The First Punishment (Article For Muslims)
The verses from the Quran: Chapter 7: verses 11-31 mention the story of Adam (Aadam) (pbuh) and Eve (Hawwa/Havva) (pbuh). Wherein it is mentioned that Satan/Iblis cheated them both to disobey Allaah/Allah/God. In a way, it can be understood that both Adam and Eve commited a sin in the view of Allah.
In Allah's kingdom, a sin is a punishable act. Thus, if Adam and Eve have commited a sin, then there should be a punishment for them. So, from the aforementioned verses, it is understood that as soon as they commited a sin by tasting the fruit of the forbidden tree, their shame became visible.
In short, it is clear that the first punishment onto mankind from Allah, was making them naked.
But it is really astonishing that, in this modern world, people have been making themselves naked by wearing minimal clothing. Thus adopting the punishment of God by their own willingness, deprived of God's gift of Beautiful Clothing, which Allah has granted only to mankind, and not to any of the animals.
If you have got the meaning of the verses above, and understood my point here, then there is an indication in the explanation of these verses as a SIGN FOR THOSE WHO UNDERSTAND, that only those people who give though for it, can only understand the meaning from these verses.
Although many people have talked about 'the first sin' termed as 'the original sin' especially from the Biblical passages, but people have hardly pondered upon 'the first punishment' or 'The Original Punishment'.
...Yet to complete. But please pass on your suggestions in the comments.
Verses from the Holy Quran: Chapter 7 (The Heights): Verses 11 to 31.
007.011 It is We Who created you and gave you shape; then We bade the angels bow down to Adam, and they bowed down; not so Iblis; He refused to be of those who bow down.
007.012 (God) said: "What prevented thee from bowing down when I commanded thee?" He said: "I am better than he: Thou didst create me from fire, and him from clay."
007.013 (God) said: "Get thee down from this: it is not for thee to be arrogant here: get out, for thou art of the meanest (of creatures)."
007.014 He said: "Give me respite till the day they are raised up."
007.015 (God) said: "Be thou among those who have respite."
007.016 He said: "Because thou hast thrown me out of the way, lo! I will lie in wait for them on thy straight way:
007.017 "Then will I assault them from before them and behind them, from their right and their left: Nor wilt thou find, in most of them, gratitude (for thy mercies)."
007.018 (God) said: "Get out from this, disgraced and expelled. If any of them follow thee,- Hell will I fill with you all.
007.019 "O Adam! dwell thou and thy wife in the Garden, and enjoy (its good things) as ye wish: but approach not this tree, or ye run into harm and transgression."
007.020 Then began Satan to whisper suggestions to them, bringing openly before their minds all their shame that was hidden from them (before): he said: "Your Lord only forbade you this tree, lest ye should become angels or such beings as live for ever."
007.021 And he swore to them both, that he was their sincere adviser.
007.022 So by deceit he brought about their fall: when they tasted of the tree, their SHAME BECAME MANIFEST (open) to them, and they began to sew together the leaves of the garden over their bodies. And their Lord called unto them: "Did I not forbid you that tree, and tell you that Satan was an avowed enemy unto you?"
007.023 They said: "Our Lord! We have wronged our own souls: If thou forgive us not and bestow not upon us Thy Mercy, we shall certainly be lost."
007.024 (God) said: "Get ye down. With enmity between yourselves. On earth will be your dwelling-place and your means of livelihood,- for a time."
007.025 He said: "Therein shall ye live, and therein shall ye die; but from it shall ye be taken out (at last)."
007.026 O ye Children of Adam! We have bestowed RAIMENT (CLOTHES) upon you TO COVER YOUR SHAME, as well as to be an ADORNMENT to you. But the RAIMENT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS,- that is the BEST. Such are among the SIGNS OF GOD, that they may receive admonition!
007.027 O ye Children of Adam! Let not Satan seduce you, in the same manner as He got your parents out of the Garden, STRIPPING THEM OF THEIR RAIMENT, TO EXPOSE THEIR SHAME: for he and his tribe watch you from a position where ye cannot see them: We made the evil ones friends (only) to those without faith.
007.028 When they do aught that is shameful, they say: "We found our fathers doing so"; and "God commanded us thus": Say: "Nay, God never commands what is shameful: do ye say of God what ye know not?"
007.029 Say: "My Lord hath commanded justice; and that ye set your whole selves (to Him) at every time and place of prayer, and call upon Him, making your devotion sincere as in His sight: such as He created you in the beginning, so shall ye return."
007.030 Some He hath guided: Others have (by their choice) deserved the loss of their way; in that they took the evil ones, in preference to God, for their friends and protectors, and think that they receive guidance.
007.031 O Children of Adam! WEAR YOUR BEAUTIFUL APPAREL at every time and place of prayer: eat and drink: But waste not by excess, for God loveth not the wasters.
007.032 Say: Who hath forbidden the beautiful (gifts) of God, which He hath produced for His servants, and the things, clean and pure, (which He hath provided) for sustenance? Say: They are, in the life of this world, for those who believe, (and) purely for them on the Day of Judgment. Thus do We explain the SIGNS in detail FOR THOSE WHO UNDERSTAND.
And Allah Knows Best!