Islamic failure series – Episode 31 – Temporary sex or simply a license for fornication?

Islamic failure series – Episode 31 – Temporary sex or simply a license for fornication?

During the wars waged and lead directly and personally by Muhammad the prophet of Islam, his warriors felt horny and came to Muhammad and asked him if they should castrate themselves to overcome their sexual desires… You know, you are away from home for a week, away from your wife, and obviously you need sex, because who can wait a week without having sex right? Sex is like food, if you wait three of four days, you die right? Poor warriors, so they went back to consult Muhammad and guess what happened? Muhammad told them that they could have sex with any woman they want and they can pay her as few as a simple garment, backing up his claims by a revelation from Allah in a Quranic verse! In other words, a divine 007 license to f$$k ! And the good thing about this hadith is that there are more than one testimony and it is Sahih. This event, according to hadith and also the online Islamic library (see the end of this blog for more resources) is the reason why this particular verse in Quran was revealed from Allah to Muhammad!

Here are the resources:

http://sunnah.com/urn/179450
حَدَّثَنَا عَمْرُو بْنُ عَوْنٍ، حَدَّثَنَا خَالِدٌ، عَنْ إِسْمَاعِيلَ، عَنْ قَيْسٍ، عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ، رضى الله عنه قَالَ كُنَّا نَغْزُو مَعَ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم وَلَيْسَ مَعَنَا نِسَاءٌ فَقُلْنَا أَلاَ نَخْتَصِي فَنَهَانَا عَنْ ذَلِكَ، فَرَخَّصَ لَنَا بَعْدَ ذَلِكَ أَنْ نَتَزَوَّجَ الْمَرْأَةَ بِالثَّوْبِ، ثُمَّ قَرَأَ ‏{‏يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا لاَ تُحَرِّمُوا طَيِّبَاتِ مَا أَحَلَّ اللَّهُ لَكُمْ ‏}‏

We used to participate in the holy wars carried on by the Prophet (ﷺ) and we had no women (wives) with us. So we said (to the Prophet (ﷺ) ). “Shall we castrate ourselves?” But the Prophet (ﷺ) forbade us to do that and thenceforth he allowed us to marry a woman (temporarily) by giving her even a garment, and then he recited: “O you who believe! Do not make unlawful the good things which Allah has made lawful for you.”

This is the Quranic verse above in case you don’t believe the hadith

http://quran.com/5/87
O you who have believed, do not prohibit the good things which Allah has made lawful to you and do not transgress. Indeed, Allah does not like transgressors.
(Al-Maeda 5:87, English – Sahih International)

More hadith from Al Bukhari
http://sunnah.com/bukhari/67/13
(8)Chapter: What is disliked of not marrying and of getting castrated(8)باب مَا يُكْرَهُ مِنَ التَّبَتُّلِ وَالْخِصَاءِ
Narrated ‘Abdullah:
We used to participate in the holy battles led by Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) and we had nothing (no wives) with us. So we said, “Shall we get ourselves castrated?” He forbade us that and then allowed us to marry women with a temporary contract (2) and recited to us: — ‘O you who believe ! Make not unlawful the good things which Allah has made lawful for you, but commit no transgression.’ (5.87)

Not enough Hadith? Here is one more from a third resource

http://sunnah.com/muslim/16/13
We were on an expedition with Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) and we had no women with us. We said: Should we not have ourselves castrated? He (the Holy Prophet) forbade us to do so He then granted us permission that we should contract temporary marriage for a stipulated period giving her a garment, and ‘Abdullah then recited this verse: ‘Those who believe do not make unlawful the good things which Allah has made lawful for you, and do not transgress. Allah does not like trangressers” (al-Qur’an, v. 87).

For those of you who can read Arabic and/or is interested in reading an official Islamic research, have a look at this link:

http://library.islamweb.net/newlibrary/display_book.php?bk_no=52&ID=2816&idfrom=9276&idto=9279&bookid=52&startno=1

Temporary sex or simply a license for fornication?

Temporary sex or simply a license for fornication?

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About Mike

Hello, I am an atheist because of reason and personal experience. I am a father of THREE lovely living kids and two dead embryos, married to a lovely Christian Catholic devoted woman. Yes, black and white can coexist as long as there is respect and love, which is something abstracted from any belief or religion. I do not claim absolute truth and not 100% sure that a God does not exist somewhere out there. The scientific method is what I use to connect to reality. If there is something I don't understand, then it is because i don't understand, not because god exists. In case you haven't noticed, I am a native Arab, and English is my third language (yes there is second language). I like reading the Bible and the Quran and the critics of both of them. I also love watching documentaries especially astronomy, cosmology, Quantum Physics, and new discoveries in science in general, and Physics in particular.
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