Part II: Guidance, intellect, selfish desires and repentance
Adam named his wife Eve**, because she
was the mother of all human beings.
And the LORD God made clothes out of
animal skins for Adam**** and his wife,
and he clothed them.
Then the LORD God said, Now these
human beings have become like one of us
and have knowledge of what is good and
what is bad. They must not be allowed to
take fruit from the tree that gives life, eat
it, and live forever.
So the LORD God sent them out of the
Garden of Eden and made them cultivate
the soil from which they had been formed.
Quran 2:35 We told the early humans, Adam and his wife (men and women), “O Mankind! Reside in this land which is Paradise and partake the fruit thereof as you please. But do not go near this branching Tree (of Selfishness). Or, you will become of the wrongdoers.” [If you branch off into casts, sects, and rivalry,
you shall replace your Paradise with Hell ---]
Q.2:36 But Satan caused them both (men as well as women) to stumble therein and got them out of the happy state they were in. And so We said, “Degraded you have become with wedges of discord among yourselves! There shall be for you habitation and livelihood on earth for a while.” [Their straying egos and
selfish desires had clashed and led them into dividing among themselves for the pursuit of self-interest. ---]
Q.7:22 So by deceit Satan brought about their downfall. They tasted of the tree of discord and started to divide into branches. Soon their imperfections became obvious to them and they tried to conceal them with courteous behavior. Then came a reminder from their Lord, "Did I not forbid you that tree and tell
you that Satan**** is your open enemy?"
Q.2:37 (The solution to this catastrophe was beyond human redress.) Then Adam received Words of guidance from his Lord and He accepted his repentance. Certainly, He is the Acceptor of repentance, the
Most Merciful. [ --- The Qur’an adopts the beautiful method of either gently correcting or ignoring the errors in other scriptures. It does not repeat the Biblical fallacy of ‘Eve’ having been created from Adam’s rib. She also repented and God treated both of them equally. 7:23-24. Again, Adam and his wife mean humankind, male and female. Taubah = Repentance = Returning to the right path = Realizing one's fault and taking corrective action. 4:17, 4:18, 5:39, 3:89, 6:54, 16:119, 24:5, 27:71]