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Friday, March 30, 2012

This is the right time to know Muhammad ((peace be upon him))

( The Polygyny of the Prophet )

The insulters of Islam said that ( Prophet Muhammad - peace be upon him );

- Married his adopted son’s x-wife (his adopted son's name is Zaid Ibn Haretha).
- Allowed himself to marry any woman dedicate herself to him (i.e. he is sensual).

Refuting this Suspicion

1-It is well proved from the biography of Muhammad ( peace be upon him ) that he has never married before being 25 years , although marrying in an early age was from the conventions of the Pre-Islamic era for the sake of getting many sons, as they would support and boost the tribe . It is also known that he was a pure and moral person and did not seek for illegal passion, even though there were in the same community many adulteresses making their houses the residence of vice with banners on the top to show the way for the forbidden enjoyment seekers.
In spite of all these circumstances that made deviation and fornication easy in Makkah, he was never known except for purity and virtue. Allah's eye was saving him from the devil's plot.
Once his young mates took him to a place where there was forbidden enjoyment, Allah covered him with sleep and he didn't wake up till his mates awaked him to return back home.

2- When the Prophet was twenty-five years old he didn’t marry a virgin girl; he married a previously married woman who was fifteen years older than him. She had two sons who were closely twenty years old. She was Khadija (May Allah be pleased with her) and she was the one who chose to marry the Prophet after she knew how pure, chaste and honest he is when he was working for her as a trader.

3-The Prophet didn't marry any other woman until his wife Khadija died.
He spent his youth with her and all his kids were from her except Ibrahim who was from Maria the Coptic.

4- He lived his life after her death loving her, living with her memories and mentioning her good deeds because they were so special in his life especially for the success of his message.

He said about Khadija: "She believed in me when the people didn't and supported me with her money". He was thankfully mentioning her deeds all the time, fulfilling her memory and welcoming her friends, to the extend that made Aisha( his wife) feel very jealous about that.

But for his polygyny- like many other prophets- this was for many reasons:

He – may Allah's blessings be upon him – was more than fifty years old after the death of his wife Khadija; the age in which the fagot of lust or any sense instinct had been extinguished.
And on the other hand, the need to have someone who takes care of you and your kids increases…..

Here are the circumstances of these marriages:

The first wife was: Sauda daughter of Zam'a
After the death of Khadija – may Allah be pleased with her – the Prophet had great sadness in his house and among his companions – may Allah be pleased with them. They felt extremely sorry for him as he missed the woman who took great care of him and his kids. In addition to that he lost his uncle Abou-taleb; the most one supporting him and facing the polytheists .

And this year was called the year of sorrow.
In such a sad and lonely atmosphere the Prophet needed who can take care of him and his children. A Muslim woman came to him called Khaula daughter of Hakim Alselmyya and said: Oh! Allah's Prophet, I feel that you are lonely after the death of Khadija.
He answered: Yes, she was my children's mother and housewife. She said: Can I bring you a bride? He said with surprise: But who will be after Khadija? She mentioned Aisha daughter of Abou-bakr. He said: She is still young. She
(Khaula) said: engage her now and wait till she became mature.

He (PBUH) said: but who will serve for the house and my daughters? She said: Sauda daughter of Zam'a. He asked Sauda and her father and they accepted and get married in Makkah...They married in Ramadan, year10 after legation to become the prophets first wife after Khadija (may Allah be pleased with all of them).
The people of Makkah got astonished of that marriage as Sauda had neither beauty nor ancestral claims. She can't replace Khadija who was very beautiful, with ancestral claims and all people wanted her.
Here all insulters and offenders of Islam have to know: this is the first wife after Khadija. She was one of the believers who immigrated to Abyssinia with her husband to find a safe shelter from Quraish. The prophet married her after she returned from Abyssinia and lost her husband to protect her with her children.
So this marriage was not a result of a lust from the Prophet but relieving sake of a Muslim woman who was left without a man to take care of her and her sons.

The second wife after Khadija was Aisha daughter of Abou-bakr whom the Prophet said about:” he is the best guard over me in his money and companionship and if I would choose a friend I would take him but he is my brother in Islam .”
Abou-bakr was well known in supporting “Al Da’wa” with his money; the Prophet said about him that his money was the most useful for him.
And Aisha’s mother was Om-Roman daughter of Amer Al-kenany, she was from the lofty companions. When she died the Prophet stepped down into her grave and prayed: "Oh Allah! You know what have happened to Om-Roman for you and your prophet". He said about her in the day she died: "If anyone wants to see the gazelle black eyed (Hour) had to look to Om-Roman".
None ever in Makkah was surprised of the affinity between the two friends the Prophet and Abu Bakr, as it was very expected. For them it was a very normal marriage, and if there were anything to doubt about it they wouldn’t stop insulting it.

So the marriage between the Prophet and a girl younger than him by almost forty years is not an odd thing because it was familiar in that society.
But the Orientalists and the insulters of Islam accused him of being lustful. They insist on ignoring the fact that these kinds of marriages were familiar at that time in this era; some other examples we can see below:

1- Abdulmuttaleb; the grandfather of the Prophet (PBUH) married Hala the cousin of Amena (the mother of the Prophet, who married the youngest sons of Abdulmuttaleb).

2- Omar bin Al Khattab married the daughter of Ali bin Abi-Taleb while Omar was elder than her father.

3- Omar bin Al Khattab offered his daughter Hafsa for Abou-Bakr to marry her, while the age difference between them was the same between the Prophet and Aisha.

These were the habits of that society when the Prophet married Aisha. But the Orientalists and the insulters of Islam saw in this marriage a great event to offend both Islam and Prophet Muhammad ( peace be upon him ) – as they say – that the elderly man married the virgin young girl.

The third wife: Hafsa daughter of Omar the young widow:
She was the wife of Hanis bin Huthafa Al-sahmy, who was a lofty companion that immigrated to Abyssinia twice then to Madienah. He died after getting wounded in the battle of Ohud. His wife Hafsa became a widow in a very young age.
This made Omar her father very sad as her beauty was extinguishing day after a day. He searched for a groom for his daughter as he was a pitiful father and because this act was normal at that time in this society (to look for a husband for one’s daughter).
Such a feeling was the motive for Omar to speak to Abou-bakr who did not reply on Omar’s request. Then he went to Othman bin Affan who refused this offer too.
Omar felt very disappointed and went to the Prophet who said to Omar:” Hafsa will get married to the one who is better than Othman and Othman will marry who is better than Hafsa”.
Omar knew what the Prophet meant by this; that the Prophet himself will marry Hafsa and Othman will marry one of the Prophet's daughters. He ran to his daughter very happily and was satisfied that Allah had relieved the agony of his daughter.

The fourth wife: Om-Salamah daughter of Zad Al Rakeb:
She was one of the first immigrants to Abyssinia . Her husband (Abu-Salamah) Abdullah son of Abdulasad Almakhzomy was one of the first Prophet’s companions who immigrated to Madienah.
She is from a generous house. Her father was one of the bounteous of Quraish who was known as “ Zad Al Rakeb” (the one who supplies travellers with food) because no one ever travelled with him without getting supplied with food for his whole journy.
Her dead husband was a companion from Bani-Makhzom tribe; he was the cousin of the Prophet (the son of his father's sister). He immigrated twice to Abyssinia then to Madienah. They both ( Om Salamah & her husband) were from the very first people embracing Islam. They both immigrated to Madienah and witnessed severe events together with their child…May Allah be pleased with her…

The fifth wife: Zainab daughter of Jahsh:
"I have never seen a woman better in performing Islam, fearing Allah than Zainab. She was honest and faithful, loving of her relatives and giving charity; all for the sake of the Almighty Allah."
That was how Aisha (May Allah be pleased with her) described her fellow wife Zainab daughter of Jahsh.
But the insulters of Islam said that Muhammad (peace be upon him) admired the wife of his adopted son "Zaid son of Haretha" and wanted to marry her after he made them got divorced!! This is of course nonsense and this marriage was for causes mentioned below:

Doctor Haykal replied in his book "The life of Muhammad" p.29 saying: It is either the lust of the exposed evangelization or the evangelization for the science, and the old antagonism against Islam originated deeply since the crucifixion wars made them write that.
We would like that those insulters pay attention to the reason of this marriage; the Prophet married the ex- wife of his son in adoption for wisdom from Allah in order to abolish the adoption habit. Such habit that counterfeits the facts had bad effects on the lives of people.
This habit had been originated in the pre-Islamic society, Allah chose his messenger to be the first for ending this habit.
Here are some verses from the Holy Quran to submit an announcement for that verdict opposing these pre-habits and explaining the new legislation for adoption in general :

"Muhammad isn't the father of any man among you, but he's the messenger of Allah and the seal of the prophets." (Alahzab: 40)

"Proclaim their real parentage. That will be more equitable in the slight of Allah. If you don't know their fathers then they are your brethren and clients." (Alahzab: 5)

"And when you say to whom Allah has conferred favor and you have conferred favor; Keep your wife and fear Allah. And you didn't hide in the mind that Allah was to bring to light and fear mankind while Allah has a better right that you should fear him. So when Zayd had performed the formality of divorce from her, we gave her unto her in marriage. Therefore there is no sin on believers in respect to wives of their adopted sons, when the latter had performed the necessary formality of the release from them (females). The commandment of Allah must be fulfilled." (Alahzab: 37)

Again we remind here that the marriage of the Prophet from Zainab was not for a lust or a libido. It was an order from Allah to abolish the habit of adoption through a legislation in this society in which adoption is one of its principle habits. It couldn’t be abolished except through the Prophet and in his house.
Zainab daughter of Jahsh understood that and boasted her fellow wives and said: "Your families married you to the Prophet – May Allah's blessings and peace be upon him – while I got married to him by the order of Allah from above seven skies".
Zayed didn’t divorce Zainab beause he knew that the Prophet wanted to marry her- as those insulters say- but because their life was not based on a desired treaty which Zainab didn't forget. She was the noble well known and beautiful lady but got married to a man who was a slave for some of her family. He was also a slave for the Prophet (PBUH) who freed him after that in Makkah.
It is normal that he was the slave captivated man in his wife's eyes which was not her dream to marry such a man although he was well known as Zaid son of Muhammad in this society.
That made them both unhappy; so Zaid went complaining to the Prophet who ordered him to keep his wife and fear Allah. Narrated by Albukhary, Anas said: “if the Messenger wanted to marry Zainab, he would’t tell Zaid what he did; but it was the order from Allah not to hurry in divorcing her.
Zainab daughter of Jahsh was the cousin of the Prophet and he married her to his slave Zaid. If the Prophet wanted to marry her from the beginning, he would ask her for that.
If he wanted to marry her nothing would prevent him but he didn't.

It was the desire of Allah to announce a new legislation and verdict to cease the custom of adoption which was prevalent in this society.

“ And you didn't hide in the mind that Allah was to bring to light and fear mankind while Allah has a better right that you should fear him” ( Al Ahzab:37)
Because the Messenger tried to hide what Allah has told him that Zainab will be his wife one day. He didn't reveal that because he was afraid that people would say he married the wife of his adopted son.

The sixth wife: Juwairia daughter of Alhareth Alkhozaeia; a Jewish tribe:
The beautiful princess who none was more blessing on her family than her. The Prophet liberated hundred of Bani Almostaleq (her tribe) after marrying her.
She was captivated after that her tribe was defeated in their battle (Almostaleq). The one who captivated her asked for money to free her so she went to the Prophet to ask for help. The Prophet said: I’ll pay and marry you.

The news was spread among the Muslims that the Messenger married the daughter of Alhareth son of Dherar the leader of Bani Almostaleq.
So all the captives of Bani Almostaleq had become relatives-in-law to the Prophet (peace be upon him);
and had that’s why to be freed from their capture.
The marriage of the messenger from the captive woman, the daughter of the tribe’s master after she came to him supplicating was mercy on her first and second she was given the chance to become a Muslim.

She died at the age of 70 when the Muslims were ruled by Bani Omayyah.

The seventh wife : Safyyah daughter of Hoyay, the lady of Bani Alnadhir
She was one of the women captives after the defeat of the Jews (from Bani Alnadhir tribe) against the Muslims in the raid of Bani Alnadhir. The Prophet – PBUH –freed her and married her. That action taken by the Prophet shows his high morals and great ability to forgive especially those who embraced Islam and became good believers….

The eightth wife: Om-Habibah daughter of Abou-Sofyan; “the Prophet’s rescue for a Muslim woman in a crisis”:
She is Om-Habibah named “Ramlah”, the daughter of Abou-Sofyan – the greatest polytheist in Makkah and the strongest antagonism to Muhammad (peace be upon him).
She was the wife of Obaid-Allah son of Jahsh and they immigrated together as Muslims to Abyssinia . Abyssinia was the secure hideaway for Muslims escaping from the grip of the polytheists and their attack. Alnajashi the king of Abyssinia at that time, was taking care of them as he had a believing sense to welcome the fellows of the new Messenger who was preached by Jesus son of the virgin Mary – blessing are upon him from Allah. It was mentioned in the Quran :”And remember, Jesus, the son of Mary, said: O children of Israel ! I am the apostle of Allah sent to you confirming the law which came before me, and giving glad tidings of an apostle who will come after me, whose name shall be Ahmad.”(As Saf:6).

But Om-Habibah faced a severe crisis among the immigrants to Abyssinia , when her husband left Islam and denounced himself as a Christian. It was a double distress, the first was leaving her father behind in Mekkah because of his enmity to Islam, and second when her husband betrayed his religion compact and became a Christian. And in addition to all that was her loneliness in another land than her father land, and being pregnant with her daughter that she named “ Habibah” later on.
Such things could be more than the energy of a Muslim woman to bear alone; being examined in an angry father and an apostate husband.
But the eyes of Allah and then the eyes of the Prophet supported her and facilitated the difficulties of what she faced in her immigration to Abyssinia . She became the mother of all Believers after being the mother of Habibah as she got married to the leader of Muslims Muhammad Pease be upon him.
Alnajashi was the real supporter for all the immigrants in general and for Om Habibah especially when the Prophet sent a messenger from his side to ask him for Om Habibah’s hand.
This engagement was the big rescue to Om-Habibah to start a new life with our Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).
This engagement was a big slap on the head of Abou-Sofyan who commented on this marriage: "This man can't be defeated" as the Prophet is having victory after victory over the disbelievers of Makkah lead by of Abou-Sofyan.

When Abou-Sofyan lastly became a Muslim and witnessed that no God but Allah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, one of the companions told the Prophet that Abou-Sofyan likes to boast, and asked him to find a solution for his knot and his envy.
The Prophet – May Allah's blessings and peace be upon him – said in his historical announcement in Makkah:
Who ever enters my house will be secure.
Who ever enters the holy house (the Kaaba) will be secure.
Who ever enters the house of Abou-Sofyan will be secure.
Islam conquered, and the people entered the religion of Allah in crowds.
Om-Habibah or the mother of all believers was in great happiness by the victory of her husband and her father’s embracing of Islam.
This is Om-Habibah who was surrounded by the prophecy rescue to safe her from her sorrows and make her live the best life ever in the house of the Prophet (peace be upon him)….

The ninth wife: Maymouna daughter of Alhareth Alhelalyah; a widow who will be happy to get a husband
The last wife of the Prophet – May Allah's satisfaction be upon all his wives. Her husband Abou-Rahm son of Abdelozza Alaamiry died and her her brother-in-law Alabbas married her to the Prophet– May Allah's blessings and peace be upon him. The prophet
When she got the good omen of the engagement from the prophet, she jumped up of her donkey very happily to hear such news.
The Holy Quran mentioned this as she was the one who wanted to marry the Prophet: “And any believing woman who dedicates her soul to the prophet, if the prophet wishes to wed her. This is only for you and not for the believers.” ( Al Ahzab:50)

This was the Prophet’s last wife- may Allah’s blessing be upon them all


A Message to who does not believe in Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

Why the Prophet honors a woman from the Children of Israel?

All praise be to Allah the Almighty, and peace be upon the Prophet Muhammad,,,

Let's suppose – for the purpose of argument only- that the enemies of Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) were right in their allegations that the Holy Quran was written by him. In such case, the disbelievers will surely respond to our argument. Now, ask them: Do you doubt that Muhammad (Peace be upon him) was an Arabic man?

Irrespective of their reply; yes or no, the Prophet (Peace be upon him) – under such argument – has informed them, in very sublime manner & words, that: Maryam – Mary – the mother of Jesus (Peace be upon them both), who belongs to Children of Israel (1), is chosen above the women of the world.

Why didn’t he choose his mother (i.e. the mother of the Prophet Mohammad – Peace be upon him), his wife, his daughter, or any other Arabic woman? Why did he choose a woman from the Children of Israel!!

Can anyone give any clarification to this? Everyone prefers his mother, wife and daughter more than other women.

So, why the Prophet of Islam – Peace be upon him – calls Muslims to respect a woman from the opponents or contestants?! Especially from the Children of Israel?! i.e. from the people who have disregarded his people (Muhammad’s people; the Arabs) for three thousand years; exactly like their disregard to their Arab brothers nowadays.

Chapter of Maryam (Mary)

There is a chapter (Sura) in the Holy Quran bearing the name of "Maryam" (Mary). The said Sura was called "Maryam" out of respect and honor to Maryam; the mother of Jesus Christ (Peace be upon them both). Maryam (Peace be upon her) did not get such honor even in the Bible itself. There are (66) sixty six scriptures for the Protestant and (73) seventy three scriptures for the Roman Catholic, but no single scripture wherefrom bears the name of Maryam and her son (Peace be upon them). You can find scriptures bearing the names of Mathew, Mark, Luke, John and Paul and plenty of scriptures bearing ambiguous names but no one attributed to the name Jesus or Maryam (Peace be upon them).

Therefore, If Muhammad (Peace be upon him) was the author of the Holy Quran, he may include, beside the name of Maryam; the mother of Jesus (Peace be upon them), the name of his mother "Amena", his dear wife "Khadija", "Aisha" or his daughter "Fatema", May Allah be pleased with them all.

However, this is not the truth, and the Prophet (Peace be upon him) did not do that because the Holy Quran is not written by Muhammad (Peace be upon him) .

The reply is as simple as the following: The Prophet was not having any options, he has no right to express his own wishes because Quran was revealed by Allah The Almighty who said: {It is not but a revelation revealed} (An-Najm:4).


(1) Maryam (Peace be upon her) was not Jew by religion. She was following the religion of her fathers; Ibrahim (Abraham), Isma'il (Ishmael) Ishaque (Isaac), Ya'qub (Jacob) and Zakariya (Zachariya) who were all worshipping Allah alone. She was an upright woman who had surrendered to Allah and was not of the polytheists. As for the nationality, she belongs to Israel i.e. Jacob, the Prophet of Allah – Peace be upon him. As for saying that she was Jew as per the religion of Jews in her era or saying that she was Christian; this is a groundless and incorrect statement .


The Prophet would never Deceive himself!?

In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful

Had the Holy Quran not been revealed by Allah (the Almighty) and had it been authored by Allah’s Messenger ((peace be upon him)), would he ((peace be upon him)) deceive himself? Would he jeopardize his life?

I will narrate this incident and you judge yourself.

Allah (the Almighty) said in the Holy Quran “O you Messenger, proclaim whatever has been sent down to you from your Lord; and in case you do not perform (that), then in no way have you proclaimed His Message; and Allah safeguards you from mankind. Surely Allah does not guide the disbelieving people.” This is one of the verses of the Holy Quran that was sent down to Allah’s Messenger (PBUH).

Narrating the circumstances in which such verse was revealed, our Mother Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her) said:

The Prophet was vigilant one night and when he reached Medina , he said, "Would that a pious man from my companions guard me tonight!" Suddenly we heard the clatter of arms. He said, "Who is that?" They (The new comers) replied, "We are Sad and Hothaifa and we have come to guard you." So, the Prophet slept (that night). Then this verse came down, so Allah’s Messenger (PBUH) looked out of the house and said: “O people, leave now for Allah (the Almighty) had prevented me”. Narrated by Al Qurtubi.

A Belgium scholar had been studying the biography of Allah’s Messenger (PBUH) until she reached this point, where she stopped and said: “If that man was deceiving all the people he wouldn’t deceive himself and had he not been sure that Allah (the Almighty) is protecting him he wouldn’t have done so (dismissing the guards) such experiment which proves his trust in his Creator. Hence I say with utmost belief: There’s no God But Allah and Muhammad is his Messenger.

The biography of Allah’s Messenger (PBUH) has lots of evidences and miracles that prove that what he came with is sent down from Allah (the Almighty).

What should you do now?

Reading the biography of Allah’s Messenger (PBUH) (that was written 1400 years ago), hearing his hadiths and following his deeds.

Comparing the ideas that he calls for with the logic that the sound mind accepts.

Having accepted his logic, observe his deeds and note if there is any discrepancy between both his words and deeds.

If there was no discrepancy, then all you have to do is to believe him.

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