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Questions to Ask About Islam

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# Why do some Muslims ridicule the Old Testament rendition of Eve's creation, when the Qu'ran<ref>"''O mankind! Be careful of your duty to your Lord Who created you from a single soul and from it created its mate and from them twain hath spread abroad a multitude of men and women. Be careful of your duty toward Allah in Whom ye claim (your rights) of one another, and toward the wombs (that bare you). Lo! Allah hath been a watcher over you.''" - {{Quran|4|1}}</ref><ref>"''He it is Who did create you from a single soul, and therefrom did make his mate that he might take rest in her. And when he covered her she bore a light burden, and she passed (unnoticed) with it, but when it became heavy they cried unto Allah, their Lord, saying: If thou givest unto us aright we shall be of the thankful.''" - {{Quran|7|189}}</ref> also tells us that she was made from Adam, and Sahih hadith<ref>"''Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, "Whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day should not hurt (trouble) his neighbor. And I advise you to take care of the women, for they are created from a rib and the most crooked portion of the rib is its upper part; if you try to straighten it, it will break, and if you leave it, it will remain crooked, so I urge you to take care of the women."''" - {{Bukhari|7|62|114}}</ref><ref>"''Abu Huraira (Allah be pleased with him) reported: Woman has been created from a rib and will in no way be straightened for you; so if you wish to benefit by her, benefit by her while crookedness remains in her. And if you attempt to straighten her, you will break her, and breaking her is divorcing her.''" - {{Muslim|8|3467}}</ref> tell us it was specifically from Adam's rib?
# Isn't making all women menstruate, suffer pregnancy and become stupid as a punishment for [[Qur'an,_Hadith_and_Scholars:Creation#Adam_and_Eve_6|Eve's transgressions in the garden]]<ref>"''His Lord called out to him: Adam, is it from Me that you are fleeing? Adam replied: No, my Lord, but I feel shame before You. When God asked what had caused his trouble, he replied: Eve, My Lord. Whereupon God said: Now it is My obligation to make her bleed once every month, as she made this tree bleed. I also must make her stupid, although I created her intelligent (halimah), and must make her suffer pregnancy. Ibn Zayd continued: Were it not for the affliction that affected Eve, the women of this world wound not menstruate, and they would be intelligent and, when pregnant, give birth easily.''" - History of al-Tabari, New York: State University of New York Press, 1989, Vol. 1, pp. 280-281</ref> (a view which is confirmed by the Qur'an and sahih hadith)<ref>Note that this belief is consistent and complimentary to teachings found in the Qur'an and Sahih hadith, and that these views are held by contemporary scholars as well as the classical scholars that they quote. For example, in {{Bukhari|1|6|301}} Muhammad references {{Quran|2|282|}} (which talks of [[Women are Deficient in Intelligence|women erring]]) when he asks women, ''"Is not the evidence of two women equal to the witness of one man? ... This is the deficiency in her intelligence."'' He then goes on to say, ''"Isn't it true that a woman can neither pray nor fast during her menses? ... This is the deficiency in her religion."'' Thus confirming the Tabari text that says today all women menstruate (are deficient in religion) and are created stupid (deficient in intelligence). Also in a lecture delivered by Saudi cleric Abd Al-Aziz Al-Fawzan, which aired on [ Al-Majd TV] (June 11, 2007), he responds to the criticism made by 'enemies' of Islam against Muhammad's "women are deficient" statement by confirming the account found in Tabari by stating, ''"It has shown that the twisted nature of women stems from their very creation. This is how Allah wanted woman to be. Therefore, the husband must adapt himself to her and be patient with her. He should not give her too many things to do, or things that she is incapable of doing. He should not make her do anything that is contrary to her nature, and to the way she was created by Allah. In addition, he should turn a blind eye to her mistakes, he should tolerate her slips and errors, and put up with all the silly ignorant things she might say, because this constitutes part of the nature of her creation."''</ref> a little sexist? What about Adam? He ate the fruit too.
3: What did Allah create Man from?
Clay? {{Quran|15|26}} And We did certainly create man out of clay from an altered black mud.
Water? {{Quran|25|54}} And He it is Who hath created man from water, and hath appointed for him kindred by blood and kindred by marriage; for thy Lord is ever Powerful.
Dust? {{Quran|30|20}} And of His signs is this: He created you of dust, and behold you human beings, ranging widely!
Or a Clot? {{Quran|96|2}} Createth man from a clot.

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