Complexion of Hazrat Aadam (Alayhis Salaam)

Q: I was wondering, this hadith: “Adam was hairy and tall, of wheatish complexion, having curly hair as on a high palm-tree…” What is meant by wheatish complexion? Does it mean dark brown or light brown?

A: In our understanding it is light brown.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)