The Imāmīte Interpretation and the Response to the Falsities about Ādam's (a) Story in the Qur’ān

Document Type: Scholary

Author

Associate Professor, the Department of the Qur’ān and Ḥadīth Sciences, the College of Fārābī, the University of Tehran, Qom, Iran

Abstract

The story of Ādam (a) in the Qur’ān has always been targeted with falsities about the historical reality of Ādam's (a) existence, the specific rulings of Ādam's (a) religion, and his prophethood. A review of the interpretations of the Qur’ān reveals that there are in general three groups of falsities about the personality, religion, and infallibility of Ādam (a). These falsities existed during the lifetime of the Descendants of the Prophet (a). This indicates the oldness of these falsities. The narrative evidences for these falsities do not have the required validity and their content is affected by the motive to eradicate the belief in the infallibility of the Prophets. The traditionalist approach has had a role in the promotion of these falsities. In the article at hand, each of these falsities about Ādam's story is evaluated and answered based on the Imāmīte principles for the interpretation of the Qur’ān.

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