Eve

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Eve (Arabic: حوّاء [Hawwa], Hebrew: חַוָּה [Hawwah, Chavah]) was first woman created by God, Adam's wife, and the mother of Cain, Abel, and Seth, among others. Along with Adam, she is the progenitor of all humankind. The Qur'an and first three chapters of the Book of Genesis recount Eve's creation and her and her husband's departure from heaven, but the Book of Genesis provides additional information on both events.

Biography[edit]

Qur'anic account of Eve's creation and departure from Eden[edit]

God sought to set up a Caliphate (vicegerency) on the Earth,[1] so God created the first man, Adam, in his own image from clay and breathed life into him.[2][3] The angels expressed concerns about the possibility of humankind giving rise to mischief and bloodshed, but God reassured them by reminding them that He has a plan and knows all things.[1]

God taught Adam the names (properties, secrets) of many creatures and things, including names that the angels did not know.[4] God commanded Adam to tell the angel the names, and Adam did, proving himself to them.[5] God then commanded his angels to obeisantly bow down before Adam.[6][7][8][9][10][11][12]

Iblis (Shaytan), however, refused to bow before Adam out of hubris. God called Iblis to account for his disobedience, and Iblis responded by claiming to be better than Adam due to being formed from fire instead of clay.[13][14][9][15] God expelled Iblis from Paradise.[16][17][18] Iblis asked for a respite until Day of Final Judgement, and God granted it.[19][20][21] Iblis pledged to led humanity into sin.[22][23][24][25] God told Shaytan that anyone following him would be condemned to Hell.[26][27]

God created Eve from Adam.[28] God warned Adam and Eve about Shaytan, telling them that Iblis is their enemy.[29]

God permitted Adam and Eve to eat the fruit of any tree in Eden, but He forbade them from eating from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.[30][31]

Shaytan sought to have Adam and Eve disobey God, so Shaytan claimed that eating from the tree would allow Adam and Eve to become angels or immortal,[32][33] and he falsely swore that he was sincere.[34]

Adam and Eve believed Shaytan and ate the fruit. Their genitalia became manifest to them. They realize the need to cover their genitalia up, so they created clothing for themselves.[35][36]

God chide Adam and Eve for believing Shaytan and eating the fruit, and Adam asked for God's forgiveness.[37] God accepted their repentance, forgave them,[38][39] and sent Adam and Eve out of Eden.[40][41][42]

Biblical account of Eve's creation and departure from Eden[edit]

God created the first man, Adam, from clay and breathed life into him. God then created the Garden of Eden and brought Adam there. God permitted Adam to eat the fruit of any tree there, but He forbade them from eating from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.

God understood that Adam needed companionship:

It is not good (beneficial) for the man to be alone; I will make him a helper [one who balances him—a counterpart who is] suitable and complementary for him.

— Genesis 2:18 (AMP)

So God created livestock and birds for Adam and allowed Adam to name them. Nevertheless, Adam still needed a companion who complemented himself, so God placed Adam into a deep sleep, removed one of his ribs, and transformed it into the first woman, Eve. God presented Eve to Adam, and Adam called the new creation "woman".

Adam and Eve were naked in Eden yet not ashamed.

Also within the confines of Eden was a serpent. The serpent, often identified as Satan, was crafty and deceitful. The serpent tricked Eve into disregarding God's command against eating from the Tree of Life and the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, claiming that eating from the tree would "open their eyes" and allow them to "be like God, knowing the difference between good and evil".[43]

Eve ate the fruit and shared some with her husband. They then became aware of their nakedness and created clothes for themselves out of the vegetation. God found Adam and Eve and asked them to explain themselves. Eve explained what happened, and God cursed the serpent, Eve, and Adam: The serpent became the most cursed creature in creation and an opponent of humankind; women would have to endure painful childbirth and be subordinated to men.

To the woman He said,
I will greatly multiply
Your pain in childbirth;
In pain you will give birth to children;
Yet your desire and longing will be for your husband,
And he will rule [with authority] over you and be responsible for you.

— Genesis 3:16 (AMP)

And men would have to toil and deal with unwanted thorns and thistles growing in his fields.

Adam named his wive Eve ("life spring", "life giver"), since she was "the mother of all the living".[44]

God then crafted clothes for Adam and Eve from animal skins and sent them out to the East of Eden in order to prevent them from eating from the Tree of Life as well.

Progeny[edit]

Adam and Eve then conceived children with each other. Eve gave birth to Cain and then to Abel. After Cain killed Abel out of jealousy,[45] Adam and Eve conceived again, giving birth to Seth and many other children.[46]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Surah 2:30
  2. Surah 15:26–29
  3. Surah 38:71–72
  4. Surah 2:31–32
  5. Surah 2:33
  6. Surah 2:34
  7. Surah 7:11
  8. Surah 15:28–30
  9. 9.0 9.1 Surah 17:61
  10. Surah 18:50
  11. Surah 20:116
  12. Surah 38:71–73
  13. Surah 7:11–12
  14. Surah 15:31–33
  15. Surah 38:74–76
  16. Surah 7:13
  17. Surah 15:34
  18. Surah 38:77
  19. Surah 7:14–15
  20. Surah 15:36–38
  21. Surah 38:79–81
  22. Surah 7:16–17
  23. Surah 15:39
  24. Surah 17:62
  25. Surah 38:82
  26. Surah 17:63–64
  27. Surah 38:84–85
  28. Surah 4:1
  29. Surah 20:117
  30. Surah 2:31
  31. Surah 7:19
  32. Surah 7:20
  33. Surah 20:120
  34. Surah 7:21
  35. Surah 7:22
  36. Surah 20:121
  37. Surah 7:22–23
  38. Surah 2:37
  39. Surah 20:122
  40. Surah 2:36–38
  41. Surah 7:24–25
  42. Surah 20:123
  43. Genesis 3:5 (AMP)
  44. Genesis 3:20
  45. Surah 5:27–32
  46. Genesis 5:4