People before Adam
Fatwa No: 84447

  • Fatwa Date:7-7-2002 - Rabee' Al-Aakhir 27, 1423
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Question

Were there people before Adam?

Answer

Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the World; and may His blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon all his Family and Companions.

Did Allah, The Exalted, Create people before Adam ? The answer is No. …
It is reported in the sound Sunnah that Adam is the father of people as mentioned in the Hadith of al-Shafa`ah (intercession) on the Day of Resurrection that people will go to Adam and say: "O Adam! You are the father of people, Allah Created you with His Hand …" . [Reported by Imams al-Bukhari and Muslim ].
Allah knows best.

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