Who came first,

Man or Woman?

In human genetics, the Mitochondrial Eve (also mt-Eve, mt-MRCA) is the matrilineal most recent common ancestor (MRCA) of all currently living humans,

 

i.e., the most recent woman from whom all living humans descend in an unbroken line purely through their mothers, and through the mothers of those mothers, back until all lines converge on one woman.

 

It is not the man who was made first then the women from him.

The woman came first and the man came from her.

 

4:1 "O mankind! Fear your Lord, Who created you from

a single (Arabic: Wahidatin) 

soul (Arabic: Nafsin) 

and created from out of it (Arabic min'huma) 

its mate (Arabic: Zawjaha) 

and spread from these two, 

many men (Arabic: Rijalan) 

and women (Arabic: Nisa'a); 

and fear God, by Whom you demand one of another (your rights), and (to) the ties of relationship; surely God ever watches over you”

 

The word for soul (Nafsin), single (Wahidatin), mate (Zawjaha) and "out of it" (min’huma) are all described in feminine form. The ayat mentions men (Rijalan) and women (Nisa'a) separately. This means that the use of the word soul (nafsin) being in female gender is deliberate.

 

A more correct translation, therefore, would be

4:1 O people, observe your Lord; the One who created you from the earliest female Self and created from her, her mate, then spread from the two many men and women. You shall regard Allah, by whom you swear, and regard the parents. Allah is watching over you.

 

Below are 3 ayats that mention being created and all 3 times it is with feminine gender

4:1 "From it" min'ha is feminine

7:189 "From it" min'ha is feminine

39:6 "A soul" nafsin and "single" wahidatin are feminine