As-salamu Alaykum Thanks for the great service you are offering. If Adam and Eve were the first two human beings and their children were brothers and sisters, then where did the rest of the Earth’s population come from? Also what is the proof? I’m just curious, thank you very much. Moshtaha






As-salamu Alaykum Dear Moshtaha,

Thank you so much for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam.

Do you mean they could not have married because they were brothers and sisters? Actually, in the previous versions of Islam (that is, the ancient heavenly messages revealed before Muhammad), marriage between brothers and sisters was not banned. Allah made for every era a different Shari`ah (law) that suits the needs of life on earth, and the stage of development that humanity is at. The Quran says what means:

{For each We have appointed a divine law and a traced-out way.} (Al-Ma’idah 5:48)

Scholars said that Hawaa’ (Eve) delivered twins—a boy and a girl—with each pregnancy. Twins were not allowed to marry each other, but they were allowed to marry another brother or sister.

Maan Khalife, a staff member of Ask About Islam, added:

We don’t have any proofs except what is mentioned in the Quran and hadith that Allah has created Adam and Eve and made them live on earth to procreate. Please read Surah Al-Baqarah, verses 30-39.

Jarir ibn Abdullah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:

We were with Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) shortly after dawn when there came to him some people clad in woolen rags, or covered with sleeveless blankets; and with swords hanging down from their necks. Most of them rather, all of them, belonged to the Mudar tribe.
The face of the Prophet (peace be upon him) changed when he saw them starving. Then he went into his house and came out; then he commanded Bilal (May Allah be pleased with him) to proclaim Adhan (call to prayers). So he proclaimed Adhan and recited Iqamah and the Prophet (peace be upon him) led the Salat.
Then he delivered a Khutbah saying:
“O mankind! Be dutiful to your Lord, Who created you from a single person (Adam), and from him (Adam) He created his wife (Eve), and from them both He created many men and women; and fear Allah through Whom you demand your (natural) rights, and do not sever the relations of kinship. Surely, Allah is Ever an All-Watcher over you.” (4:1) …” (Sahih Muslim).