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Adam’s (peace be upon him) feelings of Love, Awe, and Astonishment

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Adam was following what was happening around him and had feelings of love, awe, and
astonishment.

Deep love of Allah,Who had created and glorified him and Who had made His angels prostrate before him.

Awe of the Creator’s wrath when He excluded Iblis from His mercy.

Adam was surprised by this creature, Iblis who abhorred him without even knowing him and who imagined himself better than Adam without having proved that he was worthier. What a strange creature Iblis was, and how strange was his excuse for not prostrating! He imagined that fire is better than clay, but how did he get such an idea? Such knowledge is exclusive to Allah Who created fire and clay and Who knows which is the better of the two.

From the dialogue Adam realized that Iblis was a creature characterized by cunning and ingratitude. He then knew that Iblis was his eternal enemy. He was greatly astonished at Iblis’s audacity and Allah’s tolerance. Immediately after his creation Adam witnessed the large amount of freedom that Allah gives to His commissioned creatures.

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