What are the verses of the Quran proving that Hz. Adam is the first human being?

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What are the verses of the Quran proving that Hz. Adam is the first human being?

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The verses of the Quran related to Hz. Adam's creation are as follows:

"Behold thy Lord said to the angels: "I will create a vicegerent on earth." (al-Baqara, 2/30)

"We created man from sounding clay, from mud molded into shape." (al-Hijr, 15/26)

"He created man from sounding clay like unto pottery." (ar-Rahman, 55/14)

"Just ask their opinion: are they the more difficult to create, or the (other) beings We have created? Them have We created out of a sticky clay!" (as-Saaffat, 37/11)

"He Who has made everything which He has created most Good. He began the creation of man with (nothing more than) clay."(as-Sajda, 32/7)

"Man We did create from a quintessence (of clay)." (al-Mu'minun, 23/12)

"He it is who created you from clay, and then decreed a stated term (for you)." (al-Anam, 6/2)

"From the (earth) did We create you." (Taha, 20/55)

"Among His Signs is this that He created you from dust; and then Behold ye are men scattered (far and wide)." (ar-Rum, 30/20)

"... Iblis said, "Shall I bow down to one whom Thou didst create from clay?" (al-Isra, 17/61; al-A'raf,  7/12; Sad, 38/76)

If the verses above are summarized, we can say, "Adam was created out of clay."

"Them have We created out of a sticky clay." (as-Saaffat, 37/11)

"Man We did create from a quintessence (of clay)." (al-Mu'minun, 23/12)

"We created man from sounding clay, from mud molded into shape." (al-Hijr, 15/26; ar-Rahman, 55/14). 

Adam (a being that came from the earth) edim (earth, land) is derived from a Hebrew word. It is stated that Adam was created out of clay; that is, a mixture of land and water; to express it clearly,from sounding clay, from mud molded into shape; he was given life after divine spirit was blown into it:

"He Who has made everything which He has created most Good. He began the creation of man with (nothing more than) clay."(as-Sajda, 32/7)

"But He fashioned him in due proportion, and breathed into him something of His spirit. And He gave you (the faculties of) hearing and sight and feeling (and understanding)." (as-Sajda, 32/9).

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