No change should there be in the creation of Allah [Quran 30:30]
Part VI: Immortality & A Kingdom that Never Decays
Part VII: Days of Allah
Part VIII: Jesus - Ascension & Return
Part IX: The Prophesy
Part X: Long Life - Reversed in Creation
Al-Qur'an 7:26 informs us that clothing is a sign: O Children (of) Adam! Verily We have sent down to you clothing, it covers your shame and (as) an adornment. But the clothing (of) [the] righteousness - that (is) best. That (is) from (the) Signs of Allah so that they may remember.
The next few verses warn us against Satan's deception and immorality, and then Al-Quran 7:29 informs us: Say, "My Lord has ordered justice and set your faces at every masjid and invoke Him (being) sincere to Him (in) the religion. As He originated you (so) will you return."
Notice that Al-Qur'an 7:29 exhorts being sincere in religion. Al-Qur'an 30:30, which is the basis of this series of posts Mission of the Messengers also states that the right religion means that there should be no change in the creation of Allah:
Al-Qur'an 7:26 asserts that Clothing is from the Signs of Allah. In Surah Ta-Ha, after relating the trial of Adam, the subsequent ayaat discuss the fate of those who do not believe in and heed to the Signs of Allah, and then Q20:127-128 state: And thus We recompense (he) who transgresses, and not believes in (the) Signs (of) his Lord. And surely (the) punishment (of) the Hereafter (is) more severe and more lasting. Then has not it guided [for] them how many We (have) destroyed before them, of the generations, (as) they walk in their dwellings? Indeed, in that surely (are) Signs for possessors (of) intelligence.
The following explains my understanding behind why I believe that corruption of the genome was the reason why Adam was expelled from the Garden:
Clothed in the Garden
- the primary significance of the word is that it refers to the pudendum …, so called because its becoming exposed to men displeases (or shames) the owner thereof, or because of its unseemliness
- the secondary significance is dead body or corpse, because it is deemed unseemly to be seen
- evil, vices, faults, defects, imperfections, diseases and acts of disobedience
Before Adam and his wife ate of the cursed tree, perhaps the clothes were growing upon or glowing off their body, and were shed off due to mutation caused in the genes upon eating the forbidden fruit? Or perhaps, the clothes were not connected to their body, but were to be worn externally like we do here on Earth. However, the bioluminescencementioned in the Al-Qur'an, its function appears to be in the context of lightingthe path. Also, Al-Qur'an 7:27 informs us that the clothes were stripped off, and then they started covering themselves with the leaves of the Garden, Al-Qur'an 20:121. Noteworthy is the fact that the imagery given of the clothing of the Hereafter is of only one kind of dress, that the ‘muttaqi’ will be adorned with in the Garden. There is no mention of any fancy wardrobe to pick and choose from. Therefore, I infer, that the ‘libas-ut-taqwa’ mentioned in Al-Qur'an 7:26 is referring literally to the clothing that the ‘muttaqi’ will be wearing in the Garden, which will be part of their body, covering and attached to their skins.
The following five mentions describe the kind of clothes of those who will dwell in the Gardens of the Hereafter. Interesting to note is that the kind of clothes vary according to the level of piety in this world and the grade of dignity in the Hereafter:
Verses mentioning Clothes of Green Silk
[Al-Qur'an 18: 30-31, Translation by: Yusuf Ali] As to those who believe and work righteousness, verily We shall not suffer to perish the reward of any who do a (single) righteous deed. For them will be Gardens of Eternity; beneath them rivers will flow; they will be adorned therein with bracelets of gold, and they will wear green garments of fine silk and heavy brocade: They will recline therein on raised thrones. How good the recompense! How beautiful a couch to recline on!
[Al-Qur'an 76:20-22, Translation by: Yusuf Ali] And when thou lookest, it is there thou wilt see a Bliss and a Realm Magnificent. Upon them will be green Garments of fine silk and heavy brocade, and they will be adorned with Bracelets of silver; and their Lord will give to them to drink of a Wine Pure and Holy. "Verily this is a Reward for you, and your Endeavour is accepted and recognised."
Verses mentioning Clothes of Silk but not specifying the colour of the silk
[Al-Qur'an 22:23-24, Translation by: Yusuf Ali] Allah will admit those who believe and work righteous deeds, to Gardens beneath which rivers flow: they shall be adorned therein with bracelets of gold and pearls; and their garments there will be of silk. For they have been guided (in this life) to the purest of speeches; they have been guided to the Path of Him Who is Worthy of (all) Praise.
[Al-Qur'an 35:32-35, Translation by: Yusuf Ali] Then We have given the Book for inheritance to such of Our Servants as We have chosen: but there are among them some who wrong their own souls; some who follow a middle course; and some who are, by Allah's leave, foremost in good deeds; that is the highest Grace. Gardens of Eternity will they enter: therein will they be adorned with bracelets of gold and pearls; and their garments there will be of silk. And they will say: "Praise be to Allah, Who has removed from us (all) sorrow: for our Lord is indeed Oft-Forgiving Ready to appreciate (service): "Who has, out of His Bounty, settled us in a Home that will last: no toil nor sense of weariness shall touch us therein."
[Al-Qur'an 44:51-53, Translation by: Yusuf Ali] As to the Righteous (they will be) in a position of Security, Among Gardens and Springs; Dressed in fine silk and in rich brocade, they will face each other;
http://corpus.quran.com/qurandictionary.jsp?q=SlH - (27:19:24)