Muhammad and paedophilia

Was Muhammad a paedophile?

Yes. I believe Muhammad was a paedophile .
Other people, evidently Muslims, will not think so. But before I get tirades of hate, let me explain why I think this. I’m not asking you to agree with my opinion, just to hear me out.

The most notorious source of the claim Muhammad was a paedophile  comes from the well known fact of Aisha’s marriage to Muhammad, when she was a 6 years old child and he was 51, followed by him consummating the marriage when Aisha was 9, and he was 54. Some Muslims nowadays get uncomfortable with this fact and know this is not on par with 21st century morality, where paedophilia is regarded as one of the worst crimes and carries severe penalties. If Muhammad was alive today, and did the same thing with Aisha, he would be arrested, charged and jailed for the offence of paedophilia. This fact shows Muhammad was not the perfect role model for all time, as several acts he committed would be seen as depraved.

Paedophilia is generally defined as : sexual feelings directed towards children.

I believe Muhammad was a paedophile according to this definition and based off these following sahih hadiths :
Narrated ‘Aisha: I used to play with the dolls in the presence of the Prophet, and my girl friends also used to play with me. When Allah’s Apostle used to enter they used to hide themselves, but the Prophet would call them to join and play with me. (The playing with the dolls and similar images is forbidden, but it was allowed for ‘Aisha at that time, as she was a little girl, not yet reached the age of puberty.) (Fateh-al-Bari page 143, Vol.13)
Sahih Bukhari 8:73:151

I am very uncomfortable with the fact Aisha was a child playing with dolls. It’s a typical thing for a child to do in her childhood, a clear signal she was not mentally capable of understanding anything let alone anything to do with marriage to a man almost ten times her age. Would you look at a 6 years old nowadays and say they are mentally advanced enough to consent to a marriage with a old man? This shows Aisha was like every other kid her age. Same mental ability and capacities. And Muhammad knew this, as she used to play with dolls in his presence.

Hadiths verifying the fact she was 6 at the time of marriage :
‘A’isha (Allah be pleased with her) reported that Allah’s Apostle (may peace be upon him) married her when she was seven years old, and he was taken to his house as a bride when she was nine, and her dolls were with her; and when he (the Holy Prophet) died she was eighteen years old.

Sahih Muslim 8:3311
Narrated ‘Aisha: that the Prophet married her when she was six years old and he consummated his marriage when she was nine years old, and then she remained with him for nine years (i.e., till his death).
— Sahih al-Bukhari, 7:62:64

‘A’isha (Allah be pleased with her) reported: Allah’s Apostle (may peace be upon him) married me when I was six years old, and I was admitted to his house when I was nine years old. Muslim 8. 3310
Narrated ‘Aisha:that the Prophet married her when she was six years old and he consummated his marriage when she was nine years old, and then she remained with him for nine years (i.e., till his death). Bukhari 7. 62. 64

Narrated ‘Aisha:that the Prophet married her when she was six years old and he consummated his marriage when she was nine years old. Hisham said: I have been informed that ‘Aisha remained with the Prophet for nine years (i.e. till his death).” what you know of the Quran (by heart)’ Bukhari 7. 62. 65

Narrated ‘Ursa:The Prophet wrote the (marriage contract) with ‘Aisha while she was six years old and consummated his marriage with her while she was nine years old and she remained with him for nine years (i.e. till his death). Bukhari 7. 62. 88

The Prophet engaged me when I was a girl of six (years). We went to Medina and stayed at the home of Bani-al-Harith bin Khazraj. Then I got ill and my hair fell down. Later on my hair grew (again) and my mother, Um Ruman, came to me while I was playing in a swing with some of my girl friends. She called me, and I went to her, not knowing what she wanted to do to me. She caught me by the hand and made me stand at the door of the house. I was breathless then, and when my breathing became Allright, she took some water and rubbed my face and head with it. Then she took me into the house. There in the house I saw some Ansari women who said, “Best wishes and Allah’s Blessing and a good luck.” Then she entrusted me to them and they prepared me (for the marriage). Unexpectedly Allah’s Apostle came to me in the forenoon and my mother handed me over to him, and at that time I was a girl of nine years of age.  Bukhari 5.234

When the Prophet married me, my mother came to me and made me enter the house (of the Prophet) and nothing surprised me but the coming of Allah’s Apostle to me in the forenoon. Bukhari 7. 62. 90

Here we see that Aisha was ‘surprised’ by his coming, clearly shows she had no real clue. I don’t know how a child of Aisha’s age could consent at all. I certainly couldn’t when I was 6. I would have no real clue. Muhammad took advantage of Aisha. He coerced Abu Bakr to agree :

The Prophet asked Abu Bakr for ‘Aisha’s hand in marriage. Abu Bakr said “But I am your brother.” The Prophet said, “You are my brother in Allah’s religion and His Book, but she (Aisha) is lawful for me to marry.” Bukhari 7.62.1
This is utterly sickening. Aisha was a vulnerable child, playing on a swing and with dolls. She was betrayed by her parents in order to appease Muhammad. I don’t see why Muhammad didn’t offer to marry any other woman in Mecca at that time. Or Aisha’s elder sister Asma, who would have surely been the most logical choice. He had some sick obsession with a little girl , Aisha.

Muhammad was orphan, he had no brothers. He rejects this marriage based on the fact she is his foster niece :

Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas: It was said to the Prophet, “Won’t you marry the daughter of Hamza?” He said, “She is my foster niece (brother’s daughter). ”
Sahih Bukhari 7:62:37

Interestingly, when Abu Bakr protested the same :

The Prophet asked Abu Bakr for ‘Aisha’s hand in marriage. Abu Bakr said “But I am your brother.” The Prophet said, “You are my brother in Allah’s religion and His Book, but she (Aisha) is lawful for me to marry.” Bukhari 7.62.1

Muhammad didn’t mind. He hypocritically ignored his own statement and still protested Aisha was lawful even though he just denied a marriage proposal to another girl based on that statement. It seems to me Muhammad had some festering obsession with Aisha, and would stop at nothing to get her.

The most sickening thing for me are these following sahih Hadiths :
Narrated ‘Aisha: That the Prophet said to her, “You have been shown to me twice in my dream. I saw you pictured on a piece of silk and some-one said (to me). ‘This is your wife.’ When I uncovered the picture, I saw that it was yours. I said, ‘If this is from Allah, it will be done.”
Sahih Bukhari 5:58:235

Narrated ‘Aisha: Allah’s Apostle said to me, “You were shown to me twice (in my dream) before I married you. I saw an angel carrying you in a silken piece of cloth, and I said to him, ‘Uncover (her),’ and behold, it was you. I said (to myself), ‘If this is from Allah, then it must happen.’ Then you were shown to me, the angel carrying you in a silken piece of cloth, and I said (to him), ‘Uncover (her), and behold, it was you. I said (to myself), ‘If this is from Allah, then it must happen.’ ”
Sahih Bukhari 9:87:140

I’d like to reiterate the fact this is a 51 year old man having dreams about an innocent small girl wrapped in silk and only thinks about marrying her. He also thinks this is Gods orders. That the Lord of the universe commanded him to marry a 6 year old child. Make what you will of that . It is not normal for a 51 year old man to be desiring a baby girl. Muhammad saw she was playing with dolls, and still wanted to have sex with a child. A 9 year old child cannot consent. That is rape.

Another example of Muhammad’s paedophilia is : (Suhayli, ii.79: In the riwaya of Yunus I.I recorded that the apostle saw her (Ummu’l-Fadl) when she was baby crawling before him and said, ‘If she grows up and I am still alive I will marry her.’ But he died before she grew up and Sufyan b. al-Aswad b. Abdu’l-Asad al-Makhzumi married her and she bore him Rizq and Lubaba….(Ref.3, page 311)
Muhammad look at innocent children, babies. And immediately the first idea in his head was to marry them. That is not the thought of a healthy, sane man.

Lastly, the verse in qua’ran allows prepubescent marriages. 65:4

And those who no longer expect menstruation among your women – if you doubt, then their period is three months, and [also for] those who have not menstruated. And for those who are pregnant, their term is until they give birth. And whoever fears Allah – He will make for him of his matter ease

The unsettling thing is the line ‘and those who have not menstruated’. Clearly allowing child marriage and sex with underage girls who have not yet started puberty. The tafsir on this verse by ibn kathir (http://www.qtafsir.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1316&Itemid=121) states :

The same for the young, who have not reached the years of menstruation. Their `Iddah is three months like those in menopause. This is the meaning of His saying.

A waiting period (iddat) is prescribed for those girls too young to reach to reach puberty. 3 months.

The definition of iddat is : In Islam, iddah or iddat (Arabic: العدة‎‎; period of waiting) is the period a woman must observe after the death of her spouse or after a divorce, during which she may not marry another man. Its purpose is to ensure that the male parent of any offspring produced after the cessation of a nikah (marriage) would be known.

This clearly allows sex with girls prepubescent. The Context behind this verse is :

from Ubay bin Ka`b who said, “O Allah’s Messenger! When the Ayah in Surat Al-Baqarah was revealed prescribing the `Iddah of divorce, some people in Al-Madinah said, `There are still some women whose `Iddah has not been mentioned in the Qur’an. There are the young, the old whose menstruation is discontinued, and the pregnant.’ Later on, this Ayah was revealed..

This is sickening. In Muhammad’s mind, the Lord of the universe would allow child sex and marriage and the order the marriage of a 51 year old man to a 6 year old child, or Muhammad was a sick man who was using his position and supposed ‘prophethood’ to fulfil his sick desires and fantasies. I know which one is more likely.

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4 thoughts on “Muhammad and paedophilia

  1. The word pedophile have been thrown around so much that it has lost that evil attached to it. Muslims just don’t listen and shrug off since they believe that it’s not a genuine criticism but only to spite them so they turn a blind eye to it. I think we should start calling him a child molester and a rapist too. You may argue that weather his intentions were because of his psychological issues but there is not point arguing when you have documented proofs by muslims themselves about his prepubescent marriage with Ayesha, now that is child molestation and rape. The question of weather he did it intentionally or because of pedophilia should come after it.

    An interesting interpretation of that verse you quoted by Maududi (Person who founded Jamaet-e-Islami in British India)

    “Here, one should bear in mind the fact that according to the explanations given in the Quran the question of the waiting period arises in respect of the women with whom marriage may have been consummated, for there is no waiting-period in case divorce is pronounced before the consummation of marriage. (Al-Ahzab: 49). Therefore, making mention of the waiting-period for the girls who have not yet menstruated, clearly proves that it is not only permissible to give away the girl in marriage at this age but it is also permissible for the husband to consummate marriage with her. Now, obviously no Muslim has the right to forbid a thing which the Quran has held as permissible” – Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi, Tafhim al-Qur’an

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  2. Mohammed WAS a padophile. As you state, if he had sex with a 9 year old child today, he would be jailed. It is depraved behaviour. The mind boggles who Muslims can even attempt to defend this sick, perverted behaviour.

    Mohammed could have married anyone. Anyone. But, he chose an infant. And had sex with her. It makes me feel sick.

    There is no defence to this sickening act. All Muslims should be ashamed of it. But, instead they revere Mohammed. They are blind followers of the cult of Islam and just fail to see reason or think with reasonable thought. Tragic.

    http://www.reformingislam.org

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  3. It is interesting that the poster states in the early paragraphs of the blog that showing an interest in young children would amount to a criminal offence today. That is not true of most islamic nations. Indeed the majority of islamic countries do not event have laws protecting children from sexual exploitation and rape. Take Iran or Saudi arabia as a starting point. There are no laws affording protection from sexual exploitation to children. any child coming forward with such an allegation would be treated as a perpetrator and punished accordingly.

    A second point that comes to mind and that the author has not covered is the prevalent islamic explanations for Mohammed’ bonding with Aisha. Most muslims will explain this with one of the following two excuses:

    i. Times were different then, 1460 years ago sexual relations with a minor were not deemed inappropriate. The average life expectancy was far shorter than at present and society deemed that any mensturating female was old enough to form a family; and
    ii. (this is the most common explanation for the peadophile tendencies of allahs apostle) Mohammed (PissBUH) married Aisha not for sexual gratification but so that her family and her tribe would be afforded the protection applicable to the immediate family of allahs apostle and hence they would be granted immunity and protection from marauding hoardes, rival tribes and more importantly, granted almost guaranteed entry to allah’s heaven

    It does not take much to destroy both of these explanations so I will not exhaust myself here. The first is laughable at best. Even in the Hadith Aishas father was ‘astonished’ by the demands of allahs apostle that he surrender up his daughter in sex so claiming that child sexual exploitation is a new thing might be arguable when talking of 12-15 year old girls but I think you really are struggling with that argument with a 6 year old (who as the author correctly identifies played with toys and sat on swings).

    The second explanation is pious and looking at it alone it indicates that Mohammed truly was a kind and gracious man as muslims claim. But viewed alongside the frankly pornographic Hadiths of him dry-humping a mensturating child, fondling her, suckling her, washing her privates and then dressing up in her clothes, what emerges is the image of a man begotten and obsessed with sex and vaginas. For a more in depth look at the accolades of this desperate sexual predator please visit my recent blog post:

    https://wordpress.com/post/radicalantitheism.wordpress.com/39

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  4. It is obvious that, by today’s standards Muhammed was a Paedophile, and would have been locked up! However, this medieval cult still operates in this manner, meaning that thousands of Moslems should be charged under international law, as paedophiles!

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