The Chapter of Eve

Barbara Freyer Stowasser

in Women in the Qur'an, Traditions, and Interpretation

Published in print February 1997 | ISBN: 9780195111484
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199853397 | DOI:
The Chapter of Eve

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The Qur'an speaks of Adam and his wife in several Suras. On each occasion, the story is a rounded narrative featuring a particular emphasis that differentiates one version from the other. The Qur'an does not mention Adam's wife by the name, nor does it state how she was created. Of the 5 Qur'anic accounts pertaining to Adam, the woman appears in three instances. In all these three, the focus of the narrative is with the disobedience of humans toward God, as well as the Forbidden Tree which is a central feature of the story. By contrast, the remaining two do not state the female focus on Iblis (Satan) as well as Iblis' disobedience and rebellion.

Keywords: Adam; wife; Suras; disobedience; iblis; Forbidden Tree

Chapter.  7478 words. 

Subjects: Islam

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