Guest Author - Linda Heywood
God made the first human from potter’s clay taken from the earth. A soul was then assigned this body and later placed onto the earth to live as a human being. God then made a mate for him so they could reproduce and bring forth mankind. The first human was called Adam meaning man of the earth.
God taught Adam the names of everything that would come into existence. This knowledge is passed on to all the generations that followed him. God inspires us to create things and name them as He taught Adam. There are many things still to come into existence in our world. Through Adam and his mate we know the names of everything that exists.
Chapter 2, verses 30 – 39
Recall that your Lord said to the angels, "I am placing a representative on Earth. They said, "Will You place therein one who will spread evil therein and shed blood, while we sing Your praises, glorify You, and uphold Your absolute authority?" He said, "I know what you do not know." He taught Adam all the names then presented them to the angels, saying, "Give me the names of these, if you are right." They said, "Be You glorified, we have no knowledge, except that which You have taught us. You are the Omniscient, Most Wise." He said, "O Adam, tell them their names." When he told them their names, He said, "Did I not tell you that I know the secrets of the heavens and the earth? I know what you declare, and what you conceal." When we said to the angels, "Fall prostrate before Adam," they fell prostrate, except Satan; he refused, was too arrogant, and a disbeliever. We said, "O Adam, live with your wife in Paradise, and eat therefrom generously, as you please, but do not approach this tree, lest you sin." But the devil duped them, and caused their eviction therefrom. We said, "Go down as enemies of one another. On Earth shall be your habitation and provision for a while." Then, Adam received from his Lord words, whereby He redeemed him. He is the Redeemer, Most Merciful. We said, "Go down therefrom, all of you. When guidance comes to you from Me, those who follow My guidance will have no fear, nor will they grieve. "As for those who disbelieve and reject our revelations, they will be dwellers of Hell, wherein they abide forever."