A Wakeup Call to Arab Women Living in the West, Part 3
A Wakeup Call to Arab Women Living in the West, Part 3
The legacy of the liberty and dignity enjoyed by the Arab women of Jahiliyah days has been analyzed in Part 2 of this article. Let us now ponder over the reasons behind Muhammad’s Megalomaniac behavior towards women, and also about how to overcome this centuries-old oppression on them. To understand the reasons for Muhammad’s character, one must study the psychological profile of his past. Muslims tell all kinds of myths and fairytales about the childhood of Muhammad. Whatever we are told about Muhammad are either fabricated fables or overly exaggerated.
Reasons for Muhammad’s Hate toward Women
1. Muhammad’s supposed father Abdullah died prior to his birth. If it is true, then Muhammad had lost fatherly affection, love and compassion, which is essential for healthy growing-up of any child. He would have felt unsecured and unprotected throughout his childhood and beyond.
2. It is hard to digests the alleged strange practice of handing over the newborn infants to unhygienic Bedouins. Then what is the role of the real mother? This too seems to be another concocted story about Muhammad’s childhood. According to Islamic stories, his mother Amina allegedly knew about the greatness of Muhammad even while he was in her womb. Then under what circumstances did Amina throw her noble child into the lap of Halima, the untidy Bedouin woman living in the extremely poor economic condition? Was it Abdul Muttalib, Muhammad’s “grandfather”, who didn’t want Muhammad to be there at his house, as it could have caused obstacles to the relationship between him and Amina?
Even after the two years of ‘banishment’, when Muhammad was brought back to Amina, she refused to take him back and he was sent away with Halima again. This insulting incident would have had made Muhammad hate women as a whole.
3. Amina died while Muhammad was 6, meaning that he had opportunity spend very only a short few months with his real mother after his return from Halima’s care. So, Muhammad was totally deprived of parental love and affection. He wasn’t attended on when he cried. He did not get picked up, hugged and the love and warmth of his mother’s body that all children need.
4. Amina’s 6 years in her father-in-law’s house, after the death of her husband, are mysterious. It is hard to think about a young widow of “Muhammad’s clan” would spend her life alone in her father-in-law’s house, instead of being remarried as per the practice of their culture. A recent article regarding this subject — “WAS PROPHET MUHAMMAD THE SON OF ABDULLAH IBN AL-MUTHALIB?” – has created suspicion on the claim that Abdullah was Muhammad’s father.
A child growing under these circumstances can’t be a normal one. Any thinking person can easily able to conceive of the abnormal mental condition Muhammad grew up with.
5. After the death of his mother, Muhammad came under the custody of his 80-yearold “Grandfather” Abdul Muttalib. The Merciful Allah again made his beloved Prophetic child orphan, within 2 years as Abdul Muttalib died.
6. Then Muhammad, the unwanted orphan child, was taken in by one of his uncles Abu Talib as a burden, since Abu Talib was poor with 7 children. It is not known to us how Muhammad was treated by Abu Talib’s wife Fathima bint Asad. Possibly she didn’t treat him with motherly love and affection due to their poor economic status. Moreover, orphans were not seen positively in the then Arab society.
7. Muhammad remained a bachelor for longer period, until the age of 25, which was unusual among his people and in those days. He remained unemployed; so he remained poor and couldn’t marry. Marriages between cousins were approved of in Bedouin society. So, Muhammad asked the hand of Abu Talib’s younger daughter Faaqtha alias Umm Haani and was rejected due to above reasons.
This insult might have made crooked-minded Muhammad to invent a Master-plan to become wealthy in a shortcut way. It is possible for any thinking person to conclude about the schemer Muhammad that he approached the wealthy 40-year-old, twice-widowed, mother of 3 daughters Khadeeja with the intention of grabbing her wealth.
Muhammad himself said in one of Hadiths, “A woman is married for 4 things: 1) For her WEALTH, 2) For her family status, 3) For her beauty and, 4) For her religion.” (Sahih Al-Bukhari, Vol. 7:27).
Note that in his statement, the RELIGION stands in the fourth place and WEALTH in the first.
8. Undoubtedly for the greed of wealth and hunger for power that Muhammad had married elderly Khadeeja, 15 years his senior. It is easy to build a realistic picture of the family-life between them. Muhammad did not marry another wife while Khadeeja was alive. This was not because he loved her so much, but because the key of Muhammad’s financial well-being was in her hand. Muhammad’s multiple marriages with young and beautiful “widowed” girls, even with 6-year-old Aisha, soon after Khadeeja’s death shows how powerful a control Khadeeja used to hold over him. Muhammad was totally depended on her for his needs as he was unemployed. This might have had made him more aggressive in depriving the entire women community and lower them to the level of domestic animals in Muslim society.
The reason behind the sudden death of Khadeeja and all her 3 young daughters from her previous husbands are still an unsolved mystery. Muhammad could have gone to any extent to remove the obstacles in his way to success.
CONCLUSION: It is unfortunate, indeed unforgivable, on the part of Arab women, who are living in the free Western countries, to “Fight against Freedom”. If you don’t like freedom, then you should go back to your Wonder Land and live happily like domestic animals, a status Islam has imposed upon you and which you apparently love.
Arab women, who care for the future of your daughters and granddaughters, should “study” Islam with open mind. You should not fear the non-existent Allah, but must be accountable to your inner conscience. Remember! You are the daughters of Safiyyah, Jwairriyah, Raihaana, Umm Qirfa, Asma Bint Marwaan and so many other deprived and oppressed women, whose tearful stories were not recorded by the tyrants of Islam. You must stand up for ending this 14-century-old slavery.
There are still so many ancient Islamic scripture that are needed to be translated in English and other languages. As educated Arab women, you are well versed in Arabic, and can help humanity from Islamic deceptions by translating those documents into other languages. It will prevent the Western women from being victimized by the false “Al-Taqiyya” propaganda of Islam.
It is my appeal to all Arab women to go through the Quran and Ahadith as well as Muhammad’s biography “Sirath Rasul Allah” by Ibn Ishaq.
Also, if you have time, please watch in you tube “The Story of Women in Islam” in Arabic. It gives a short, but very informative picture of Muslim women. It is in six parts (Readers: please help in finding the missing links. Thank you:
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