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Is the footprint on Adam's Peak in Srilanka really Adam's?
« on: July 13, 2013, 11:58:58 AM »
Assalamualykum.


 Brothers, I heard that there is a giant footprint on one of the peaks in Srilanka. It is said to be Adam's footprint. But what's the proof? And what's the proof it's not fake?


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam's_Peak

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Re: Is the footprint on Adam's Peak in Srilanka really Adam's?
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2013, 07:41:58 AM »
Can anyone help me with this? Please

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Re: Is the footprint on Adam's Peak in Srilanka really Adam's?
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2013, 11:53:59 AM »
AsalamuAlaikum,

"It is well known for the Sri Pada, i.e., "sacred footprint", a 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in) rock formation near the summit, which in Buddhist tradition is held to be the footprint of the Buddha, in Hindu tradition that of Shiva and in Muslim and Christian tradition that of Adam, or that of St. Thomas."

"The mountain is most often scaled from December to May. During other months it is hard to climb the mountain due to very heavy rain, extreme wind, and thick mist.

For Buddhists, the footprint mark is the left foot of the Buddha, left behind when Buddha visited Sri Lanka, as a symbol for worship at the invitation of Buddhist God Saman.

Tamil Hindus consider it as the footprint of Lord Shiva. It is also fabled that the mountain is the legendary mount Trikuta the capital of Ravana during the Ramayana times from where he ruled Lanka.

Muslims and Christians in Sri Lanka ascribe it to where Adam, the first Ancestor, set foot as he was exiled from the Garden of Eden. The legends of Adam are connected to the idea that Sri Lanka was the original Eden, and in the Muslim tradition that Adam was 30 ft tall.

A shrine to Saman, a Buddhist "deity" (People who have spent spiritual life during their life on earth and done pacificism service to regions are deified by Sri Lankan Buddhists) charged with protecting the mountain top, can be found near the footprint."

Did our Prophet (SAW) mention this is an authentic hadith? No.

Do Buddhists say its Buddha's foot? Hindus say its Vishnu?  Others say its Adam? Yes.

So is it Adams? No. The prophet never said it was so we shouldnt say it is.

Allah knows best.

 

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