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Was Adam Meant To Be Immortal In Paradise?

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Question: Assalamu ‘alaykum.

1) The Qur’an 7:20 states that Satan tempted Adam through the promise of immortality, so was Adam not already immortal in heaven?

2) The Qur’an 20:119 says that Adam will not be hot from the sun, does this again imply that there is a sun in heaven or Adam was created in another location?


Wa ‘alaykum assalam wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh,

I pray you are well.

Was Adam Immortal in Paradise?

No, he was not. In fact, the Qur’an clearly states that he was created to be khalifa on Earth (Qur’an, 2:30). He was placed in Paradise to teach him the nature of the Devil and his deceptiveness. Adam was aware of his mortality.

Was There a Sun in Paradise?

No, there was not a sun in Paradise. Nor was Adam actually in another location. Rather, the verses in question express that Adam was told he could live a life that did not have the discomforts that life on Earth had.  “Indeed, not being hungry nor naked is yours. You will not be thirsty nor subject to great heat” (Qur’an, 118-119).

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May Allah bless you with the best of both worlds.

[Shaykh] Abdul-Rahim

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