Woman not created from her husband's rib
Fatwa No: 261376

Question

Woman was made from the rib of man. She was not created from his head to top him, nor from his feet to be stepped upon. She was made from his side to be close to him, from beneath his arm to be protected by him, and near his heart to be loved by! So, the question is what about the womens who divorced and do 2nd marriage! is they created more than one man's rib? i'm confused about it. May ALLAH Pak Reward You

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, is His slave and messenger.

Allaah, The Exalted, says (what means): {It is He who created you from one soul and created from it its mate …} [Quran 7:189] Moreover, Abu Hurayrah  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him reported that the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: “Be kind to women, for they were created from a rib.” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim] This is the exact wording of the Hadeeth.

The rest of the details mentioned in the question are not part of the Hadeeth; it seems that they are the commentary of some scholars or preachers.

As-San‘aani  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him said, “The intended meaning of this statement (in the Hadeeth) is that Hawaa’ (Eve), may Allaah exalt her mention, was created from Aadam’s rib.

It is worth noting that the Hadeeth does not mean that the woman, in general, is created from her husband’s rib! Verily, both men and women are created from an ejected drop of fluid to the exclusion of Aadam (Adam) and Hawaa

Therefore, there is no room for the mentioned misunderstanding.

Allaah Knows best.

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