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IslamQA: Did God forgive Adam for disobeying Him?

bro prophet Adam (as) was forgiven or punished?I know that Adam AS was created to b sent as khalifa on earth but this verse of Quran: get down [from the Garden to the earth] some of you being the enemies of the other, and there is on the earth your abode and the necessities [of life] for a time”The tone indicates displeasure On other hand Quran says Adam asked for forgiveness.We know Allah accepts repentance. So were they punished or forgiven?do v hv to bear consequences even after forgiveness

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله I’m the same anon who asked the question about Aadam (as). One reason i wanna know if we have to face consequences of our mistakes n sins even after acceptance of tauba. Pls add this to my prior post / qs. Id be very thankful if u replied. Thankyou for ur consideration.

Alaikumassalam wa rahmatullah,

Adam (as) was forgiven by God, but God had planned to put him on earth if he disobeyed. So Adam’s forgiveness had no effect on the plan that God had for him. And yes, I believe our sins can have consequences even if we repent and are forgiven. But we must always think the best of God, knowing that in His wisdom, knowledge and mercy He can always turn the seemingly bad consequences into a great blessing. Adam went from an innocent and unburdened human to a true saint who was able to worship God in difficult circumstances rather than in Paradise, so it can be considered a great blessing, especially since his mistake made it possible for millions of similar saints to exist after him.

I fully agree with Imam Ibn al-Qayyim when he says:

Satan rejoiced when Adam came out of Paradise, but he did not know that when a diver sinks into the sea, he collects pearls and then rises again.

And God knows best.
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