QURAN: MUSLIM MEN CAN HAVE UNLIMITED SLAVE-GIRLS . . . IN ADDITION TO FOUR WIVES!
A Muslim man doesn’t have to wait ‘til Heaven to get 72 virgins . . . He can have them HERE . . .
AN UNLIMITED NUMBER of slave-girls . . . in addition to four wives . . .
Quran (Yusuf Ali Translation):
Who abstain from sex,
EXCEPT WITH those joined to them in the marriage bond, or (THE CAPTIVES) WHOM THEIR RIGHT HANDS POSSESS,- for (in their case) they are free from blame,
. .. . [F]OR THE BELIEVERS (AT LARGE); We know WHAT WE HAVE APPOINTED FOR THEM as to their wives and THE CAPTIVES WHOM THEIR RIGHT HANDS POSSESS;- in order that there should be no difficulty for thee. And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
It is not lawful for thee (to marry more) women after this, nor to change them for (other) wives, even though their beauty attract thee, EXCEPT ANY THY RIGHT HAND SHOULD POSSESS (AS HANDMAIDENS): and Allah doth watch over all things.
And those who guard their chastity,
Except with their wives and THE (CAPTIVES) WHOM THEIR RIGHT HANDS POSSESS,- for (then) they are not to be blamed . . .
“[Quran 33:52] explains why ONE IS PERMITTED TO HAVE CONJUGAL RELATIONS WITH ONE’S SLAVE-GIRLS BESIDES THE WEDDED WIVES, AND THERE IS NO RESTRICTION ON THEIR NUMBER. The same thing is stated in [4:]3, [23:]6, and [70:]30. In all these verses the slave-girls have been mentioned as a separate class from the wedded wives, and conjugal relations with them have been permitted. Moreover, [4:3] lays down the number of wives as four, BUT NEITHER HAS ALLAH FIXED THE NUMBER OF THE SLAVE-GIRLS IN THAT VERSE NOR MADE ANY ALLUSION TO THEIR NUMBER IN THE OTHER REELVANT VERSES. Here, of course, the Holy Prophet is being addressed and told: ‘It is no more lawful for you to take other women in marriage, or divorce any of the present wives and take another wife in her stead; SLAVE-GIRLS, HOWEVER, ARE LAWFUL.’ THIS SHOWS THAT NO RESTRICTION HAS BEEN IMPOSED IN RESPECT OF SLAVE-GIRLS.”
“The Meaning of The Quran,” Seyed Abul A’la Maududi, Lahore, 2000, Vol. 4, p. 131, fn, 93.
“Two categories of women have been excluded from the general command of guarding private parts: (a) wives, (b) WOMEN WHO ARE LEGALLY IN ONE’S POSSESSION, i.e., SLAVE-GIRLS. THUS THE VERSE [23:6] CLEARLY LAYS DOWN THE LAW THAT ONE IS ALLOWED TO HAVE SEXUAL RELATIONS WITH ONE’S SLAVE-GIRL AS WITH ONE’S WIFE, THE BASIS BEING POSSESION, NOT MARRIAGE. . . .”
Id., Vol. 3, at p. 241, fn. 7.
The “right” to UNLIMITED salve-girls is inextricably connected to the Islamic doctrine of jihad: Non-Muslim women are viewed as “booty” to be distributed to Muslim men fighting the “infidels.”
“The Islamic Law requires that all such women should be handed over to the government, which has the right to set them free or to ransom them, or to exchange them with the Muslim prisoners in the hands of the enemy, or to DISTRIBUTE THEM AMONG THE SOLDIERS.”
“It does not matter whether the female prisoner of war belongs to the people of the Book or not. [Wives must be Muslims, Christians or Jews. See Quran 5:5.] WHATEVER HER RELIGION, SHE BECOMES LAWFUL FOR THE MAN TO WHOM SHE IS FORMALLY GIVEN.”
“THE MAXIMUM LIMIT OF FOUR HAS NOT BEEN PRESCRIBED FOR SLAVE-GIRLS AS IN THE CASE OF WIVES for the simple reason that the number of female prisoners of war is unpredictable.”
“The handing over of the proprietary rights over a slave-girl to a man formally by the government makes her as much lawful for him as the giving of the hand of a free woman by her parents or guardian through nikah (marriage ceremony). Therefore, THERE IS NO REASON WHY A MAN WHO DOES NOT HOLD MARRIAGE IN DETESTATION SHOULD HOLD SEXUAL INTERCORUSE WITH A SLAVE-GIRL IN DETESTATION.”
Id., Vol. 1, at p. 324-325, fn. 44.
Isn’t Islam great for men . . . UNLIMITED slave-girls . . . All you have to do is go out and wage jihad against some unfortunate Christians, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists . . . and you get THAT reward HERE AND NOW!
THE PROPHET’S “GOD-GIVEN” RIGHT TO TREAT HIS WIVES UNFAIRLY!
When it authorizes Muslim men to take up to four wives, the Quran advises ordinary Muslims to “Be able to deal justly with them” [Quran 4:3].
Sharia law contains detailed rules instructing a man with multiple wives to “take turns” in sleeping with his wives. See “Reliance of the Traveller,” Ahmad ibn Naqib al-Misri (d. 1368 CE), translated by Nuh Ha Mim Keller (Amana Publications: Beltsville, MD 1994),sec. m10.5, p. 539.
Muhammad, however, claimed a “revelation” from “Allah” EXCUSING HIM FROM ANY OBLIGATION TO “TAKE TURNS” AMONG HIS WIVES!
Quran 33.51 (Yusuf Ali Translation):
“THOU MAYEST DEFER (THE TURN OF) ANY OF THEM THAT THOU PLEASEST, AND THOU MAYEST RECEIVE ANY THOU PLEASEST: AND THERE IS NO BLAME ON THEE IF THOU INVITE ONE WHOSE (TURN) THOU HADST SET ASIDE. This were nigher to the cooling of their eyes, the prevention of their grief, and their satisfaction - that of all of them - with that which thou hast to give them: and Allah knows (all) that is in your hearts: and Allah is All-Knowing, Most Forbearing. “
“[V]erse 51 [GAVE] THE PROPHET FREEDOM TO APPROACH, SHUN, RETAIN OR DIVORCE EACH OR ALL OF HIS WIVES and to marry other women of his community AS HE PLEASED. . . . [A]t that time, THE PROPHET HAD NINE WIVES AND WAS NOT TAKING TURNS REGULARLY OR AT ALL WITH FIVE OF THEM, namely, Sawda, Jowayriya, Safiya, Mayuma, and Omm Habiba, BUT WAS GRANTING FAVOR AND REGULAR TURNS TO THE OTHER FOUR, namely, Aeasha, Hafsa, Omm Salama, and Zaynab.”
Ali Dashti, “23 Years” (Mazda Press: Costa Mesa, CA: 1994), p. 127, citing Zamakhshari, “al-Kashshaf.”
The reasons outlined in the hadiths literature for revelation of this verse fully confirm the impression that this was a “convenient” revelation, conjured up by Muhammad to curb arguments with and among his wives:
“Imam Ahmad recorded that Aishah . . . used to feel jealous of the women who offered themselves to the Prophet. [Under Quran 33:50, the Prophet could marry any woman who offered herself to him, with no wali, dowry or witnesses.] She said, ‘Would a woman not feel shy to offer herself without any dowery?’ Then Allah revealed the Ayah [33:51]. She said: ‘I THINK YOUR LORD IS HASTENING TO CONFIRM YOUR DESIRE.’ [Ahmad 6:158].”
Tasfir Ibn Kathir (Darussalam Publishers, Riyadh: 2000), Volume 8, pp. 17-18.
The same hadith was collected by Bukhari - Islam’s “most reliable” hadith-collector:
“Al-Bukhari recorded that Aishah said ‘I used to feel jealous of the women who offered themselves to the Prophet and I said, “Would a woman offer herself?” Then Allah revealed the Ayah [33:51]. I said, “I SEE THAT YOUR LORD HASTENS TO CONFIRM YOUR DESIRES.” [Fath Al-Bari 8:385].’”
Id., Volume 7, p. 722.
Aisha was right . . . In the case of Verse 33:51, “Allah: seem a little too eager to confirm Muhammad’s desires!