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Corresponds to the same in the Bible, the first man. There is also a city in Jordan city. Adam is called the Chosen of God, and the first prophet in Islam.
The Qur'an states that all except Iblis (Satan) obeyed. Interestingly, it is not a sin for the angels to prostrate before Adam. This issue is discussed in detail in the article One Adam or Two? Further problems in the story of the creation and fall of Adam are outlined in Allah, Adam, and the Angels.
Narrated Abu Huraira:Scientifically, the last statement is no longer true. Humans, by virtue of better nutrition have been growing taller than their parents and grandparents, and not decreasing in stature. The Qur'an doesn't say at what rate people are getting shorter. Archaeology has not shown that man is getting shorter. The contrary is probably true. For a detailed discussion, see Muhammad and the ‘90 feet tall’ Adam.
The Prophet said, "Allah created Adam, making him 60 cubits tall. When He created him, He said to him, "Go and greet that group of angels, and listen to their reply, for it will be your greeting (salutation) and the greeting (salutations) of your offspring." So, Adam said (to the angels), As-Salamu Alaikum (i.e. Peace be upon you). The angels said, "As-salamu Alaika wa Rahmatu-l-lahi" (i.e. Peace and Allah's Mercy be upon you). Thus the angels added to Adam's salutation the expression, 'Wa Rahmatu-l-lahi,' Any person who will enter Paradise will resemble Adam (in appearance and figure). People have been decreasing in stature since Adam's creation. (Sahih Bukhari 4.543. also Sahih Bukhari 8.246 )
They said: Our Lord! We have wronged ourselves. If thou forgive us not and have not mercy on us, surely we are of the lost! (al-A`raf 7:23)however shows that Adam knew that if God does not forgive him, he will be lost, cf. Genesis 3. Muslims, however, believe that Adam was forgiven by Allah for his "mistake". However, even though this was forgiven, Adam and Eve (and their posterity) were not allowed back into heaven.
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