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Malaaikah's sajdah for Hazrat Adam

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The Nature of the Malaaikah's sajdah for Hazrat Adam alayhi salaam 

The Ulama have said that before Allah Ta`ala created Hazrat Adam alayhis salaam He had expressed his intention before the angels. Allah Ta`ala mentions in the Qur'an:

وا ذ قال ربك للملءكة انى جاعل فى الارض خليفة
Remember the time when Allah had addressed the Malaaikah,
"I am going to create my vicegerent on earth".



The angels replied,
اتجعل فيها من يفسد فيها ويسفك الدماء
Are you going to create such people on earth as your vicegerents who will cause corruption and bloodshed?" [2: 30]

The angels had expressed their feelings in this manner because they had prior to this witnessed the jinn causing havoc on earth. It was for this reason that they assumed that man would do the same. However they were not aware of the wisdom of this. That is why Allah Ta`ala admonished them by further mentioning:


Thereafter Allah Ta`ala created Hazrat Adam alayhis salaam and bestowed him with his special knowledge. Allah Ta`ala had then put both to a test in which Hazrat Adam alayhis salaam was successful. By means of this the angels realized that Hazrat Adam alayhis salaam possessed such knowledge that they do not have and it was due to this knowledge that he was superior to them.

Then to show the superiority of Hazrat Adam alayhis salaam, Allah Ta`ala ordered the angels 'اسجدوا لآدم'. The ulama have translated it as, "Make sajdah because of Adam."

It means that: "O angels! You had objected to the creating of Adam but now you have seen his superiority and the excelling knowledge he possesses. Hence make sajdah to him!" Allah Ta`ala did not say that make sajdah to Adam. Instead, he said: 'Because of Adam make sajdah." In the like manner sajdah is made towards the Ka`bah. The sajdah is not made to the ka`bah but to Allah Ta`ala. The Ulama have gone to the extent of writing that if one makes sajdah facing the Ka`bah and intends that he is prostrating to the ka`bah then he comes out of the fold of Islam.

Hazrat Yusuf's alayhis salaam parents and brothers had made sajdah for him in a similar manner.

وا ذ قال ربك للملءكة انى جاعل فى الارض خليفة
Remember the time when Allah had addressed the Malaaikah, "I am going to create my vicegerent on earth".
 
اتجعل فيها من يفسد فيها ويسفك الدماء
"Are you going to create such people on earth as your vicegerents who will cause corruption and bloodshed?" [2: 30]
 
انى اعلم ما لا تعلمون
You do not know what I know. [2: 30]
 
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