Question 16: How was the shape of the face of Hz. Adam?
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Dear Brother / Sister,
Answer: Hz. Adam was the most beautiful person on earth. He was a very handsome man with his shape, tallness and figure. For, he was the first father of Yusuf, who was the most handsome man in the world. Hz. Adam was also the father of Hz. Muhammad, who was very beautiful and handsome and who beautified both the world and the hereafter. He was the father of all of us.
All of the beauties, colors and race characters of all of us, that is, all people, were combined in his genetic structure. His dominant characters appeared on his face and structure; other recessive characters were dormant in his genetic structure.
As a result of the increase in the number of people, they separated from one another as tribes and groups and began to reproduce among themselves. Thus, the recessive characters that were freed from the influence of dominant characters had the opportunity to show themselves in appearance. As a result, today’s color and race characters were formed.
Do not take into account the half-humanhalf-ape models that atheist philosophers and positivist evolutionists draw based on their imagination. No such being lived and no evidence of such a being was found. None of them is a product of scientific knowledge. It is only imaginary beings they made up in order to harm the belief of people.
Man was created in the best form materially and spiritually
Allah states that He created man in the best form as follows:
By the Fig and the Olive, And the Mount of Sinai, And this City of security,- We have indeed created man in the best of molds, Then do We abase him (to be) the lowest of the low,- Except such as believe and do righteous deeds: For they shall have a reward unfailing.1
Allah Almighty made man the perfect living being among beings in terms of his spiritual and bodily abilities. Man will ascend to the highest spiritual position by using his abilities with his free will in the straight path, that is, in the way that Allah wants, or, he will descend to the lowest level of the living beings by following the opposite direction.
The value of a computer originates from being used by man and answering man’s questions. Otherwise, to evaluate a computer only materially and to regard it as a few kilograms of iron and bakelite means not to understand it.
Man is like that too. To evaluate him only materially, as atheist and positivist thinkers do and to regard it as a being made of meat, bones, blood and tissues means not to be able to appreciate his true duty and value.
Man has been sent to this world as an official and a guest. He has been given a very important ability. Important duties are assigned to him according to his ability.
All the wonderful faculties given to men were not for this insignificant worldly life, but for an everlasting life of great significance. For if we compare man with the animals, we see that man is very rich in regard to faculties and members, a hundred times more so than the animals. But in the pleasures of worldly life and in animal life he falls a hundred times lower. For in each pleasure he receives is the trace of thousands of pains. The pains of the past and fears of the future and the pain at each pleasure’s passing spoil the enjoyment to have from them, and leave a trace in the pleasure. But animals are not like that. They receive pleasure with no pains. They take enjoyment with no sorrow. Neither the sorrows of the past cause them suffering, nor do the fears of the future distress them. They live peacefully, and offer thanks to their Creator.2
Man’s value is based on to the extent that he knows Allah with the spiritual faculties given to him such as mind, thought and imagination, that he becomes a mirror to the manifestations of all His names and understand their meaning. Man becomes an addressee and friend of Allah by seeing all the blessings, primarily belief, that Allah has given to him, His material and spiritual treats, help and grants to the beings he loves and by answering them with appreciation and worshipping; thus, he reaches the highest level of humanity spiritually.
Thus, Hz. Adam was created in the best waymaterially and spiritually, and Allah Almighty made all the angels prostrate before him and met him in Paradise. Man, who is the direct addressee of the light of Allah, will surely be the most beautiful being in the world with the partial manifestation of that light on him.
1.At-Tin, verses 1-6.
2.Nursi, B.S. Sözler. Türkiye Diyanet Vakfı Yayınları-600. Ankara, 3.baskı, 2016, s. 387-393.
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