The following case illustrates how Muslim spokesmen lie so blatantly, and how willingly infidel main stream media become the vehicle for these blatant and outright lies to be perpetuated on non-Muslims.
Reza Aslan ! Yes…that’s the name of the fellow I am talking about. One can read how obnoxious, arrogant and dishonest he is from HERE . He claims that he is an Islamic scholar. His essays and articles keep appearing in major publications in US. He appears in major news channels, and nothing that comes out from his mouth can ever be truthful. But then, he is a Muslim in service of Islamic Supremacism. But, what about main stream media in the ‘so called’ free world which carry these sentences, actually lies and half truths, as if they are 100% true and represent Islamic teachings as found in Koran and the life of Prophet Mohammad ?
Reza Aslan in his latest interview says that the first thing Prophet Mohammad did was to ban the slavery. His full statement is this ( HERE ):
” “ISIS’ notion of reestablishing slavery as part of Islam — I mean, if you know anything about Islamic history the very first thing that Muhammad did was outlaw slavery…. “
But what is the truth ? If Mohammad banned slavery then why did so many Hindus had to suffer under this institution of slavery during the Islamic rule of India ? Millions of Hindu women were taken as sex slaves or deported to foreign lands to be sold. Did all this happen despite Prophet banning slavery ?
To be fair, Islam didn’t invent slavery. It existed in pre-Islamic Saudi Arabia and Prophet Mohammad had no moral or ethical problem with it, so, he institutionalized slavery in his law. THIS MEANS THAT KORAN AND PROPHET MOHAMMAD CONDONED SLAVERY AND ALL THE ILLS RESULTING FROM IT.
PROPHET MOHAMMAD SOLD WOMEN AND CHILDREN AS SLAVES IN SLAVE MARKETS, WHEN THEY WERE TAKEN AS CAPTIVES IN WAR. HE BOUGHT SLAVES. HE DISTRIBUTED SLAVES AMONG HIS FOLLOWERS. HE KEPT SLAVES. HE HAD YOUNG AND BEAUTIFUL WOMEN AS SEX SLAVES IN HIS HAREM. HE EVEN CONDONED HIS FOLLOWERS RAPING CAPTIVE WOMEN.
EVEN IN KORAN, WE DO NOT FIND ALLAH BANNING SLAVERY.
IN FACT, ALLAH IN KORAN INSTITUTIONALIZED SLAVERY WHEN HE CONDONED MUSLIM MEN KEEPING WOMEN AS SEX SLAVES AND HAVING SEX WITH THEM ( VERSES 4.24, 23.5-6 AND 70.29-30 ). AND KORAN HAS MANY OTHER VERSES WITH REGARD TO THE SUBJECT OF SLAVES AND SLAVERY. THE KORANIC WORD FOR SLAVES IN ENGLISH TRANSLATIONS IS ‘RIGHT HAND POSSESSIONS’.
AND IN THE VERSE, 33.50, ALLAH SAYS THAT PROPHET MOHAMMAD CAN HAVE SEX WITH SLAVE GIRLS WHO ARE TAKEN AS CAPTIVES IN WAR.
FROM THE CORE ISLAMIC TEXTS :
1. From ‘ The Life of Muhammad – A Translation of Ibn Ishaq’s SIRAT RASUL ALLAH – by A. GUILLAUME
“Then they ( Jews of Banu Qurayza ) surrendered, and the apostle confined them in quarter of d.al Harith, a woman of B.Najjar . Then the apsotle went out to the market of Medina, and dug trenches in it. Then he sent for them, and struck off their heads in those trenches as they were brought out to him in batches. There were 600 or 700 in all, though some put the figure as high as 800 or 900. ……. ( page 464 )
Then the apostle divided the property, wives and children of Banu Qurayza among the Muslims…….Then the apostle sent Sa’d b. Zayd with some of the captive women of B,Qurayza to Najd and he sold them for horses and weapons. ( Page 466 )
The apostle chosen one of their women for himself, Rayhana d. Amr b. Khunafa, one of the women of B.Qurayza and she remained with him until she died, in his power. The apostle had proposed to marry her and put the veil on her, but she said : ‘Nay, leave me in your power , for that will be easier for me and for you.’ ( Page 466 )
From above, we see that Prophet sold captives from war as slaves and also that he took a girl as sex slave for himself .
2. From Sahih Bukhari ( Vol. 5, Book 59 , # 637 )
The Prophet sent ‘Ali to Khalid to bring the Khumus (of the booty) and I hated Ali, and ‘Ali had taken a bath (after a sexual act with a slave-girl from the Khumus). I said to Khalid, “Don’t you see this (i.e. Ali)?” When we reached the Prophet I mentioned that to him. He said, “O Buraida! Do you hate Ali?” I said, “Yes.” He said, “Do you hate him, for he deserves more than that from the Khumlus.”
Ali was Prophet’s cousin and son-in-law. He was the forth caliph. This tells its perfectly okay to have sex with slave girls or captives taken in war.
3. From Sahih Bukhari ( Vol. 7, Book 62, #137 )
We got female captives in the war booty and we used to do coitus interruptus with them. So we asked Allah’s Apostle about it and he said, “Do you really do that?” repeating the question thrice, “There is no soul that is destined to exist but will come into existence, till the Day of Resurrection.”
Prophet Mohammad didn’t tell them to stop raping women taken as captives, instead only says its wrong to do coitus interruptus.
4. From Sahih Bukhari ( Vol. 3, Book 34, # 432 )
That while he was sitting with Allah’s Apostle he said, “O Allah’s Apostle! We get female captives as our share of booty, and we are interested in their prices, what is your opinion about coitus interrupt us?” The Prophet said, “Do you really do that? It is better for you not to do it. No soul that which Allah has destined to exist, but will surely come into existence.
5. From Sahih Bukhari ( Vol. 3, Book 34, # 436 )
Abu Huraira narrated : I heard the Prophet saying, “If a slave-girl of yours commits illegal sexual intercourse and her illegal sexual intercourse is proved, she should be lashed, and after that nobody should blame her, and if she commits illegal sexual intercourse the second time, she should be lashed and nobody should blame her after that, and if she does the offense for the third time and her illegal sexual intercourse is proved, she should be sold even for a hair rope.”
Slave girls can be beaten too. By definition, slave is the property of master , thus has no rights of his own. If slaves can be beaten, it presupposes that slavery is part of institution.
6. From Sunan Abu Dawud ( Book 38, # 4458 )
Narrated Ali ibn AbuTalib: “A slave-girl belonging to the house of the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) committed fornication. He (the Prophet) said: Rush up, Ali, and inflict the prescribed punishment on her. I then hurried up, and saw that blood was flowing from her, and did not stop. So I came to him and he said: Have you finished inflicting (punishment on her)? I said: I went to her while her blood was flowing. He said: Leave her alone till her bleeding stops; then inflict the prescribed punishment on her. And inflict the prescribed punishment on those whom your right hands possess (i.e. slaves)”
Prophet Mohammad owned slave girls and also punishes them.
7. From Sahih Muslim ( Book 15, # 4112 )
‘Imran b. Husain reported that a person who had no other property emancipated six slaves of his at the time of his death. Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) called for them and divided them into three sections, cast lots amongst them, and set two free and kept four in slavery; and he (the Holy Prophet) spoke severely of him.
8. From Sahih Muslim, (Book 9, # 3584-85-95), we find that any property belonged to the slaves is the property of masters and that slaves have no right of inheritance.
Anwar Sheik writes, “Among the captives of At-Taif were three beautiful women. The Prophet gave one of them to Ali, another to Uthman and the third to Umar. One ought to remember that Ali and Uthman were the Prophet’s sons-in-law, and Umar was his father-in–law. Again, it should be noted that Islam held it legitimate to have sexual intercourse with one’s slave-girls; the Prophet himself had at least two slave-girls. One of them, Mary, was the mother of his son Ibrahim, who died as an infant.” ( Islam : Lust and Violence ; page 10 )
All this from primary sources of Islam conveys the idea that Prophet Mohammad banned slavery ? Prophet Mohammad made the freeing of slaves ( manumission ) by Muslims a very pious act, though even this is only possible if the slaves are of Muslims, as D.S.Margoliouth, in his book ‘Mohammad and the Rise of Islam’, points out that the abolition of slavery was not a notion that ever entered the prophet’s mind.
( Late )Ram Sawrup writes, ” The fact remains that Muhammad, by introducing the concept of religious war and by denying human rights to Non-Muslims, sanctioned slavery on an unprecedented scale…( and on ) such massive proportions. Zubair, a close companion of the Prophet, owned one thousand slaves when he died. The Prophet himself possessed at-least fifty-nine slaves atone stage or another, besides thirty-eight servants, both male and female. Mirkhond, the Prophet’s fifteenth century biographer, names them all in his Rauzat-us-Safa.” ( Understanding Islam through Hadith; page 75 )
AND IF ONE WANTS TO READ AND KNOW ABOUT THE DEVASTATING IMPACT THIS ISLAMIC SLAVERY LEFT ON INDIA, THE FOLLOWING BOOK BY RENOWNED HISTORIAN K.S.LAL IS HELPFUL.