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Prophet Adam (a)
Allah made the mountains and the seas. He made all the animals. He made the heavens and the stars. He made the sun and the moon and he made the angels. The angels were like Allah's servants and did everything He ordered.
Then Allah decided to make a man. He called this first man Adam. He taught him many things so that Adam had more knowledge than the angels.
There was one Jinn, called Iblis and he thought he was better than Adam so Allah would not let him stay with the other angels.
He was to be called 'Shaytan', the Devil. Shaytan blamed Adam for what had happened to him and was very angry.
Allah let Adam live in a beautiful place because he was good. The place was called Paradise. It was a very nice place but Adam was a little lonely, on his own all of the time. Allah decided to help Adam. He made Hawa to be Adam's wife. They were happy and liked living in Paradise.
There was, however, one thing they were not allowed to do. There was a special tree and Allah had told them they must not eat any fruit from that tree.
At first Adam and Hawa were very good and kept away from the tree. Shaytan decided to do something very naughty.
He told them they were silly to keep away from the tree. He said nothing would happen if they ate its fruit.
He said the fruit was delicious and they should try it.
After a while they began to listen to Shaytan and thought they would have just a little taste of the fruit, just to see what it was like.
Shaytan was very happy because he had made them disobey Allah. As soon as they had eaten the fruit, Adam and Hawa realised that they had been very naughty and they felt guilty for what they had done.
Allah forgave them But He wouldn't let them stay in Paradise any more So He sent them to live on earth.