Specialities of Nabi ﷴ ﷺ
The creation of Aadam AS as well as the purpose of his creation has been very well explained in the Holy Quraan and the Ahaadith of Nabi ﷺ.
Those explanations have made it very clear that Aadam AS was the first men created by Allah and Allah speaks in the Quraan of how he was made from sand and the details of it are given.
At the same time Aadam AS is also the very first prophet that Allah had sent to this world and he was commissioned with spreading the message of Tauheed among his children and progeny.
But did you know that Aadam AS was not the first prophet decreed by Allah?
This title and honour was given to none other than our Beloved Prophet Muhammed ﷺ.
Our Master Muhammad ﷺ was granted the role of being a Prophet before Adam AS’s physical form was created (peace and blessings be on him). This means that the role of being a Prophet of Allah was granted to him before his own physical appearance on earth and that of Aadam AS as well.
عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، قَالَ قَالُوا يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ مَتَى وَجَبَتْ لَكَ النُّبُوَّةُ قَالَ “ وَآدَمُ بَيْنَ الرُّوحِ وَالْجَسَدِ”
Narrated Abu Hurairah RA:
“They said: ‘O Messenger of Allah (ﷺ)! When was the Prophet-hood established for you?’ He said: ‘While Adam was between (being) soul and body.'”
Abd Al Razzaq narrates in his Musannaf, from Jabir bin Abdullah (رضي الله عنه), that he said, “Oh, Messenger of Allah, may my father and my mother be sacrificed to you, tell me about the first thing that Allah created, before all other things.” He said, “Oh, Jabir, Allah created, before anything else, the light of your prophet from His Light. That light started to move about by Allah’s Divine Power to wherever Allah wished. At that time there was neither Tablet nor Pen; neither Paradise nor Fire, no angels; neither Heaven, nor Earth; neither Sun nor Moon; neither Jinn nor humankind. When Allah wanted to create His Creation, He divided that light into four parts. From the first part he created the Pen, from the second, the Tablet, and from the third, the Throne. Then He divided the fourth part into four parts: the first part formed the bearers of the Throne, the second part became the Footstool, and from the third He created the rest of the angels. He then divided the fourth part into four parts: He created the heavens from the first part, the earths from the second, the Paradise and Fire from the third. Then he divided the fourth part into four parts: creating the light of the vision of the believers from the first part, the light of their hearts (that is knowing Allah) from the second, and from the third the light of their pleasure and joy (Uns, which is La ilaha illa Allah, Muhammadun Rasoolullah).