Let’s look at what the Quran says about Adam and eve children and their less well-known siblings. How can we account that Adam and his wife were the first people on the planet and that their children married each other to reproduce? Are you think Adam and Hawwa were brought to Earth as any other prophet to a particular people and that God sent them a message informing them that they were the first human creations in Paradise? Let’s find out the truth behind it by looking at this thread.
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Adam and eve children
Anyone who recites the Quran would unquestionably believe that Almighty Allah created Adam.
May Allah raise his name from the dust and grant him entry into Paradise.
Allah removed him from Paradise and sent him to Earth when he made a mistake.
Satan planned to keep Adam; may Allah elevate his name, away from Allah’s mercy.
But when Adam, may Allah elevate his name, repented and turned to Allah, Allah pardoned him and appointed him as a Messenger to his descendants.
This is demonstrated in the Quran, which states that when Adam, may Allah glorify his name, came down to Earth, there was no humanity; nonetheless, there were (Jinn) before him, who committed great harm, and Allah despatched the Angels, who banished them to the oceans.
Adam and eve children: Previous scholars, Quran interpreters, and jurists have all agreed that Allah instructed Adam, may Allah praise his name, to create a marriage between his sons and daughters on the condition that the union is between a son born earlier and a daughter born later. This was a need for reproducing.
In inference with a Quranic verse about Adam and eve children
When Allah spoke to the Angels about creating Adam, they were taken aback and inquired (what this meant):
“They said, “Will You place upon it one who causes corruption therein and sheds blood, while we declare Your praise and sanctify you?” [Quran 2:30]
It is apparent from this passage that no creatures of this sort existed. The angels would not be surprised if there were any humanity.
All of the scholars agreed that Adam, may Allah elevate his name, is the father of all human beings and that he was Allah’s Messenger who taught them good things and showed them the way.
At the beginning of creation: Adam’s sons married his daughters
Some people asked about Adam and eve story of offspring intermarrying and couldn’t find any substantiation in the Quran or hadith.
Can there be any apparent proofs (evidence) from the Quran and hadith? Because Islam is based on explanations and evidence rather than opinions.
Yes, there are.
Allah, may He be glorified, created Adam, the father of people (peace be upon him), and from him came his wife Hawwa’, and from them came humanity, as Allah states (interpretation of the meaning):
“O humanity! Be dutiful to your Lord, Who created you from a single person (Adam), and from him (Adam) He created his wife [Hawwa (Eve)], and from them both He created many men and women” [al-Nisa’ 4:1].
In light of the mention of Adam and eve children, More than one scholar has claimed that Allah, may He be glorified, commanded Adam (peace be upon him) to marry his daughters to his sons, thereby allowing him to marry the female from one pregnancy to the male from another.
Regarding Adam’s two sons (peace be upon him), Allah, may He be glorified, says (interpretation of the meaning):
“And (O Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم) recite to them (the Jews) the story of the two sons of Adam (Haabeel and Qaabeel – Abel and Cain) in truth; when each offered a sacrifice (to Allaah), it was accepted from the one but not from the other. The latter said to the former: ‘I will surely, kill you.’ The former said: ‘Verily, Allaah accepts only from those who are Al-Muttaqoon (the pious)” [al-Maa’idah 5:27].
What did Ibn Kathir say about Adam and eve children?
May Allah pities Ibn Katheer, who said about Adam and eve children:
They related that Allah commanded Adam (peace be upon him) to marry his daughters to his sons as a matter of need, as stated by more than one of the earlier and later scholars.
However, they said that each pregnancy produced a male and a female. Therefore he would marry the female from one pregnancy to the male from another.
Habeel’s sister was unattractive, but Qabeel’s sister was lovely.
Qabeel preferred to keep her for himself rather than give her to his brother, but Adam demanded that they make sacrifices, and Allah approved that whichever brother’s tribute would win her hand.
So they gave offerings, which were accepted by Habeel but rejected by Qabeel.
Allah recounted their narrative in His Book.
Children of Adam and Eve intermarrying
Such questions may come to your mind and think that their children married among themselves when Adam and Eve had offspring.
Isn’t it forbidden in the Quran to marry brothers and sisters?
In contrast to later Shari’ahs, marriage between brothers and sisters was permitted in Adam’s (peace be upon him) Shari’ah. Haafidh Ibn Katheer provided the following clarification on the matter of Adam and eve children:
For convenience, Allaah permitted Adam (peace be upon him) to marry his daughters to his sons.
There used to be a boy and a girl for every pair.
As a result, he married a girl from one couple to a guy from another.
This is what Suddi says about what has been narrated by Abu Maalik and Abu Salih, Ibn Abbas, Murrah from Ibn Masood, and other companions of the Prophet, peace be upon him, that Adam would not have a baby boy in his grandchildren unless a girl accompanied it, so he married the male of one couple to the female of another and a couple’s female to another couple’s male.
The phrase as a matter of necessity at the command of Adam and eve children implies that things could not have gone any other way; otherwise, how could all of humanity have existed? How did they manage to reproduce? There’s no other way it could have happened unless Adam’s sons married his daughters.