Why Adam (as) was expelled from Paradise?

Rasulullah (Peace and blessings be upon him) said
"Friday is the best of days. It was on this day that Sayyidina Aadam alayhis salaam was created, it was on this day that he was granted entry into jannah, it was on this day that he was removed from jannah (which became the cause for man's existence in this universe, and which is a great blessing), and the day of resurrection will also take place on this day. " (Sahih Muslim)


"What wisdom does it spring from, Adam (as - peace be upon him) being expelled from Paradise and some of mankind, the sons of Adam, being sent to Hell?"

The Answer : The wisdom of it is tawzif (concerns the charging of duties); Adam (as) was sent charged with such a duty that the unfolding of all mankind's spiritual progress and the revealing of all mankind's potentialities and man's essential nature being a comprehensive mirror to all the Divine Names, are the results of it.

If Adam (as) had remained in Paradise, his rank would have been fixed like that of the angels; man's potentialities would not have unfolded. In any case, the angels, whose ranks are unchanging, are numerous, and there is no need for man to perform that sort of worship. Indeed, since Divine wisdom required a realm of accountability appropriate to the potentialities of man, who would traverse infinite degrees, he was expelled from Paradise for his well-known sin, sin being the requirement of man's nature and contrary to that of the angels. That is to say, just as Adam (as) being expelled from Paradise was pure wisdom and pure mercy, so is it just and right that the unbelievers should be sent to Hell.

the unbeliever only committed one sin in a short life, but within the sin was infinite wrongdoing. For unbelief is an insult to the whole universe; it negates the value of all beings, it denies the testimony to Divine Unity of all creatures, and is contempt towards the Divine Names, the manifestations of which are to be seen in the mirrors of beings. Therefore, in order to avenge the rights of beings on the unbeliever, the beings' monarch, the All-Compelling One of Glory, casts the unbelievers into Hell, and this is pure right and justice. For an infinite crime demands infinite punishment.

(Imam Badi'al-Zaman Sa'eed al-Nursi's tafseer, Risail al-Noor, al-Maktubaat)
(Bediuzzaman Said Nursi, The Letters, The Twelfth Letter, Wisdom of Adam (as)'s expel from Jannah)
taken from this website


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