Prophet Shet (Peace be upon him)

Five years after Cain (Qabil) killed Abel (Habil), Hz. Adam had a baby. However, this boy was not a twin like the previous children. This child, who was born without a twin sister, was granted to Adam for Abel; he was ordered to call him Shet. In the Islamic sources, Shet is mentioned as Shis. The name Shet is Hebrew. Its equivalent in Arabic is Hibatullah (Allah's grant).  

Before his death, Hz. Adam he wanted Shet to replace him and to lead people. 

A while after the death of Hz. Adam, Hz. Shet was also given the duty of prophethood. It is narrated that he was given a book of fifty pages. 

Hz. Shet lived in Makkah. He died after living nine hundred and twelve years. He was buried next to Hz. Adam, his father.




Books of ethics report that Hz. Adam gave five important pieces of advice to his son, Shet, hence the whole humankind. The advice full of lessons is as follows::

— O Shet! Tell your children:

1 — They should not regard the world as if they would never leave it. They should think that they will leave the world one day.

2 — Tell people not to accept the word of anybody without thinking. They should think and search whether it is true or not.

For, I accepted my wife's word without thinking and ate the fruit of the forbidden tree; then, I felt remorseful.

3  — Your children should think about the consequences of their deeds. If I had thought about the consequences when I ate the fruit of the forbidden tree, I would not have suffered.  

4  — If they feel worried or unwilling about something they will start, they should think about it again and search it.

If I had revised my decision considering my worry and unwillingness when I was about to eat fruit of the forbidden tree, I would not have felt remorseful in the end. 

5  — They should ask those who know about the things that they do not know very well. They should act in accordance with the result of their consultation with the people whom they know to be honest. 

If I had asked the angels about the consequences of my deed and decided accordingly, I would not have had to suffer the consequences. [1]


1 Ah­med Şa­hin, Esas Nok­ta.

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