Are we on earth due to Iblees?

Are we on earth due to Iblees?

Question:

Assalamu’alaikum, My question is primarily on the origins of human race and the role of Iblees.1. If Iblees had not instigated Adam a.s then the human race (including the progeny of prophets) would not have come into existance. Is it correct to say, because of Iblees we are here in this world? What if Iblees had not instigated? Did allah m`1ake Iblees do this act?2. I couldn’t find the name of Hawa a.s in the Quran. Please provide the reference in the Hadith of Rasoolullah sws about Hawa a.s.JazakAllah khairAamir

Answer:

In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful,

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

Brother in Islam,

In your query, you state, “…IF iblees had not instigated…”. Your question is based on mere assumption which is the tool of shaitan to mislead people. The prophet Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam has mentioned:

فإن كلمة لو تفتح عمل الشيطان(رواه إبن ماجه:79)

Translation: Verily, the word “IF” gives way to the work of shaitan. (Ibn Majah, 79)

It is also important to guard oneself against the onslaught and attack of shaitan through his whispering of doubts. We are advised to abandon such doubts immediately.

Iblees had his independent will and he willingly disobeyed Allah.1 It is not correct to state

that if iblees had not instigated Adam Alayhis Salam, then the human race would not

come into existence. Human beings come into existence solely through the will of Allah.

Allah Ta’ala had created Adam Alayhis Salam and Hawa Radhiyallahu Anha before the

incident of iblees. Whatever was to occur was in the infinite knowledge of Allah.2

2)The name Hawa is stated in hadeeth.3 See the following hadeeth:

إن الله لما خلق آدم خلقت حواء من ضلعه القصير (ابن ماجه: 527)

Translation:When Allah Ta’ala created Adam (Alayhis Salam) Hawa was created from the short rib of Adam (Alayhis Salam). (Ibn Majah: 527)

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Mirza-Zain Ibn Ameer Baig

Student - Darul Iftaa

Montréal, Québec, Canada

Checked and Approved by,

Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

05-12-1440| 07-08-2019

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