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Iqra Newsletter - March Edition

Iqra Newsletter - March Edition

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Muslim Student Association of The Ohio State University's Monthly Newsletter
Muslim Student Association of The Ohio State University's Monthly Newsletter

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Assalamu Alaikum all,Spring Break is over and a total of five weeks is leftof OSU’s first Spring Semester. The stress andefforts of this semester are beginning to close in andsoon graduating seniors will be vacating their postsand moving on to bigger and greater things,inshallah. But for now, we are still together (cliché, Iknow) and the MSA has a spew of incredibleupcoming events, meetings and GBMs!A big event that the MSA will be doing for the firsttime is,
 Half Our Ummah: An examination of the role of  Muslim women in contemporary society
. The one-dayseminar on March 31
st
will include a number of sessions covering topics ranging from ImportantWomen in Islam to the role of women inside andoutside the home. There will also be anentertainment session in the evening to conclude theseminar. The seminar is free of charge for everyoneand there will also be free babysitting available.
 Iqra 
Issue 7: Smile, it’s charity
-Mushtaq Dualeh | Iqra Newsletter Director
Ottoman Architecture
 
Upcoming March Events
Location:
DavisInterfaith Room
 Film Festival
3/22
 MSA-SSA presents:Islam versus Culture
3/29
 Election Day
3/29
Half Our Ummah
3/31
 
 
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How was Eve created? Was she reallycreated from the rib of Adam?
The claim that Eve was created from the rib of Adam is a Biblical claim. According to the Holy Qur’an, Eve was not created from the rib of Adam. Allah (SWT) clearly mentions in the Qur’an that Adam and Evewere both created from ‘one soul’, and not that Eve was created from Adam’s rib. This ‘one soul’ refers to the general ‘human soul’ from whichboth Adam and Eve (male and female) were created. This expression isrepeated three times in the Qur’an. Unfortunately, some scholarsmistranslate it as Eve having been created from Adam, but this is amistranslation influenced by the Biblical version and some Israelitenarrations. The correct translation is below:“O mankind! Be careful of your duty to your Lord Who created you froma single soul and from it created its mate” (4:1) As for the issue of how the children of Adam and Eve would havereproduced, the most likely answer is the sons of Adam married thedaughters of Adam. Even though incest is impermissible and has alwaysbeen so, the definition of incest is marriage between relatives. However,since Adam’s children were the only people alive at the time, they werenot relatives in the sense that they were not closer to each other incomparison to other people on Earth, because there was no one else onEarth. Therefore, the definition of incest cannot apply to that situation.
 Answered by: Dr Ali Alsamail 
 
Certified by: Sheikh Mansour Leghaei 
 
 
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