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He said: “Get ye down, both of you,- all together, from the Garden, with enmity one to another: but if, as is sure, there comes to you Guidance from Me, whosoever follows My Guidance, will not lose his way, nor fall into misery.

See (2:36) – Islamic Web Library and (2:38) – Islamic Web Library

The following excerpt is taken from “The Story of Creation in the Qur’an: A Sufi Interpretation” by Shaykh Fadhlalla pg. 121:

“The story of Adam in paradise and his curiosity as to the state of eternity signifies the rise of personal conditioned consciousness, and apparent separation from Reality. Then Adam (his soul) was given the knowledge of Allah’s Attributes: life, power, knowledge, ability, will and others. It is through these that separation is bridged and unity is established. By grooming the lower self and yielding to the supremacy of the soul, Adam’s offspring can access paradise within. Passion for paradise can drive us to rediscover its state and thereby attain liberation from earthly exile and limitations.”

References:

Haeri, Shaykh Fadhlalla. The Story of Creation in the Qur’an: A Sufi Interpretation (p. 121). Zahra Publications. Kindle Edition.

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