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In Islam there is a big controversy about who ate the Apple first, unlike Christianity where Eve ate the apple first. So who ate it first? Or did they eat it at the same time?

Reasons for controversy

In Quran God said:

فَوَسْوَسَ إِلَيْهِ الشَّيْطَانُ قَالَ يَا آدَمُ هَلْ أَدُلُّكَ عَلَى شَجَرَةِ الْخُلْدِ وَمُلْكٍ لّا يَبْلَى
Then Satan whispered to him; he said, "O Adam, shall I direct you to the tree of eternity and possession that will not deteriorate?" [20:120]

So it is Adam who ate it??

While in another verse in Quran God Said:

فَدَلاَّهُمَا بِغُرُورٍ فَلَمَّا ذَاقَا الشَّجَرَةَ بَدَتْ لَهُمَا سَوْآتُهُمَا وَطَفِقَا يَخْصِفَانِ عَلَيْهِمَا مِن وَرَقِ الْجَنَّةِ وَنَادَاهُمَا رَبُّهُمَا أَلَمْ أَنْهَكُمَا عَن تِلْكُمَا الشَّجَرَةِ وَأَقُل لَّكُمَا إِنَّ الشَّيْطَانَ لَكُمَا عَدُوٌّ مُّبِي
So he made them fall, through deception. And when they tasted of the tree, their private parts became apparent to them, and they began to fasten together over themselves from the leaves of Paradise. And their Lord called to them, "Did I not forbid you from that tree and tell you that Satan is to you a clear enemy?" [7:22]

so now it is Adam and Eve?? and again, In another verse God said:

وَلَقَدْ عَهِدْنَا إِلَى آدَمَ مِن قَبْلُ فَنَسِيَ وَلَمْ نَجِدْ لَهُ عَزْمًا
And We had already taken a promise from Adam before, but he forgot; and We found not in him determination.[20:115]

so is it Adam??

But again!! Mohammed (pbuh) said in Hadith?

لولا الحواء لم تخن أنثى زوجها الدهر
If not for Eve, no women ever cheated her husband.
رواه البخاري في صحيحه في كتاب الأنبياء (3152) و(3218) , ورواه مسلم في كتاب الرضاع (1470) ورواه الإمام أحمد في مواضع عدة من المسند.

So now it is Eve!!

These are not all verses from Quran and Hadiths that has opposite meaning (or at least it seems like it has opposite meanings) which is the reason why some Muslims argue about this issue.

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-1 there is no controversy; the story is clearly outlined in the Qur'an. See Surah Baqarah, among other things. –  ashes999 Jun 20 '12 at 1:19
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@ashes999: There is no point in giving -1. You can point out the mistake in your answer. –  Fahad Uddin Jun 20 '12 at 1:51
    
@StartupCrazy I believe this is a poorly researched, not useful question. That's what -1 means. –  ashes999 Jun 20 '12 at 1:56
    
I have updated the question. –  user37 Jun 20 '12 at 2:02
    
I stand by my -1. To claim controversy in Islam means that scholars differed over it. That is not the case here. –  ashes999 Jun 20 '12 at 2:09

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I don't believe that this is a good question; there is no controversy to begin with. The story is clearly outlined in the Qur'an. From Surah Baqarah:

But Satan caused them to slip out of it and removed them from that [condition] in which they had been. And We said, "Go down, [all of you], as enemies to one another, and you will have upon the earth a place of settlement and provision for a time." See: Surah Baqarah

The Arabic clearly outlines "fa azallahumaa ash-shaytaan," that Satan caused them both to slip into the forbidden. There is no question of "Eve did it and therefore all women carry original sin until the end of time."

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if you just spend five minutes to research before you answer!! I updated the question with reasons from Quran and hadith for this controversy .check it please and next time please do some research.. –  user37 Jun 20 '12 at 2:01
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@HaLaBi: Your question lacked citation at first. –  Fahad Uddin Jun 20 '12 at 2:03
    
@StartupCrazy Yup, the point here he totally DENIED that the controversy exists based on his personal beliefs not because I had no citations. He could've asked me to show some sources foe the controversy before he simple denies the existence of of it While it does exist.. So I added the citations to make him know why do Muslims have this controversy.. –  user37 Jun 20 '12 at 2:05
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I have updated my comments. Controversy means scholarly difference of opinion, not "normal Muslims don't know their deen and think something where there's nothing." Your question appears to be the latter to me; hence, -1. –  ashes999 Jun 20 '12 at 2:10
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God mention it in two different verses with a different meaning. So it is not a regular muslim who does not know his deen. It is simply there :) –  user37 Jun 20 '12 at 2:14

Bismillah alrahman alrahim, I think that who ate the apple is irrelevant as well as whether it's an apple or another fruit as far as I know. However, I can't say that Allah did mention apple in Quran in the story of Adam and Eva, as my knowledge is limited. But what I've learned is that Adam and Eva were pure and innocent and that they needed some time to make the first mistake influenced by Satan (formerly mentioned as Ibliss). Which was already according to Allah's plan as he said earlier to the Angels and other creatures that He he will send a vicegerent (khalif) to the earth.

So, it's a wrong question, because man and woman are equal to Allah's sight, they both have free will and so seeking which one ate the fruit is not the Muslim way of thinking in my opinion, causing a kind of fitnah between the two sexes.

Allahu a3lam, Allah knows best. I warn you, I'm not an Islamic scholar, so don't take it as a base, it's more the way I understand of what I learned from the sheiks and other Muslims with far more knowledge than me.

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