Prophet Adam

Adam (آدَم‎, translit. ʾĀdam) is the name used in the opening chapters of the biblical Book of Genesis for the first man created by God, but it is also used in a collective sense as "mankind" and individually as "a human".

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Hassanain Govani, Hassanain Govani is based in Sweden and has an MA in History of Religion from Uppsala University and an MA in Islamic Studies from the Islamic College of London, and has also studied Arabic in... Answered 1 week ago

Salaamun Alaykum 

Thank you for your question.
The simple answer is that we do not know. 
There might have been some attempts to calculate the generations to reach a "plausible" estimation. However, the Qur'an is silent on this issue and we should be very careful not to read things "into" the Qur'an.

Essentially, the stories of the Prophets (pbut) are narrated for learning: there is moral guidance and wisdom in them. The Qur'an is generally very silent on details such as names, places and ages.

I don't want to call towards a culture of "don't ask and just accept"; rather what I am trying to say is that there is a reason why God didn't reveal certain details, and I believe the reason is to "zoom" our focus on the important parts of the stories.

In need of your prayers

Hassanain 

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 2 months ago

Adam (AS) is a prophet and every prophet is infallible. Adam (AS) did not commit any sin at all. He was not given an obligatory order to avoid that tree but was just been advised as a good advise to follow. It was the best for Adam (AS) to avoid that tree but it was never an order to him to do so. We need to distinguish between the order and the advice.

Translations of Quranic meanings are not accurate and some translations are misguiding by translating the advice as an order.

'Shaitan swore by Allah to Adam and Eve that: I am a well wishes, sincerely advising you (Sura 7, verse 21)

Adam (AS) never thought that any one can swear wrongly by the name of Allah.

He thought that it was a sincere advice, and he did not go against any obligatory order from Allah (SWT).

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answer updated 5 months ago

No. This claim has come from non Muslims to some Muslims who do not follow Ahlul Bayt (AS). You can read it in Jewish books and in the old Testaments.

Authentic Shia Hadeeths refute the claim of creating of Hawwa from a rib of Adam. 
If you find such claim in some Shia books, such books have taken it from Sunni books as we have many Shia books mention Sunni narrations which are not authentic in our books. Such narrations have no value for us, especially when we have authentic narrations refuting the contents of it.

Refuting the "Rib" claim has come very clearly from Imam Mohammad Al-Baqir (AS) who was been asked by Amr Ibn Abi Al Miqdad: From what Allah has created  Hawwa? Imam Asked him: What do people say? He said: They say that she was created from a rib of Adams. Imam Al-Baqir said: They are lying. Was it difficult for Allah to create her but only from Adam's rib? In fact, Allah created  Hawwa from the same clay from which He created Adam. (Biharul Anwaar from Tafseer Al-Ayaashi).

Also Imam Jafar Al-Sadiq (AS) has refuted  this false claim in a Hadeeth which was narrated through authentic chain of narrators and mentioned in books like Manlaa Yahdharul Faqeeh 3/379 and 'Elal Al-Shara'i 1/17.
Wassalam.
 

Zaid Alsalami, Shaykh Dr Zaid Alsalami is an Iraqi born scholar, raised in Australia. He obtained a BA from Al-Mustafa University, Qom, and an MA from the Islamic College in London. He also obtained a PhD from... Answered 5 months ago

Bismihi ta'ala

No, this is incorrect, as far as the Shi'a creed is concerned. We have answered this question in detail in other posts. 

With prayers for your success. 

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Amina Inloes, Amina Inloes is originally from the US and has a PhD in Islamic Studies from the University of Exeter on Shi'a hadith. She is the program leader for the MA Islamic Studies program at the... Answered 6 months ago

Narrations say that the tree was a grape "tree", a wheat/grain "tree", or the tree of envy of Ahl al-Bayt (A), which Adam and Eve ate from and then became envious of blessings and position given to the Ahl al-Bayt (A) and their closeness to God; for that reason, God cast them to earth, and they had to repent. [For instance, see Uyun Akhbar al-Rida (A)].

It is related from Imam al-Rida (A) that all these views are correct in that it was a tree that bore more than one type of produce, since it was not a normal tree. 

"Apple" is not present in narrations but to my knowledge the idea of it being an apple tree was also a later addition to Christianity.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 6 months ago

The claim of Darwin in evolution is not correct. Many scientists refuted his claim and written books proving his claim to be not authentic and not scientifically established.

Allah (SWT) mentioned in Quran how first human being (Adam) was created from clay and granted spirit from Allah then immediately existed in this life.

There is no question of evolution of man from other animals.

The Prophetic Hadeeth says: Allah has created Adam on the existing shape of human beings.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 11 months ago

We have in many books that Adam (AS) lived around one thousand years. Some books mentioned less than that.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 1 year ago

The myth of creating Ave from a rib from Adam came from non Muslims. Imam Jafar Al-Sadiq (AS) refuted this false claim.

Ave was created like Adam was created when Adam was in the heaven and both lived together in the heaven.

Quranic verses proved this fact .

I have replied similar question with more details on this website. 

You may refer to the reply.

Wassalam.

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Amina Inloes, Amina Inloes is originally from the US and has a PhD in Islamic Studies from the University of Exeter on Shi'a hadith. She is the program leader for the MA Islamic Studies program at the... Answer updated 1 year ago

Narrations say that the tree was a grape "tree", a wheat/grain "tree", or the tree of envy of Ahl al-Bayt (A). [For instance, see Uyun Akhbar al-Rida (A)]. Maybe there is some truth to all of them since it wasn't a normal tree.

"Apple" is not present in narrations but to my knowledge the idea of it being an apple tree was also a later addition to Christianity.

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Amina Inloes, Amina Inloes is originally from the US and has a PhD in Islamic Studies from the University of Exeter on Shi'a hadith. She is the program leader for the MA Islamic Studies program at the... Answer updated 1 year ago

It is said that the garden that Adam and Eve were in was a different garden than the one that people to go eternally in the afterlife.

Allameh Tabataba'i brings up this question in Tafsir al-Mizan (available online) in the section on narrations 2:35-39 and discusses it in light of the narrations. For more elaboration on this question, as well as relevant narrations, where the garden might have been, and so forth, you can read that section.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 1 year ago

Yes. The Qibla of all the prophets was towards The Ka'bah since the beginning. The direction towards Baitul  Maqdis was during exceptional time when the Ka'bah was full of idols of Mushriks. On the month of Rajab of the second year after Hijra, Allah (SWT) ordered the Prophet Muhammad (SAWA) to pray towards Ka'bah instead of Baitul Maqdis.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 1 year ago

We as believers in Allah (SWT) believe that every act or order from Allah (SWT) is according to the best Wisdom and Mercy because He is The Absolute Wise and His Knowledge is the Full Knowledge and His Mercy is the Absolute. 

We should not expect our limited minds to be able to contain the un limited Knowledge and Wisdom of Allah (SWT). We say : Allah knows the best. This does not mean that we are prohibited from thinking, on the contrary, we ae always been encouraged to think in the proper way of thinking, which guides us to the truth which includes the reality that our abilities including our thinking powers are limited.

Allah (SWT) guided Adam and Hawwa to be away from a tree for divine wisdom best known to Him. It might be training them for the next step which is to be on earth to establish human life n this planet and it might be other reasons.

Wassalam.