Knowledge is of two types.
Either statements for which their is clear proof.
Or an authentic narration to one who knows it.
As for history, this is no exception.
Guesswork does not come into it, nor studying what we see now and coming up with all these weird theories and then selling these theories as books, claiming that the truth is not known yet.
Rather, mankind was upon knowledge and certainty and then they differed.
Then God, The Perfect and Most High, sent Prophets and Messengers as givers of glad tidings and warners.
Read! The truth has come and falsehood has perished – as it is ever bound to perish.
The True History of Man
We did not create ourselves, nor were we created by nothing.
If you don’t believe me, create yourself again or ask nothing to create another you.
Now that all that materialist nonsense is dealt with, let’s prepare ourselves for actual, certain, rooted knowledge.
Our hearts have a need for this, greater than or need for food and water.
Knowledge starts with knowledge of The Originator, The All-Hearer, The All-Knower.
وَمَنْ أَصْدَقُ مِنَ ٱللَّهِ حَدِيثًا
“Whose words can be truer than God’s?”The Noble Qur’an 4:87
God, The Blessed and Most High, has not left us to our selves.
Just as He send the clouds with rain and gives life by way of it to the land after its death and feeds many from among the moving living creatures and man by the various crops and fruits – He has sent to us guidance for the hearts and minds of the people.
He has sent to every nation a messenger informing their people of their Creator, what pleases Him and what displeases Him.
The sound hearts among mankind yearn for this knowledge mroe than anything else and when it comes to them accept it and become firmly rooted in knowledge.
God, The Perfect, informs the people of what they are most in need of from beneficial knowledge and righteous actions, teaching them all the beneficial things to them in this life and what comes after.
From what He, The Blessed and Most High has informed us of is His creating of the first man and the true history of our ancestors.
As for what proceeds, then this is a summary of what God, The Perfect and Most High has informed mankind by His final prophet, concerning His creating of man.
God, The First and The Last
There was God and there was nothing with Him.
God has said,
لَيْسَ كَمِثْلِهِۦ شَىْءٌ وَهُوَ ٱلسَّمِيعُ ٱلْبَصِيرُ
“There is none like unto Him, and He is The All-Hearer, The All-Knower.”The Noble Qur’an 42:11
God has always existed in His Perfection with His Perfect Names and Attributes.
His Attributes are not like anything He has created and they are as He described.
Upon the believer is to believe in them as He described them, without denying, distorting, likening them to His creation or saying how they are.
God has always been creating, forever; whenever and however He wills.
God has said:
بَدِيعُ ٱلسَّمَٰوَٰتِ وَٱلْأَرْضِ وَإِذَا قَضَىٰٓ أَمْرًا فَإِنَّمَا يَقُولُ لَهُۥ كُن فَيَكُونُ
Originator of the heavens and the earth. When He decrees a matter, He only says to it, “Be,” and it is.The Noble Qur’an 2:117
God, The Free of all needs, The Strong is not in need of using ways and means (saying “Be”) to create but rather He has done so for a Great Wisdom.
The Messenger of God, may God extol him in the highest company of the Angels and grant him peace, said:
“God wrote the decree of the creation 50,000 years before He created the heavens and earth, and His Throne was over the water.”Authenticated by Muslim
The Throne of God, which is the ceiling of the creation, preexisted this creation.
The first thing God created of this affair was the pen and He commanded it to write whatever will occur until the Day of Resurrection.
The Heavens and The Earth
ثُمَّ ٱسْتَوَىٰٓ إِلَى ٱلسَّمَآءِ وَهِىَ دُخَانٌ فَقَالَ لَهَا وَلِلْأَرْضِ ٱئْتِيَا طَوْعًا أَوْ كَرْهًا قَالَتَآ أَتَيْنَا طَآئِعِينَ
فَقَضَىٰهُنَّ سَبْعَ سَمَٰوَاتٍ فِى يَوْمَيْنِ وَأَوْحَىٰ فِى كُلِّ سَمَآءٍ أَمْرَهَا وَزَيَّنَّا ٱلسَّمَآءَ ٱلدُّنْيَا بِمَصَٰبِيحَ وَحِفْظًا ذَٰلِكَ تَقْدِيرُ ٱلْعَزِيزِ ٱلْعَلِيمِ
Then He (rose over) towards the heaven while it was (hot particles of) smoke and said to it and to the earth, “Bring out both of you (with what you have been commanded), willingly or unwillingly.” They said, “We come willingly.”
Then He completed and finished from their creation seven heavens in two Days and He made in each heaven its affair. And We adorned the nearest (lowest) heaven with lamps (stars) to be an adornment as well as to guard (from the devils by using them as missiles against the devils). Such is the Decree of Him the All-Mighty, the All-Knower.”The Noble Qur’an 41:11-12
And He, The Most High, has said,
إِنَّ رَبَّكُمُ ٱللَّهُ ٱلَّذِى خَلَقَ ٱلسَّمَٰوَٰتِ وَٱلْأَرْضَ فِى سِتَّةِ أَيَّامٍ ثُمَّ ٱسْتَوَىٰ عَلَى ٱلْعَرْشِ يُدَبِّرُ ٱلْأَمْرَ مَا مِن شَفِيعٍ إِلَّا مِنۢ بَعْدِ إِذْنِهِۦ ذَٰلِكُمُ ٱللَّهُ رَبُّكُمْ فَٱعْبُدُوهُ أَفَلَا تَذَكَّرُونَ
“Surely, your Lord is God Who created the heavens and the earth in six days and then Istawa (rose over) the Throne (in a manner that suits His Majesty), disposing of the affair of all things. No intercessor (can plead with Him) except after His Leave. That is God, your Lord; so worship Him (Alone). Then, will you not remember?”The Noble Qur’an 10:3
God created the angels from light, and they cannot disobey God.
God has said,
يَٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا۟ قُوٓا۟ أَنفُسَكُمْ وَأَهْلِيكُمْ نَارًا وَقُودُهَا ٱلنَّاسُ وَٱلْحِجَارَةُ عَلَيْهَا مَلَٰٓئِكَةٌ غِلَاظٌ شِدَادٌ لَّا يَعْصُونَ ٱللَّهَ مَآ أَمَرَهُمْ وَيَفْعَلُونَ مَا يُؤْمَرُونَ
“O you who believe! Ward off from yourselves and your families a Fire (Hell) whose fuel is men and stones, over which are (appointed) angels stern (and) severe, who disobey not, (from executing) the Commands they receive from God, but do that which they are commanded.”The Noble Qur’an 66:6
And the Messenger of God, may God extol him in the highest company of the Angels and grant him peace, said,
“The Angels were born out of light and the Jinns were born out of the spark of fire and Adam was born as he has been defined for you.”Authenticated by Muslim
The Devil, Satan, the outcast is not from the angels nor man.
He is from the creatures known as Jinn who existed before mankind and inhabited the earth.
They cannot be seen by mankind ordinarily, but their effects are witnessed, such as real magic, soothsayers, possession, the whispers that come to your own self to do things which are harmful to yourself, etc.
They are responsible for their own actions and are required to follow the prophets and messengers, singling out God alone in all worship.
From them there are those who do so, may God preserve them, and from them are those who turn away.
Adam, Father of Mankind
وَمَا خَلَقْتُ ٱلْجِنَّ وَٱلْإِنسَ إِلَّا لِيَعْبُدُونِ
“I have not created the jinn nor mankind except to worship Me (alone)”The Noble Qur’an 51:56
God created Adam with the Wisdom He created all of mankind, to worship Him alone.
Whoever shows gratitude to His Creator and singles Him out in worship, fulfilling the purpose of his creation – it is for the good of his own self.
And whoever turns away then God is not of need of him or all the worlds together.
God has said,
إِنَّ مَثَلَ عِيسَىٰ عِندَ ٱللَّهِ كَمَثَلِ ءَادَمَ خَلَقَهُۥ مِن تُرَابٍ ثُمَّ قَالَ لَهُۥ كُن فَيَكُونُ
“Verily, the likeness of Jesus before God is the likeness of Adam. He created him from dust, then (He) said to him: “Be!” – and he was.”The Noble Qur’an 3:59
Adam was one submitted to God upon the original disposition and the pure religion of monotheism.
In Arabic, this is called “Islam” and the practitioners are called “Muslims”
قَالَ يَٰٓإِبْلِيسُ مَا مَنَعَكَ أَن تَسْجُدَ لِمَا خَلَقْتُ بِيَدَىَّ أَسْتَكْبَرْتَ أَمْ كُنتَ مِنَ ٱلْعَالِينَ
“(God) said: ‘O Iblis (Satan)! What prevents you from prostrating yourself to one whom I have created with Both My Hands. Are you too proud or are you one of the high exalted?’”The Noble Qur’an 38:75
وَإِذْ قُلْنَا لِلْمَلَٰٓئِكَةِ ٱسْجُدُوا۟ لِءَادَمَ فَسَجَدُوٓا۟ إِلَّآ إِبْلِيسَ كَانَ مِنَ ٱلْجِنِّ فَفَسَقَ عَنْ أَمْرِ رَبِّهِۦٓ أَفَتَتَّخِذُونَهُۥ وَذُرِّيَّتَهُۥٓ أَوْلِيَآءَ مِن دُونِى وَهُمْ لَكُمْ عَدُوٌّۢ بِئْسَ لِلظَّٰلِمِينَ بَدَلًا
“And (remember) when We said to the angels; “Prostrate to Adam.” So they prostrated except Iblis (Satan). He was one of the jinns; he disobeyed the Command of his Lord. Will you then take him and his offspring as protectors and helpers rather than Me while they are enemies to you? What an evil is the exchange for the wrongdoers.”The Noble Qur’an 18:50
يَٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلنَّاسُ ٱتَّقُوا۟ رَبَّكُمُ ٱلَّذِى خَلَقَكُم مِّن نَّفْسٍ وَٰحِدَةٍ وَخَلَقَ مِنْهَا زَوْجَهَا وَبَثَّ مِنْهُمَا رِجَالًا كَثِيرًا وَنِسَآءً وَٱتَّقُوا۟ ٱللَّهَ ٱلَّذِى تَسَآءَلُونَ بِهِۦ وَٱلْأَرْحَامَ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ كَانَ عَلَيْكُمْ رَقِيبًا
“O mankind, fear your Lord, who created you from a single soul and created from it its mate and dispersed from both of them many men and women. And fear Allah, through whom you ask one another, and the wombs. Indeed Allah is ever, over you, All-Watcher.”The Noble Qur’an 4:1
The Messenger of God, Muhammad, said:
“Treat women nicely, for she is created from a rib, and the most curved portion of the rib is its upper portion, so, if you should try to straighten it, it will break, but if you leave it as it is, it will remain crooked. So treat women nicely.”Authenticated by Bukhari
The Whispering of The Devil to Adam
God, The Most High, said,
فَوَسْوَسَ لَهُمَا ٱلشَّيْطَٰنُ لِيُبْدِىَ لَهُمَا مَا وُۥرِىَ عَنْهُمَا مِن سَوْءَٰتِهِمَا وَقَالَ مَا نَهَىٰكُمَا رَبُّكُمَا عَنْ هَٰذِهِ ٱلشَّجَرَةِ إِلَّآ أَن تَكُونَا مَلَكَيْنِ أَوْ تَكُونَا مِنَ ٱلْخَٰلِدِينَ
“Then Satan whispered suggestions to them both in order to uncover that which was hidden from them of their private parts (before); he said: ‘Your Lord did not forbid you this tree save you should become angels or become of the immortals.’”The Noble Qur’an 7:20
So the devil whispered to Adam lying about his Lord (why He, The Most High, prohibited the tree from him) and enticing him with false promises; which are the two methods he still uses to this day among the people, beguiling by way of them his followers.
The Sending Down of Adam and Eve
قَالَ ٱهْبِطَا مِنْهَا جَمِيعًۢا بَعْضُكُمْ لِبَعْضٍ عَدُوٌّ فَإِمَّا يَأْتِيَنَّكُم مِّنِّى هُدًى فَمَنِ ٱتَّبَعَ هُدَاىَ فَلَا يَضِلُّ وَلَا يَشْقَىٰ
“(God) said: ’Get you down (from Paradise to the earth), both of you, together, some of you are an enemy to some others. Then if there comes to you guidance from Me, then whoever follows My Guidance shall neither go astray, nor fall into distress and misery.’”The Noble Qur’an 20:123
فَتَلَقَّىٰٓ ءَادَمُ مِن رَّبِّهِۦ كَلِمَٰتٍ فَتَابَ عَلَيْهِ إِنَّهُۥ هُوَ ٱلتَّوَّابُ ٱلرَّحِيمُ
“Then Adam received from his Lord words, and He accepted his repentance. Indeed, it is He Who is The Accepting of repentance, the Merciful.”The Noble Qur’an 2:37
And the words were,
قَالَا رَبَّنَا ظَلَمْنَآ أَنفُسَنَا وَإِن لَّمْ تَغْفِرْ لَنَا وَتَرْحَمْنَا لَنَكُونَنَّ مِنَ ٱلْخَٰسِرِينَ
“Our Lord, we have wronged ourselves, and if You do not forgive us and have mercy upon us, we will surely be among the losers.”The Noble Qur’an 7:23
And God, The Most High, said:
قَالَ ٱهْبِطُوا۟ بَعْضُكُمْ لِبَعْضٍ عَدُوٌّ وَلَكُمْ فِى ٱلْأَرْضِ مُسْتَقَرٌّ وَمَتَٰعٌ إِلَىٰ حِينٍ
قَالَ فِيهَا تَحْيَوْنَ وَفِيهَا تَمُوتُونَ وَمِنْهَا تُخْرَجُونَ
“Get down, one of you an enemy to the other [i.e. Adam, Eve, and Satan, etc.]. On earth will be a dwelling-place for you and an enjoyment for a time.
He said: “Therein you shall live, and therein you shall die, and from it you shall be brought out (i.e. resurrected).”The Noble Qur’an 7:24-5
It has been reported that Eve had been granted two wombs by God, one for males and one for females.
As such, they were protected from incest and God brought out from the two of them all the men and women.
From the sons of Adam were Cain and Abel, about who God has said:
وَٱتْلُ عَلَيْهِمْ نَبَأَ ٱبْنَىْ ءَادَمَ بِٱلْحَقِّ إِذْ قَرَّبَا قُرْبَانًا فَتُقُبِّلَ مِنْ أَحَدِهِمَا وَلَمْ يُتَقَبَّلْ مِنَ ٱلْءَاخَرِ قَالَ لَأَقْتُلَنَّكَ قَالَ إِنَّمَا يَتَقَبَّلُ ٱللَّهُ مِنَ ٱلْمُتَّقِينَ
“And (Muhammad) recite to them (the Jews) the story of the two sons of Adam in truth; when each offered a sacrifice (to God), it was accepted from the one but not from the other. The latter said to the former: “I will surely kill you.” The former said: “Verily, God accepts only from those who are pious.
لَئِنۢ بَسَطتَ إِلَىَّ يَدَكَ لِتَقْتُلَنِى مَآ أَنَا۠ بِبَاسِطٍ يَدِىَ إِلَيْكَ لِأَقْتُلَكَ إِنِّىٓ أَخَافُ ٱللَّهَ رَبَّ ٱلْعَٰلَمِينَ
If you do stretch your hand against me to kill me, I shall never stretch my hand against you to kill you, for I fear God; the Lord of the Worlds
إِنِّىٓ أُرِيدُ أَن تَبُوٓأَ بِإِثْمِى وَإِثْمِكَ فَتَكُونَ مِنْ أَصْحَٰبِ ٱلنَّارِ وَذَٰلِكَ جَزَٰٓؤُا۟ ٱلظَّٰلِمِينَ
“Verily, I intend to let you draw my sin on yourself as well as yours, then you will be one of the dwellers of the Fire, and that is the recompense of the wrongdoers.
فَطَوَّعَتْ لَهُۥ نَفْسُهُۥ قَتْلَ أَخِيهِ فَقَتَلَهُۥ فَأَصْبَحَ مِنَ ٱلْخَٰسِرِينَ
So his soul permitted to him the murder of his brother; so he killed him and became one of the losers.
فَبَعَثَ ٱللَّهُ غُرَابًا يَبْحَثُ فِى ٱلْأَرْضِ لِيُرِيَهُۥ كَيْفَ يُوَٰرِى سَوْءَةَ أَخِيهِ قَالَ يَٰوَيْلَتَىٰٓ أَعَجَزْتُ أَنْ أَكُونَ مِثْلَ هَٰذَا ٱلْغُرَابِ فَأُوَٰرِىَ سَوْءَةَ أَخِى فَأَصْبَحَ مِنَ ٱلنَّٰدِمِينَ
Then God sent a crow who scratched the ground to show him how to hide the dead body of his brother. He (the murderer) said: “Woe to me! Am I not even able to be as this crow and to hide the dead body of my brother?” Then he became one of those who regretted.”The Noble Qur’an 5:27-31
The Ten Generations
The Scholar of The Qur’an, The Companion of The Messenger of God, Ibn (meaning: son of) Abbas stated that mankind was upon monotheism, worship of God alone for ten generations after the Prophet Adam.
Then there appeared five righteous men.
After a time Satan appeared to the people in the form of a person and cunningly convinced the people to make statues and images of these righteous men as symbols of remembrance.
They hoped to be encouraged upon righteousness, however, God had not ordained this as religion and as the Prophet Muhammad, may God extol him in the highest company of the Angels and grant him peace, would say in his sermons:
“Every newly invented matter in religion is an accursed innovation, every innovation is misguidance and every misguidance is in the fire”Authenticated by Shaykh Al Albani in Khutbatul Hajah
Years later, once Satan had caused them to forget the reason for the making of those statues, he appeared again and convinced them that their forefathers would worship these statues to seek rain.
This is how polytheism entered into the actions of the human beings.
It was then that God sent His first Messenger to mankind, Noah, to guide by way of him the humans back to the Religion of God.
Noah called his people for 950 years to the worship of God alone and none answered the call except a few.
God flooded the earth and left none on the earth except those in the ship of Noah.
What appears to be Noah’s ark may be seen buried today in an area in modern-day Turkey, having been detected by a number of archaeologists.
After Noah, the only males who were able to have children were his family, so God made him the second father to all mankind after Adam, may God bestow peace upon them both.
May God increase us in beneficial knowledge and righteous actions, verily He is The All-Hearer, The All-Knower.