This paper explores how Muslim tradition constructs the placement of legitimate fertility potential with the male. Through analysing references to fertility in the Eve and Adam narratives in the Bible, Qur’an, and extra-Qur’anic literature, it examines the means by which this construction is achieved. It concludes with exploring possible explanations for the use and preservation of this motif in the Muslim context, and suggests that this was the result of a deliberated, conscious choice by the compilers and authors of the medieval Islamic sources.
|Title of host publication||In the arms of biblical women|
|Editors||John T. Greene, Mishael M. Caspi|
|Number of pages||37|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2013|
Hadromi-Allouche, Z. S. (2013). Creating Eve: Feminine fertility in medieval Islamic narratives of Eve and Adam. In J. T. Greene, & M. M. Caspi (Eds.), In the arms of biblical women (pp. 35-72). Gorgias Press.