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Adam’s Peak, Sri Lanka

The alleged footprint of Prophet Adam (peace be upon him)
The alleged footprint of Prophet Adam (peace be upon him) - Photo: in-sri-lanka.ru

This footprint, measuring 5’7” by 2’6” is believed to be the footprint of the Prophet Adam (عليه السلام) who was said to be 60 cubits tall. It is located on the top of a mountain in Sri Lanka called Adam’s Peak (also known as Sri Pada – the Holy Footprint).

  • It is the opinion of some scholars that when Adam (عليه السلام) was taken out of paradise and placed in this world he landed in Sri Lanka. Buddhists believe the footprint to be that of Buddha and a place of worship (as shown above). Please note that this place has been shown for information purposes only; it is not a place of veneration for Muslims.
Adam's Peak - mountain top view
Mountain top view of Adam’s Peak – Photo: theholidayindia.com
  • Adam (عليه السلام) is mentioned by name 25 times in the Quran.
  • When he taken out of paradise and placed on earth, Prophet Adam (peace be upon him) cried a lot. Coincidentally, Sri Lanka resembles the shape of a tear drop.
Map of Sri Lanka
Map of Sri Lanka

References: Atlas of the Quran – Dr. Shauqi Abu Khalili, Geocities.com/islamimiracles4