Dec 072005

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“Women are your fields; go then into your fields whence you please.” (Sura 2:223)
That is the official word from God on one aspect of a man’s relationship with a woman. God made a number of statements (see the Quran) through Muhammad that does not bode well for women living under Islamic laws.

The words and deeds of Muhammad, written down in the official Hadiths, plus God’s declarations in the Quran on the “rights” of women, continue to have a destructive effect on Muslim females throughout the world.

Muhammad is reported as saying in one hadith that “…the majority of people in Hell are women.” He also said that he had not seen anyone more deficient in intelligence and religion than you (women).” [1]

He explained that, according to the Quran, the testimony of two women witnesses are equal to that of one man in a court of law. (Sura 2:282). [2]

Sura (4:34) is one that will warm the hearts of women everywhere. “Good women are obedient… As for those from whom you fear disobedience, admonish them and send them to bed apart and beat them.” [3]

To this day, the proper way to beat a woman is still a matter of concern in the Muslim world. Spain’s Muslim imam, Mohammed Kamal Mustafa, published a book in the year 2000 which included advice to men on the correct way to beat their wives.

A good Muslim should strike “… only the hands and feet, using a rod that is thin and light so that it does not leave behind scars or bruises on the body.”

The goal “… should be to cause psychological suffering and not to humiliate or physically abuse his wife.” [4]

Another book, by Kemak Guran, says it’s alright to beat your wife as long as you “…do not strike the face and only beat them moderately.” [5]

The most horrifying examples of Muhammad’s legacy are in the Muslim nations of the Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Iran, and parts of Nigeria. The former Taliban Islamic government of Afganistan, purveyor of physical torture, rape, and public executions of women for minor infractions, should rate at the top of the list.

Muhammad loved women. He no doubt believed that every man should own at least one–which, in fact, he did. Some of his harem of thirteen were slaves who were captured on raids and jihads. Included was a beautiful Jewish woman whose husband, father, and brother had been beheaded by Muhammad’s men, the result of a successful jihad against Jews from the Medina area of Saudi Arabia.

Today in the Sudan, “radical” Muslims from the north continue to conduct a similar campaign against the Christian/Animist south.

As with Muhammad’s jihad against the Jews, the Sudanese Muslims kill the men and take the women and children as slaves to use for sex, torture, or to sell. Slaves are forced to walk north through harsh environments. Those who complain are beaten or killed.

Muhammad, technically a pedophile, set the standard for marrying young girls. He wed his favorite wife Aisha when she was only six. However, he did wait until she was nine before consummating the marriage.

In Iran, under sharia (Islamic law), the legal age for women to marry is nine. Young girls are often forced to marry middle-aged men. This also takes place in other Muslim countries, such as Saudi Arabia, where Muslim men travel to Thailand, Kampuchea, and other asian countries to buy young girls from cash- strapped parents.

Under Islamic law, women are separated from the men and many jobs are off limits because the sharia forbids placing women in compromising positions with men. They cannot apply for a passport or travel without written permission from their husbands or fathers. And under sharia, women are stoned to death for adultery.

In Nigeria, some regional Muslim governments have invoked a form of sharia in which women who have children out of wedlock are guilty of adultery.

Three women have received the death penalty for this “crime,” One verdict has been overturned on appeal after worldwide protests. The other two women will be executed after weaning their babies. The women will be placed in pits up to their waists or necks and stoned to death by Muslim men. The men who impregnated the women have not been charged.

Once again, Muhammad set the standard of proof for adultery by a woman when his youngest wife Aisha was rumored to have engaged in extracurricular activities with another man. Muhammad was greatly troubled until God told him that if no one could find four witnesses to verify that the act of adultery took place, then any claim of sexual misconduct was false.
Such a claim seems absurd to us, but since God was the author, it’s obvious He works in mysterious ways.

Except these days women who are raped in Muslim countries can’t find four witnesses to the criminal act. Under Muslim “logic”, then, she must be guilty of fornication or adultery and is punished for being raped.This could mean anything from 100 lashes and prison time to the death penalty.

Then there is the insanity of “honor killing”. It happens in Muslim countries and, recently, in England to a Muslim girl. If a girl in a Muslim family does anything to dishonor the family (the men of the family), she must be killed.

A case in Jordan occurred after a young girl was raped by an older brother. Another brother had the task of reclaiming the family’s honor. He did so by slitting the helpless child’s throat. The killer received seven years in prison (unusual, often the killer goes unpunished–example, Pakistan recently). The brother who raped his sister walked free.

If you happen to be a Muslim woman and you live under the sharia, you can thank or blame either Muhammad or God. Of course, if it’s God, you must accept your situation since He’s always right.

Oh, the Muslim men who do good deeds, like killing unbelievers, go straight to Heaven where they are serviced by plenty of virgins.

But what about women? What rewards do they receive for being a good, obedient Muslim wife? The Quran doesn’t say. This is not exactly cause for joy.

All of you non-Muslim ladies out there might want to consider Muhammad’s (and Islam’s) view of women before hooking up with those fun-loving jihadists. Just remember, you can join anytime you want but you can never leave.


  1. Robert Spencer, Islam Unveiled, (Encounter Books), 2002, p.79.
  2. Ibid., p.79.
  3. Ibid., p.79.
  4. Ibid., p.75.
  5. Ibid., p.77
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