The Heart's Witness Against Muhammad: Concubines for the Perfect Man
son Ibr‚him, who died in Madinah [Medina] while still a little child, on the 28th or 29th of Shawwal in the year 10 A.H., i.e. 27th January, 632 A.D. The second one was Raihanah bint Zaid An-Nadriyah or Quraziyah, a captive from Bani Quraiza. Some people say she was one of his wives. However, Ibn Al-Qaiyim gives more weight to the first version. Abu ΄Ubaidah spoke of two more concubines, Jameelah, a captive, and another one, a bondwoman granted to him by Zainab bint Jahsh. [Za'd Al-Ma'ad 1/29]."
There is, in fact, a rather humorous story involving the jealousies of the wives arising from Muhammad's enjoyment of the "honey" given to him by Mariya the Copt. It can be found in the Sahih Bukhari 3.43.648. The event is corroborated in the Sahi Muslim 9.3511 and Sahih Bukhari 7.62.119. These sources are rather candid about the affair.
It seems that the pseudo-prophet's foresight was rather limited, or was perhaps clouded by lust. He could not hear Allah's warning, or perhaps Allah withdrew to allow his prophet privacy, while his prophet was trying to achieve orgasm with his concubine Mariya.
His first fling with Mariya so far as we know was at the home of one of his wives, Hafsa. Muhammad found a pretense (in other words, he lied) to send Hafsa to her father's house, and then bedded Mariya. But Hafsa unexpectedly returned home when she discovered that her father did not seek her as Muhammad had told her. She caught the perfect man in flagrante delicto with Mariya the Copt.
As might be expected, Hafsa became indignant, but Muhammad, as was his bent, found fault with everyone but himself. He got Hafsa to shut up by promising not to sleep with his maid servant anymore, but on the condition that Hafsa keep this moral failure between herself and him. But Hafsa told Muhammad's young wife 'A'΄isha , and soon Muhammad's whole harem learned of the mess. How did this alleged prophet handle the incipient revolt?
Muhammad's response was to do two things. First, he punished his wives by depriving them of his sexual services for a month. (This, of course, is the second level of punishments advised by Allah in the treatment of wives who misbehave. The first is to admonish them. The second level is to refuse to share their beds. The third level is to beat them. Qur΄an 4:34. Presumably, if all else fails: divorce is the remedy.)
But this overreaction presented the sex-starved Muhammad with a problem: where would he get his sexual satisfaction? He had promised Hafsa no longer to have sex with Mariya, and he had promised no longer to have sex with his wives for a month.
Where Muhammad has a need, Allah conveniently provides. Behold, a new revelation! Recite!
Allah in the eternal Qur΄an threatens Muhammad's wives with divorce (as if they did something wrong). Moreover, Allah releases Muhammad of his oath to Hafsa so that he can enter into Mariya to his heart's content while Muhammad punishes his wives with his sexual absence! After all, Allah would not let such a small thing as marriage or promises get in the way of Muhammad's sexual relief.
"O Prophet! Why do you ban (for yourself) that which Allah has made lawful to you, seeking to please your wives? And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
Allah has already ordained for you (O men), the dissolution of your oaths. And Allah is your Maula (Lord, or Master, or Protector, etc.) and He is the All-Knower, the All-Wise.
And (remember) when the Prophet (SAW) disclosed a matter in confidence to one of his wives (Hafsah), so when she told it (to another i.e. 'Aishah), and Allah made it known to him, he informed part thereof and left a part. Then when he told her (Hafsah) thereof, she said: "Who told you this?" He said: "The All-Knower, the All-Aware (Allah) has told me."
If you two (wives of the Prophet SAW, namely 'Aishah and Hafsah) turn in repentance to Allah, (it will be better for you), your hearts are indeed so inclined (to oppose what the Prophet SAW likes), but if you help one another against him (Muhammad SAW), then verily, Allah is his Maula (Lord, or Master, or Protector, etc.), and Jibrael (Gabriel), and the righteous among the believers, and furthermore, the angels are his helpers.
It may be if he divorced you (all) that his Lord will give him instead of you, wives better than you, Muslims (who submit to Allah), believers, obedient to Allah, turning to Allah in repentance, worshiping Allah sincerely, fasting or emigrants (for Allah's sake), previously married and virgins."
Muhammad's relationship with Mariya the Copt (as well as Rihanna) is morally inexcusable. Muhammad's utter insensitivity and disregard for the natural moral law when it comes to sexual mores brands him a moral decrepit. In light of Muhammad's polygamy, incest, concubinage, pedophilia, and other sexual sins, it becomes harder and harder to say without rank hypocrisy, calculated blindness, or the murder of conscience, what the Muslims always say, Allah and his messenger know best, the natural law notwithstanding.
Andrew M. Greenwell is an attorney licensed to practice law in Texas, practicing in Corpus Christi, Texas. He is married with three children. He maintains a blog entirely devoted to the natural law called Lex Christianorum. You can contact Andrew at email@example.com.
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Pope Benedict XVI's Prayer Intentions for January 2013
General Intention: The Faith of Christians. That in this Year of Faith Christians may deepen their knowledge of the mystery of Christ and witness joyfully to the gift of faith in him.
Missionary Intention: Middle Eastern Christians. That the Christian communities of the Middle East, often discriminated against, may receive from the Holy Spirit the strength of fidelity and perseverance.
Keywords: Muhammad, Mariyah, Concubinage, natural moral law, Andrew M. Greenwell, Esq.
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