Complexion of Hazrat Aadam (Alayhis Salaam)

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Q: I was wondering, this hadith: “Adam was hairy and tall, of wheatish complexion, having curly hair as on a high palm-tree…” What is meant by wheatish complexion? Does it mean dark brown or light brown?


A: In our understanding it is light brown.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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