighty provided them (Adam and His wife) opportunity to live in the Paradise, eat and drink whatever they wish.
About Eve, (peace be upon her), the Commentators of Islam have narrated that Adam (peace be upon him) was alone in the Paradise. He was tired of loneliness. So God Almighty created Eve (peace be upon her) and commanded: You both dwell in the Paradise and eat freely where-from you wish.
It is obvious from this lesson that God Almighty gave Adam (peace be upon him) big rewards more than enough and dignity. At first; He (peace be upon him) was given knowledge, then He became Viceroy of God Almighty, after that a life partner (wife) was provided to Him for comfort and pleasure, then He was placed in Paradise and bestowed countless blessings for eating and drinking. Allah Almighty bestows rewards to His servants always. Now, it is duty of His servants that they should be thankful to Allah Almighty and recognize the Value of such favors.