By Sami Zaatari
As we all know Adam and Eve ate from the forbidden tree, the tree they were warned to not eat from. However so, they fell to Satan’s temptation which led to their downfall. Now the ultimate question has always been whose fault is it? Adams? Or Eve? Now in western culture it is always seen as Eve’s fault, the women’s fault!
The reason why western culture always blames women for man’s downfall is in fact because of what their Bible teaches. The New Testament teaches that it was indeed Eve’s fault, not Adam. Here is what the Bible says:
13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve. 14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression (1 Timothy 2:13-14)
So Adam wasn’t deceived, it was Eve. Eve was the one who was fooled by satan, and then it led to her to convince Adam and so on, basically it’s all her fault.
So in reality according to the Bible man’s downfall, humanity’s downfall is down to a female, how nice wouldn’t you say?
Now in Islam it is not the female, it is not Eve who is solely responsible, rather it is BOTH Adam and Eve who were deceived by the devil, as the Quran says:
“O Adam! dwell thou and thy wife in the Garden, and enjoy (its good things) as ye wish: but approach not this tree, or ye run into harm and transgression.” Then began Satan to whisper suggestions to them, bringing openly before their minds all their shame that was hidden from them (before): he said: “Your Lord only forbade you this tree, lest ye should become angels or such beings as live for ever.” And he swore to them both, that he was their sincere adviser. So by deceit he brought about their fall: when they tasted of the tree, their shame became manifest to them, and they began to sew together the leaves of the garden over their bodies. 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 Lord! We have wronged our own souls: If thou forgive us not and bestow not upon us Thy Mercy, we shall certainly be lost.” (Allah) said: “Get ye down. With enmity between yourselves. On earth will be your dwelling-place and your means of livelihood,- for a time.” (7:19-24)
So as you can see BOTH Adam and Eve were deceived, the Quran makes this explicitly clear.
Once again we see how the Bible is sexist, by blaming the women it is trying to infer that women are weak, because a woman was deceived, not a man, therefore women are weak etc.
So much for Christianity respecting women!
And Allah Knows Best!