What is the reason why Eve (Hawwa) was created after Adam?
Submitted by on Sat, 19/03/2016 - 00:12
Dear Brother / Sister,
Men and women are necessary for the continuation of the human species. Allah created Hz. Hawwa as a spouse for Hz. Adam.
Adam (pbuh) was settled in Paradise. He walked around there for a while without a spouse with whom he could be consoled. Once, he fell asleep; when he woke up, he saw a woman whom Allah created from his rib. He asked, "What are you?" The woman answered, "I am a woman." He asked the woman why she was created. The woman said, "So that you would be consoled with me."
Meanwhile, the angels saw them and asked Adam who the woman was in order to test his knowledge. Adam said he was "Hawwa" They asked him why he gave her this name. He said, "Because she was created from a living thing. (Ibn Kathir, "Tafsiru'l-Qur'ani'l-Azim", I/112)
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