This has become such a silly argument with arm-chair Muslims, that deny the right of Muslim Holy Warriors to take their Islamic rights with captured female BOOTY that this series of posts was needed.
The Bukhari hadith is CLEAR, however, no matter what is presented, they deny the Glory of Islam and the rights of a Muslim man.
Thus, this post is needed to dispel all doubts of the intentions of Allah or his Apostle. This will be a four part series, that will begin with the meaning, and the humanity of captured women in battle (WAR BOOTY), and the implications of this will be tied together with three following posts.
For the purposes of this post I will be using the translations (three different ones are found for each translation) from the University of California (the Centre for Jewish - Muslim Engagement).
And for the purposes of defining the Arabic terms, you can see a transliteration of the Noble Quran here:
I have continually read rubbish spewed by others, that Allah does not allow Muslims to take slave women (married or single) for sexual purposes, but can only marry them (and then they may be sexually violated by Muslim Holy Warriors). The original start of this debate centred on this hadith from Bukhari:
Volume 3, Book 34, Number 432: Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri:
``...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``
Since then, there has been denial on an epic scale of Muslim Mens rights with slave girls, and of SLAVERY in Islam itself.
Even lies so grand as to say that the Prophet himself advocated the abolition of slavery, and that a Muslim can never have sex with his captured BOOTY!
These LIES against Allah and Islam will be confronted and shown to be what they are: an AFFRONT to ISLAM, the APOSTLE, and ALLAH! We will have to divide this into different parts, as this will, in due course take up much space, however, for Muslims that choose to DEFEND the actions of the Apostle, Allah and the Noble Quran, I have no choice.
Lets get some background on this. The noble Quran, states:
Noble Quran: 004.003
Marry women of your choice, Two or three or four; but if ye fear that ye shall not be able to deal justly (with them), then only one, or (a captive) that your right hands possess, that will be more suitable, to prevent you from doing injustice.
Lets look at this in depth, and anyone can,( that does not speak Arabic) use Google Translator:
This Sura of the Noble Quran, transliterated:
"Wa-in khiftum alla tuqsitoo fee alyatama fainkihoo ma taba lakum mina alnnisa-i mathnawathulatha warubaAAa fa-in khiftum alla taAAdiloo fawahidatan aw ma malakat aymanukumthalika adna alla taAAooloo"
Pseudo-Muslims, apologists and deceivers have missed a very important, and very telling aspect of the linguistics of this verse: ,—or intentionally obscured by those trying to deny the TRUTH OF ISLAM! The Arabic states:
“Ankahu [marry]…ma [what] malakat [possess] aymankum [your right hands].”
If you then look at the Arabic relative pronoun that the Noble Quran has used to indicate these captive women, it uses “ma”: ….ma malakat aymanukum…., or transliterated “WHAT your right hand possess.”
In the Noble tongue of the Holy Quran (Arabic), when someone speaks of a rational being (e.g., a Human), the word that is uses is “min.” Which transliterates to WHO(ever); “ma” conversely refers only to ANIMALS and THINGS (for example miswaks, sand, camels, donkeys).
This would be comparable to the word “IT” in the English language. So if you believe that Allah and his Apostle considered Slave Women (War Booty) as HUMANS---- the correct transliteration of the Arabic Sura should have been: min malakat aymankum. WHO (ever) your right hand possesses (as a slave).
But it is NOT.
If look to Islamic scholars, all of them will tell you that humans should be referred to with min (who), whereas things or animals should be referred to with ma (what).
Now we come to the crux of this first part in our series on the Islamic Glory of Impregnating your Booty:
The Noble Quran is FLAWLESS ------and is in the most perfect of Arabic. No TRUE Muslim can say that there is any fault or mistake in the Noble Quran without committing Apostasy!
What is clearly demonstrated is that CONCUBINES, SLAVE GIRLS, SEX SLAVES and WAR BOOTY and such were not considered by Allah or the Apostle as human, as the only truly innocent and humans are, of course Muslims.
War Booty, Slave Girls, Concubines, and Sex Slaves were thus for all time put into the same category by Allah and his Apostle as donkeys, and dogs as recounted in the Hadith.
They were NOT even HUMAN according to Islam, thus any injunction of maidens or Muslim females is irrelevant.
Please see this posting of even the status of MUSLIM FEMALES to refresh your memories:
In the next three parts we will examine the Glorious institution of Islamic Slavery and then the sexual career that the Apostle led and then finally how all of these tie together in allowing a Muslim man to take his rights with Captured Booty. Stay Tuned.
Allah be Praised.