How tall was the Prophet Adam and how long did he live? Is there a source you can show related to it?
Submitted by on Mon, 16/06/2014 - 10:59
Dear Brother / Sister,
In a hadith in Bukhari, one of the most trusted sources, our Prophet says;
“Allah (cc) created the Prophet Adam. He was about 60 ziras tall.”
It is stated in the hadith above that Hz. Adam was 60 ziras (about 40 meters) tall. However, some scholars like Ibn Khaldun (1332-1406) accept that this is his height in Paradise and upon being sent to the Earth with Hz. Hawwa (Eve), he was given a height appropriate to the standards of Planet Earth.
Given the facts
1) that no other beings but trees are known to be at this height,
2) that there are no findings demonstrating this on human fossils,
3) that our prophet’s (PBUH) similar descriptions are related to the hereafter, Ibn Khaldun’s views can be said to be reasonable.
The day Prophet Adam died was Friday. There are different narrations that his life lasted one thousand years or two. (Ibn.Sa'd-Tabaqat, 1/28,29, Ahmad b.Hanbal-Musnad 1/299, Tabari-Tarikh 1/79, Thalabi-Arais s.48, Daylami-Firdaws 3/269, Haythami-Majma az-Zawaid 8/206).
(M. Asım Köksal, Peygamberler Tarihi (The History of Prophets))
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