Lessons from the Creation of Adam

It’s interesting that in the creation of Adam (as), there’s an important lesson to do with relationships.
We will meet many types of people. Some friendly and easy-going. Others may be difficult or even evil.
In a hadith it is mentioned that the Prophet (saws) said;
قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ: إِنَّ اللَّهَ تَعَالَى خَلَقَ آدَمَ مِنْ قَبْضَةٍ قَبَضَهَا مِنْ جَمِيعِ الْأَرْضِ فَجَاءَ بَنُو آدَمَ عَلَى قَدْرِ الْأَرْضِ فَجَاءَ مِنْهُمْ الْأَحْمَرُ وَالْأَبْيَضُ وَالْأَسْوَدُ وَبَيْنَ ذَلِكَ وَالسَّهْلُ وَالْحَزْنُ وَالْخَبِيثُ وَالطَّيِّبُ
“Indeed, Allah created Adam from a handful (of soil) which was gathered from all over the earth. The children of Adam came according to the nature of the earth.
Amongst them are red, white and black, and colours between them. Some of them are easy-going and [others] harsh, whilst some are evil and others good.” (Al-Tirmidhi, Hasan Saheeh).
Why is this important?
It’s the nature of life that we’re all different. It is by design.
Hence, people will not think like you, neither will they treat you how you treat them.
It’s not great, but if you accept that just as people are different to you, *you* are also different to others. You and I have our own weaknesses and flaws which others encounter.
Once we accept this, it’s easier to lower your expectations of others. What remains then is just to be the best person you can with all types of people, hoping for ultimate reward from Allah.
This is what is meant by Ihsaan (or excellence).