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Muhammad: Adam Was Like 90′ Tall Or Something

June 17, 2011

Note: 60 cubits’ is said to be about 90′.  Either way, Adam was a giant unlike that ever seen. Not only that but according to Muhammad, there have been many giants on earth – though not as big as Adam himself

Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, “Allah created Adam, making him 60 cubits tall. When He created him, He said to him, “Go and greet that group of angels, and listen to their reply, for it will be your greeting (salutation) and the greeting (salutations of your offspring.” So, Adam said (to the angels), As-Salamu Alaikum (i.e. Peace be upon you). The angels said, “As-salamu Alaika wa Rahmatu-l-lahi” (i.e. Peace and Allah’s Mercy be upon you). Thus the angels added to Adam’s salutation the expression, ‘Wa Rahmatu-l-lahi,’ Any person who will enter Paradise will resemble Adam (in appearance and figure). People have been decreasing in stature since Adam’s creation. (Sahih al-Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 55, Number 543)

Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah’s Apostle said, “The first group of people who will enter Paradise, will be glittering like the full moon and those who will follow them, will glitter like the most brilliant star in the sky. They will not urinate, relieve nature, spit, or have any nasal secretions. Their combs will be of gold, and their sweat will smell like musk. The aloes-wood will be used in their centers. Their wives will be houris. All of them will look alike and will resemble their father Adam (in statute), sixty cubits tall.” (Sahih al-Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 55, Number 544)

Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: The first group of my Ummah to get into Paradise would be like a full moon in the night. Then those who would be next to them; they would be like the most significantly glittering stars in regard to brightness, then after them (others) in ranks. They would neither void excrement, nor pass water, nor suffer from catarrh, nor would they spit. And their combs would be made of gold, and the fuel of their braziers would be aloes and their sweat would be musk and their form would be the form of one single person according to the length of their father sixty cubits tall. This hadith has been transmitted on the authority of Ibn Abi Shaiba with a slight variation of wording. (Sahih Muslim, Book 040, Number 6796, cf. No. 6795)

Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: Allah, the Exalted and Glorious, created Adam in His own image with His length of sixty cubits, and as He created him He told him to greet that group, and that was a party of angels sitting there, and listen to the response that they give him, for it would form his greeting and that of his offspring. He then went away and said: Peace be upon you! They (the angels) said: May there be peace upon you and the Mercy of Allah, and they made an addition of” Mercy of Allah”. So he who would get into Paradise would get in the form of Adam, his length being sixty cubits, then the people who followed him continued to diminish in size up to this day. (Sahih Muslim, Book 040, Number 6809; cf. Sahih al-Bukhari, Volume 8, Book 74, Number 246)

– If people have been decreasing in size for years, then certainly we would have found some archeological evidence of the people 70′ people. Or the 50′ people? Or the 20′ people?

From → The Ridiculous

6 Comments
  1. Maxsteele permalink

    Anthropological evidence actually shows that humanoids have been growing in height over the last 10,000years. Even in the last 100 years the difference in average height is about a 2 inch increase.

  2. Ferret permalink

    I suspect there is some type of esoteric meaning for the 60′ height. Obviously not literally true, as most of the Old Testament and most myths are not literally true but represent other types of meanings.

    • @ Ferret

      No. It IS literal. This is a hadith and the plain meaning was taken. So much so that there have been several Muslim hoaxes that distributed fake pictures of giant bones to try to prove these things

      • Ferret permalink

        Hasan , I am surprised. I didn’t think anyone would actually believe this sort of thing as a literal truth. It is well placed in the ‘Ridiculous’ section of your site.

  3. Nice post bro ! I don’t think there is estoric meaning in this, because to my knowledge no Muslim scholars came with the idea of estoric meaning or any other poetic sense and deemed an explanation for this. To most of the Muslims this literal one and Scholars always push us to beleive this is true, As Hasan said many Imams came up with fake photos showing that tall man do really existed, but to date no anthropological evidence found to prove this claim.

  4. rich permalink

    Sometimes I despair at Islam. I notice they don’t give load of bol*ocks much publicity.

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