Was Woman Created From Adams’s Rib

Question

I would also like to know about the concept of woman's creation from man's rib.


Answer

This concept is baseless. Both man and woman originated from nafs-e-wahida, (from a single entity). The "rib origin theory" has been borrowed from the Bible. The rib has been used as a metaphor for feminine nature in various hadiths, which has been erroneously translated. The Prophet (sws) advised us to be gentle and chivalrous in dealings with the fairer sex because of their nature. The word rib has been used as a metaphor.

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Javed Ahmad Ghamidi


Javed Ahmad Ghamidi was born in 1951 in a village of Sahiwal, a district of the Punjab province. After matriculating from a local school, he came to Lahore in 1967 where he is settled eversince. He did his BA honours (part I) in English Literature and Philosophy from the Government College, Lahore in 1972 and studied Islamic disciplines in the traditional manner from various teachers and scholars throughout his early years. In 1973, he came under the tutelage of Amin Ahsan Islahi (d. 1997) (http://www.amin-ahsan-islahi.com), who was destined to who have a deep impact on him. He was also associated with the famous scholar and revivalist Abu al-A‘la Mawdudi (d. 1979) for several years. He taught Islamic studies at the Civil Services Academy for more than a decade from 1979 to 1991.

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