Islamic concepts

Ibn Ādam ان آهم — descendant of Ādam; human being

اِبن آَدَم بنو آدم
noun singular plural
romanization ibn ādam banū ādam
pronunciation ɪbn ʔæædæm bænuu ʔæædæm

Muslims believe that human beings are not the children of God, but rather the descendants of the prophet Ādam (peace be upon him). We all descend from this first creature to be called a human being.

behaviourally modern human beings?

Banī Ādam بني آدم —


The ‘curse’ of Ādam’s descendants:

  • And We had already taken a promise from Adam before, but he forgot; and We found him lacking in constancy/willpower (20:115)