Adam’s Story in the Qur’an

  • Mlada Mikulicová Katolická teologická fakulta Univerzity Karlovy v Praze Thákurova 3 160 00 Praha 6 – Dejvice


The Qur’ān contains only fragments of Adam’s story in six differ- ent sūras, apart from several minor references. These may be arranged into five thematic chapters: (1) the creation of man; (2) adoration by angels; (3) Satan’s dis- obedience; (4) the fall of Adam; (5) Adam’s genealogy. The aim of the present study is to name the essentials of the Qur’ānic notion of man as a creature endowed with reason. Adam as the specimen of the human race is bound to obey God’s pre- scriptions. He fails, repents, and is received back and guided. In this way he is considered as the first in the row of prophets of God’s unicity. 


DOI: 10.14712/23363398.2015.9
How to Cite
MIKULICOVÁ, Mlada. Adam’s Story in the Qur’an. Acta Universitatis Carolinae Theologica, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 2, p. 277–296, dec. 2014. ISSN 2336-3398. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 21 nov. 2019.


the Qur’ān, Adam, creation of man, rationality, repentance, prophets