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Refuting Kafirgirls attacks on the Prophet Muhammad’s [saas] marriages -Part4

Posted in Refutation of Kafir Girl's "Qu'ranic Exegesis." by muslimsuperhero on May 28, 2010

 

The little minx sure has a lot to say on this subject. Methinks she is projecting her own fears and insecurities about Kafirboy [her husband] onto the Prophet Muhammad [saas]. Whats wrong darlin? Afraid yer hubby might replace you with a newer model? I would. You’re a foul one!

This time we will be dealing with several of her baseless and foolish claims isnshallata’ala.

In the last article we dealt mainly with her claims against the Prophet Muhammad’s [saas] marriages with Saffiya and Juwairiyya. This go around she is blabbering on about how Hafsa ibn Umar -may Allah be pleased with her- “reportedly” had a slave girl killed for practicing magic against her. Kafirgirl writes:

 

Malik Muwatta, Book 43, Number 43.19.14:

Yahya related to me from Malik from Muhammad ibn Abd ar-Rahman ibn Sad ibn Zurara that he had heard that Hafsa, the wife of the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, killed one of her slave-girls who had used sorcery against her. She was a mudabbara. Hafsa gave the order, and she was killed.

 

…Hafsa had one of her slave girls killed for practicing sorcery? OK, that tells us a couple of things. First off, Mohammed and his wives owned slaves. Slaves! They partook in the buying and selling of human beings. And that’s a-OK with God. Also, it tells us that these people believed in witchcraft. I love me some Harry Potter, but come on. What kind of idiot believes avada kedavra actually works?

 

As for her issue with slavery, I suggest she read the following quote by a non-Muslim historian:

 

Slavery was not abolished by the Koran, but believers are constantly admonished to treat their slaves well. In case of illness a slave has to be looked after and well cared for. To manumit [free] a slave is higly meritorious; the slave can ransom himself by paying some of the money he has earned while conducting his own business. Only children of slaves or non-Muslim prisoners of war can become slaves, never a freeborn Muslim; therefore slavery is theoretically doomed to disappear with the expansion of Islam. The entire history of Islam proves that slaves could occupy any office, and many former military slaves, usually recruited from among the Central Asian Turks, became military leaders and often even rulers as in eastern Iran, India (the Slave Dynasty of Delhi), and medieval Egypt (the Mamluks)… [Annemarie Schimmel, Islam: An Introduction, p. 67].

 

And her issue with Islam and the fact that Muslims believe in witch-craft, well, this quite an empty complaint. It’s not like Muslims believe in flying unicorns or witches with warts on their noses concocting potions or something. We believe that there are a few “extra-sensory powers” we’ll call them, which can inflict harm on others, such as the aein, also called the evil eye. [Something which many cultures have believed in ever since people have been on this big ole planet earth].

To us, it’s no different then saying, “yawning is contagious.” -Some things we just don’t fully understand, but surely some things can travel through space and be picked up by brainwaves, etc. This is pretty much the extent of Muslims’ belief in magic/sorcery.

We could also use a rational deduction approach that would look something like this: Islam can be proven true by rational evidence and logical thinking. Thus, if Islam can be proven true, what it teaches is also true. Islam teaches that some mild forms of sorcery are true. End of discussion.

As to whether or not someone can be executed according to Islamic beliefs for performing such acts; this comes down to a single point that can be made on the subject: The only way to know who was doing the sorcery is either via direct revelation from God almighty telling us so [and this is not going to happen in modern times since direct revelation from God ended with the Prophet Muhammad], or the person confesses and is found to be of sane mind when making said confession. -The hadith Kafirgirl quoted in Imam Maliks Muwatta [if it is authentic, which I doubt] does not tell us which one was the case, but we can well assume it was one of the two.

So, lets break this down: A person performs an act of sorcery, and either confesses to it or it is revealed by the Creator of the heavens and the earth that so and so is guilty… Lets ask another question before moving on: Why would they do such a thing? Why perform this sorcery? The Answer: To cause harm, no doubt. To inflict injury, possibly serious injury on the victim. The conclusion which a sane person would draw would sound something like this: To let such an act run rampant is certainly dangerous, not just to individuals, but to society as a whole. It risks the life, limb, and mental health of all parties aforementioned and involved. So, on the off chance that some evil person tries to harm someone with some mild form of sorcery, and then is found out by one of the two previously mentioned means, yes, Islam allows them to be executed. But since all of these stipulations are in place, it’s not like Muslims are going to be pulling off some “salem witch trials” any time soon. That is a purely Christian phenomenon, and not a Muslim one.

 

After her slanders against Hafsa and Islamic belief in general, she moves on to attacking the Prophet Muhammad’s [saas] marriage with Zaynab bint Jahsh. No anti-Islam propaganda would be complete without this little gem. It’s a striking testament to the truth of that old saying, “a lie that is repeated often enough, will end up as truth.”

Basically she quotes the historically fabricated account of what happened from At-Tabari. You know: The Prophet one day went to see Zayd, but instead found Zaynab there, and she was partially naked, and he liked her, so he told Zayd to divorce her so he could marry her… i.e. he was moved by lust for Zaynab enough to force her current husband to divorce her.

I really don’t feel like responding to this old wives tale that has been refuted all over high heaven in print and on the net in just about every nook and cranny. I really wish Kafirgirl would do more homework so I don’t have to waste my precious finger power typing all these extra words! Come on! Give me a challenge at least!

 

List of refutations of this fabricated story:

1. Refutation 1.

2. Refutation 2.

3. Refutation 3.

4. Refutation 4.

5. Refutation 5.

6. Refutation 6.

7. Refutation 7.

 

 

And that was just what I found after fooling around on the internet for a few minutes! Imagine if I had actually cracked open a book on the subject! One thing is for sure, Kafirgirl sure didn’t! I wonder if we’d have a smarter girl before us today if she’d actually read a word or two about Islam before abandoning [and subsequently attacking] it!

Oh well, what can ya do? That’s all the time I’ve got for now. Check back for the 5th installment soon inshallah!

 

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  1. Abdullah said, on November 25, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    Salaams,

    What would we say of the Prophet’s actions of killing the slave girls who had no choice in the matter of singing insulting songs?

    Also, I understand the point about slavery, it is argued that slavery was an institution that Islam tried to wipe out. If that is the case, why could not the Nabi just forbid it? After all, disobeying him was tantamount to disbelief..he could of forbided it and the sahabah, who were keen in obeying him would of followed. Lets not forget that Nabi tore down a bigger institution then slavery, he tore down paganism! Furthermore, are the divine verses and dive ahadeeth regarding slavery now redundant? How can parts of an eternal message become redundant?

    • muslimsuperhero said, on November 26, 2010 at 10:22 am

      Well, I don’t think that it is a sufficient argument to say that “If Muhammad ordered such and such, everyone would follow suit.” -Recall that after he made known the incidents of Al-Isra Wa Al Miraj, many Muslims apostated. -And one of the sahabah mentioned in a hadith that, had alcohol been prohibited all at once, few of the Arabs would have embraced Islam, and a number of the Muslims would not have been able to bare it.

      It takes time for the souls of human beings to become good, and for that good to become the dominant force. Surrendering to the will of God takes time, effort, and work, and no one is righteous overnight.

      So that’s why, in a nutshell, it’s not sufficient to say, “Well, if the Prophet [saas] would’ve told people to stop owning slaved, they would’ve stopped.”

      As for what happens to a slave girl who is forced into something evil… if it is legitimite coersion that threatens life or limb, the judge hearing the case would have to take that into account and be clement with him/her.

      Hope this clarifies the issue for you.

      Salaam/Peace


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