Adam is a figure found in the Book of Genesis in the Hebrew Bible, the Quran and Christian beliefs. According to the creation narrative in the Abrahamic religions, he was the first believer to be created by GOD on Earth. In both Genesis and the Quran, Adam and his wife Eve were expelled from the Garden of Eden for eating the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
The word adam is also used in the Bible as a pronoun, individually as “a human” and in a collective sense as “humanity.” The biblical Adam (man, humanity) is created from adamah (the earths), and Genesis 1-8 makes a remarkable play of the connection between them:
“Memento homo, quia pulvis es et in pulverem reverteris.”
“Remember man, for dust thou art and unto dust shalt thou return”
(Gen 3, 19)
As a result they were expelled from Eden to the lands to the east, where they gave birth to the second generation, including Cain, Abel and Seth.
He is also believed to have been the first believer on earth and also the first prophet (Arabic: نبي, nabi) according to Islam. Adam is the father of the human race, and his wife, Hawwa (Arabic: حواء, Eve) is considered as the “mother of humanity”. Muslims see Adam as the first believer, as the Qur’an states that all Prophets preached the same faith of submission to GOD (Arabic: إسلام, ‘Submission’ [to GOD]). The story of Adam and creation is present throughout the Quran, among these references are those in chapters: 2, 4, 5, 7, 15, 20, 21, 38.