Ceylon

Posted on 03/22/2012 by marina

CEYLON. Arabic Sarandib. The Commentators say that when Adam and Eve were cast out of Paradise, Adam fell on the island of Ceylon, and Eve near Jiddah in Arabia, and that after a separation of 200 years, Adam was, on his repentance, conducted by the angel Gabriel to a mountain near Makkah, where he found and knew his wife, the mountain being named `Arafah; and that afterwards he retired with her to Ceylon, when they continued to propagate their species. (D’Herbelot. Bibl. Orient., p. 55.)

Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam