Q: I was reading Stories of the Prophet by ibn Kathir, I think it was Adam AS, I think I read an ayah in which I think it was mentioned that when Adam AS followed shaytan and ate the fruit of the forbidden tree, he was not on Islamic monotheism (I think it was in brackets but I’m not sure). But when I read it again I couldn’t find it, I thought maybe I misread something. Does this ayah appear in the Quran? If yes what does it mean by not on true monotheism?
A: No. This is a blatant lie and false allegation against the personality of the father of mankind.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)