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The Rationale of different words for the story of Adam in the Quran

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The following excerpt is taken from “Maariful Quran” vol 3 pg 551:

The Event of ‘Adam and Iblis : The Rationale of Different Words

This story appears in the Holy Qur’an at several places. The words used in relevant questions and answers differ everywhere, though the event is the same. The reason is that the subject remains the same when the main event is described. That the words remain exactly the same everywhere is not necessary. A narration could be based on meaning too. If the unity of subject and sense exists, variations in words do not deserve consideration.


Shafi, Muhammad (2008). Maariful Quran. (Vol . 3 pg. 551 162).