THE AUTHORIZATION OF INCEST IN ISLAM
The truth about Islam has been one of the world’s best-kept secrets. For centuries, it has been practically impossible to raise objections about Islam or the character of Muhammad in Muslim countries. Anyone who raises any objections against Islam would place his or her life in great danger. But things have changed. With the advent of the Internet, it is now impossible for Muslims to keep the dark teachings of Islam a secret. Many people are now aware of the true teachings of Islam, and Muslims are unable to silence everyone.
There are many dishonorable teachings in Islam, but for the moment we will discuss two such teachings. One is Incest and the other is a form of marriage known as Hilla Marriage or Nikah Hilla. Please read this article very carefully and be prepared for some shocking revelation.
Incest is defined as sexual relations between persons who are so closely related that their marriage is illegal or forbidden by custom. The prohibition of incest is and has been one of the most common of all cultural taboos, both currently and in the past. However, in some specific instances, incest is permitted in Islam and is not considered a sin in its theology. There is a religious ruling that is taught and upheld by prominent Islamic scholars. This religious ruling reveals the approval of incest within its theology. The approval of this extremely debased practice serves as a character witness of the religion of Islam. In accordance with the most authentic teaching of Islam, a Muslim man is permitted to marry his own biological daughter and consummate the marriage with her if she was conceived illegitimately. The foundation for incest in Islam is laid in the following verse:
Surah 25:54: It is He Who has created man from water: then has He established relationships of lineage and marriage: for thy Lord has power over all things. (Yusuf Ali)
Al-Qurtubi is one of Islam’s premiere commentators. In his commentary (tafsir) on Surah 25:54, he quotes Ibn Al-Arabi (1165 C.E. – 1240 C.E.), the most influential author of Islamic history, known to his supporters as al-Shaykh al-akbar, “the Greatest Master.” Al-Qurtubi wrote:
Regarding the terms “lineage and relationship through marriage”:
“Lineage and relationship through marriage are two terms that describe the personal relationships that may exist between humans. Ibn Al-Arabi said, “Lineage is an expression referring to the mixture of fluids between a male and a female from a religious legal point of view. However, if this union (between male and female) occurs through disobedience (fornication) then the resulting child is not considered a part of a person’s true lineage. That is why a daughter born from adultery is not mentioned in Allah’s saying, ‘Prohibited to you (for marriage) are: your mothers and daughters’ (Surah 4:23) because she is not considered a daughter according to the most authentic teaching of our (Islamic) scholars and the most authentic teaching of our religion. If there is no legal lineage then there is no legal relationship; for adultery does not prohibit (from marriage) the daughter of the mother (you committed adultery with) nor the mother of a woman (you committed adultery with). What is lawfully prohibited is not also prohibited due to sin, for Allah has bestowed lineage and relation through marriage upon His servants and greatly esteemed these relationships. Allah has also established laws identifying what is legal and what is prohibited, which are not equal to each other; therefore falsehood cannot be a part of these laws.” (Tafseer Qurtubi, Surah 25 verse 54; Translated from Al-Azhar’s official website).
Let us analyze this Islamic ruling very carefully. According to this Islamic ruling, a daughter born out of wedlock is not considered as the daughter of the man. Therefore, it becomes permissible for him to marry her. The above Islamic ruling clearly states, “…the resulting child is not considered a part of a person’s true lineage.” Thus, the daughter is regarded the same as any other unrelated woman. As such, Islam does not prohibit the marriage between the father and daughter who is born through fornication or adultery (out of wedlock). And the above Islamic ruling also adds that according to “the most authentic teaching of Islam, if there is no legal lineage then there is no legal relationship; for adultery does not prohibit from marriage the daughter of the mother you committed adultery with.” And to drive home the point, the ruling states, “What is lawfully prohibited is not also prohibited due to sin, for Allah has bestowed lineage and relation through marriage.” In others words, while it is prohibited to marry one’s own daughter who is conceived in marriage, it is not prohibited in Islam to marry one’s own daughter if she is conceived out of wedlock.
According to Islam’s logic, it is like saying that it is wrong to drive recklessly and harm others only when we possess a valid driving license. However, if we do not possess a driving license, then it is perfectly all right to drive dangerously and injure others. Not having a driving license, somehow justifies our driving dangerously. Similarly, not having a legal marital status (marriage license) somehow justifies incest. How can one illegal act (adultery) make another illegal act (incest) lawful? How can the sin of adultery nullify the sin of incest and make it an acceptable act? Can two wrongs (adultery and incest) make a right? The second wrong that is permitted with the blessing of Allah is incest between a father and his daughter. How does having a daughter from an adulterous relationship make her sexually permissible for the father when she is in every sense his very own flesh and blood? No matter how she is conceived, she still remains his biological child and should be sexually off limits to him. This is a gross violation of the divine standard of morality. Just think, will the true God permit incest knowingly? We will now consider Al-Qurtubi’s exegesis on Surah 4:23:
Surah 4:23: “Prohibited to you (for marriage) are: your mothers, daughters, sisters; father's sisters, mother's sisters; brother's daughters, sister's daughters; foster-mothers (who gave you suck), foster-sisters; your wives' mothers; your step-daughters under your guardianship, born of your wives to whom ye have gone, no prohibition if ye have not gone in; (those who have been) wives of your sons proceeding from your loins; and two sisters in wedlock at one and the same time, except for what is past; for Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” (Yusuf Ali)
The scholars have differed on the issue of prohibition of sexual intercourse with someone born out of adultery. The majority of knowledgeable scholars have said that if a man commits adultery with a woman, that act does not prohibit him from marrying her. Likewise, a man’s wife is not prohibited from him if he commits adultery with her mother or her daughter. It is sufficient for him to receive the punitive judgment (based on Sharia), then he may have intercourse with his wife. If a man commits adultery with a woman then desired to marry her mother or her daughter, they are not prohibited from him because of this act.
Another group said (such a marriage) is prohibited for him. This opinion was reported by Amran Ibn Husain, as well as Al-Shu’bi and Atta’, Al Hassan, Sufyan Al–Thuri, Ahmad, Ishaq and those of opinion. It was reported by Malik that adultery prohibits (a man’s relationship with both) the mother and the daughter and this act (of adultery) has the same prohibitions that a legal marriage has. This is also the saying of the people of Iraq. However, the (only) correct portion of Malik’s saying is that adultery produces no regulations. For Allah, exalted and glorified, said in Surah 4:23, "Your wives' mothers," but did not say, "He who committed adultery with his wives’ mothers, nor his daughter whom he conceived through adultery." This is the saying of Al-Shafi’i and Abu Thuri…
… Abdul Malik Ibn Al-Maj-shun said such a marriage (between a man and the daughter he conceived through adultery) is permissible; which is the correct understanding of Allah’s saying in Surah 25:54, "It is He Who has created man from water: then has He established relationships of lineage and marriage," referring to an approved legal marriage. This will be explained in Surah 25…” (Tafsir al-Qurtubi, Translated from the official website of Saudi Arabia, Ministry of Islamic Affairs).
The reason for these Islamic scholars to so strongly uphold a practice that is morally and ethically wrong is primarily because of the Qur’an’s insistence that lineage and relationship are only recognized through “legal marriage.”
An added reason why these scholars could condone such a perverted view, to the extent of even accepting incest, is mainly because of the Qur’an’s insufficiency to provide specific details on a given subject. Note again the commentary by al-Qurtubi on Surah 4:23:
For Allah, exalted and glorified, said in Surah 4:23, “Your wives' mothers,” But did not say, “He who committed adultery with his wives’ mothers, nor his daughter whom he conceived through adultery.”
Since Allah does not recognize the lineage of the daughter and he did not specifically forbid this form of incestuous marriage, a man’s daughter becomes permissible to him if he is not married to her mother at the time of her conception – even though the child is his biological daughter, his own flesh and blood. Another scholar of Islam also confirms this judicial ruling. Al-Fiqh Ala al Madahib al Arba'a by Sheikh Abdurehman Jazri, Volume 4, page 40:
“It is permissible for a man to marry his daughter who is born through adultery.”
“The one (girl) who is born through adultery does not become mahram (to her father) as the Shafiee say, because she is not considered as daughter since there is no inheritance between them.”
In the legal terminology of Islamic Sharia, a mahram is an unmarriageable kin with whom sexual intercourse would be considered incestuous. Since a daughter born from adultery is not a daughter in Islam, she is not forbidden (a mahram) and as such the father can marry her. Thus, the wickedly immoral practice of incest becomes acceptable in Islam in this instance. The vulgarity of Allah is too shocking even for some Muslims. They find it difficult to accept this evil teaching. But, the great majority of Muslim scholars have enacted laws based on the Qur’an, which allow a man to marry his very own daughter if she is born out of wedlock – even when he is fully aware that she is his own flesh and blood. In other words he can knowingly marry his daughter because Islam “does not prohibit from marriage the daughter of the mother you committed adultery with.” Thus, Islam permits a man’s illegitimate daughter to become his legitimate wife.
Look carefully at the wordings in the Islamic ruling: “It is permissible for a man to marry his daughter who is born through adultery.” It recognizes the fact that she is “his” daughter and yet permits the incestuous marriage between a father and his daughter. Can any sane person accept this insanity? Any human being with an ounce of decency will understand that even though adultery is wrong it does not change the fact that the child is still his biological daughter. If a man is not even supposed to marry his step-daughter, how much so if she is his very own flesh and blood? The depth of this immoral law is immense. To say it is shocking is an understatement.
Granted, a man and a woman sinned by committing adultery, but to make the daughter of this union permissible for the father to marry is grossly sinful. Two wrongs do not make a right. This is especially true when the second sin permitted by Islam goes against the order of nature. When Islam says that the child “is not considered a daughter,” it is punishing the child for the sins of the parents. The fact that most fathers under such circumstances will not live by this Islamic ruling shows that even adulterers have a better moral standard than Islam. One might sin in a moment of weakness but Islam’s sins are deliberate and grossly wicked. Islam once again proves its satanic nature by sanctioning incest and by punishing the innocent. Blind faith is like a dangerous narcotic which snatches one’s rationality and sense of right and wrong. It keeps sane people in the darkness of their religious dungeon and Islam is one of the darkest dungeons. The biggest problem is the wishful ignorance of Muslims about their own faith, which they blindly cherish.
Islam redefines incest just as it redefines everything else. In the Islamic framework, it is not considered incestuous for a man to have sexual relations with his blood daughter who is conceived from an adulterous relationship. She is not regarded as his daughter, even though biologically this cannot be denied. Muslims are taught to see no evil, hear no evil and speak no evil about the evil teachings of Islam.
As explicitly stated in the commentary by al-Qurtubi, Allah failed to expressly state a written law prohibiting sexual relations with the daughter born to the woman with whom adultery was committed. As a result, incest became permissible in Islam. Of course, even without a written code, our natural sense of right and wrong will teach us that incest is wrong, no matter what the circumstances might be. Unlike Allah, Jehovah did not leave matters to chance. Through the Holy Bible, he lovingly provided a clear and comprehensive instruction for his worshippers to follow.
Leviticus 18:6-18: “No-one is to approach any close relative to have sexual relations. I am the LORD. 7 'Do not dishonour your father by having sexual relations with your mother. She is your mother; do not have relations with her. 8 'Do not have sexual relations with your father's wife; that would dishonour your father. 9 'Do not have sexual relations with your sister, either your father's daughter or your mother's daughter, whether she was born in the same home or elsewhere. 10 'Do not have sexual relations with your son's daughter or your daughter's daughter; that would dishonour you. 11 'Do not have sexual relations with the daughter of your father's wife, born to your father; she is your sister. 12 'Do not have sexual relations with your father's sister; she is your father's close relative. 13 'Do not have sexual relations with your mother's sister, because she is your mother's close relative. 14 'Do not dishonour your father's brother by approaching his wife to have sexual relations; she is your aunt. 15 'Do not have sexual relations with your daughter-in-law. She is your son's wife; do not have relations with her. 16 'Do not have sexual relations with your brother's wife; that would dishonour your brother. 17 'Do not have sexual relations with both a woman and her daughter. Do not have sexual relations with either her son's daughter or her daughter's daughter; they are her close relatives. That is wickedness. 18 'Do not take your wife's sister as a rival wife and have sexual relations with her while your wife is living.”
In Leviticus 18:17 it is stated, “Do not have sexual relations with both a woman and her daughter… That is wickedness.” Jehovah God makes it clear here that a man is not supposed to have sexual relationship with “a woman and her daughter.” If a man is forbidden to have sexual relation with the daughter (who is not even his own flesh and blood) of the woman – on account of their mother-daughter relationship – how much more so if she happens to be his own biological daughter. Yet, this is allowed in Islam.
In the first place, according to the laws of Jehovah, sexual relationship outside the sacred marriage union is strictly forbidden. The strict obedience of this law will prevent the conceiving of children out of wedlock.
Leviticus 18:20: “Do not have sexual relations with your neighbour's wife and defile yourself with her.”
1 Corinthians 6:9-10: Do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men kept for unnatural purposes, nor men who have sex with men, nor thieves, nor greedy persons, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit God’s kingdom.
Ephesians 5:3-5: Do not let fornication, perversion of any kind, or greediness not even be mentioned among you. This is not appropriate behavior for God’s holy people. Neither should there be shameful conduct nor foolish talking nor obscene jesting, things which are inappropriate, but rather the giving of thanks. For you know this, recognizing it for yourselves, that no fornicator or unclean person or greedy person—which means being an idolater—has any inheritance in the kingdom of the Christ and of God.
No matter how a man begets a child, whether as a result of fornication, adultery or marriage, it is still his child and therefore to engage in sexual relations with one’s own daughter is incest. This wicked teaching gives us one of the strongest reasons to reject Islam. This article exemplifies the perverted nature of Islam and shows how vastly superior the Bible is in comparison to the Qur’an in terms of morality and ethics. Sexual intercourse between a father and daughter, a mother and son, or a brother and sister is universally forbidden. Yet, as the evidences provided in this article show, marriage between a father and his biological daughter is permitted in the Qur’an.
The acceptability of incest may come as a shock for Muslims who are not familiar with the teachings of their own religion. We hope this article will serve as a wake-up call for them. Can Muslims really accept a religion that punishes an innocent child for the sins of the parents? If Muslims accept Muhammad as their prophet, then they must also accept the following wicked statement expressed by him against an innocent child. Can you accept this insanity?
Sunan Abu-Dawud, Book 29, Hadith 3952:
Narrated AbuHurayrah: The Prophet said: The child of adultery is worst of the three.
How can an innocent child be considered as a greater sinner than the parents who produced the child through adultery. This is Islam for you. And we will now discuss a form of marriage in Islam that becomes necessary for the wife when a Muslim husband divorces her hastily in a moment of anger.
HILLA MARRIAGE IN ISLAM
Muslim apologists take advantage of the fact that most people do not know the truth of the Islamic faith as it is taught in the Qur'an and explained in the books of the early Muslim scholars. Thus, they confidently declare that Islam is a religion of women’s rights and dignity. It is time for this deceit to be exposed. This may prevent some from blindly rushing into Islam. In truth, Muslim women suffer badly, mostly in silence. One of the main causes for their pain is Islam’s easy divorce laws. According to Islamic theology, all that a husband needs to do to divorce his wife is to say “talaq” three times. “Talaq” means, “I divorce you.” This privilege is only reserved for the men – only the husband can declare it. Islam has vested the right to divorce with the husband only. The wife is not allowed to exercise this right. This is because Islam considers women as weak by nature and their intelligence deficient. The husband has been made the owner of the “triple talaq.”
However, this does not mean that the marriage is over only when the three talaqs are issued. One talaq is sufficient to end the marriage. Since the purpose of the talaq is to end the marriage, the husband only has to pronounce one talaq once, and the marriage will be over if he does not reconcile with her within the waiting period known as iddah (iddat), which is normally three menstruation periods. The same applies when two talaqs are uttered. If the husband has issued one or two talaqs, he has the right to take the wife back while she is still within the waiting period. However, if the husband gave his wife three talaqs, then the marriage ends immediately and no reconciliation is possible. The utterances of three talaqs are valid even if they are uttered all at once in one instance. For example, the husband can say, “I talaq you three times” in one sentence. Many Muslim husbands have uttered the triple talaq in a moment of anger.
Surah 2:230: “So if a husband divorces his wife (irrevocably), He cannot, after that, re-marry her until after she has married another husband and He has divorced her. In that case, there is no blame on either of them if they re-unite; provided they feel that they can keep the limits ordained by Allah. Such are the limits ordained by Allah, which He makes plain to those who understand.” (Yusuf Ali)
Surah 2:230 is one of the most unethical religious decrees ever to be issued. This verse makes it clear that if the husband divorces his wife irrevocably, she shall not be lawful to him after that, until she marries another man. For instance, if a Muslim man were to orally utter the triple talak in a moment of anger, but then has a change of mind, he cannot continue to remain as her husband after that. He cannot even remarry her even if both want to start over again. Islamic law demands that the wife must first marry and have intercourse with another man, and who in turn has to divorce her again, before it becomes lawful for the original couple to remarry.
The rule of hilla or halala specifies that this cannot be a pro forma marriage – a formal marriage on paper. Allah’s law requires that the woman must actually engage in sexual intercourse with the second man before she can return to her former husband. This practice is in vogue all over the Islamic world and is practiced whenever there is a need for it because it is sanctioned both in the Qur’an and in the Hadith. Because of the precise and unambiguous prescription of this religious decree in the Qur’an, there had been no debate about the validity of this ruling among the various schools of Muslim Law.
The man who marries a divorced wife in order to make her lawful again for her former husband is known as “The Muhallil,” which literally means, “One who makes lawful.” This is because he makes the woman lawful to go back to her ex-husband by marrying her for one night and later divorcing her. The marriage to the Muhallil is known as “Nikah Hilla” or “Nikah Halala.” The marriage itself is solemnized with the intention of divorce and thus it is another form of “temporary marriage” in Islam. It must be re-emphasized that to make her lawful for her former husband, sexual intercourse between the women and the Muhallil is compulsory. It is a most harsh provision entailing a total disregard for the feelings of the woman on the way to her reunion with her former husband.
Sir W. Muir, the celebrated biographer of the Prophet, wrote:
“However unjust or injurious the action, how much severe the result of passion or caprice, however it may affect the interests not only of an innocent wife, but also of her innocent children, however desirous the husband may be of undoing the wrong, - the decision cannot be recalled; the divorced wife can return to her husband but on one condition, and that is that she shall first be married to another man, and after cohabitation (to the fullest extent) be again divorced.” (The Life of Mahomet).
Sahih Bukhari, Volume 7, Book 63, Number 186:
Narrated 'Aisha: The wife of Rifa'a Al-Qurazi came to Allah's Apostle and said, "O Allah's Apostle! Rifa'a divorced me irrevocably. After him I married 'Abdur-Rahman bin Az-Zubair Al-Qurazi who proved to be impotent." Allah's Apostle said to her, "Perhaps you want to return to Rifa'a? Nay (you cannot return to Rifa'a) until you and 'Abdur-Rahman consummate your marriage."
The above incident is not only recorded in the Hadith of Sahih Bukhari but it is also confirmed and recorded in al-Baydawi, al-Suyuti, and many other authentic Islamic sources. Thus, the practice of Hilla marriage is an established fact and an integral part of Islam. Bukhari mentions another account in which the woman receives the same answer from Muhammad because the order of the Qur’an is very plain, “until she has wed another husband.”
Sahih Bukhari, Volume 7, Book 63, Number 187:
Narrated 'Aisha: A man divorced his wife thrice (by expressing his decision to divorce her thrice), then she married another man who also divorced her. The Prophet was asked if she could legally marry the first husband (or not). The Prophet replied, "No, she cannot marry the first husband unless the second husband consummates his marriage with her, just as the first husband had done."
Can there be a more degrading way to insult and dishonor the dignity of a woman than this? For Allah and Muhammad to impose such a condition on the wife, in order to allow her to return to her former husband, is to both humiliate and disgrace her. Why should the intervening steps of a second marriage and a second divorce be required as a divinely sanctioned necessity before the divorced couple can work out their differences and get back together? To solve the problem of a hasty divorce with another hasty divorce is totally insane. One unintentional wrong cannot and should not be corrected with another wrong committed intentionally. Two wrongs do not make a right! Besides, this form of marriage with the Muhallil is potentially adulterous.
This mistreatment of women is not accidental or an aberration of Islam, but it is an intricate part of its theology. Islam not only fails to honor women but it itself is the cause for their humiliation, dishonor, pain, misery and in many cases, even their death. The problem lies directly with Islam. Why must the innocent wife pay the penalty for the offense when it is the husband who commits the error of a hasty divorce? Why must she be dishonored by yet another marriage and another divorce before they can come back together? Will any respectable woman be inclined to carry out such a degrading practice? Why is it not possible for Allah to enact of a more justifiable law – one that is fair to the wife – to deal with cases such as these?
A divine law that spares the guilty and punishes the innocent cannot be divine. Even man-made laws tend to have a measure of fairness but not Allah’s. It must be made very, very clear that Allah is principally responsible for this calamity in Islam. As we have learnt earlier, all that is required for a husband to divorce his wife is to orally utter “talaq” three times and that is it. If it is not for Allah’s easy divorce laws, a Muslim man will never be able to divorce his wife irrevocably in a heated moment of anger. Who then do you think is the cause for this tragedy?
Because of Allah’s easy divorce laws, a Muslim man may divorce his wife irrevocably in a moment of anger which he later regrets and makes every effort to restore her for himself. Of course, she too would like to go back to her husband and her children who may be still very young. Is it reasonable, according to basic human values of chastity and dignity, for Allah to state that it is not permissible for the woman to return to her husband and children unless she has sexual intercourse – at least once – with a total stranger before she is restored to her husband and children again? Once again, we need to ask, “Why is Allah punishing the wife in this extremely humiliating way, for the hasty utterance of the divorce formula said in a moment of anger by the husband?” In reality, she is paying the price – at the cost of her dignity – for the foolishness of Allah’s easy divorce laws. Allah’s laws have a tendency to punish the innocent. Does not this show the wickedly cruel nature of Allah? Muslim wives are caught between a husband who lacks self-control and a god who lacks good judgment. This is the story of true Islam.
The sexual act between the wife and the Muhallil can rightfully be construed as a religiously sanctioned rape. The compliance to sexually engage with a total stranger is forced upon her by the laws of Islam – leaving her with no other option. She is also acting under the threat of losing her husband if she failed to comply. She loses her husband when she fails to comply and she loses her dignity when she does. She stands to lose both ways. Just as a rapist leaves his victims with little choice, neither does Islam. The only option left for her to gain back her husband is to submit herself sexually to a stranger – the Muhallil. Who do you think is the rapist here?
Contemporary Muslim scholars, who defend this Islamic law, argue that the enactment of the rule of Hilla marriage by Allah is for it to act as a deterrent for Muslim husbands. Its purpose is supposedly to make it difficult for husbands to divorce their wives, perhaps, in a moment of anger. Let us expose the lies of these scholars. If the argument of these scholars is true, then it only proves that the laws of Allah are criminal in nature. This is how criminals operate. To demand the cooperation of a person against his will, they usually threaten to injure his family members. Like these criminals, Allah too threatens to damage the honor, dignity, virtue, and self-respect of the wife in order to compel the husband to conform to his laws. And like these criminals, Allah too carries out the threat when there is no compliance. In addition, if it is to make it difficult for the husbands to divorce their wives, why in the first place did Allah enact laws that make it extremely easy for a Muslim husband to divorce his wife? All that he has to do is orally pronounce talak thrice. Is this not a contradiction to the claim that Allah’s intention is to make it difficult for Muslim husbands to divorce their wives? Moreover, if it is to make it hard for husbands to divorce their wives, why is the wife punished and humiliated instead of the husband?
In truth, the argument by Muslim scholars to justify Hilla Marriage is but an attempt to do some damage control to this sickeningly shameful practice. Islam is built on lies and deceptions. Just think, since the law of Hilla Marriage does not come into force for millions of wives who are divorced regularly on purpose (intentionally) by their husbands – with no intention of taking them back – how can it be claimed that Allah enacted this law to make it difficult for Muslim husbands to divorce their wives? If Allah is truly keen on discouraging divorces, as these lying scholars wants us to believe, is it not proper for him to first enact laws that will deter willful or determined divorce wherein the majority of divorces take place? What deterrent laws are there in Islam for the majority of Muslim husbands who intentionally divorce their wives with ease? None. Yes! If Allah is truly interested in discouraging divorces among his followers, deterrent laws should be enacted primarily for this class of people who divorce their wives with intent. What logic is there to pass laws to punish a wrongdoer who later regrets his wrongful course whereas there is not a single law in Islam to punish the willful wrongdoer of the same offense?
Surah 2:227: “But if their intention is firm for divorce, Allah heareth and knoweth all things.”
No punishment in the form of deterrence is administered by Allah “if their intention is firm for divorce.” Instead, in the verses following Surah 2:227, Allah outlines the proper Islamic procedures for divorce. Allah “knoweth all things” but does not punish those who divorce on purpose. You cannot find a single statement of deterrence in the form of a punishment similar to Nikah Hilla in a single verse in the Qur’an or Hadith for those who divorce their wives willfully. Allah knoweth nothing about a woman’s emotions, feelings, pain, or suffering. Many mistakenly believe that Islam honors women and dignifies them. Such ones may have not read the Qur'anic verses or the sayings of Muhammad concerning women. Muslim apologists are experts at using selected quotes to mislead people into believing that Islam dignifies women. These hypocrites even state that the wife is being purified by the Hilla marriage to be returned to the husband.
Will a loving God make a requirement that the only way a woman can gain back her family is by giving her body sexually to a total stranger? Can you not feel the utter hopeless situation that Islam has subjected these women to? Are women of no account to Allah and Muhammad? Is this how justices are to be executed in Islam – exempting the guilty and punishing the innocent? This is one of the most disgusting, filthy and unfair laws against women. Would you agree with this verdict if it were imposed on your mother or your sister or your wife or your daughter? God forbid that this should ever happen. This is one of the strongest reasons why Islam cannot be the religion of the true God. There is no love in the laws of Islam. And God is love. The laws of the Holy Bible do not allow the husband to divorce his wife anyhow or in a moment of anger. There is no place for quick or careless divorce in the laws of Christianity such as the “triple talak” of Islam. Divorce is a serious matter and is valid only on the grounds of adultery.
Matthew 5:32: “But I say to you that everyone who divorces his wife, except on the ground of sexual immorality, makes her a subject of adultery.”
Furthermore, it is stated in the Bible at 1 Peter 3:7:
Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the wife as to the weaker vessel, since they are joint heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered.”
What a contrast from Islam. Here in the Bible, God is telling Christian husbands to honor their wives. This requirement is no passing remark. God warned Christian husbands that their prayers would be hindered – unacceptable – if they failed to honor their wives. For a husband who honors his wife, even the thought of divorcing his wife will not cross the mind – no matter how upset he may be. And to the wives, the following admonition is given to them in Ephesians 5:33:
“…the wife should have deep respect for the husband.”
These are God’s requirements for the Christian husband and wife in their sacred marriage union. These are the requirements that serve to bring mutual respect and honor within the family unit. Yes, why should God view women differently? This same honor and dignity is reserved for any woman who is willing to submit herself to the superior laws of Jehovah God. The true God is not gender-biased.
Many are blind to the fact that Islam is a gender-biased religion. It is biased against women. They have not been told the real truth concerning Islam. Muslim women – especially those who still defend the teachings of Islam – should read the following Hadiths:
Sahih Bukhari, Volume 7, Book 62, Number 30:
Narrated Abdullah bin 'Umar: Allah's Apostle said, “Evil omen is in the women, the house and the horse.”
Sahih Muslim, Book 008, Number 3240:
Jabir reported that Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) saw a woman, and so he came to his wife, Zainab, as she was tanning a leather and had sexual intercourse with her. He then went to his Companions and told them: The woman advances and retires in the shape of a devil, so when one of you sees a woman, he should come to his wife, for that will repel what he feels in his heart.
Sahih Bukhari, Volume 7, Book 62, Number 33:
Narrated Usama bin Zaid: The Prophet said, “After me I have not left any affliction more harmful to men than women.”
It is a great tragedy to be a woman in Islam. The laws of Allah are discriminatory against women. The only path Allah has left for a Muslim wife is to suffer the consequences of his immoral laws. The shame of Islam is enormous.
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