Revering Mohammad

If you do a google search of “Islamic bookstore Australia”, the first item on the search list will be “The Islamic Bookstore – Australia”.

And if you go to that page and hover your mouse over the tab titled “Books” at the top, you will find a dropdown menu that will give you the option to buy English translations of the Koran.

And just for your benefit, I’ve included a screenshot of this option below.

Now, I am going to make a very bold assumption here. I am going to assume that the Islamic Bookstore of Australia is not in the business of selling dodgy translations of the Koran. If they sell an English translation, it’s reasonable to believe that it is a good one.

And if you click on the link to the English versions of the Koran sold by the Islamic Bookstore of Australia, you will find a total of 46 different options.

Let’s choose “The Quran (Saheeh International)”.

It has the very helpful publisher’s description:

“Widely acclaimed and respected for accurately reflecting Arabic meanings. Simple language and attention to detail have made this a superior English translation. It has received recommendations by numerous well-known scholars, including Shaykh Muhammad bin Saleh al-Munajjid, Dr. Zakir Naik, Sheikh Yusuf Estes, Dr. Bilal Philips and Dr. Jamal Badawi.”

Yes. Saheeh International is renowned for its accurate reflection of Arabic meanings. Its attention to detail makes it a superior English translation.

Luckily, you don’t have to cough up $35 to buy it because it can easily be found online.

Like right here, at the official Saheeh International website. All you have to do is click on the red writing at the top of the page that says “The Saheeh International translation flash book edition” and wait for the download.

And let’s see what it says. Let’s pick any old verse, say Chapter 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.”

So what’s all this about then?

Why do you need to wait three months for menstruating women? And three months for those who have not yet menstruated? And until birth for those women who are pregnant?

Well, Chapter 65 of the Koran is called “al Talaq”. In Arabic, that means divorce.

The entire chapter is all about what Allah had to say to Mohammad on the issue.

In Islam, if you want to divorce your wife and she menstruates, then you need to wait three months. If she’s got a bun in the oven, then you must hang around until bub arrives. Bummer.

But if your bride has not yet menstruated, you can still divorce her too. It’s just a three month wait as well.

Normally speaking, a bride who has not yet menstruated is called something else in the English world: a little girl. And normally speaking, it is a criminal offence to marry little girls off to grown men.

But don’t get all hot under the collar. It’s not all pure unmitigated evil.

Let’s be truthful.

While the Koran makes it crystal clear that child marriage is not a problem in Islam, there is some contention about when it becomes acceptable to consummate that marriage.

For instance, the good Shaykh Muhammad bin Saleh al-Munajjid, who was so kind as to recommend the Saheeh International version of the Koran, has some rather illuminating and clarifying points to make on his website: http://islamqa.info/en

If you enter the word “Aisha” into his search bar, up will pop a number of questions, along with Shaykh Mohammad’s answers. And for those who don’t know, Aisha was Mohammad’s six year old wife.

Make sure you stay focused. Don’t get tempted to stray from the task at hand. So, fascinating as it may be to find out whether it is haraam to urinate standing up, definitely do not click on that link.

Oh all right. Give in. I did.

Thankfully, it’s not wrong to urinate while you stand up, but just know that Mohammad liked to sit down. Good for him and good for those devoted followers who recorded these personal details.

But back to our main focus. We want to know why Mohammad married Aisha when she was only six years old. Luckily, there is a question right there that asks this.

And Shaykh Mohammad, in a nutshell, says that while Mohammad married Aisha when she was six, he virtuously abstained from consummating that marriage until she was nine years old because that is when she became a woman.

He also goes on to say this:

“It may be noted that among his wives were those who were young and old, the daughter of his sworn enemy, the daughter of his closest friend. One of them occupied herself with raising orphans, another distinguished herself  from others by fasting and praying qiyaam a great deal… They represented all kinds of people, through whom the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) was able to set out a way for the Muslims showing how to deal properly with all kinds of people.”

That sounds kind of like the PR message that you’d get from a crazy religious cult leader justifying why he slept with the daughters and wives of his followers. The big difference between Mohammad and the rest of these types is that he was also in the business of building an army.

But if reading isn’t your thing, just watch this informative video:

See, I told you not to get all hot under the collar.

Anyway, in completely unrelated news, Michael Smith has been barred from hosting radio programs at 2GB.

According to the national broadcaster, Smith’s show was cancelled for “making controversial comments about the Prophet Mohammad”.

Anyone who knows anything about the militant secularists who run the ABC would raise an eyebrow at the use of the word ‘Prophet’. Has the ABC ever referred to Jesus Christ in such a reverential way? Have all the journalists there just had their desks redirected to face towards Mecca?

And anyone who knows the facts of Mohammad’s life would know that you’d need to say something completely outrageous to make a controversial comment about this man. Maybe Smith said that he was a pacifist?

No. He didn’t.

Michael Smith just said that Mohammad was “a man who promoted the idea that it was OK to marry a six-year-old and consummate the marriage when the little girl was nine”.

Boring.

Any student of Islam knows that to be the case. It might be a dangerous idea, but it’s not controversial to acknowledge that it is one of Mohammad’s teachings. It’s about as controversial as acknowledging that Jesus Christ said “Blessed are the peacemakers”.

But there is more to this story. Michael Smith was also told by 2GB that “you can’t call a Deity a paedophile”.

Now that is controversial.

Not the paedophile part. The calling Mohammad a deity part.

I hate to break it to 2GB, but Islam teaches that it’s sweet to marry little girls. But it’s the highest possible outrage to call something other than Allah a deity.

So here’s some advice for the dudes running the show there.

If a rogue band of ISIS militants ever drops by Saunders Street demanding correct answers to their questions while brandishing rusty hacksaws, don’t call Mohammad a deity. You’ll lose your head. But they won’t care if you accept that he married Aisha when she was six, or that he consummated the marriage when she turned nine.

They know all about that already.

That’s why in Iraq they have laws allowing women to be divorced when they reach Grade 3.

Author: Bernard Gaynor

Bernard Gaynor is a married father of eight children. He has a background in military intelligence, Arabic language and culture and is an outspoken advocate of conservative and family values.

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  1. This waiting period is not for divorce but for remarriage. The woman/girl must wait before having sex with anyone else to make sure there is no paternity mix up if she happens to be pregnant.

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  2. When you read Revelation, you will notice “a multitude as the sand of the sea rises up and worships the beast.” Islam. If you would take the time to really read your bibles, throw away all ‘religious dogma’ just read the scriptures you will find all the answers for these happenings today are written. The Koran, or book of Islam, dictates that every moslem must make every effort to turn the land they live in to an Islamic state. They must KILL the Jew, the Infidel (anyone who refuses to worship allah or his mohammed). Their book says it is ok to lie to advance Islam. To put it briefly, they can do anything they want to ‘grow’ islam. If our government does not start to limit their excesses, we will soon become a state of Islam, and these silly leaders of ours will be the first victims, followed by the homosexuals, (they wont be able to ask Christians for help, we will be on the chopping block too). The difference will be, as they scream for their rights, we will be singing Hallelujah. Islam in Australia will not proceed with weapons yet, they are simply out breeding us with their many wives. I still do not understand why, as citizens of Australia, we can have 1 wife, by law, yet these people can have 4 and our government refuses to upset them and say no, that is not in our law, double standards for sure, our ‘own people’ are writing laws to make us all criminals. I for one am looking forward to this, I get to go home to be with my SAVIOUR Jesus Christ, Hallelujah, bring it on.

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  3. Anyone who knows anything about the militant secularists who run the ABC would raise an eyebrow at the use of the word ‘Prophet’. Has the ABC ever referred to Jesus Christ in such a reverential way?

    The ABC was very correct last Easter when covering Good Friday to not use any honorific before Jesus Christ and went on to say “Christians believe that Jesus was …” yet in Ramadan the vile Mohammed (May The Lord Have Mercy on His Soul) was given “The Prophet” as an honorific and no “Muslims believe …”.

    There is no reason the doubt Muslim apologists for Mohammed’s unconscionable behavior say it was common practice in his day but that behavior has been codified into Sharia law by Mohammed’s participation in that behavior as being an example for all time and all places.

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  4. Is the book free? If not, quran.com is where I go. A way to avoid paying into the jihadi coffer.

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  5. The muslims may be correct about their false-prophet mohammed having sexual relations with a 9-year old, but we do need to clarify one common misconception – he was never “married” to the young girl. Marriage can only be between one man and one woman – regardless of any contrary decrees from pagan governments or false religions. Muslims who falsely claim to have “4 wives” – really have one wife and 3 mistresses/adulteresses. Likewise pagan Australians who are “divorced and remarried” have one wife and one adultress who they falsely claim to be their “new wife”.

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  6. It’s becoming increasingly difficult to keep pace with modern political correctness – nowadays it seems only hardcore muslim fundamentalists are permitted to make ANY remarks about the false-prophet mohammed. On the other hand, repeatedly using the Lord’s name in vain would hardly raise an eyebrow at the ABC!

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