Adam 

 Prophet‌ ‌Adam‌ ‌is‌ ‌mentioned‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌Qur'an‌ ‌a‌ ‌total‌ ‌of‌ ‌25‌ ‌times,‌ ‌some‌ ‌events ‌of‌ ‌his‌ ‌life‌ ‌are‌ ‌well‌ ‌explained‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌Qur'an.‌ ‌From‌ ‌the‌ ‌reasons‌ ‌of‌ ‌his‌ ‌creation‌, ‌'Verily,‌ ‌when‌ ‌your‌ ‌Lord‌ ‌told‌ ‌the‌ ‌Angels,‌ ‌'I‌ ‌am‌ ‌putting‌ ‌a‌ ‌successor‌ ‌on‌ ‌earth'  ‌to‌ ‌the‌ ‌fact‌ ‌that‌ ‌his‌ ‌education‌ ‌was‌ ‌given‌ ‌directly‌ ‌from‌ ‌God,‌ ‌"He‌ ‌taught‌ ‌Adam‌ ‌all‌ ‌the‌ ‌names. God‌ also ‌tells‌ ‌us‌ ‌about‌ ‌prophet‌ ‌Adam’s‌ ‌encounter‌ ‌with‌ ‌the‌ ‌angels,‌ ‌"Then‌ ‌He‌ ‌showed‌ ‌(the‌ ‌names‌ ‌of‌ ‌things)‌ ‌to‌ ‌them‌ ‌(angels)‌ ‌and‌ ‌said,‌ ‌'Tell‌ ‌me‌ ‌the‌ ‌names‌ ‌of‌ ‌these‌ ‌if‌ ‌you‌ ‌truly‌ ‌think‌ ‌you‌ ‌can”.‌ ‌They‌ ‌said,‌ ‌'May‌ ‌You‌ ‌be‌ ‌glorified!‌ ‌We‌ ‌have‌ ‌knowledge‌ ‌of‌ ‌only‌ ‌what‌ ‌You‌ ‌have‌ ‌taught‌ ‌us‌ ‌(...).‌ ‌ Then ‌He‌ ‌said,‌ ‌'Adam,‌ ‌tell‌ ‌them‌ ‌the‌ ‌names‌ ‌of‌ ‌these.’  God's‌ ‌advice‌ ‌against‌ ‌Satan:‌ 'Oh‌ ‌Adam,‌ ‌verily‌ ‌this‌ ‌is‌ ‌an‌ ‌enemy‌ ‌to‌ ‌you‌ ‌and‌ ‌your‌ ‌wife.’ 2: 30-38 What‌ ‌caused‌ ‌Adam's‌ ‌fall‌ ‌from‌ ‌Paradise,‌ ‌"Then‌ ‌they‌ ‌both‌ ‌ate‌ ‌from‌ ‌the‌ ‌tree.” His‌ ‌repentance:‌ "Our‌ ‌Lord,‌ ‌we‌ ‌have‌ ‌wronged‌ ‌ourselves,‌ ‌and‌ ‌if‌ ‌you‌ ‌do‌ ‌not‌ ‌forgive‌ ‌us‌ ‌and‌ ‌have‌ ‌mercy‌ ‌upon‌ ‌us,‌ ‌we‌ ‌will‌ ‌surely‌ ‌be‌ ‌among‌ ‌the‌ ‌losers.” Finally‌ ‌God's‌ ‌judgement‌ ‌upon‌ ‌prophet‌ ‌Adam's‌ ‌misbehaviour: "‌‌Get‌ ‌you‌ ‌down,‌ ‌all,‌ ‌with‌ ‌enmity‌ ‌between‌ ‌yourselves,‌ ‌On‌ ‌earth‌ ‌will‌ ‌be‌ ‌a‌ ‌dwelling‌ ‌place‌ ‌for‌ ‌you‌ ‌and‌ ‌an‌ ‌enjoyment‌ ‌for‌ ‌a‌ ‌time.” ‌20:115-123 

 

Prophet‌ ‌Adam's‌ ‌lifetime‌ ‌on‌ ‌earth‌ ‌can‌ ‌possibly‌ ‌be‌ ‌backtracked‌ ‌with‌ ‌the‌ ‌help‌ ‌of‌ ‌some‌ ‌medieval‌ ‌narrations.Ibn‌ ‌Abbas‌ ‌stipulates‌ ‌3‌ ‌different‌ ‌places‌ ‌where‌ ‌prophet’s‌ ‌Adam,‌ ‌his‌ ‌wife‌ ‌Hawa‌ ‌(Eve),‌ ‌Satan‌ ‌and‌ ‌the‌ ‌snake‌ ‌could‌ ‌possibly‌ ‌have‌ ‌landed‌ ‌on‌ ‌earth.‌ ‌

(1)‌ ‌In‌ ‌Djanah,‌ ‌a‌ ‌place‌ ‌located‌ ‌between‌ ‌Mecca‌ ‌and‌ ‌At-Ta'if.‌ ‌

(2)‌ ‌At‌ ‌As-safa‌ ‌and‌ ‌Hawwa‌ ‌in‌ ‌Al-Marwah‌ ‌(popular‌ ‌mountains‌ ‌in‌ ‌Mecca‌  ‌because‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌story‌ ‌of‌ ‌prophet‌ ‌Ismael‌ ‌and‌ ‌his‌ ‌mother).‌ ‌

(3)‌ ‌Prophet‌ ‌Adam‌ ‌landed‌ ‌somewhere‌ ‌in‌ ‌India‌ ‌and‌ ‌Hawa‌ ‌landed‌ ‌in‌ ‌Jeddah‌ ‌(City‌ ‌in‌ ‌Arabi‌ ‌Saoudi),‌ ‌and‌ ‌met‌ ‌in‌ ‌Muzdalifah‌ ‌(a‌ ‌place‌ ‌near‌ ‌Mecca).‌ ‌

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Journey to Sri Lanka

Sigariya

Sigariya

Sigiriya is one of the most valuable historical monuments of Sri Lanka.

Sri Lankan Jungle

Sri Lankan Jungle

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

Hello - “Ayubowan” Aayu-bo-wan

Restaurant in the middle of Jungle

Restaurant in the middle of Jungle

Thank you very much - “Bohoma Istuti” Bo-hoh-mah Iss-too-tee

Restaurant in the jungle

Restaurant in the jungle

Jungle of Sri Lanka

Jungle of Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan students

Sri Lankan students

Rafting in Kitulgala

Rafting in Kitulgala

Red Raksha parked

Red Raksha parked

Sri Lanka countryside

Sri Lanka countryside

View from house on top of valley

View from house on top of valley

On top of Sigarya

On top of Sigarya

Raining day in Kitulgala

Raining day in Kitulgala

Itinerary

Itinerary

Sri Lankan Lezard

Sri Lankan Lezard

Painting in a hotel of Colombo

Painting in a hotel of Colombo

Painting of Sri Lankan ladies

Painting of Sri Lankan ladies

Biggest National Park - Yalla

Biggest National Park - Yalla

Elephant from Yalla

Elephant from Yalla

Yalla National park

Yalla National park

Monkeys of Sigriya

Monkeys of Sigriya

Yala national park

Yala national park

Representation of King Lion's movie

Popular cafe place

Popular cafe place

Lost in the Jungle

Lost in the Jungle

Jungle of Sri Lanka

Jungle of Sri Lanka

Table designed

Table designed

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

Please - “Karunakara” Karu-nah-kara

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

I don’t understand - “Mata Terinneh Neh” Mata Terenne Na

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

How much is it - “Meeka Kiyadha” Meka Kiyada

Top view from Sigaryia

Top view from Sigaryia

Monkeys of Sigariya

Monkeys of Sigariya

Zen Park

Zen Park

Zen Park

Zen Park

Sigariya Museum

Sigariya Museum

Arbre

Arbre

Paysage of Sri Lanka

Paysage of Sri Lanka

Under the palms

Under the palms

Sri Lanka beach

Sri Lanka beach

Tea shop

Tea shop

Ayyuverdic SPA

Ayyuverdic SPA

Sri Lankan Artist

Sri Lankan Artist

Proverb

Proverb

Rawulai kendai dekama beraganna bae (රැවුලයි කැඳයි දෙකම බේරගන්න බෑ) One cannot drink porridge without getting some on his moustache.

Ayyuverdic products

Ayyuverdic products

Pecked at the wrong tree

Pecked at the wrong tree

Veradi gahata ketuwe (වැරදි ගහට කෙටුවේ)

Best friend

Best friend

When you grow, oh ma rose

When you grow, oh ma rose

Beauty of Sri Lanka

Beauty of Sri Lanka

Train - Ella to Candy

Train - Ella to Candy

At the Farm

At the Farm

Hey little you

Hey little you

Paysage

Paysage

Red train

Red train

The Peak of Adam

The Peak of Adam

Sripada Adam's Peak is a 2,243 m (7,359 ft) tall conical mountain located in central Sri Lanka. It is well known for the Sri Pada, i.e., "sacred footprint", a 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in) rock formation near the summit, which in Buddhist tradition is held to be the footprint of the Buddha, in Hindu tradition that of Hanuman or Shiva and in some Islamic and Christian tradition that of Adam, or that of St. Thomas

Getting ready for Sri Pada

Getting ready for Sri Pada

Feeling exhausted?

Feeling exhausted?

His disciple

His disciple

To be know

To be know

Offering a prayer to reach Sri Pada

Offering a prayer to reach Sri Pada

Pilgrims track

Pilgrims track

Un bon the chaud

Un bon the chaud

Panneau

Panneau

Every 200 meters, stand a blue sign from the number 21 to reach number 1 -

View from top

View from top

Nuageux

Nuageux

Nearly at the top

Nearly at the top

Adan's peak view from near

Adan's peak view from near

Clouds in Sri pada

Clouds in Sri pada

number 1

number 1

Too cloudy

Too cloudy

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The‌ ‌first‌ ‌two‌ ‌possibilities‌ ‌could‌ ‌not‌ ‌be‌ ‌proven‌ ‌as‌ ‌there‌ ‌was‌ ‌no‌ ‌existential‌ ‌sites‌ ‌or‌ ‌remains‌ ‌in‌ ‌those‌ ‌areas‌ ‌that‌ ‌could‌ ‌indicate‌ ‌the‌ ‌opposite.‌ ‌As‌ ‌for‌ ‌the‌ ‌last‌ ‌narration,‌ ‌we‌ ‌have‌ ‌attempted‌ ‌to‌ ‌localize‌ ‌a‌ ‌site‌ ‌in‌ ‌South‌ ‌Asia‌ ‌that‌ ‌could‌ ‌likely‌ ‌prove‌ ‌where‌ ‌prophet‌ ‌Adam‌ ‌first‌ ‌touched‌ ‌planet‌ ‌Earth.An‌ ‌interesting‌ ‌site‌ ‌is‌ ‌located‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌South‌ ‌of‌ ‌Sri‌ ‌Lanka,‌ ‌'‌ ‌The‌ ‌Peak‌ ‌of‌ ‌Adam‌ ‌/‌ ‌Sri‌ ‌Pada‌ ‌',a‌ ‌holy‌ ‌mount‌ ‌with‌ ‌2,249m‌ ‌of‌ ‌altitude,‌ ‌on‌ ‌top‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌mount,‌ ‌a‌ ‌Buddhist‌ ‌temple‌ ‌hide‌ ‌a‌ ‌large‌ ‌footprint.‌ ‌Some‌ ‌believe‌ ‌it‌ ‌to‌ ‌be‌ ‌the‌ ‌feet‌ ‌of‌ ‌Buddha,some‌ ‌believe‌ ‌it‌ ‌as‌ ‌Hanuman’s‌ ‌(Hindu‌ ‌God).‌ ‌Christian‌ ‌refers‌ ‌to‌ ‌the‌ ‌footprint‌ ‌as‌ ‌St‌ ‌Thomas,‌ ‌and‌ ‌Muslims‌ ‌believe‌ ‌it‌ ‌to‌ ‌be‌ ‌the‌ ‌footprint‌ ‌of‌  ‌prophet‌ ‌Adam.‌ ‌His‌ ‌first‌ ‌step‌ ‌might‌ ‌have‌ ‌been‌ ‌graved‌ ‌on‌ ‌a‌ ‌rock‌ ‌due‌ ‌to‌ ‌the‌ ‌impact‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌first‌ ‌ever‌ ‌contact‌ ‌between‌ ‌Human‌ ‌and‌ ‌Earth.‌ ‌Prophet‌ ‌Adam‌ ‌might‌ ‌have‌ ‌presumably‌ ‌landed‌ ‌on‌ ‌top‌ ‌of‌ ‌Sri‌ ‌Pada,‌ ‌walked‌ ‌down‌ ‌looking‌ ‌for‌ ‌his‌ ‌wife‌ ‌Hawa.Because‌ ‌of‌ ‌that‌ ‌India‌ ‌and‌ ‌Sri‌ ‌Lanka‌ ‌were‌ ‌once‌ ‌a‌ ‌unique‌ ‌land,‌ ‌a‌ ‌popular‌ ‌legend‌ ‌of‌ ‌'the‌ ‌Bridge‌ ‌of‌ ‌Adam‌ ‌/‌ ‌Rama‌ ‌Setu',‌ ‌a‌ ‌chain‌ ‌of‌ ‌limestone‌ ‌that‌ ‌connects‌ ‌South‌ ‌of‌ ‌India‌ ‌and‌ ‌North‌ ‌of‌ ‌Sri‌ ‌Lanka,‌ ‌indicate‌ ‌that‌ ‌Adam‌ ‌might‌  ‌have‌ ‌usde‌ ‌this‌ ‌natural‌ ‌bridge‌ ‌to‌ ‌join‌ ‌his‌ ‌wife‌ ‌Hawa‌ ‌who‌ ‌was‌ ‌in‌ Jeddah.The‌ ‌name‌ ‌Jeddah‌ ‌refers‌ ‌to‌ ‌the‌ ‌Arabic‌ ‌etymology‌ ‌and‌ ‌means‌ ‌'Grand-mother',‌ ‌a‌ ‌paying‌ ‌homage‌ ‌to‌ ‌the‌ ‌first‌ ‌ever‌ ‌woman‌ ‌inhabiting‌ ‌the‌ ‌area.‌ ‌ ‌

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Taiba Riaz holds a BA (hons) of Arabic and Islamic Studies at SOAS University of London. Currently a Master student of Civilisation studies at Ibn Haldun University in Istanbul. Her travels are detailed throughout this website, she provides a depth understanding of the Muslim community. The range of theological perspectives within the Islamic dogma. In addition to the various historical sites that recalls the narration of Prophets and Saints in the Holy Qur'an.

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