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My fellow brothers and sisters will point out that the Quran never mentioned the apple but it did mention “forbidden tree” and leave everything else to our imagination:
“˹Allah said,˺ “O Adam! Live with your wife in Paradise and eat from wherever you please, but do not approach this tree, or else you will be wrongdoers (19). Then Satan tempted them in order to expose what was hidden of their nakedness. He said, “Your Lord has forbidden this tree to you only to prevent you from becoming angels or immortals (20). And he swore to them, “I am truly your sincere advisor (21). So he brought about their fall through deception. And when they tasted of the tree, their nakedness was exposed to them, prompting them to cover themselves with leaves from Paradise. Then their Lord called out to them, “Did I not forbid you from that tree and ˹did I not˺ tell you that Satan is your sworn enemy?(22)”
Why the Quran moved away from the narrative of the apple biting, is anyone’s guessing…yet all the earlier messages said it. So, if we go back to the idea of a forbidden tree, what is this big crime? Approaching a forbidden tree? It is as ridiculous as anything else that comes out of the Quran. And their punishment…no wait…our punishment for eternity…if Adam and even visiting a forbidden tree!! What a joke…but Allah allowing slavery, women sex slaves, under age marriages…that is fine.
When you have blind faith, you give up a key critical thinking element…ability to distinguish right from wrong.
Lookout for part 2 where we see a huge contradiction in the Quran. How did the Shaytan (devil) know Adam will see ON THE DAY he was created and before Adam entered Jannah (heaven). Stay tuned.