THE CREATION OF ADAM AND HIS PRAYER FOR DAWUD

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The Messenger of Allah (saw) said; when Allah created Adam, He wiped Adam’s back and every person that He will create from him until the Day of Resurrection fell out from his back.

Allah placed a glimmering light between the eyes of each of them. Allah showed them to Adam and he asked, “O Lord! Who are they? Allah said, these are your children

Adam saw a man from among them whose light he liked. He asked, ” O Lord! Who is this man?
Allah said, this is a man from the latter generations of your children His name is Dawud.

Adam said, “O Lord! How many years would he live? Allah said sixty years. Adam said, ” O Lord! I have forfeited forty years from my life for him.

When Adam’s life came to an end, the angel of death came to Adam to take his soul. Adam said, ” I still have forty years from my life term, don’t I?

The angel said, ‘ have you not given it to your son Dawud? So Adam denied that and his children followed suit ( denying Allah’s covenant).

Adam forgot and his children forgot. Adam made mistake and his children made mistakes.

Ganiyu Oyebanjo
Senior Special Assistant On
Religious Matters to Kosofe Local Government Chairman

Chairmanship Aspirant Kosofe Local Government

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