Incredible Teachings of Mohammad and the Qur'an

By Abdullah Al Araby


Mohammad's teachings are included in what is called Hadith. The Hadith is a record of Mohammad's words and deeds according to his wives, relatives, and companions. The Hadith is viewed by Muslims as inspired. Next to the Qur'an, it is the most important part of Islamic law; its teachings are just as binding. The Hadith is recorded in many books, and by many people, not all of them are agreed upon by all Muslims. All of our quotes here are from "Sahih Al-Bukhari " which comes in nine volumes, and contains thousands of Hadiths. Al Bukhari is accepted by all Muslims as the authentic words of Mohammad.

Islam is more than a religion; it is a comprehensive way of life. The Qur'an, Mohammad, his immediate followers, and generations of theologians prescribed numerous regulations governing every aspect of the Muslim social, political, economic, and religious life.


1-      Women


Women are deficient in mind and religion.

Mohammed asked some women, "Isn't the witness of a woman equal to half that of a man?" The women said, "yes," He said, "This is because of the deficiency of the woman's mind. " Vol. 3:826

Mohammed to women: "I have not seen any one more deficient in intelligence and religion than you." Vol. 2:541


The majority of people in hell are women.

Mohammed said, "I was shown the Hell-fire and that the majority of its dwellers are women. " Vol. 1:28, 301; Vol. 2:161; Vol. 7:124


Women are a bad omen.

Mohammed said, " Bad omen is in the woman, the house and the horse." Vol. 7:30


Women are harmful to men.

Mohammed said, "After me I have not left any affliction more harmful to men than women." Vol. 7:33


Women may not wear wigs.

Mohammed said, " Don't wear false hair for Allah sends His curse upon such ladies who lengthen their hair artificially." Vol. 7:133


1-1          Women's Rights


Are women equal to men according to Islam?


Islam teaches that women are inferior to men.

"...And women shall have rights similar to the rights against them, according to what is equitable; but men have a degree over them..." Surah 2:228


In what areas are women unequal to men in Islam?


Islam teaches that women are less than equal to men in at least two major areas:

First, in inheritance: A woman's share is half that of a man. "To the male a portion equal to that of two females..." Surah 4:11

Second, in court witness: The witness of two women equals the witness of one man.

"And get two witnesses out of your own men, and if there are not two men, then a man and two women such as ye choose, for witness..." Surah 2:282


What is the status of a wife in relation to her husband?


Islam considers the wife a possession.

"...Fair in the eyes of men is the love of things they covet: Women and sons; heaped-up hoards of gold and silver; horses..." Surah 3:14


Islam teaches that women are unclean.

If a Muslim man touches a woman (even his wife) before praying, he is considered unclean for prayer.

"O ye who believe! Approach not prayers with a mind befogged until ye can understand all that ye say, nor in a state of ceremonial impurity (except when traveling on the road), until after washing your whole body if ye are ill or on a journey or one of you cometh from offices of nature, or ye have been in contact with women, and ye find no water, then take for yourselves clean sand or earth, and rub therewith your faces and hands: for Allah doth blot out sins and forgive again and again." Surah 4:43 (See also Surah 5:6)


What is the extent of a husband's authority over his wife in Islam?


Islam teaches that a wife is subject to punishment by her husband. As a punishment, beating a wife or abstaining from sexual relations with her is allowed.

"...As to those women on whose part ye fear disloyalty and ill-conduct, Admonish them, refuse to share their beds, beat them,..." Surah 4:34

"For those who take an oath for abstention from their wives, a waiting for four months is ordained; if they return, God is oft-forgiving, most merciful." Surah 2:226


What rules apply only to women regarding appearance in public?


Islam instructs women to veil themselves always when they are outside their homes. And, even inside their homes, in certain situations.

"And say to the believing women that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty; that they should not display their beauty and ornaments except what appear thereof; that they should draw their veils over their bosoms and not display their beauty..." Surah 24:31

"O prophet! Tell thy wives and daughters, and the believing women, that they should cast their outer garments over their persons (when abroad)..." Surah 33:59


2-      Sex and Marriage


Mohammed's sexual strength is equal to 30 men.

Anas said, "The prophet used to visit all his wives in an hour round, during the day and night and they were eleven in number." I asked Anas , "Had the prophet the strength for it?" Anas replied, "We used to say that the prophet was given the strength of thirty (men). " Vol. 1:268


Mohammed married a 9 year old girl.

"Narrated Aisha that the prophet married her when she was six years old and he consummated his marriage when she was nine years old." Vol. 7:64


Unnatural sex is allowed.

"Narrated Jaber; Jews used to say: If one has sexual intercourse with his wife from the back, then she will deliver a squint-eyed child." So this verse was revealed: "Your wives are a tilth unto you; so approach your tilth when and how you will." (Whether in a natural or unnatural way). Vol. 6:51   [ tilth means a field to be plowed.]


Allah hurries to please Mohammed's sexual desires.

When the Quranic verse that allows Mohammed to postpone the turn of any wives was revealed, and when Mohammed said that Allah allowed him to marry his adopted son's wife, Aisha (one of his wives) said, "O Allah's Apostle I do not see but that your Lord hurries in pleasing you." Vol. 7:48


When a woman is divorced irrevocably, she can not return to her husband until she marries (including having sexual intercourse) with another man.

"Narrated Aisha: The wife of Rifaa Al-Qurazi came to Allah's Apostle and said, 'O Allah's Apostle, Rifaa divorced me irrevocably. After him I married Abdur-Rahman bin Az-Zubair Al-Qurazi who proved to be impotent.' Allah's Apostle said to her, 'Perhaps you want to return to Rifaa? Nay (You cannot return to Rifaa ) until you and Abdur-Rahman (the impotent man) engage in sexual intercourse! '" Vol. 7:186


2-1 Rights in Sex and Marriage


How many wives may a Muslim man marry?


Islam allows polygamy: A man may marry up to four wives at one time.

"...Marry women of your choice, two,or three, or four..." Surah 4:3

Note: Extra privileges were given to Mohammed, "The Prophet of Islam." He was allowed unlimited wives. Mohammed had 13 wives in addition to several concubines which we know of for a fact.


Ayesha was only nine years old at the time he married her, Mohammed was fifty-three years old. Another wife, Zaynab Bint Jahsh, was his daughter-in-law. When Zaid, Mohammed's adopted son, saw that Mohammed desired his wife, he divorced her so that Mohammed could marry her.


What is the sexual role of the wife in marriage according to Islam?


Islam considers the wife a sex object.

"Your wives are as a tilth (a field to be ploughed) unto you, so approach your tilth when or how ye will." Surah 2:223


Is divorce allowed in Islam?


A man can divorce his wife by oral pronouncement. The wife has no such right in the Quran.

"It may be, if he divorced you that Allah will give him in exchange consorts better than you..."Surah 66:5


May a man reunite with his wife after divorcing her?


When a husband has pronounced divorce three times on his wife, he may not lawfully remarry her until she has married (and had sexual intercourse) and been divorced by another man called "Al Mohalil " (the legalizer).

"A divorce is only permissible twice; after that, the parties should either hold together on equitable terms, or separate with kindness,... " Surah 2:229

"...So if a husband divorces his wife he cannot after that, remarry her until after she has married another husband, and he has divorced her, in that case there is no blame on either of them if they reunite..." Surah 2:230



3-      Miscellaneous


How the baby's looks are determined.

Mohammed said, "As for the child, if the man's discharge precedes the woman's discharge, the child attracts the similarity of the man, and if the woman's discharge precedes the man's, then the child attracts the similarity of the woman." Vol. 5:275


If you eat garlic don't come to the place of worship.

Mohammed said, "Whosoever ate from this plant (i.e. garlic) should not enter the mosque." Vol. 1:812


Effect of evil eye

Mohammed said, "The effect of an evil eye is a fact. "Vol. 7:636


Which shoe you should put on first.

Mohammed said, "If you want to put on your shoes, put on the right shoe first, and if you want them off, take the left one first." Vol. 7:747


Breathing in your drink is bad.

Mohammed said, "Don't breath into your drinking utensil." Vol. 1:156


God frightens his devotees with eclipse .

Mohammed said, "The sun and the moon are two signs amongst the signs of Allah and they do not eclipse because of the death of someone but Allah frightens His devotees with them. " Vol. 2:158


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