I’m reading the story of Adam and Eve in chapter 7 of the Quran verses 19-22:
“...But you and your wife, Adam, live in the Garden. Both of you eat whatever you like, but do not go near this tree or you will become wrongdoers.’ Satan whispered to them so as so to expose their nakedness, which had been hidden from them: he said, ‘Your Lord only forbade you this tree to prevent you becoming angels or immortals,’ and he swore to them, ‘I am giving you sincere advice’—he lured them with lies. Their nakedness became exposed to them when they had eaten from the tree: they began to put together leaves from the Garden to cover themselves. Their Lord called out to them, ‘Did I not forbid you forbid you to approach that tree? Did I not warn you Satan was your sworn enemy?’”
And I have a few questions:
- Allah knew Adam and Eve will disobey Him by being lured by Shayatan, so why did He let them in paradise if he was just going to kick them out and send them down to Earth?
- In heaven, we are told we can see Allah. Didn’t that mean Adam and Eve could see Allah? If so, why did they still fall in the trap of Shaytaan because of this? If they could see Allah, wouldn’t that mean they knew Allah would watch them disobey Him? It would have been a different story if they couldn’t see Allah. But if they could see him, Allah is everywhere so it was unlikely Allah Himself wasn’t paying attention when they went to disobey Him because He sees all.
Would it be possible Allah didn’t look at Adam and Eve just so they would feel more inclined to disobey Allah by following Shaytaan?
- In Islam were told we won’t sin in Jannah. So why did Adam and Eve still sin in heaven? I understand Allah was testing them, but doesn’t that go against the definition of paradise? Where one won’t sin/disobey Allah?