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Q:      On which day, date and in which month was Hazrat Adam – peace be upon him – created?

A:      On Friday, 10th of Muharram Al-Haraam Shareef i.e. the Day of Ashurah.

 

Q:      Which Nabi is known as “Abul Bashar (Father of Mankind)”?

A:      Hazrat Adam – peace be upon him.

 

Q:      How was his wife Hazrat Hawwa – may Allah be pleased with her – created?

A:      She was created from his left rib.

 

Q:      How did Hazrat Adam – peace be upon him – pay her Nikah-Mahr?

A;      By sending Durood upon the Holy Prophet – peace be upon him – 10 times.

(Nashr Al-Teeb p. 110)

 

Q:      How many times the blessed name of Hazrat Adam – peace be upon him – is mentioned in the Holy Quran?

A:      25 times.

 

Q:      Which is the first Prophet to be mentioned in the Holy Quran?

A:      Hazrat Adam – peace be upon him.

 

Q:      What is the name of the forbidden tree from which it was forbidden for him to eat anything?

A:      It was either wheat or fig, and according to some, it was a grape-tree.

(Al-Bidayah Wal-Nihaayah Vol. 1, p. 74)

 

Q:      How many years did Hazrat Adam – peace be upon him – spend in paradise?

A:      100 years.

 

Q:      What else was descended with him from paradise?

A;      Snakes and peacocks.

(Tafseer Ibn Katheer p. 126)

 

Q:      On which day did he marry Hazrat Hawwa – may Allah be pleased with her?

A;      On Friday.

 

Q:      In which part of the world did Hazrat Adam – peace be upon him – descend?

A:      In an Indian Island, namely “Sarandeep” (Now, known as, Sri Lanka).

 

Q:      Where did Hazrat Hawwa – may Allah be pleased with her – descend?

A:      At the shore of Indian Ocean, in Jeddah, a part of Hijaaz (Newly invented name, Saudi Arabia).

 

Q:      For how long did Hazrat Adam – peace be upon him – not look at the sky due to shame?

A:      For 100 years.

 

Q:      After how long was his Taubah accepted?

A:      After 350 years.

 

Q:      Did he commit a sin by eating from the forbidden tree?

A:      No, it was not a sin.

 

Q:      Where did he meet Hazrat Hawwa – may Allah be pleased with her?

A:      In the plains of Arafaat.

 

Q:      How was the Tauba of Hazrat Adam – peace be upon him – accepted?

A:      Through the medium of our beloved Prophet – may Allah send peace and blessings upon him.

(Al-Bidayah Wal-Nihayah Vol. 1, p. 81)

 

Q:      On which day of which month did they meet in Arafaat?

A:      On the 9th of Dhul Hijjah, it is therefore called “The Day of Arafah”.

 

Q:      How many books were revealed upon him?

A:      10 books.

 

Q:      How many time did Hazrat Jibreel – peace be upon him – came to visit him?

A:      12 times.

 

Q:      With which tree’s leaves they both used to cover their bodies in paradise?

A:      With the leaves of fig-tree.

 

Q:      What did Hazrat Adam – peace be upon him – bring with him from paradise?

A:      Hajar Aswad, the leaves of heavenly trees, the flower petals, a stick from a heavenly tree, a spade, hoe and a hammer.

(Tabaqaate Ibn Sa’d)

 

Q:      Which fruit did Hazrat Adam – peace be upon him – eat after landing on the earth?

A:      Berry.

(Nashr Al-Teeb p. 191)

 

Q:      What was his height?

A:      60 hands (90 feet) tall and some have mentioned 60 yards.

 

Q:      How long was his lifespan?

A:      Approximately 1,000 years.

 

Q:      How many children did he have at the time of his demise?

A:      40,000 including the grandchildren and great grandchildren as well.

 

Q:      Where did he pass away?

A:      On a mountain in Sri Lanka, called Na’udh.

 

Q:      How many children were born from Hazrat Hawwa?

A:      40 or 120.

 

Q:      Which words did he utter first?

A:      Alhamdulillahi Rabbil ‘Aalameen.

 

Q:      How long did Hazrat Hawwa – may Allah be pleased with her – survive after his demise?

A:      For a year.

 

Q:      Who was the first one to weave the cotton-wool and made it into a thread?

A:      Hazrat Hawwa – may Allah be pleased with her.

(Al-Bidayah Wal-Nihaayah Vol. 1, p. 92)

 

Q:      Living in India, how did Hazrat Adam – peace be upon him – made Hajj and how many times?

A:      He made 40 Hajjs while living in india and he travelled afoot.

(Al-Kamil Fi Al-Tareek Vol. 1, p. 310)

 

Q:      Who was the first to shave his head?

A:      Hazrat Adam – peace be upon him.

 

Q:      Who was the first to lay the foundation of the Holy Ka’bah?

A:      Hazrat Adam – peace be upon him.

 

Q:      Who was the first to proclaim the slogan of “Takbeer (Allah’s greatness)”?

A:      Hazrat Adam – peace be upon him.

 

Q:      Where did they both stay after meeting?

A:      In Muzdalifah.

 

Q:      For how many days did the people cry after his demise?

A:      For seven days, and eclipse on the sun and on the moon stayed for this entire duration of time.

 

Q:      What was the first food Hazrat Adam – peace be upon him – ate after descending and where did it come from?

A:      Hazrat Jibreel brought seven grains of wheat and spread them on the ground.  Allah Almighty grew 1,000 grains from each.  He cut and separated the grains, cleaned them and then baked bread and ate.

(Al-Bidayah Wal-Nihayah Vol. 1, p. 92)

 

Q:      Who performed his funeral Salah?

A:      Hazrat Jibreel – peace be upon him.

 

Q:      Where is his grave?

A:      In Mina near Masjid Al-Khaif.

 

Q:      Where is the grave of Hazrat Hawwa – may Allah be pleased with her?

A:      In Jeddah.

 

Q:      What was his occupation?

A:      Farming.

 

Q:      In which words did they make Taubah which are mentioned in the Holy Quran?

A:      Those words are:

رَبَّنَا ظَلَمْنَاۤ اَنۡفُسَنَا ٜ وَ اِنۡ لَّمْ تَغْفِرْلَنَا وَ تَرْحَمْنَا لَنَکُوۡنَنَّ مِنَ الْخٰسِرِیۡنَ ﴿۲۳﴾

‘O Our Lord! We have wronged ourselves, if You forgive us not and have not mercy on us, then certainly we are among losers.’

(Al-A’raaf 7, Verse 23)

(Islami Ma’loomaat ka Encyclopedia by Hazrat Siraajul Ulama p. 18-26)