Muhammad had a very conflicted attitude towards women; although he gave them more rights of inheritance as compared to those in the Jahiliya (time of Ignorance) and although several verses in the Quran displayed more compassion towards them, none the less, other verses - which ABROGATED the earlier ones - showed a distinctly low esteem for them in general.
They are looked upon primarily as an object for sexual gratification and procreation. This is reflected in many verses of the Quran and many more - even more derogatory - in the Ahadith. In reality, customs and social conditions were and are the operating factors that cause the reservation of many functions for men and the consequent low status of women.
2:222>They ask thee concerning women's courses. Say: They are a hurt and a pollution; so keep away from women in their courses and do not approach them until they are clean. But when they have purified themselves ye may approach them in any manner time or place ordained for you by Allah. For Allah loves those who turn to Him constantly and He loves those who keep themselves pure and clean.
*** Some of the observation made above about women during their period are taken from the Bible and Jewish traditions and are not a new concept or knowledge that Muhammad came to by himself.
What he made new are his immoral, unjust and unacceptable instructions that women can be sexually 'violated' in any manner, time or place that the 'Muslim' man deems fit.
Women are only sex objects for man's pleasure and his plaything ***
2: 223Your wives are as a tilth unto you; so approach your tilth when or how ye will. But do some good act for your souls beforehand; and fear Allah and know that ye are to meet Him (in the Hereafter) and give (these) good tidings to those who believe.
*** Muhammadan Islam relegates womanhood to the level of a field suitable for ploughing and sowing seed, and the man as the tiller.
They are only an object for his pleasures and desires, when, where and how it suits him. A husband may beat his wife with or without a reason, at will. A woman cannot sue for divorce on any grounds, etc., etc. ***
2: 228 "Divorced women shall wait concerning themselves for three monthly periods nor is it lawful for them to hide what Allah hath created in their wombs if they have faith in Allah and the Last Day. And their husbands have the better right to take them back in that period if they wish for reconciliation. And women shall have rights similar to the rights against them according to what is equitable; but men have a degree (of advantage) over them and Allah is Exalted in Power Wise"
4:3 "If you fear that you shall not be able to deal justly with orphans, marry women of your choice who seem good to you, two or three or four;but if you fear that you shall not be able to do justice (to so many), then only one, or (a slave) that you possess, that will be more suitable. And give the women their dower as a free gift; but if they, of their own good pleasure, remit any part of it to you, eat it with enjoyment, take it with right good cheer and absorb it (in your wealth)."
4:11 "Allah directs you in regard of your Children's (inheritance):to the male, a portion equal to that of two females…. These are settled portions ordained by Allah."
4:15 If any of your women are guilty of lewdness take the evidence of four (reliable) witnesses from amongst you against them; and if they testify confine them to houses until death do claim them or Allah ordain for them some (other) way.
*** Why do not these four witnesses intervene to save the woman from rape instead of being imbecile voyeur bystanders who become as guilty as the rapist for not saving the woman? ***
4:34Men are the protectors and maintainers of women because Allah has given the one more (strength) than the other and because they support them from their means. Therefore the righteous women are devoutly obedient and guard in (the husband's) absence what Allah would have them guard. As to those women on whose part ye fear disloyalty and ill-conduct admonish them (first) (next) refuse to share their beds, beat them ; but if they return to obedience seek not against them means (of annoyance): for Allah is Most High Great (above you all)
4:43 "Believers, approach not prayers with a mind befogged or intoxicated until you understand what you utter. Nor when you are polluted, until after you have bathed. If you are ill, or on a journey, or come from answering the call of nature, or you have touched a woman, and you find no water, then take for yourselves clean dirt, and rub your faces and hands. Lo! Allah is Benign, Forgiving."
***The Quran claims women are unclean and polluted; worse than dirt ***
24:2 "The woman and the man guilty of adultery or fornication flog each of them with a hundred stripes: let not compassion move you in their case in a matter prescribed by Allah if ye believe in Allah and the Last Day: and let a party of the Believers witness their punishment"
*** This was abrogated by the hadith that stipulated a punishment of stoning to death***
24:34 "Force not your slave-girls to whoredom (prostitution) if they desire chastity, that you may seek enjoyment of this life. But if anyone forces them, then after such compulsion, Allah is oft-forgiving."
33:59 "Prophet! Tell your wives and daughters and all believing women that they should cast their outer garments over their persons (when abroad) That is most convenient that they should be known (as such) and not molested And Allah is oft forgiving most merciful"."
*** As usual in the translation and interpretation of the Quranic verses, the Muhammadan scholars, all male, created rules and regulations to humiliate and make women subject to the dictates of the Muhammadan male chauvinists under all circumstances.
These were and are nefarious, oppressive and inhumane acts of CONTROL and SUBJUGATION.
For example, in the verse above no mention is made of the veil (hijab).
All it says is that women "should cover themselves" [Yudinina 'Alayhunna Min Jalabibihinna]and not appear naked as was the custom in the pagan period even when some of them circumambulated the Ka'ba.
The idea that only a woman's eyes should be exposed out of her whole body is not only morally bereft of justice and equality but is utterly obscene and totally ungodly.
God did not create women so that only men should be allowed to strut on the face of the earth not fully covered as the women. It is also in the Traditions that Aisha, the wife of Muhammad related that he did not force his wives to wear the hijab as in
Sahih Al-Bukhari HadithHadith 8.257Narrated byAisha
(the wife of the Prophet) 'Umar bin Al-Khattab used to say to Allah's Apostle "Let your wives be veiled."But he did not do so. The wives of the Prophet used to go out to answer the call of nature at night only at Al-Manasi.' Once Sauda, the daughter of Zam'a went out and she was a tall woman. 'Umar bin Al-Khattab saw her while he was in a gathering, and said, "I have recognized you, O Sauda!" He ('Umar) said so as he was anxious for some Divine orders regarding the veil (the veiling of women.) So Allah revealed the Verse of veiling. (Al-Hijab; a complete body cover excluding the eyes). (See Hadith No. 148, Vol. 1) ***
Sahih Al-Bukhari HadithHadith 1.301Narrated byAbu Said Al Khudri
Once Allah's Apostle went out to the Musalla (to offer the prayer) o 'Id-al-Adha or Al-Fitr prayer. Then he passed by the women and said, "O women! Give alms, as I have seen that the majority of the dwellers of Hell-fire were you (women)."
They asked, "Why is it so, O Allah's Apostle?" He replied,
"You curse frequently and are ungrateful to your husbands. I have not seen anyone more deficient in intelligence and religion than you. A cautious sensible man could be led astray by some of you."
The women asked, "O Allah's Apostle! What is deficient in our intelligence and religion?" He said,
"Is not the evidence of two women equal to the witness of one man?" They replied in the affirmative. He said,"This is the deficiency in her intelligence.
"Isn't it true that a woman can neither pray nor fast during her menses?" The women replied in the affirmative. He said, "This is the deficiency in her religion."
*** Had the women been wiser and less frightened, they would have pointed out to Muhammad that he was using CIRCULAR LOGIC since the religious rules and regulations perpetrated against them were made by him in the name of Allah in the first place ***
Sahih Al-Bukhari HadithHadith 1.486Narrated byAisha
Do you make us (women) equal to dogs and donkeys? While I used to lie in my bed, the Prophet would come and pray facing the middle of the bed. I used to consider it not good to stand in front of him in his prayers. So I used to slip away slowly and quietly from the foot of the bed till I got out of my guilt.
Sahih Al-Bukhari HadithHadith 1.490Narrated byAisha
The things which annul the prayers were mentioned before me. They said,
"Prayer is annulled by a dog, a donkey and a woman (if they pass in front of the praying people)." I said, "You have made us (i.e. women) dogs. I saw the Prophet praying while I used to lie in my bed between him and the Qibla. Whenever I was in need of something, I would slip away, for I disliked to face him."
Sahih Al-Bukhari HadithHadith 1.493Narrated byAisha
The things which annul prayer were mentioned before me (and those were): a dog, a donkey and a woman. I said, "You have compared us (women) to donkeys and dogs. By Allah! I saw the Prophet praying while I used to lie in (my) bed between him and the Qibla. Whenever I was in need of something, I disliked to sit and trouble the Prophet. So, I would slip away by the side of his feet."
Sahih Al-Bukhari HadithHadith 3.826
"The Prophet said, 'Isn't the witness of a woman equal to half of that of a man?' The women said, 'Yes.' He said, 'This is because of the deficiency of a woman's mind.'"
Sahih Al-Bukhari HadithHadith 4.547Narrated byAbu Huraira
The Prophet said, "But for the Israelis, meat would not decay and but for Eve, wives would never betray their husbands."
Bukhari:4.143/5.523 "When we reached Khaybar, Muhammad said that Allah had enabled him to conquer them. It was then that the beauty of Safiyah was described to him.
Her husband had been killed, so Allah's Apostle selected her for himself. He took her along with him till we reached a place called Sad where her menses were over and he took her for his wife, consummating his marriage to her, and forcing her to wear the veil.'"
*** In reality, after having murdered her husband, father, brother and others, he RAPED her.
The idea that he 'married' her is not only revolting under the circumstances of her capture, but utterly insane ***
Bukhari:5.524 "The Muslims said among themselves, 'Will Safiyah be one of the Prophet's wives or just a lady captive and one of his possessions?'"
Baytab and he gave [future Caliph] Uthman a slave girl called Zaynab and [future Caliph] Umar another."
Bukhari:6.28 "The Prophet said: 'I was shown the Hell Fire and the majority of its dwellers were women who are disbelievers or ungrateful.' When asked what they were ungrateful for, the Prophet answered,
'All the favors done for them by their husbands.'"
Sahih Al-Bukhari HadithHadith 7.30/2Narrated byAbdullah bin Umar
Allah's Apostle said, "Bad omen is in the women, the house and the horse."
Sahih Al-Bukhari HadithHadith 7.33Narrated byUsama bin Zaid
The Prophet said, "After me I have not left any affliction more harmful to men than women."
Sahih Al-Bukhari HadithHadith 7.48Narrated byHishams father
Khaula bint Hakim was one of those ladies who presented themselves to the Prophet for marriage. 'Aisha said, "Doesn't a lady feel ashamed for presenting herself to a man?" But when the Verse: "(O Muhammad) You may postpone (the turn of) any of them (your wives) that you please," (33.51) was revealed, 'Aisha said, "O Allah's Apostle! I do not see, but that your Lord hurries in pleasing you."
*** Even a TEENAGER such as Aisha was at the time, realised that there was something very unusual in the manner that Muhammad received his conveniently 'descended' alleged 'revelations'.
They were all 'MADE TO ORDER' ***
Sahih Al-Bukhari HadithHadith 7.114Narrated byAbu Huraira
The Prophet said, "Whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day should not hurt (trouble) his neighbor.
And I advise you to take care of the women, for they are created from a rib and the most crooked portion of the rib is its upper part; if you try to straighten it, it will break, and if you leave it, it will remain crooked, so I urge you to take care of the women."
Sahih Al-Bukhari HadithHadith 7.124Narrated byUsama
The Prophet said, "I stood at the gate of Paradise and saw that the majority of the people who entered it were the poor, while the wealthy were stopped at the gate (for the accounts). But the companions of the Fire were ordered to be taken to the Fire.
Then I stood at the gate of the Fire and saw that the majority of those who entered it were women."
Sahih Al-Bukhari HadithHadith 7.125Narrated byAbdullah bin Abbas
……... Then I saw the (Hell) Fire, and I have never before, seen such a horrible sight as that, and I saw that the majority of its dwellers were women." The people asked, "O Allah's Apostle! What is the reason for that?" He replied, "Because of their ungratefulness." It was said. "Do they disbelieve in Allah (are they ungrateful to Allah)?" He replied,
"They are not thankful to their husbands and are ungrateful for the favors done to them.
Even if you do good to one of them all your life, when she seems some harshness from you, she will say, "I have never seen any good from you.' "
Sahih Al-Bukhari HadithHadith 7.126Narrated byImran
The Prophet said, "I looked at Paradise and saw that the majority of its residents were the poor; and I looked at the (Hell) Fire and saw that the majority of its residents were women."
Sahih Al-Bukhari HadithHadith 7.158Narrated byAnas
I will narrate to you a Habith I heard from Allah's Apostle and none other than I will tell you of it. I heard Allah's Apostle saying, "From among the portents of the Hour are the following: Religious knowledge will be taken away; general ignorance (in religious matters) will increase; illegal sexual intercourse will prevail; drinking of alcoholic drinks will prevail. Men will decrease in number, and women will increase in number, so much so that fifty women will be looked after by one man."
Sahih Al-Bukhari HadithHadith 7.164Narrated byAisha
Once Sauda bint Zam'a went out at night for some need, and 'Umar saw her, and recognizing her, he said (to her), "By Allah, O Sauda! You cannot hide yourself from us." So she returned to the Prophet and mentioned that to him while he was sitting in my dwelling taking his supper and holding a bone covered with meat in his hand. Then the Divine Inspiration was revealed to him and when that state was over, he (the Prophet was saying: "O women! You have been allowed by Allah to go out for your needs."
*** Even to go out to DEFFICATE,Muhammad had to 'receive' an INSTANT'REVELATION' sanctifying the fact thatwomen can relieve themselves ***
Sahih Al-Bukhari HadithHadith 7.329Narrated byAbu Musa Al Ashari
The Prophet said, "Many men reached perfection but none among the women reached perfection except Mary, the daughter of ' Imran, and Asia, Pharoah's wife. And the superiority of 'Aisha to other women is like the superiority of Tharid to other kinds of food."
*** Mary was not the daughter of Imram the father of Moses; Pharao's wife Asia was never mentioned in the Bible to be so honoured.
Muhammad's Quran plays havoc with the contents of the Bible with utter contempt to veracity, facts, reality or TRUTH***
Sahih Al-Bukhari HadithHadith 7.68 & 9.79Narrated byAisha
I asked the Prophet, "O Allah's Apostle! Should the women be asked for their consent to their marriage?" He said, "Yes." I said, "A virgin, if asked, feels shy and keeps quiet." He said,
"Her silence means her consent."
*** This statement has a double meaning:
(a) If silence means her consent, then her refusal should be honoured also; unfortunately this is not obeyed or followed by the immense majotity of his followers.
Moreover, how could a little girl, a child, voice her opinion towards her elders?
(b) If silence means consent, then the silence of the majority of his followers to all acts of illegality, violence and hatred, also means their consent, since they are not objecting ***
Sahih Al-Bukhari HadithHadith 7.815Narrated byAbdullah
Allah has cursed those women who practise tattooing and those who get themselves tattooed, and those who remove their face hairs, and those who create a space between their teeth artificially to look beautiful, and such women as change the features created by Allah. Why then should I not curse those whom the Prophet has cursed? And that is in Allah's Book, i.e. His Saying: "And what the Apostle gives you take it and what he forbids you abstain (from it)." (59.7)
Sahih Al-Bukhari HadithHadith 8.803Narrated byAsh Shabi
From 'Ali when the latter stoned a lady to death on a Friday. 'Ali said, "I have stoned her according to the tradition of Allah's Apostle."
*** Stoning, 'abrogated' the other methods of punishment that are mentioned in the Quran***
Sahih Al-Bukhari HadithHadith 9.219Narrated byAbu Bakra
During the battle of Al-Jamal, Allah benefited me with a Word (I heard from the Prophet). When the Prophet heard the news that the people of the Persia had made the daughter of Khosrau their Queen (ruler), he said,
"Never will succeed such a nation as makes a woman their ruler."
*** As usual, Muhammad was again wrong, since many of the greatest leaders in other countries were QUEENS ***
Sunan of Abu-DawoodHadith 142Narrated byLaqit ibn Sabirah I was the leader of the delegation of Banu al-Muntafiq or (the narrator doubted) I was among the delegation of Banu al-Muntafiq that came to the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him). When we reached the Prophet, we did not find him in his house. We found there Aisha, the Mother of the Believers. She ordered that a dish called Khazirah should be prepared for us. It was then prepared. A tray containing dates was then presented to us. (The narrator Qutaybah did not mention the word qina', tray). Then the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) came. He asked: Has anything been served to you or ordered for you? We replied: Yes, Messenger of Allah. While we were sitting in the company of the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) we suddenly saw that a shepherd was driving a herd of sheep to their fold. He had with him a newly-born lamb that was crying. He (the Prophet) asked him: What did it bear, O so and so? He replied: A ewe. He then said: Slaughter for us in its place a sheep. Do not think that we are slaughtering it for you. We have one hundred sheep and we do not want their number to increase. Whenever a ewe is born, we slaughter a sheep in its place. (The narrator says that the Prophet (peace be upon him) used the word la tahsabanna, do not think). I (the narrator Laqit) then said: Messenger of Allah, I have a wife who has something (wrong) in her tongue, i.e. she is insolent. He said: Then divorce her. I said: Messenger of Allah, she had company with me and I have children from her. He said: Then ask her (to obey you). If there is something good in her, she will do so (obey); and do not beat your wife as you beat your slave-girl. I said: Messenger of Allah, tell me about ablution. He said: Perform ablution in full and make the fingers go through the beard and snuff with water well except when you are fasting.
Sunan of Abu-DawoodHadith 2173Narrated byAbdullah ibn Umar
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: Of all the lawful acts the most detestable to Allah is divorce.
*** These sayings make it clear that divorce is LAWFUL but must be a venue of last resort ***
Sunan of Abu-DawoodHadith 3911Narrated bySa'd ibn Malik
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: There is no hamah, no infection and no evil omen; if there is in anything an evil omen, it is a house, a horse, and a woman.
Al-Tirmidhi HadithHadith 1967Narrated byAbdullah ibn Umar
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, "Paradise is decorated for Ramadan from the beginning of the year till a following year, and when the first day of Ramadan comes, a wind under the throne blows some of the leaves of paradise on the maidens with large bright eyes, and they say, 'My Lord, appoint us husbands from among Thy servants, with whom we shall be happy and who will be happy with us."
Bayhaqi transmitted it in Shu'ab al-Iman.
Al-Tirmidhi HadithHadith 3109Narrated byAbdullah ibn Mas'ud
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, "A woman should be concealed, for when she goes out the devil looks at her." Tirmidhi transmitted it.
Muslim 1:142 " O womenfolk, you should ask for forgiveness for I saw you in bulk amongst the dwellers of Hell.' A wise lady said: Why is it, Allah's Apostle, that women comprise the bulk of the inhabitants of Hell? The Prophet observed: 'You curse too much and are ungrateful to your spouses. You lack common sense, fail in religion and rob the wisdom of the wise.' Upon this the woman remarked: What is wrong with our common sense? The Prophet replied, 'Your lack of common sense can be determined from the fact that the evidence of two women is equal to one man. That is a proof.'"
Ishaq:185 "In hell I saw women hanging by their breasts. They had fathered bastards."
Ishaq:496 "Ask the slave girl; she will tell you the truth.' So the Apostle called Burayra to ask her. Ali got up and gave her a violent beating first, saying, 'Tell the Apostle the truth.'"
Ishaq:584"Tell the men with you who have wives: never trust a woman."
Tabari 1:280 "Allah said, 'It is My obligation to make Eve bleed once every month as she made this tree bleed. I must also make Eve stupid, although I created her intelligent.' Because Allah afflicted Eve, all of the women of this world menstruate and are stupid."
Tabari 8:62/Ishaq:496 "Ali [Muhammad's adopted son, son-in-law, and future Caliph] said, 'Prophet, women are plentiful. You can get a replacement, easily changing one for another.'"
Tabari 9:113 "Allah permits you to shut them in separate rooms and to beat them, but not severely. If they abstain, they have the right to food and clothing.
Treat women well for they are like domestic animals and they possess nothing themselves.
Allah has made the enjoyment of their bodies lawful in his Qur'an."
*** This verse postulates not only inequality between men and women in civil rights but also authorises husbands to beat their wives whenever they exhibit independence of mind or thought.
Unspecified are the ways Allah favours men over women ***
The age of puberty, or majority, of a daughter is established by the usual signs of womanhood; but in the absence of these signs, according to Abu Hanifah, she is not of age until she is eighteen. But the two Imams, Muhammad and Yusuf fix the age at fifteen and with this opinion the Imam ash-Shafi'i agrees.
With regard to a daughter's freedom in a marriage contract, Shaikh Abdu 'l-Haqq in his commentary on the Traditions (vol iii p105) says, "All the learned doctors are agreed that a virgin daughter until she has arrived at the age of puberty, is entirely at the disposal of her father or lawful guardian, but that in the event of a woman having been left a widow after she has attained the age of puberty, she is entirely at liberty to marry whom she likes."
There is, however, he says, some difference of opinion as to the freedom of a girl who have not been married and has arrived at the age of puberty. Abu Hanifah rules that she is entirely free from the control of her guardian with regard to her marriage but ash-Shafi'i rules otherwise. Again, as regards a widow who is not of age. Abu Hanifah says she cannot marry without her guardian's permission but ash-Shafi'i says she is free.
The author of the Akhlaq-I-Jalalisays it is not advisable to teach girls to read and write, and this is the general feeling amongst Muhammadans in all parts of the world, although it is considered right to enable prayers.
The father or guardian is to be blamed who does not marry his daughter at an early age, for Muhammad is related to have said, "It is written in the Book of Moses, that whosoever does not marry his daughter when she hath reached the age of twelve years is responsible for any sin she may commit."
*** As always, Muhammad falsely and with intentional deceit, 'quotes' none existant attributions from the Torah that he knows very well to be UNTRUE.
Fortunately for him, his listeners were among the most illiterate and backward people in the world who could NEVER contradict the 'messenger of Allah' ***
The most accurate appraisal of women in Muhammadan Islam is one found inMishkat al Masabih, Volume 2, Page 692, by Waliuddin Abu Abdullah Mahmud Tabrizi as translated by Al Haj, Maulana Fazlul Karim's al Hadith:
"A woman is like a PRIVATE PART. When she goes out, the devil casts a glance at her"
That is why women in Muhammadan Islam have to be covered from head to toe because every square inch of their body is like a genital which would arouse the uncontrollable sexual desires of the Muhammadan males.
In reality, all these rules are designed to totally control the Muhammadan females by their male counterparts through alleged 'revelations' from Allah thus sanctifying these abominable, immoral, unjust and inhumane rules.
Muhammad's attitude towards women shows a man with an obscene degree of INGRATITUDE towards any and all those who helped him throughout his life.
It is a FACT based upon the Hadiths, that WITHOUT the FINANCIAL,MORALand PSYCHOLOGICAL support of his wife Khadijah, Muhammad's life would have been totally obsecure and he would NOT have been able to succeed beyond being a shepherd.
Her impact upon his life is IMMEASURABLE because without her, neither Muhammad nor his legacy would have made such an impact upon history.
Muhammad, in return and true to form, shows his gratitude and repays her sex back with the most degrading, humiliating and insulting attributes ***