Part 1 of an extremely beneficial series regarding the Stories of the Prophets delivered by our Ustādh Abu Hakeem Bilal Davis (hafidahullāh), this lesson is concerning the first man and prophet Ādam (alayhis salām) and contains an array of benefits, from them:

  • A discussion regarding certain aspects of sciences of Hadīth in relation to the stories present in other religious books.
  • Affirmation in an authentic hadīth that Ādam (alayhis salām) was the first prophet.
  • The superiority of the Qur’ān over all the other revealed books.
  • The Chapters of the Qur’ān which were revealed in place of the Tawrah, Psālms of David and the Injeel.
  • What did the angels mean when they asked Allāh if He would make Ādam (alayhis salām) a Khalīfah (vicegerent) upon the earth.
  • Clarification of how some translations and understanding of Ādam (alayhis salām) being made a khalifah, are inadequate and woefully incorrect.
  • Iblees’s name before disobeying Allah
  • Name of two tribes of Jinn who were causing mischief and corruption upon the earth, and their comeuppance.
  • Ādam (alayhis salām) was created in stages.
  • Learning, the day on which various creations were made by Allah.
  • The day and time Ādam (alayhis salām) was created.
  • The manner in which Ādam (alayhis salām) was created, how the materials used in the creation of Ādam are reflected in the vast array of skin colour and characteristics humans have.
  • Iblīs circling and inspecting Ādam (alayhis salām) before his soul was blown into him.
  • The wisdom in the removal of Ādam (alayhis salām) and his wife Hawwa (Eve) and consequently their progeny from Paradise.
  • The first bone that Ādam (alayhis salām) was created from, the same bone that all humans will be resurrected from, after the two blowings of the horn, the first blowing which strikes dead the remaining creation and the second blowing which begins the resurrection.
  • Belief of the Jabariyyah (those who believe we are bound by our decree and we have no freewill and are similar to feathers in the wind) explained in relation to the people of the hell-fire and people of paradise.
  • Belief of the People of Sunnah regarding Qadr and its 4 levels:
  1. Allāh knew what would happen.
  2. Allāh wrote what would happen (based upon his knowledge of what you would do).
  3. Allāh willed it (in the sense he allowed you to carry out that which you carried out, after you made your own choice).
  4. Allāh created it (He created everything related to the action of the servant, whether the eyes, limbs, tongues etc)
  • Allāh gave mankind his own free will and choice. A Hadīth of the Messenger of Allāh (sallallāhu alaihi salam) which shows this: “Whosoever on the day of judgement finds good, then let him praise Allah and whosoever finds other than that, then let him blame himself.”
  • Importance of taking your Islamic cultivation and education from those who adhere to the correct Aqīdah and Salafi Methodology.

To fully grasp these benefits and others present in this lesson, we advise with listening and taking notes, bārakAllāhu fīkum.