Why did Allah not make Adam (pbuh) live his childhood? Can we understand why?

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Why did Allah not make Adam (pbuh) live his childhood? Can we understand why?
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Childhood is the continuation of a process in the mother’s womb. Adam (pbuh) was created out of dust, so he did not have a period of childhood.

The state of being created out of dust directly did not allow time for a period of childhood and did not allow Adam (pbuh) to have a caretaker and educator in terms of wisdom.

The statements about the creation of man in the Quran differ. In these different statements, it is stated that man was created out of dust, sticky clay, clay from an altered black mud, clay like pottery. Scholars say that these are not contradictions; on the contrary, they say that these indicate the phases of creation of man. (see al-Hazin, VII/139) Every one of them can be considered as childhood, and infancy compared to the upper phase.

Accordingly, the verse below indicates the origin of man: “Indeed, the example of Jesus to Allah is like that of Adam. He created Him from dust; then He said to him, "Be," and he was.” Surah 'Aali `Imran 3:59  The following verse indicates the second phase, when water and dust are mixed and transformed into clay:“Indeed, We created men from sticky clay.” Surah as-Saffat 37:11 The following verse refers to the third phase when man was molded as black mud: “And We did certainly create man out of clay from an altered black mud.” Surah al-Hijr 15:26 The following verse indicates the fourth and last phase of the creation, the slimy form resembling mud: “He created man from clay like [that of] pottery.” Surah ar-Rahman 55:14 This is the last step of the creation. (see Tabari, Vol. VIII 14, p. 28; Sawi, IV/154; Niyazki Beki, Tafsir of surah ar-Rahman)

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