Following up from our previous post, when the angels asked Allah why He created Adam, He said:
“I know and you know not!” [2:30]
We like stopping at “Because God said so” and “Allah knows best” when we don’t know the answer to the question (or we don’t think *there is* or *should be* an answer)
But he doesn’t stop there. He *shows* the angels what He means.
“Then He taught Adam the names of all things” [2:31]
Adam was different from the angels.
He could learn.
That was necessary before he could be sent to earth as khalifah.
Now all he had to do was get there…
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My reflection on this is that Allah tested Adam (as) to see if what he created was different from the angels that he created and infact, Adam as did prove to be, by defying Allah he showed that he is different and unlike the angels, he has a free will. So that is what made him worthy above Angels, as man to be sent to earth as a Khalif. Adam as defiance is also a demonstration of the magnificence of his creation, the man will free will.