Muhammad in the Quran, Vol. 1: Chapter 5
15 Dec. 2015
MUHAMMAD AND FAMILY PROBLEMS
Much or most of Muhammad's family problems really were woman problems. Some few samples below:
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###001 24/15c: "- - - it (this refers to the hours his child wife Aisha spent alone in the desert with a young man, and the - probably wrong - slander this caused*) was most serious in the sight of Allah". Slander may be a serious, but not a most serious sin - that word you have to reserve for robbery, rape, dishonesty, slave taking, torture, terrorism, murder, mass murder, etc. - and if you are religious; for the gravest sins against the god(s) like f.x. making up competing gods and/or disusing a god/gods for personal gains like riches for keeping or for use (f.x. for bribes), respect and power.
If on the other hand Allah was a made up platform of power for Muhammad and his co-workers, well, then it might have been most serious for him (Muhammad) as it touched Muhammad, at least if there exists a real god somewhere. F.x. if Muhammad started off originally wanted to serve the old Jewish and Christian god he had heard about, but somewhere stumbled out from "the narrow road" of Yahweh and on to "the straight and easy road". ##### (This is one of the possible explanations, especially as science tends to think that Muhammad believed in something when he started his mission, but over time became more "relaxed ”and scheming and like so many a leader was morally destroyed by his success and power.
But honestly: What has the family problems of Muhammad to do in a claimed holy book for all times and the entire world, not to mention: How is it possible for a god to revere texts like this? (Remember that the Quran is an exact copy of "the Mother of the Book" which according to the Quran is revered by Allah and his angels in Heaven.) ###Yes, how is it possible that this episode is described in a "mother book" billions of years before it happened, unless predestination is total, free will exactly zero point zero zero, and we all just are puppets-on-strings? #### And where is then the justice in rewards and punishments?
But Allah(?) definitely solved a case for Muhammad here - like in some other cases.
002 33/28-33a: This about Muhammad's wives and rules to make them stay quiet and satisfied - double punishment and double reward, etc., and other places in the Quran forbidden to remarry, ordered to talk from behind a curtain, his daughter Fatima promised a top position in Heaven, etc. contradicts the Bible in that such rules were not given to any of the Biblical prophets. The same god would give at least somewhat similar rules to all his representatives - which he did to all the Biblical prophets, but not to Muhammad. Muhammad even had permission to rape women (f.x. Rayhana bint Amr and Safiyya bint Huayay), an absolutely NO for all Biblical prophets. Very clear indications for that Muhammad did not belong to the same line of prophets as the Biblical prophets included Jesus, and did not get his claimed revelations from the same god. Too different rules.
003 33/28-33b: One question: Do private stuff like this belong in a holy book? - or as part of a religion? Not to mention: Does a god revere stuff like this?
004 33/32b: “O Consorts of the Prophet! If any of you were guilty of evident unseemly conduct, the Punishment would be doubled for her, and that is easy for Allah”. For comments see 33/28-29 above – and also note that the god is easy to use, for Muhammad like for many self centered human manipulators in societies where religion is a dominant presence.
Read 33/28-29 through 33/33 + 33/50 and 33/51 together to get a picture of his – and very many other dominant religious persons in strong and dark religious societies – technique. One of the much used – and proved efficient – ways of manipulating dependant persons. Even the use of the god is typical for many such persons. All this formally is about Muhammad’s private intimate life, but as what he said and did was and is the correct ethical and moral code in Islam – and hence the norm for all women concerning this aspect of life - we include it also in the chapter about women’s life under Islam.
This strong warning also means that Muhammad did not trust his women too much - his reaction to Aishah's "adventure" proves the same.
But again: Do this kind of stuff belong in a "holy book"? - or as part of a religion? - and in case why do only Muhammad but no other claimed prophet get special service?
005 33/32d: “O Consorts of the Prophet! Ye are not like any of the (other) women: if ye do fear (Allah), be not too complaisant of speech lest one in whose heart is disease should be moved with desire: but speak ye a speech (that is) just".
Once more: Read 33/28-29 through 33/33 + 33/50 and 33/51 together to get a picture of his – and very many other dominant religious persons in strong and dark religious societies – technique. One of the much used – and proved efficient – ways of manipulating dependant persons. Even the use of the god, is typical for such persons. All this formally is about Muhammad’s private intimate life, but as what he said and did was and is the correct ethical and moral code in Islam – it is the norm for all women concerning this aspect of life. Here Muhammad puts extra pressure on his women to make sure they "behave".
##Another question: Does Muhammad's private sex life and problems with all his women - married and not married - belong in a timeless holy "Mother Book" revered by the god and his angels in Heaven? - or in a religion? And how come it could be reliably written in that book before the world was created, if Muhammad or his women or anybody else had free will and could change their minds and thus history?
006 33/37a: This verse does not at all belong in any holy book, nor as part of a religion - this is solving of Muhammad's family affairs. (Muhammad fell in love - or in desire - with the wife, Zaynab, of his adopted son, Zaid. According to old Arab law an adopted son was a son, and a father-in-law could not marry his daughter-in-law. But Allah changed the law for Muhammad, there was a divorce - what could Zaid say against his mighty "father"? (Muslims claim the marriage was not a good one - that be as it may, it anyhow was a betrayal of Zaid, and even most Muslims do not feel entirely well about this marriage) - - - and Muhammad had himself yet another wife. Also see 33/37.
007 33/53k: The whole of this verse is about Muhammad's private life. It does not belong in a claimed "holy" book or as part of a religion. It also does not belong in a claimed "Mother Book" copied to 124ooo earlier prophets for whom this was totally irrelevant. Not to mention that no god would revere texts like this in his Heaven, like claimed in the Quran (13/13b, 43/4, 85/21-22).
008 66/1c: "Why holdest thou (Muhammad*) to be forbidden what Allah has made lawful to thee?" It is unclear exactly what this refers to, except that it seems to have to do with "disturbance"/jealousy in his harem, which made him swear something he later regretted (and found an excuse for breaking his promise: It was something Allah had made lawful.)<`p>
The most likely explanation is that it has to do with Muhammad's falling for his daughter-in-law (according to old Arab rules), Zaynab.
###Do family/woman problems for the leader belong in a holy book for the entire world? And as the Quran is claimed to be an exact copy of "the Mother of the Book" in Heaven: How come it could be written there billions of years before it happened if man has even the slightest degree of free will? Not to mention: Is it possible for an omniscient god to revere texts like these? - the Quran states it is revered by Allah and by his angels.
009 66/1d: "- - - that which Allah has made lawful to thee (Muhammad*) - - -". This only is possible if Allah exists and is powerful enough to make laws.
But are a claimed prophet's personal family problems and sexual lusts really belonging in a claimed holy book?
010 66/3b: "When the Prophet (Muhammad*) disclosed a matter in confidence to one of his consorts, and she divulges it (to another) - - -". It is not known who the two were or what it was all about. But it was a private family problem - does that belong in a holy book? And how com it is possible to find this in "the Mother of the Book" in Heaven and written at least billions of years ago, of which the Quran is a copy?
011 66/3d: "- - - and she the divulged it - - -". See 62/11c above.
012 66/3-5: These are family problems in Muhammad's family. Do they belong in a holy book? And: The Quran is a copy of the "mother book" (13/39, 43/4, 85/21-22) which Allah and his angels revere ("high in dignity" - 43/4) in his "home". For one thing, how did Muhammad's family problems end up in the "mother book" written may be billions of years earlier? - and for another; would really a god revere texts like this?
013 66/5a: "It may be, if he (Muhammad*) divorced you (all (his wives*)), that Allah will give him in exchange Consorts better than you - who submit (their will's), who believe, who are devout, who turn to Allah in repentance, who worship (in humility) - - -". This verse simply does not belong in a "Mother Book" (of which the Quran is claimed to be an exact copy) revered by an omnipotent, omniscient god in Heaven.
Also: Women seem to be gifts to men.
Sub-total Chapter 5 = 13 + 312 = 335.
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This work was upload with assistance of M. A. Khan, editor of islam-watch.org and the author of "Islamic Jihad: A Legacy of Forced Conversion, Imperialism, and Slavery".