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Quaran Compared To The Bible

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Growing up, the story of Adam and Eve was taught to myself and many other people as the story of creation. This was passed down from the Old Testament and Christian Bible. The Qur’an tells a slightly different version of the story of Adam and Eve. In the Qur’an, it speaks to a situation where the Biblical creation story is already known, so it feels no need to recall the story. There are many similarities and differences between the Christian Bible and the Qur’an. In the version of Adam and Eve told through the Christian Bible, after God created Adam he gave him His entire world and the Garden of Eden as a home to take care of and keep. God gave Adam one rule: he could eat from any tree in the garden except the tree of knowledge of good and…show more content…
Allah says that after He created everything on earth He created the seven Heavens. He told the angels that he was going to create a man as His representative on earth. Using clay, Allah designed Adam with His own hands and gave him life. There actually is no mention of Eve by name in the Qur’an. “Eve” is the name given to the first women in the Bible, but in Islamic culture she is known as Hawwa. The Qur’an tells that Hawwa was created from Adam, but it does not go into detail like in the Bible. Adam and Hawwa lived in paradise. The Qur’an does not mention the Garden of Eden by name, but simply calls where they live the “the Garden”. Like in the Bible’s version of Adam and Eve, Allah told Adam and Hawwa that they were allowed to eat from any tree in the Garden, but to stay away and to not eat from one certain tree. Allah also told Adam to beware of Shaytaan or Satan, because he was sure to be an enemy of both him and his wife. Allah did not want Shaytaan to drive Adam and Hawwa out of the Garden. Shaytaan successfully temped both Adam and Hawwa to eat fruit from the forbidden tree. After eating the fruit they both noticed they had become naked. After realizing that Shaytaan had tricked them they tried to cover themselves up. Q 7:22-24, “And their Lord called unto them: 'Did I not forbid you that tree, and tell you that Satan was an avowed enemy unto you?' They said: 'Our…show more content…
She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate” (The Bible, Genesis 3:6). This quote from the Bible shows that Eve physically ate the forbidden fruit first, so this has led many people to believe that she was responsible for the original sin. This does not imply that she is to blame original sin, because Adam knew full well what he was doing and how he would be punished, especially since he had already seen Eve eat the fruit and he could have stopped himself. In Islam: A Short Guide to the Faith, written by Roger Allen, Allen talks about how classic and medieval people blame Eve for the fall of her and Adam and the original sin, but in the Qur’an, both Adam and “his spouse” disobey God together and the blame is not given to Hawwa. There is no “original sin” in Islam; Muslims believe that humans are born with a tendency towards sin, or that we take responsibility for our ancestors. The Islamic version of the story of Adam and Eve shows that both men and women are equally capable of doing the right thing and equally capable of being convinced by Shaytaan to do the wrong
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