Did the children of Adam A.S Hawa A.S commit incest?

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Question

Assalaamualaikum

I have one question and inshallah you can help shed some light,

Question: Did the children of Adam A.S Hawa A.S commit incest which has resulted in the existence of all mankind???

Answer

In the Name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

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

Respected Brother/Sister

The children of Adam and Hawa Alayhis Salaam were born in sets of two as twins (boy and girl). The system of marriage was that the boy from one set would marry the girl from the other. Therefore each set was regarded as brother and sister hence marriage between them was prohibited.

However, children born of another set were not regarded as brother and sister. Hence, marriage between various sets was permitted and not regarded as an incestuous relationship.

And Allah Knows Best

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