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Atheist visits Bahrain, Dubai, and Turkey and becomes Muslim.

Posted in Atheist-to-Muslim Testimonials, Videos and other Media by muslimsuperhero on April 30, 2010

 

Yet another testimony of a former Atheist who became Muslim. I think the message of this video is: If you are honestly seeking the truth, don’t just think you know it all after talking to one person. Find more knowledgeable Muslims to speak with and see if they can address your concerns.

 

 

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Refuting Kafirgirls’ attacks on the Prophet Muhammad’s marriages [Part 2]

Posted in Refutation of Kafir Girl's "Hadith analysis." by muslimsuperhero on April 29, 2010

 

As promised, I’m back with my second installation refuting Kafirgirls claims about the marriages of the Prophet Muhammad [saas]. (Dont worry, she hasn’t said anything new. Actual knowledgeable Muslims have known about these issues and soundly answered them a bajillion times before… but for some reason Atheists like to beat a dead horse).

This time I will be dealing with her claim that Muhammad [saas] is oh-so-horrible for marrying a 9 year old girl, and of course I’m referrring to the Lady Ayesha [raa]. Her claim [all expletives deleted] is as follows:

 

Mohammed married Aisha approximately 3 years after Khadija died. He was around 53 years old. She was 6.

Sahih Bukhari, Volume 7, Book 62, Number 88:

Narrated ‘Ursa:

The Prophet wrote the (marriage contract) with ‘Aisha while she was six years old and consummated his marriage with her while she was nine years old and she remained with him for nine years (i.e. till his death).

 

Sahih Bukhari, Volume 5, Book 58, Number 236:

Narrated Hisham’s father:

Khadija died three years before the Prophet departed to Medina. He stayed there for two years or so and then he married ‘Aisha when she was a girl of six years of age, and he consumed that marriage when she was nine years old.

 

He married her when she was six, and they consummated the marriage when she was nine years old. Know what I was doing when I was nine? Going to school and running around with my siblings. Know what I wasn’t doing when I was nine? Having sex. I was too busy being a kid, playing with Barbies.

 

A few points need to be mentioned about the Prophet Muhammad’s [saas] marriage to Ayesha [raa].

  • Point number 1: We believe, and all Muslims believe, that Allah [swt] (or God Almighty, for you English speaking people) ordered the Prophet Muhammad [saas] to marry Lady Ayesha [raa]. I know, I know “How convenient.” -But really this is the whole point. This is what it comes down to. We believe the Prophet Muhammad WAS a Prophet. She doesn’t. And if she believed Muhammad was a Prophet, the marriage to Ayesha is a non-issue, because what God orders him to do, he does. IF she doesn’t believe he was a Prophet [saas], then this is the real issue, and not his marriage to Ayesha [raa]. So, again, what we need to ask ourselves before criticizing the Prophet Muhammad [saas] on any issue is, is Muhammad [saas] a Prophet? Then we can come back to the Ayesha [raa] issue later. A good article to get Kafirgirl [and other like-minded Atheists] started on using rational analysis to deduce that Muhammad IS a Prophet can be found here.
  • Point Number 2: Many countries have arbitrary age limits when it comes to marriage. In Madagascar, a woman can get legally married at the age of 14. In France the age was only recently raised from 15 to 18. In Kenya [predominately Christian] the legal age of marriage is 14. In Taiwan, women can get married at the age of 16. Thailand: 15 with court approval. Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, and Cyprus all allow 16 year old girls to marry [In fact the majority of European countries view 16 as the ‘marriagable age.”] Canada allows 14 year old girls to marry with Judicial consent. In the U.S. it is based on State Law, allowing girls as young as 15 to get married in Georgia, Hawaii, and Missouri. In “special cause” cases, a 13 year old girl can get married in New Hampshire, and in Massechusets a girl can get married at the age of 12 with parental consent! -The point is, with all of this arbitrary crap, how can we figure out who is right and who is wrong? And what are we basing this on? Just pure conjecture, it seems. It really makes humanity look like we can’t get our heads screwed on straight on even the simplest of issues! But, lo and behold, with the Prophet Muhammad’s [saas] marriage to Ayesha [raa], this apparently perplexing question was answered for us: A girl cannot be legally married until she has reached the age of puberty. If it comes early, [as in the case with Ayesha] or if it comes later [as is the majority of cases] -either way, puberty=she can get married. This was one of the main purposes for this marriage: To answer a question that we clearly cannot answer for ourselves.
  • Point Number 3: Mental maturity IS taken into account. Most people don’t know this, but as the great American scholar has pointed out in this video, Ayesha had stopped playing with dolls at the time of her marriage to the Prophet Muhammad [saas]. -This was a sign of womanhood and mental maturity in Arab culture. [There is a hadith, which Kafirgirl quotes, about her playing dolls in the presence of the Prophet Muhammad, but this hadith does not state that they were married at the time this occurred. Considering they were betrothed for a few years before the marriage was official (i.e. consumated) there was plenty of time for her to play with dolls in the presence of the Prophet. But once she left off of this girlish habit, and well after she had experienced her menses, the marriage became official]. To recap, a girl who goes through BOTH physical, AND mental maturity can be married according to our Sacred Law, as per the example set by the Prophet Muhammad’s [saas] marriage to Ayesha [raa]. -So while the “great” Atheist countries go crazy trying to figure out what age a girl can be married, the Muslims solved the confusion long ago.
  • Point 4: The definition of a child is, for the most part, subjective and based more on culture, external influences, and personal opinion than anything. In many Western countries, many 20 year olds could still be considered children, particularly in terms of mentality and entertainment preferences. For example, it’s not uncommon to find 20 year olds still playing video games, living with their parents, living responsibility-free, etc. Yet in many underdeveloped countries, 8 year olds are running the family store and given responsibilities that most Westerners would never give an 8 year old. It all has to do with mentality, and one culture has no right to criticize another, since the entire topic is so subjective.
  • Final Point: The marriage, by all accounts, was a happy one. Sure they had their occasional tiff, but this is because they were both human beings. They were not angels or Divine in any way, and Muslims have never claimed such a thing. The point I’m making is Ayesha [raa] clearly does not embody the personality of an “abused child.” -She is quite fiesty, as even Kafirgirl points out in her slanderous article, and, after the Prophet Muhammad’s [saas] death often speaks of him in glowing terms. Her depth of love and attatchment is beyond question. And as the old metaphor goes, you can’t pour water through a dirty pipe and have it come out clean on the other end. Her passion and admiration for him is a full testament that the relationship, far from being abusive or something Muslims should feel ashamed of, is in fact one of the greatest love stories in human history, unmatched in it’s beauty.
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    Her final critique of the Prophet Muhammad’s [saas] marriage to Ayesha [raa] can be summarized as an attack on Ayesha and Muhammad [saas] both. She claims that the Prophet Muhammad [saas] treated Ayesha differently, insinuates that Muhammad [saas] threatened to divorce the elderly Sawdah because she was no longer attractive to him [this is based on a story only found in late Qu’ranic Exegesis by scholars, and is not contained in any authentic hadith that I’m aware of, and thus, can be discounted], She also seemingly refers to a hadith where the Prophet Muhammad [saas] reportedly hit Ayesha [An implication of an abusive relationship] -but the link she provides to said hadith brings no such hadith or story, but rather merely a link to a University of Southern California page where they have translated excerpts of Sahih Bukhari [But don’t worry, I’ve searched the entire page and couldn’t find the Hadith she is referencing… maybe later she can actually give us a source for this tale].

    I really didn’t want to spend so much time on just one of her claims, but unfortunately she packs so many false allegations and implications into such a small space, which require a bit more clarification than I like to sit and type out. For that, Kafirgirl, I’m mad! GRRR! I don’t like to sit down for massive periods of time, and I’ve been here for far too long untangling your devious little webs of deceit!

    Anyhow, I probably will need several more sections to untie the knots and reveal the truth about her hit-piece on the Prophet [saas] and his marriages, so be sure and check back if ye be true fans of the Superhero! 😉

     

  • Read Part 3.
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    Former Atheist Karen Meek embraces Islam

    Posted in Atheist-to-Muslim Testimonials by muslimsuperhero on April 28, 2010

     

    “I grew up thinking religion was ridiculous…” -Karen Meek

     

    Five months before their marriage, Karen Meek’s fiancé told her that he was becoming a Muslim. Ms. Meek, an atheist, was taken aback.
    “I thought he was being brainwashed into something,” she said. “All of a sudden he stopped drinking alcohol. He wanted to pray every day. He stopped eating pork.”

    For months, Eric Meek, a lapsed Baptist, had studied Islam without telling her. Now, when he went to work, Ms. Meek poured over his books and videos, trying to understand his faith.

    She never expected to be attracted to Islam.

    “I grew up thinking religion was ridiculous,” said Ms. Meek, 33, of Lewisville. “I didn’t believe in God. I had no idea how the universe was created and, frankly, didn’t care.”

    She said Islam had a logic to it that she couldn’t resist.

    “Coming from an atheist background, I had an easier time accepting Islam than a Christian because I didn’t have to unlearn or give up any beliefs,” she said.

    After getting married, she prayed for the first time while her husband was at work. She learned how from a book.

    “Until this point, I had done everything privately, without telling him,” she said. “I did not want to join a religion just because he did. I wanted to discover it on my own.”

    She and her husband began meeting with other Muslims to study the Quran, the holy book of Islam. Eventually, she made her profession of faith.

    Her choice of religions stunned her parents.

    “One day she came and she wearing a scarf and a dress down to her ankles,” said her father, Ray Allred of Carrollton. “I was shocked.”
    He said he was estranged from his daughter for a time because of her religion. They’re close now, though he fears for her safety since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

    “You want to love your child, but when they do something so foreign to you, it’s very difficult,” he said. “I’d give anything if she hadn’t adopted this religion.”

    Those comments were echoed by Jane Barrett of Flower Mound, who’s Ms. Meek’s mother. She said she especially dislikes the hijab, or head covering, that her daughter wears.

    “Karen is such a pretty girl with beautiful hair,” she said.

    Ms. Meek said she understands. After becoming a Muslim, it took her many months to adopt Islamic dress.

    “I would wear the hijab places where people didn’t know me,” she said and laughed. Now, she wears it all the time — even to work, where she is an accounting clerk for a restaurant chain.

    She said embracing Islam has caused her to see life in a new way.

    “Going from not believing in God to believing in God is amazing,” she said. “Islam opened my eyes to so many things I had taken for granted, mostly that life is a gift.”

     

    Source: http://www.dallasnews.com/religion/stories/092102dnrelrerun4.3fbb4e63.html

     

    Hilarious story of a brother who was raised Atheist, and after investigation, became Muslim.

    Posted in Atheist-to-Muslim Testimonials, Videos and other Media by muslimsuperhero on April 28, 2010

     

    This is good for a laugh… one of the more hilarious conversion stories I’ve ever heard! His parents raised him as an Atheist, but he went on a quest studying all religions until he finally found his home: Islam, the religion of Truth.

    It’s divided into two parts.