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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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Evolution is True! Science says s… DOH!

Posted in Refuting other Atheists/Agnostics by muslimsuperhero on May 3, 2010

 
According to a new article in LiveScience and Science Daily, [and published in the April 10th, 2008 issue of Nature magazine] it turns out that the earliest species to split off and become it’s own creature was the comb jelly [and not the simple sponge as previously deduced by Evolutionists].

The reason this deals a death blow to evolutionist claims is because the comb Jelly was a complex little bugger. It came complete with tissues and a complex nervous system. But Lo! and Behold! This vastly complicted creature just popped out of nowhere and started reproducing! Praise Darwin! It’s a miracle!

It’s so inexplicable to scientists in fact, that the scientists who have verified this little fact thought they made a mistake! I quote from the article:

 

“This was a complete shocker,” says Dunn. “So shocking that we initially thought something had gone very wrong.”

 

But it turns out their initial thoughts were wrong. Something didn’t go wrong. Something went right. And a startling new evidence has thus come about, proving that the lunacy of the theory that life miraculously formed all on it’s own is just that… lunacy

 


Modern Comb Jelly

 

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.

 

 

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! 😉

     

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