Islamic Depiction of Cain and Abel

Illustration

Celina Bebenek
by Unknown Artist
published on 13 September 2021
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Cain burying his brother Abel, illustration from an Islamic illuminated manuscript of the Stories of the Prophets, 11th century CE.

Cain and Abel were sons of the first humans Adam and Eve in the biblical Book of Genesis. Cain was a farmer, and Abel was a shepherd. They both made sacrifices to God, but God preferred Abel's sacrifice over Cain's. Driven by jealousy, Cain murdered Abel that resulted in him being sent to exile.

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Artist, U. (2021, September 13). Islamic Depiction of Cain and Abel. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/14611/islamic-depiction-of-cain-and-abel/

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