The wisdom behind the fact that ‘Eesa ibn Maryam was created without a father

Posted on February 19, 2014

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Q. What is the wisdom behind the fact that Allaah created ‘Eesa ibn Maryam without a father?

A. Praise be to Allaah.  

Shaykh al-Shanqeeti said: 

Part of the wisdom behind the fact that Allaah created ‘Eesa from a woman without a husband was to make that a sign for mankind, i.e., a sign that was indicative of His complete power, and to show that He can create whatever He wills however He wills.

If He wills, He can create a person from a female without a male, as He did in the case of ‘Eesa.

If He wills, He can create a person from a male without a female, as He did in the case of Hawwa’ (Eve), as He states in the aayah (interpretation of the meaning): 
“and from him (Adam) He created his wife [Hawwa (Eve)]” [al-Nisaa’ 4:1] 
i.e., from that soul, who was Adam, He created his partner, who was Hawwa’.

If He wills, He can create a person without a male or a female, as He created Adam.

And if He wills, he can create a person from a male and a female, as He did with the rest of the sons of Adam. 

[Adwaa’ al-Bayaan, 4/259]

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