My question is about the verse below:
(7.11) And We created you (pl), then fashioned you (pl), then told the angels: Fall ye prostrate before Adam! And they fell prostrate, all save Iblis, who was not of those who make prostration.
The plural form of you (kum) is used initially and then (thumma) Allah (SWT) tells the angels to bow down before Adam (AS):
How can we have been created and fashioned prior to the incident?
Is Adam synonymous with mankind?
Did Allah’s command include us?
Shaykh Hisham mentioned in a recent sohbah that Allah told the angels to bow down their heads but He never said, “raise your heads ,” The implications are huge:
When sight is a shimmer,
And the moon loses lustre,
The Sun is wed with the Moon,
Nowhere to flee, no refuge for man,
All that remains is the One
Prophet (upon him blessings and peace) explicitly said that after creating Adam upon him peace, Allah most High brought out his entire progeny from his loins fully fashioned and endowed with speech and hearing; and He took from all of them the Covenant then returned them to Adam’s loins. This answers your first question. As for the second the answer is no, and as for the third, Mawlana Shaykh Hisham and Mawlana Shaykh Nazim (Allah bless their secret) explained many times that the whole purpose of the command of sajda to Adam was for the Light of Prophet in Adam’s forehead. And this is mentioned in Tafsir al-Razi and elsewhere.
Hajj Gibril Haddad