When Allah first told the angels that He was going to place Adam as a Khalifa (vicegerent) on earth, the angels asked Him, “Would you place in it one who spreads corruption and who sheds blood?”
Given the state of humanity, this is a profound question. How did the angels know? And why was it Allah’s will that they would ask this question?
Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explains in this beautiful 20-minute khutbah.