The claim that Adam invoked Allah's Forgiveness by virtue of Muhammad's honor whose name is recorded in Paradise

Q 3: How accurate is the claim that when Allah sent Adam (peace be upon him) out of Paradise, he invoked Allah to forgive his sin by the honor of Muhammad, whose name is written in Paradise? The story states that when Adam did so, Allah forgave his sin. Adam supplicated to Allah to allow him to see Muhammad (peace be upon him) and Allah let him see the image of Muhammad (peace be upon him) on the nails of his thumbs whereby he rubbed his eyes. Thus, it has become a custom among some non-Arabs to kiss the nails of their thumbs and rub them against their eyes upon hearing the name of the Prophet (peace be upon him). Actually, we have never heard this before.We ask Allah to guide you to work for the good and the best interest of the Muslim Ummah. We ask Him to grant you success and guard you - indeed, He is All-Hearer and Responsive.

A: The reports that mention Adam's Tawassul (supplicating to Allah) in the name of Muhammad (peace be upon them both) are baseless, and every action based on such reports are unfounded as well. (Part No. 1; Page No. 171) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.