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MISSIONARIES DOUBTS. 

 

1.    PROPHET ONE TIME BEATEN AISHA

2.    EVIL OMEN IS  IN THE WOMEN

3.    WOMEN ARE OPPRESSED IN ISLAM

4.    ISLAM SUPPORTS WIFE BEATING AND SLAVERY

5.    BEATING OF WIFE WILL NOT BE ASKED?

6.    ARE WOMEN  LESS IN INTELLIGENCE & RELIGION?

7.    WOMEN ARE EVIL AND AN AFFLICTION TO MEN

8.    WOMEN AS THE MAJOR INHABITANTS OF JAHANNUM

9.    DRINKING CAMEL URINE

10.  HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS AHADEETH, WHY NOT ALL LISTED

11.  WHY BUKHARI & MUSLIM NOT LISTED ALL SAHIH AHADITHS

12.  IS FLIES HAVING ANTIDOTES, AUTHENTIC HADITH ?

 

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1. PROPHET ONE TIME BEATEN AISHA

Allegation :

Prophet one time beaten Aisha as per one hadith

Ref. Hadith : Sahih Muslim, Book 004, Number 2127

Answer :

It is a misunderstanding of following hadith :

Muhammad b. Qais said (to the people): Should I not narrate to you (a hadith of the Holy Prophet) on my authority and on the authority of my mother? We thought that he meant the mother who had given him birth. He (Muhammad b. Qais) then reported that it was 'A'isha who had narrated this: Should I not narrate to you about myself and about the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him)? We said: Yes. She said: When it was my turn for Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) to spend the night with me, he turned his side, put on his mantle and took off his shoes and placed them near his feet, and spread the corner of his shawl on his bed and then lay down till he thought that I had gone to sleep. He took hold of his mantle slowly and put on the shoes slowly, and opened the door and went out and then closed it lightly. I covered my head, put on my veil and tightened my waist wrapper, and then went out following his steps till he reached Baqi'. He stood there and he stood for a long time. He then lifted his hands three times, and then returned and I also returned. He hastened his steps and I also hastened my steps. He ran and I too ran. He came (to the house) and I also came (to the house). I, however, preceded him and I entered (the house), and as I lay down in the bed, he (the Holy Prophet) entered the (house), and said: Why is it, O 'A'isha, that you are out of breath? I said: There is nothing. He said: Tell me or the Subtle and the Aware would inform me. I said: Messenger of Allah, may my father and mother be ransom for you, and then I told him (the whole story). He said: Was it the darkness (of your shadow) that I saw in front of me? I said: Yes. He struck me on the chest which caused me pain, and then said: Did you think that Allah and His Apostle would deal unjustly with you? She said: Whatsoever the people conceal, Allah will know it. He said: Gabriel came to me when you saw me. He called me and he concealed it from you. I responded to his call, but I too concealed it from you (for he did not come to you), as you were not fully dressed. I thought that you had gone to sleep, and I did not like to awaken you, fearing that you may be frightened. He (Gabriel) said: Your Lord has commanded you to go to the inhabitants of Baqi' (to those lying in the graves) and beg pardon for them. I said: Messenger of Allah, how should I pray for them (How should I beg forgiveness for them)? He said: Say, Peace be upon the inhabitants of this city (graveyard) from among the Believers and the Muslims, and may Allah have mercy on those who have gone ahead of us, and those who come later on, and we shall, God willing, join you”  (Sahih Muslim, Book 004, Number 2127)

Answer to the mistranslation:

 The term used in the hadith is:
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Imam Nawawi in his Sharh states that:

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The word "lahada" according to the lexicographers means, "to push" (dafa'a).

The usage of the word "struck" is not a correct translation. Rather, the phrase should be translated as (as G.F. Haddad said):

- He pushed my chest with a push that made me sore
Secondly, this calls to an important matter that is related to the Hand imposition of the Prophet - Allah bless him - because it is a gesture associated with driving away evil influence (waswâsa) and conferring blessing as the following reports show:

1.  Ubay ibn Ka`b said: "There occurred in my mind a sort of denial which did not occur even during the Days of Ignorance. When the Messenger of Allah - Allah bless and greet him - saw how I was affected, he slapped me on the chest. I broke into a sweat and felt as if I were looking at Allâh in fear." (Sahih Muslim)

2. Jarir ibn Abdullah Al Bajalî narrates: "I went along with a hundred and fifty horsemen but I could not sit steadily on horse. I mentioned it to the Messenger of Allah - Allah bless and greet him - who then struck his hand on my chest so hard that I could see the trace of his fingers on it, saying: 'O Allah! Grant him steadfastness and make him a guide of righteousness and a rightly-guided one!'  (Bukhari and Muslim)    

More proof that the correct translation is :

‘He pushed my chest with a push that made me sore’

Aaishah (Radhiallahu 'Anha) said: "Allah's Messenger (Sallallahu 'Alaihi Wa Sallam) never hit anything with his hand ever, except when fighting in the path of Allah. Nor did he ever hit a servant or a woman."  (Recorded by Ibn Maajah. Al-Albaanee graded it Saheeh).

Wife-beating can’t be considered "in the Cause of Allah" - the reference in the Hadeeth is a reference to Jihaad on the battlefield. "When the prohibitions of Allah were violated" is a reference to someone committing a crime, and their being tried and then punished by flogging. This is not a reference to the way a husband should treat his wife.

So here we clearly see in a sahih (authentic) hadith that Aisha clearly told that the prophet never hit a servent or a women’.

So this is also a clear proof that the usage of the word "struck" is not a correct translation. Rather, the phrase should be translated as
”He pushed my chest with a push that made me sore” 

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2. EVIL OMEN IS  IN THE WOMEN

Allegation : 

"Evil omen is in the women”

Ref. Hadith : Al-Bukhari, Volume 7, Book 62, Number 30

Narrated Abdullah bin 'Umar: Allah's Apostle said, "Evil omen is in the women, the house and the horse”. 

Answer :

It is a misunderstanding and following hadith clears it:

The Hadith mentioned above has come in most of the major books of Hadith in the words near to the ones quoted here. However, the following text of it contained in the sixth volume of Imam Ahmad Ibn Hambal’s Musnad presents the true picture in this regard:

·    Abu-Hassan reports that two people came to A’ishah and said to her that Abu Hurayrah narrates that the Prophet used to say that bad luck is to be found only in women, horses and houses. At this A’ishah replied: By the God who revealed the Qur’an to the Prophet! The Prophet never said this; what he did say was that the People of the Jahilliyyah hold this opinion… 

It is evident from this text of the Hadith that this saying has been erroneously attributed to the Prophet (sws). He had actually quoted the views held by the people of Jahilliyyah (age of ignorance).

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3. WOMEN ARE OPPRESSED IN ISLAM

Allegation :  Women are oppressed in Islam.

Ref : Sahih al-Bukhari, Volume 7, Book 72, Number 715:

Narrated 'Ikrima: Rifa'a divorced his wife whereupon 'Abdur Rahman bin Az-Zubair Al-Qurazi married her. 'Aisha said that the lady (came), wearing a green veil (and complained to her (Aisha) of her husband and showed her a green spot on her skin caused by beating). It was the habit of ladies to support each other, so when Allah's Apostle came, 'Aisha said, "I have not seen any woman suffering AS MUCH AS THE BELIEVING WOMEN. Look! Her skin IS GREENER THAN HER CLOTHES!." When 'AbdurRahman heard that his wife had gone to the Prophet, he came with his two sons from another wife. She said, "By Allah! I have done no wrong to him but he is impotent and is as useless to me as this," holding and showing the fringe of her garment, 'Abdur-Rahman said, "By Allah, O Allah's Apostle! She has told a lie! I am very strong and can satisfy her but she is disobedient and wants to go back to Rifa'a." Allah's Apostle said, to her, "If that is your intention, then know that it is unlawful for you to remarry Rifa'a unless 'Abdur-Rahman has had sexual intercourse with you." Then the Prophet saw two boys with 'Abdur-Rahman and asked (him), "Are these your sons?" On that 'AbdurRahman said, "Yes." The Prophet said, "You claim what you claim (i.e. that he is impotent)? But by Allah, these boys resemble him as a crow resembles a crow,"  

Answer :

In the above Hadith, there are few points to notice and mention:

1.    The man failed to follow Noble Verse 4:34 which was sent by Allah Almighty to protect women from harmful men.

2.    The woman was trying to get back with her first husband.  In Islam, if a woman gets divorced or divorces herself from her husband through the Islamic court by "Khala'", then the only way she can get back with her husband, or her husband gets back to her is by HER MARRYING ANOTHER PERSON, HAVE SEXUAL INTERCOURSE WITH HIM, AND THEN GET A DIVORCE FROM HIM.  This is to guarantee that divorce would not be a joke among Muslims.

3.    The woman was claiming that her second husband was sexually no good. The husband disputed that, and brought his two sons from another marriage as a proof that he can perform sex.  The Prophet peace be upon him then told the woman "by Allah, these boys resemble him as a crow resembles a crow".

4.     Aisha's opinion about the woman's bruise doesn't prove or disprove anything. She got angry because she saw another woman badly beaten, which is perfectly fine and acceptable.  But her emotions and opinions are not Islamic Verdicts!

Many authentic hadith proof that Islam liberated women and made them free. See hadith Sunan Abu-Dawud, Book 11, Marriage (Kitab Al-Nikah), Number 2138 & 2139.                    

In ‘Sahih Muslim, Book 018, Number 4251’ we see that a woman in islam is even allowed to take from her husband's property without his knowledge if he falls below this basic level of supporting her. Also Umar Ibn khattab told the prophet that ‘women had the upperhand over men in Medina in’ in Sahih Bukhari,Volume 7, Book 62, Number 119’ , the prophet showed a smile after hearing this.  

This clearly proofs that Aisha’s reaction was based on emotions, which is normal and perfectly fine. We also have to notice that in pre-Islamic (before Islam) time women were depressed by the Arabs, Islam came to liberate those women and to give them many rights. Unfortunately some Muslim men (still today) fail to follow the true message of Islam, instead of this they follow their evil (pagan) cultural practices and customs!, this has nothing to do with Islam! Islam honours women and clearly forbids the cruel beating of wives!

Secondly the hadith tells only one part of the incident, it doesn’t mention anything about the decision made by the prophet after this incident, simply because only one part of the story is known and written down. So it’s ridiculous to say that Islam and the prophet allowed wife beating, as a matter of fact the opposite is true!

Noble Verses and Sayings about the prohibition of wife beating:

The following Noble Verses and Sayings from the Noble Quran and Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him respectively seem to very well support the above interpretation:

"…. Do not retain them (i.e., your wives) to harm them ....” (Al-Baqarah 2:231)

"If a wife fears cruelty or desertion on her husband's part, there is no blame on them if they arrange an amicable settlement between themselves; and such settlement is best; even though men's souls are swayed by greed. But if ye do good and practise self-restraint, God is well-acquainted with all that ye do”  (An-Nisa 4:128)

Narrated Mu'awiyah al-Qushayri: "I went to the Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) and asked him: What do you say (command) about our wives? He replied: Give them food what you have for yourself, and clothe them by which you clothe yourself, and do not beat them, and do not revile them. (Sunan Abu-Dawud, Book 11, Marriage (Kitab Al-Nikah), Number 2139)

Narrated Mu'awiyah ibn Haydah: "I said: Apostle of Allah, how should we approach our wives and how should we leave them? He replied: Approach your tilth when or how you will, give her (your wife) food when you take food, clothe when you clothe yourself, do not revile her face, and do not beat her.”   (Sunan Abu-Dawud, Book 11, Marriage (Kitab Al-Nikah), Number 2138)

Quran says :

"…. on the contrary live with them on a footing of kindness and equity. If ye take a dislike to them it may be that ye dislike a thing, and God brings about through it a great deal of good.” (An-Nisa 4:19)

Riyad as Saliheen, chapter 34, ‘treating women well’ Nr. 279. Iyas ibn 'Abdullah ibn Abi Dhubab reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "Do not beat the female slaves of Allah." Then 'Umar came to the Prophet and said, "The women have become bold towards their husbands," and so he made an allowance to beat them. Then many women surrounded the family of the Messenger of Allah to complain about their husbands. The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "The people of the household of Muhammad have surrounded by many women who are complaining about their husbands. Those men are not among the best of you."

Another authentic version in Sahih Ibn Hibban (9:491) adds that the Prophet then revoked the dispensation.

Also the prophet did never beat any of his wives :

Aaishah (Radhiallahu 'Anha) said: "Allah's Messenger (Sallallahu 'Alaihi Wa Sallam) never hit anything with his hand ever, except when fighting in the path of Allah. Nor did he ever hit a servant or a woman."  (Recorded by Ibn Maajah. Al-Albaanee graded it Saheeh)

As Muslims we have to follow the example of the prophet (who never beat his wives !).Quran says :

“Indeed in the Messenger of Allah (Muhammad) you have a good example to follow for him who hopes for (the Meeting with) Allah and the Last Day, and remembers Allah much”  (Al-Ahzab 33: 21)

Riyad as Saliheen, chapter 34, ‘treating women well’, nr  278. Abu Hurayra stated, "The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, 'The most perfect of believers in belief is the best of them in character. The best of you are those who are the best to their women.”   (At-Tirmidhi)

Riyad as Saliheen, chapter 34, ‘Treating women well’, nr. 275. Abu Hurayra reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "A believing man should not hate a believing woman. If he dislikes something in her character, he should be pleased with some other ­ or another­ trait of hers." (Muslim) Riyad as Saliheen, chapter 34, ‘treating women well’, #. 273.

Abu Hurayra reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "Treat women well. Woman was created from a rib. The most crooked part of the rib is the top part. If you try to straighten it, you will break it. If you leave it, it remains crooked. So treat women well."

His statement that “the best of you are the best in their behavior towards their wives, and I am the best of you in my behavior towards my wives” shows that

1.  Wife-beaters are the worst men.

2.  No Muslim wife-beater can possibly claim to imitate the Prophet , although Allah Most High said to imitate him: “Indeed in the Messenger of Allah (Muhammad) you have a good example to follow for him who hopes for (the Meeting with) Allah and the Last Day, and remembers Allah much”  (Al-Ahzab 33: 21)

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4. ISLAM SUPPORTS WIFE BEATING AND SLAVERY

Allegation :

Islam supports wife beating and slavery.

Ref: Sunan Abu Dawud, Book 1, Number 0142

Narrated Laqit ibn Sabirah: ……………………………………….

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.

Answer:

It is a misunderstanding of above hadith : 

Many anti-Islamic sites quote this hadith to support their false claim about Islam. Their tactic is to quote only one part or one hadith about a certain issue/subject/ruling. The next thing they do is adding their own false interpretation to it. They hide other hadith and Quranic verses about the same subject which expose their false claims.

To fully understand this hadith we have to study ‘the position and treatment of slaves in islam’ and the ‘the treatment of wives in islam’.

·        The treatment of wives in Islam:

It is the right of the Muslim wife that she is not to be struck except in the case of nushooz (rebellion against the husband's authority).  Even in that case, the husband is only allowed to "strike" her, but in a way which does no harm, similar to the proper disciplining of a child.  It is never lawful for him to strike her face or cause her any bruise or injury. Allah says in the Qur'an:

... And (as for) those (women) from whom you anticipate rebellion, admonish them, avoid them in the sleeping place and hit them.  If they obey you, do not desire and further way to (harm) them.  Surely, Allah is Knowing, Great”   (An-Nisaa 4:34)

It is incomprehensible how so many translators have translated the word "wadhriboohunna" in the above verse as "beat them" or, even more laughable:  "beat them (lightly)".  This is wrong, wrong, wrong.  It is an abomination which has caused much misunderstanding and opened the door to the enemies of Islam.  The word in Arabic means to "strike" or "hit".  It inludes everything from a tap with a tooth-stick to what in English we call beating.  If it is stated that so-and-so "hit" so-and-so without further description, it would be assumed to be a single blow and it could be of any magnitude. 

When the Prophet (sas) took a tiny stick and tapped one of the Muslims on the stomach to straighten the ranks in preparation for war, he "hit" him with this meaning.  Contrast this to the English phrase:  "beat them".  The meaning is totally different.  If you took a shoe lace and hit someone on the hand with it, you could properly say dharabtahu in Arabic but in English you could never say that you had "beaten" that person.  Please get this straight and correct anyone you hear distorting the meaning of this verse in this way.

The verse mentions admonition, boycotting and hitting in the case of nushooz.  This refers to a rebellion against the husband's authority within the marriage which amounts to a breach of the marriage contract on her part. 

Many scholars have stated that the three steps must be taken sequentially, i.e, admonition then separation in sleeping and finally (light) hitting, making (light) hitting a last resort only in extreme situations.  Thus the vast majority of what men do to their wives in spontaneous fits of rage often over trivial issues is absolutely haraam and not sanctioned by Islam in any way. Imam  An-Nawawi said about his:

"At the first indication of disobedience to marital authority, a wife should be exhorted by her husband without his immediately breaking off relations with her.  When she manifests her disobedience by an act which, although isolated, leaves no doubt to her intentions, he should repeat his exhortations and confine her to the house but without striking her... Only when there are repeated acts of disobedience may a husband strike his wife."

As we said, this can NEVER be a "beating".  A husband is never allowed to strike his wife in any way which causes injury or leaves any kind of mark.  The Prophet (sas) said during the Farewell Hajj:

"So beware of Allah regarding women for you have taken them as a trust from Allah and you have made their bodies lawful with the word of Allah.  You have the right over them that they should not allow anyone on your furnishings who you dislike.  If they do that, hit them in a way which causes no injury.  And, they have the right over you to provision and clothing according to custom."  (Bukhari & Muslim)

Proof from authentic hadith shows that it is not generally permitted to hit one's wife.

Narrated Mu'awiyah al-Qushayri: "I went to the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) and asked him: What do you say (command) about our wives? He replied: Give them food what you have for yourself, and clothe them by which you clothe yourself, and do not beat them, and do not revile them.  (Sunan Abu-Dawud, Book 11, Marriage (Kitab Al-Nikah), Number 2139)

Narrated Mu'awiyah ibn Haydah: "I said: Apostle of Allah, how should we approach our wives and how should we leave them? He replied: Approach your tilth when or how you will, give her (your wife) food when you take food, clothe when you clothe yourself, do not revile her face, and do not beat her.  (Sunan Abu-Dawud, Book 11, Marriage (Kitab Al-Nikah), Number 2138)

·        The position and treatment of slaves in Islam:

The prophet forbade cruel beating of a slave and cruelty against slaves:

Hadith Book: Al-Adab al-Mufrad Al-Bukhari

171. Abu Mas'ud said, "I was beating a slave of mine when I heard a voice behind me, 'Know, Abu Mas'ud, that Allah is able to call you to account for this slave.' I turned around and there was the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace. I said, 'Messenger of Allah, he is free for the sake of Allah!' He said, 'If you had not done that, the Fire would have touched you (or the Fire would have burned you)”

174. Abu Hurayra reported that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "When one of you strikes his servant, let him avoid his face." 

176. Hilal ibn Yasaf said, "We used to sell linen in the house of Suwayd ibn Muqarrin. A slave girl came out and said something to one of the men and that man slapped her. Suwayd ibn Muqarrin asked him, 'Did you slap her face? We were seven and we only had a single servant. Then one of us slapped her and the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, ordered him to set her free.

177. Ibn 'Umar said, "I heard the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, say, 'The expiation for someone who slaps his slave or beats him more than he deserves is to set him free.'"

181. 'Ammar ibn Yasir said, "None of you beats his slave unjustly without the slave receiving retaliation from him on the Day of Rising."

188. Jabir ibn 'Abdullah said, "The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, advised that slaves should be well-treated. He said, 'Feed them from what you eat and clothe them from what you wear. Do not punish what Allah has created."

190. Sallam ibn 'Amr reported from one of the Companions of the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "Your slaves are your brothers, so treat him well. Ask for their help in what is too much for you and help them in what is too much for them."

Hadith Book: Riyad as-Salihin» On the prohibition against cruelty to a slave, animal, woman, or child without legitimate reason

158. 'Ali reported that the last words of the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, were: "The prayer! The prayer! Fear Allah concerning your slaves!" (Al-Adab al-Mufrad Al-Bukhari )

We would like to stress that Islam caters for rights of every creature. It urges a Muslim to show good and kind treatment to anyone under his/her control; he should neither maltreat him or her nor should he subject him/her to any form of exploitation.

We should remember when the Caliph `Umar Ibn Al-Khattab (may Allah be pleased with him) said in a famous khutbah (Speech or sermon) of his, “When did you make the people as slaves or servants of you while Allah, the Almighty, created them free?!”

Again, the Prophet peace be upon him said:

Narrated Asma: "No doubt the Prophet ordered people to manumit slaves during the solar eclipse.  (Sahih Bukhari, Volume 2, Book 18, Number 163)

Let us look at Noble Verse 24:33 "Let those who find not the wherewithal for marriage keep themselves chaste, until God gives them means out of His grace. And if any of your slaves ask for a deed in writing (to enable them to earn their freedom for a certain sum), give them such a deed if ye know any good in them: yea, give them something yourselves out of the means which God has given to you. But force not your maids to prostitution when they desire chastity, in order that ye may make a gain in the goods of this life. But if anyone compels them, yet, after such compulsion, is God, Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful (to them),"   (An-Noor 24:33)

In this Noble Verse, we see that if a slave requests his freedom from his Muslim master, then his master not only must help him earn his freedom if there is good in the Slave, but also pay him money so the slave can have a good start in his free life.

This means that the Muslims from the very beginning advocated the freedom of all human beings and were against the oppression of free people by tyrants and dictator leaders.”

These encouraging teachings served as incentives towards the emancipation of slaves and slaves were liberated by the thousands.

·   Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam himself freed 63 slaves,

·   Hazrat Abu Bakr Radhiallahu Anhu freed 63,

·   Hazrat Abdur-Rahman bin Auf Radhiallahu Anhu 30,000

·    Hazrat Hakim bin Huzam Radhiallahu Anhu 100

·    Hazrat Abbas Radhiallahu Anhu 70

·    Hazrat Ayesha Radhiallahu Anha 69

·    Hazrat Abdullah bin Umar Radhiallahu Anhu 100

·    Hazrat Uthman Radhiallahu Anhu used to free one slave every Friday and he would say that he would free any slave who performed his prayers with humility.

·    Hazrat Zul-Kilah Radhiallahu Anhu freed 8,000 slaves in a single day.

Hazrat Umar Radhiallahu Anhu passed certain laws during his Khilafat which led to the emancipation of thousands of slaves, and to the prevention of certain specific forms of slavery. Some of the edicts that he issued:  

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 5. BEATING OF WIFE WILL NOT BE ASKED?

Allegation :

A man will not be asked as to why he beat his wife?

Ref: Sunan Abu Dawud, Book 11, Number 2142, Narrated Umar ibn al-Khattab: The Prophet (peace be uponhim) said: “A man will not be asked as to why he beat his wife” (the correct translation would be ‘hit’ and not ‘beat’)

Answer:

It is a misunderstanding of following hadith :

In regards to Allah Almighty will not ask a man why he hit his wife, this is as long as the man does not violate the Law of Noble Quranic Verse 4:34 “…. As to those women on whose part ye fear disloyalty and ill-conduct, admonish them (first), (Next), refuse to share their beds, (And last) hit them (lightly); but if they return to obedience, seek not against them Means (of annoyance): For Allah is Most High, great (above you all)”  (An-Nisa’ 4:34)

Following Hadith further elaborates this action.

"So beware of Allah regarding women for you have taken them as a trust from Allah and you have made their bodies lawful with the word of Allah.  You have the right over them that they should not allow anyone on your furnishings who you dislike.  If they do that, hit them in a way which causes no injury.  And, they have the right over you to provision and clothing according to custom."  (Bukhari & Muslim)

This Hadith shows clearly that cruel beating and beating someone in the face is strictly forbidden in Islam. 

So husband is allowed to hit his wife lightly as a lost resort, then in this case a husband will not be asked by Allah to why he hit his wife’, because Islam doesn’t accept any other reason then the situation of Noble vers 4:34 for hitting ones wife. But if a man hits his wife in any other situation then Noble verse 4:34, then he will be punished for this without further question, because he clearly violated the laws of Allah swt in the Noble Quran and the Sunna of the Prophet:

Narrated Mu'awiyah al-Qushayri: "I went to the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) and asked him: What do you say (command) about our wives? He replied: Give them food what you have for yourself, and clothe them by which you clothe yourself, and do not beat them, and do not revile them”  (Sunan Abu-Dawud, Book 11, Marriage (Kitab Al-Nikah), Number 2139)

Allah advises us in Quran

".… on the contrary live with them on a footing of kindness and equity. If ye take a dislike to them it may be that ye dislike a thing, and God brings about through it a great deal of good”     (An-Nisa 4:19)

"If a wife fears cruelty or desertion on her husband's part, there is no blame on them if they arrange an amicable settlement between themselves; and such settlement is best; even though men's souls are swayed by greed. But if ye do good and practise self-restraint, God is well-acquainted with all that ye do”  (An-Nisa 4:128)

"And among God's signs is this: He created for you mates from amongst yourselves (males as mates for females and vice versa) that you might find tranquillity and peace in them. And he has put love and kindness among you. Herein surely are signs for those who reflect”   (Ar-Room 30:21)

A mean man to his wife is a violator to Noble Verse 30:21 and the Sunna of the prophet. An abusive man to his wife is a violator to Noble Verses 2:231, 4:19 and the sunna of the prophet (peace be upon him).

When a husband deals with his wife, he must always "fear Allah and know that he will meet Him" someday he will be held accountable for every atom of positive and negative, he did to his wife.

"Then shall anyone who has done an atom's weight of good, see it!  And anyone who has done an atom's weight of evil, shall see it   (Az-Zalzala 99:7 - 8)

Also the prophet did never beat any of his wives.

Aaisha said: "Allah's Messenger (PBUH) never hit anything with his hand ever, except when fighting in the path of Allah. Nor did he ever hit a servant or a woman."  (Recorded by Ibn Maajah. Al-Albaanee graded it Saheeh).

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6. ARE WOMEN  LESS IN INTELLIGENCE & RELIGION?

Allegation :

Are women  less in intelligence & religion?

Ref : Sahih Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 6, Number 301

Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri: Once Allah's Apostle went out to the Musalla (to offer the prayer) or '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."

Answer  :

It is a misunderstanding of above hadith. Answering to the false claim that ‘Women are dumb and less intelligence in brain and religion then men’.

Numerous verses and other narrations stress that the reward of women equals that of men even if their acts differ. So this particular narration is not meant literally but as an acknowledgment of the power women wield over men while ostensibly less active in the public and spiritual spheres.

However, the real import of the hadith - spoken at the Farewell Pilgrimage - and its actual context was that the Prophet (saws) challenged the women that were present to realize that unless they helped raise money with their gold and jewelry, they would miss the reward of men waging jihad as well as show ingratitude.

In the full version of the hadith the Prophet also orders the women to ask forgiveness and desist from frequently cursing their husbands.

But the Prophet was also being playful in his use of strong terms to impress this teaching on the listeners. Ruqayyah Waris Maqsud writes, “After the Farewell Pilgrimage at the Eid prayer, the Prophet walked past the men leaning on Bilal's arm, and came to the rows of women behind them. Bilal spread out a cloth and the Prophet urged the women to be generous with their gifts of charity, for when he had been allowed a glimpse into the flames of Hell, he had noted that most of the people being tormented there were women.

The women were outraged, and one of them instantly stood up boldly and demanded to know why that was so.  'Because,' he replied, 'you women grumble so much, and show ingratitude to your husbands! Even if the poor fellows spent all their lives doing good things for you, you have only to be upset at the least thing and you will say, 'I have never received any good from you!' (Bukhari 1.28, recorded by Ibn Abbas - who was present on that occasion as a child).
At that the women began vigorously to pull off their rings and ear-rings, and throw them into Bilal's cloth.” 

Extra : We’d like to cite the following Fatwa (about this hadith) issued by the late Muslim scholar, Sheikh `Abdul-`Aziz Ibn Baz, the former Mufti of Saudi Arabia:

“The Prophet, peace be and blessings upon him, explained that women’s mental deficiency is reflected in their weak memory (exceptions are always possible), the fact that makes Shari`ah stipulate that a woman’s testimony must be corroborated by another woman. Thus, this injunction does not imply woman’s inferiority to man; rather it has more to do with justice than to gender.

As for the shortcoming in religion, this stems from the fact that when menstruating or having post- partum bleeding, women neither pray nor fast, and they do not have to make up for their prayers.

As we know, women have no hand in the obstacles that disrupt their religious performances. This is something divine, which reflects Almighty Allah’s overflowing mercy on them, for it will be extremely hard for a woman to be tasked with religious obligation while she is having menstruation or post-partum bleeding. That’s why she is exempted from fasting or praying, as a sign of mercy on her. Also, they do not make up their prayers. This is because if they were ordered to make up their prayers, it would be extremely hard for them, given that prayers are performed five times a day. Menses may last for a number of days, up to seven or eight or more. Post-partum bleeding lasts for forty days. It’d be definitely hard for women to be obliged to make up the prayers missed while responding to the demands of nature.

So, in the light of the above-mentioned facts, the Hadith does not have any indication of looking down upon women or considering them as inferior, especially when we know that some women excel men in many matters.

Yes, no one can deny the fact that a woman may perform many good deeds and exceed many men in virtue, morality, etc. Islamic history abounds with examples of great women who have made great contribution to the progress of mankind. This is very clear to anyone who is well informed about the status of women during the time of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and the early generations.

In addition, the Hadith in question does not disqualify women from being narrators of Hadiths, and there is nothing that prevents a woman from being one of Allah’s pious servants, if she is steadfast in her religion even with her being excused from fasting or praying during menstruation or post-partum bleeding”.

Finally notice how the prophet also in a funny way spoke about the deficiency of a men:

·   'Three things are counted inadequacies in a man. Firstly, meeting someone he would like to get to know, and taking leave of him before learning his name and his family. Secondly, rebuffing the generosity that another shows to him. And thirdly, going to his wife and having intercourse with her before talking to her and gaining her intimacy, satisfying his need from her before she has satisfied her need from him." (Daylami)

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 7. WOMEN ARE EVIL AND AN AFFLICTION TO MEN

Allegation :

Women are evil and an affliction to men.

Ref. Sahih Bukhari Volume 7, Book 62, Number 33: Narrated Usama bin Zaid: The Prophet said, "After me I have not left any affliction (fitnah) more harmful to men than women."

Sahih Muslim, Book 036, Number 6604 (same hadith as in Bukhari with the same meaning, but in different wording, the wording in Bukhari represents the meaning of this hadith):  Usama b. Zaid b. Harith and Sa'id b. Zaid b. 'Amr b. Naufal both reported Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: I have not left after me turmoil (fitnah) for the people but the harm done to men by women.

Sahih Muslim, Book 036, Number 6603: Usama b. Zaid reported Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: I have not left after me any (chance) of turmoil (fitnah) more injurious to men than the harm done to the men because of women.

Answer :

It is a misunderstanding of above hadith : 

The Arabic word which is translated into  ‘affliction’  is  ‘fitnah’  , this is wrong and not correct! The words ‘affliction’ cannot be placed in the context of this hadith , we will proof this with the qu’ran and sunnah of the prophet. The word ‘fitnah’ has different meanings, the correct translation of this word depends on the context.

The arabic word ‘fitnah’ means: "trial, discord, testing, temptation."

Generally speaking, this is an Arabic word meaning approximately "struggle" or "trial," but which is often euphemistically used to refer to a war. Specifically, the word is used often to describe the civil conflicts of the first few centuries of the caliphate, especially those enormous chaotic conflicts to which the rulers sometimes had to resort to settle multiple simultaneous succession disputes and rebellions. For more information concerning individual conflicts, see the following nodes that I spent a large amount of time writing:

In the ‘Encyclopedia Britannica online’  we read: (Arabic “trial” or “test”) In the Islamic tradition, trials or temptations that test the unity of the Muslim community.(source):

http://www.britannica.com/ebc/article-9364504 )

Harm = damage or injury: physical, mental, or moral impairment (= moral change in negative way) or deterioration (source: http://encarta.msn.com/dictionary_/harm.html), we know how a beautiful women can play with a man’s mind, she could bring him (if she wants) in temptation to do forbidden things,  a women can control his mind by her beauty, this is what is meant by ‘harm’ or ‘harmful’ to men in this hadith, she can impair a man’s mind and/ or moral , change a man’s mind in a negative way, especially in the context of his religion dutys.

Moral= Relating to duty or obligation; pertaining to those intentions and actions of which right and wrong, virtue and vice, are predicated, or to the rules by which such intentions and actions ought to be directed; relating to the practice, manners, or conduct of men as social beings in relation to each other, as respects right and wrong, so far as they are properly subject to rules. (source:  http://www.kvadrata.net/moral )

·   The same hadith is correct translated in Riyad as Saliheen , the word ‘affliction’ in Bukhari and ‘turmoil’ in Sahih Muslim, Book 036, Number 6604 are not  correct translations of the word ‘fitnah’. 

Usama ibn Zayd reported that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "I have not left after me any temptation more harmful to men than women." (Riyad as Saliheen chapter 35, # 288 )

More proof to show that ‘affliction’ is a wrong translation for ‘fitnah’ are the following hadith and qu’ranic verses:

'Abdullah ibn 'Amr ibn al-'As reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "This world is enjoyment, and the best of its enjoyment is a righteous woman." (Riyad as Saliheen (chapter 34, # 280 )

We clearly see that a women in Islam is not at all compared to something evil, bad or a form of affliction, instead of this the prophet (swa) called women the best enjoyment of the world. Quran says:

“And among His signs is that He created for you mates from among yourselves, that you may dwell with them in tranquility, and He has put love and mercy between you. Indeed, in this are signs for those who reflect."  (Ar-Rum 30:21)

Allah swt says clearly in the Qu’ran that your mates / spouses (man / women) are ‘love and mercy ‘ and NOT a form of affliction or turmoil!

Women are also called protectors/friends of men in Surah At-Tawbah 71 (this is sufficient proof to show that ‘affliction’ is a wrong translation for ‘fitnah’ in the context of the hadith in question )

“The Believers, men and women, are protectors one of another: they enjoin what is just, and forbid what is evil: they observe regular prayers, practise regular charity, and obey Allah and His Messenger. On them will Allah pour His mercy: for Allah is Exalted in power, Wise”  (At-Tawbah 9:71)

Meaning of the hadith in question:

Usama ibn Zayd reported that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "I have not left after me any temptation more harmful to men than women." (Riyad as Saliheen chapter 35, nr 288, Sahih Muslim, Book 036, Number 6604 and Sahih Bukhari Volume 7, Book 62, Number 33)

A man is infatuated by a woman to the extent that his behavior changes in character. He may be wise and intelligent, yet he could easily behave in a way that is inconsistent with his intelligence and wisdom when he is so infatuated. This is a case where a woman can control a man.

Man is tried more by his blessings than by his tragedies. And Allah says: "…. And We test you by evil and by good way of trial…."  (Al-Anmbia 21: 35)

To support this argument Allah says in the Qur'an that two of the most appreciated blessings of life, wealth and children, are trials. Allah says: “And know ye that your possessions and your progeny are but a trial ….”  (Al-Anfaal 8:28)

A woman, despite the blessings she bestows on her relations, can also be a trial for she may distract a man from his duty toward Allah). Thus, Allah creates awareness how blessings can be misguided so that they become curses. Men can use their spouses as an excuse for not performing jihad or for eschewing sacrifice for the compiling of wealth. Allah in the Qur'an warns:

"….Truly among your wives and children are enemies for you…."  (At-Taghaabun 64:14)

(not literal enemies, but symbolic, for example a women can be a temptation for men to stay home with them, instead of going to the mosque)

The warning is the same as for the blessings of abundant wealth and offspring. Quran says :

“O ye who believe! Let not your riches or your children divert you from the remembrance of Allah. If any act thus, the loss is their own”  (Al-Munafaqoon 63:9)

In addition, the sahih hadith says: "By Allah I don't fear for you poverty, but I fear that the world would be abundant for you as it has been for those before you so you compete for it as they have competed for it, so it destroys you as it has destroyed them." (Agreed upon)

This hadith does not mean that the Prophet (SAW) encouraged poverty. Poverty is a curse from which the Prophet sought refuge from Allah. He did not mean for his Ummah to be bereft of wealth and abundance for he said: "The best of the good wealth is for the pious person." (narrated by ahmed and Al-Hakam)

Women are also a gift for the pious person for the Qur'an mentions the Muslim men and women (the Muslimat), the believing men (Mumins) and women Muminat as aids and comforts for each other here and in the hereafter. The Prophet did not condemn the blessings Allah provided for his Ummah. Rather the Prophet wished to guide the Muslims and his Ummah away from the slippery slope whose bottomless pit is a mire of callousness and desire.

Source: mufti Yusuf Al-QaradawiVoice of Women in Islam’ at islamonline.com

The Hadith in Muslim (with the different wording) can be explained as followed:

Sahih Muslim, Book 036, Number 6604 (same hadith as in Bukhari with the same meaning, but in different wording, the wording in Bukhari represents the meaning of this hadith):  Usama b. Zaid b. Harith and Sa'id b. Zaid b. 'Amr b. Naufal both reported Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: I have not left after me turmoil (fitnah) for the people but the harm done to men by women.

Everyone knows life is full of fitnah, there are many forms of fitnah/trials in live (like money, status, power), so the wording of the prophet ‘I have not left after me turmoil (fitnah) for the people but the harm done to men by women.’ is symbolic and not literal, because there are many things which cause fitnah (even many things which cause turmoil, if we would take the translation turmoil instead of trial) in a humans life, what the prophet wanted to make clear with this expression was to show that‘there is no temptation more harmfull to men then the power of a women in controlling his mind and moral’ , this is exactly described in the hadith of Al Bukhari and Riyad as Saliheen.

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8. WOMEN AS THE MAJOR INHABITANTS OF JAHANNUM

Allegation :

Women as the major inhabitants of Jahannum.

Ref: Sayyiduna Imraan ibn Husayn [RadhiAllahu anhu] reports that Rasulullah [SallAllahu Alayhi Wasallam] said, ‘I saw women as the major inhabitants of Jahannum.’ (Sahih Bukhari Hadith3241; Sahih Muslim Hadith 6872, 6873)

Sayyiduna Imraan ibn Husayn [RadhiAllahu anhu] reports that Rasulullah [SallAllahu Alayhi Wasallam] said, ‘I saw women as the minority of the inhabitants of Jannah.’ (Sahih Muslim Hadith 6877)

Answer :

It is a misunderstanding of following hadith. These Ahaadith gives the impression that the women of this world will be less in Jannah compared to the men. However, Sayyiduna Abu Hurayra [RadhiAllahu anhu] was asked as to who will be in the majority in Jannah, the human males or females, he replied by narrating the Hadith in which Rasulullah [SallAllahu alayhi Wasallam] has stated that “every male in Jannah will have 2 (human) wives” (Sahih Muslim Hadith 7076).

(my own comment  added:  his own wives who he was married to on earth, or he could be married in jannah to a women who died as single on earth etc).

Hafiz ibn Hajar al-Asqalani [ra] says, ‘Sayyiduna Abu Hurayra [RadhiAllahu anhu] used this Hadith as a proof to maintain that there would be more women in Jannah than men… and this is clearly understood.’ (Fath al-Baari vol.6 pg.400; Hadith 3246)

The Muhadditheen (experts in Hadith) have resolved this apparent contradiction through the following explanations:

1.  These Ahaadith are clear that females in Jannah and Jahannum will outnumber males by a great margin. (Sharh al-Nawawiy vol.9 pg.170) 

2.  The women could be more in Jahannam and less in Jannah at the beginning. Thereafter, when they are cleansed of their sins or when intercession on their behalf is accepted, they would be entered into Jannah and they would outnumber the men there too. (Fath al-Baari vol.6 pg.401; Hadith3246 – Sifatul Jannah of Hafiz ibn Katheer pg.130) 

3.  The Ahaadith that indicate the women as the major inhabitants of Jahannam refer to that time when Rasulullah [SallAllahu Alayhi Wasallam] had physically seen Jannah and Jahannam. They do not mention that it will always remain like that. (Faydhul Baari and Malfoozaat-e-Kashmiri vol.4 pg.244)


And Allah Knows The Best.

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 9. DRINKING CAMEL URINE

Allegation :

Drinking camel urine.

Ref: Sahih Bukhari (2855) and Muslim (1671). 

Answer:

Praise be to Allah.

The hadeeth referred to, is a saheeh hadeeth, in which it says that some people came to Madeenah and fell sick. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) told them to drink the milk and urine of camels, and they recovered and grew fat. In the story it also says that they apostatized and killed the camel-herder, then the Muslims caught them and executed them. Narrated by al-Bukhaari (2855) and Muslim (1671). 

With regard to the health benefits of drinking the milk and urine of camels, they are many, and they are well known to the earlier generations of medical science and they have been proven by modern scientific research. 

Ibn al-Qayyim said: 

The author of al-Qanoon (the Canon) – i.e. the doctor Ibn Seena (Avicenna) – said: 

The most beneficial of urine is the urine of Bedouin camels which are called najeeb. End quote. 

Zaad al-Ma’aad (4/47, 48). 

In the Emirati newspaper al-Ittihaad (issue no. 11172, Sunday 6 Muharram 1427 AH/5 February 2006) it says: 

One of the most important things for which camels are raised is their milk, which is efficacious in treating many illnesses, including hepatitis, and the digestive system in general, various types of cancer and other diseases. 

In an article by Dr Ahlaam al-‘Awadi, which was published in al-Da’wah magazine, issue no. 1938, 25 Safar 1425 AH/15 April 2004 CE, about the diseases which can be treated with camel’s milk, as proven by experience, it says that there are many benefits in camel’s milk. There follows some of what was said in the article by Dr. Ahlaam: 

Camel’s urine is efficacious in the treatment of skin diseases such as ringworm, tinea and abscesses, sores that may appear on the body and hair, and dry and wet ulcers. Camel’s urine brings the secondary benefits of making the hair lustrous and thick, and removing dandruff from the scalp. Camel’s milk is also beneficial in treating hepatitis, even if it has reached an advanced stage where medicine is unable to treat it. End quote. 

In the al-Jazeerah al-Sa’oodiyyah newspaper (issue no. 10132, Rabee’ al-Awwal 1421 AH) there is a quotation from the book Al-Ibl Asraar wa i’jaaz (The camel: secrets and wonders) by Darmaan ibn ‘Abd al-‘Azeez Aal Darmaan and Sanad ibn Mutlaq al-Subay’i: 

As for camel’s urine, the book suggests that it has numerous uses which are beneficial for man. This is indicated by the Prophetic texts and confirmed by modern science … Scientific experiments have proven that camel’s urine has a lethal effect on the germs that cause many diseases. 

Among the uses of camel’s urine, many women use it to wash their hair, to make it longer, and to make it lighter and more lustrous. Camel’s urine is also efficacious in the treatment of swelling of the liver and other diseases such as abscesses, sores that appear on the body and toothache, and for washing eyes. End quote. 

Prof. Dr. ‘Abd al-Fattaah Mahmoud Idrees says: With regard to the benefits of camel’s urine in treating disease, Ibn Seena said in his Qanoon: The most beneficial of urine is the urine of the Bedouin camels known as najeeb. Camel’s urine is beneficial in treating al-hazaaz, and it was said that al-hazzaz is a pain in the heart caused by anger and so on. Camel’s urine, especially the urine of a young she-camel – is used as a cleansing substance to wash wounds and sores, to make the hair grow, to strengthen and thicken it and to prevent it falling out, and it is used to treat diseases of the scalp and dandruff. In a Master’s thesis by an engineer in applied chemistry, Muhammad Awhaaj Muhammad, that was submitted to the faculty of applied chemistry in the al-Jazeerah university in Sudan, and approved by the Dean of science and postgraduate studies in the university in November 1998 CE, entitled A Study of the Chemical Composition and Some Medical Uses of the Urine of Arabian Camels, Muhammad Awhaaj says: 

Laboratory tests indicate that camel’s urine contains high levels of potassium, albuminous proteins, and small amounts of uric acid, sodium and creatine. 

In this study, he explained that what prompted him to study the medicinal properties of camel’s urine was what he had seen of some tribesmen drinking this urine whenever they suffered digestion problems. He sought the help of some doctors in studying camel’s urine. They brought a number of patients and prescribed this urine for them, for a period of two months. Their bodies recovered from what they had been suffering from, which proves the efficacy of camel’s urine in treating some diseases of the digestive system. 

It also proves that this urine is useful in preventing hair loss. He says: 

Camel’s urine acts as a slow-acting diuretic, but it does not deplete potassium and other salts as other diuretics do, because camel’s urine contains a high level of potassium and proteins. It has also been proven to be effective against some types of bacteria and viruses. It brought about an improvement in the condition of twenty-five patients who used camel’s urine for dropsy, without disrupting their potassium levels. Two of them were cured of liver pain, and their liver function was restored to normal levels, as well as the tissue of the liver being improved. One of the medicines used to treat blood clots is a compound called Fibrinoltics which works by changing a substance in the body from its inactive form, Plasminogen, to its active form, Plasmin, in order to dissolve the substance that causes clotting, Fibrin. One of the components of this compound is called Urokinase, which is produced by the kidneys or from the urine, as indicated by the name “uro”. 

The dean of the Faculty of Medical Science in the Sudanese al-Jazeerah university, Professor Ahmad ‘Abd-Allah Ahmadaani, has discovered a practical way of using camel’s urine to treat dropsy and swelling in the liver. Its success has been proven in treating those who are affected by these diseases. He said in a seminar organized by the al-Jazeerah University: 

The experiment began by giving each patient a daily dose of camel’s urine mixed with camel’s milk to make it palatable. Fifteen days after the beginning of the experiment, the patients’ stomachs grew smaller and went back to their normal size.  

He said that he examined the patients’ livers with ultrasound before the study began, and he found out that the livers of fifteen out of the twenty-five were in a cirrhotic state, and some of them had developed cirrhosis of the liver as the result of bilharzia. All of the patients responded to treatment with camel’s urine, and some of them continued, by their own choice, to drink a dose of camel’s urine every day for a further two months. At the end of that time, they were all found to have been cured of cirrhosis of the liver. He said: Camel’s urine contains a large amount of potassium, as well as albumen and magnesium, because the camel only drinks four times during the summer and once during the winter, which makes it retain water in its body so as to preserve the sodium, and the sodium causes it not to urinate a great deal, because it keeps the water in its body. 

He explained that dropsy results from a deficiency of albumen or potassium, and the urine of camels in rich in both of these. 

He suggested that the best type of camels for using the urine as a remedy are young camels. 

Dr. Ahlaam al-‘Awadi, a specialist in microbiology in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, supervised some scientific papers that dealt with her discoveries in the usage of camel’s urine for medical treatment, such as the papers by ‘Awaatif al-Jadeedi and Manaal al-Qattaan. During her supervision of the paper by Manaal al-Qattaan, she succeeded in confirming the effectiveness of using a preparation made from camel’s urine which was the first antibiotic produced in this manner anywhere in the world. Concerning the features of this new product, Dr. Ahlaam said: 

It is not costly, and it is easy to manufacture. It can be used to treat skin diseases such as eczema, allergies, sores, burns, acne, nail infections, cancer, hepatitis and dropsy with no harmful side effects. 

And she said: 

Camel’s urine contains a number of healing factors such as antibiotics (bacteria that are present in it, salts and urea).  The camel possesses an immune system that is highly equipped to combat funguses, bacteria and viruses, because it contains antibodies. It may also be used to treat blood clots and fibrinolytics may be derived from it, and it may be used to treat dropsy (which is caused by a deficiency in albumen and potassium, as camel’s urine is rich in both). Camel’s urine may also provide a remedy for abdominal complaints, especially those of the stomach and intestines, as well as asthma and shortness of breath. It caused a noticeable reduction in patients’ sugar levels. It is a remedy for low libido, and it aids in bone growth in children and in strengthening the heart muscles.

It may be used as a cleansing agent for cleaning wounds and sores, especially the urine of young she-camels. It also helps the hair to grow and become strong and thick, and it helps to prevent hair loss and baldness, and can be used to treat dandruff. Camel’s urine may also be used to combat disease by using bacteria extracted from it. It was used to treat a girl who was suffering from an infection behind the ear, that was accompanied by pus weeping from it and painful cracks and sores. It was also used to treat a girl who was unable to extend the fingers of her hands because of the presence of so many cracks and sores, and whose face was almost black with pimples. Dr. Ahlaam said: 

Camel’s urine may also be used to treat the digestive system and to treat some cases of cancer. She stated that the research that she had undertaken on camel’s urine proved that it was effective in destroying micro-organisms such as fungus, yeast and bacteria. 

Dr. Rahmah al-‘Ulyaani, who is also from Saudi Arabia, carried out tests on rabbits infected with bacteria in the colon. She treated each group of rabbits with a different kind of medicine, including camel’s urine. There was a noticeable regression in the rabbits that were treated with other medicines, except for camel’s urine, which brought about a clear improvement. 

Majallat al-Jundi al-Muslim, issue no. 118, 20 Dhu’l-Qa’dah 1425 AH; 1 January 2005 CE. 

Allah calls upon us to ponder the creation of the camel, as He says (interpretation of the meaning): 

“Do they not look at the camels, how they are created?”             [Al-Ghaashiyah 88:17] 

This pondering is not limited to the outward form of the camel, or even to the inner workings of its body, rather it also includes that which we have discussed here, which is the benefits of the urine and milk of the camel. Modern scientific research is still discovering for us many of the wonders of this creature. And Allah knows best.

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 10. HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS AHADEETH, WHY NOT ALL LISTED 

Allegation :

Why there are Hundreds of thousands of Ahadeeth and written after 200/300 years of prophet death?

Answer

Why there are hundreds of thousands of ahadeeth?

Those who attack Islam under pretext that Ahadeeth are not trustworthy and/or were complied later are certainly wrong. Later compilation does not means Ahadeeth never existed and/or were documented. Ahadeeth were recorded during the lifetime of Prophet Muhammad, and later compilation means that they were put together in the form of Books. The process of protection and documentation of Ahadeeth had already started within the age of Prophethood itself, though it was compiled later. So the allegation that hadiths were written after 200/300 years is not true. All hadiths now available were existing in scattered form at the time after prophet death, but only compiled later by Muhaddathin.

Some Ahadeeth are really the explanation and the meanings of the Glorious Quran, thus, their protection is something, which Allah has taken upon Himself. Therefore, how can it be possible that only the words of the Quran remain protected while the meanings of the Quran (i.e. Ahadeeth) go to waste?

The recording of the Hadith began during the lifetime of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW). This practice of writing of Hadith continued after the death of the Messenger of Allaah (SAW). Critics quote that prophet once forbade writing of Hadith. That is correct, but that saying was only to preserve Quran wordings without danger of mixing God’s words and his words, but again he instructed to write it down with clear instructions that his wordings should not be mixed with revelation i.e. Quran.

Al-Daarimi and Abu Dawood in their Sunans recorded that Abdullah Ibn al-As stated that they used to record everything they heard from the Prophet (SAW). They were warned against doing so as, it was argued, the Prophet (SAW) was a human being that may be angry at times and pleased at times. Abdullah stopped writing his Hadith until they could ask the Prophet (SAW) about this issue. The Messenger of Allaah (SAW) told him,

“Write (My Hadith) by the One in whose hand is my soul, nothing leaves it [the Prophet’s (SAW) mouth] save the truth.” (That is, whether he was angry or pleased what he spoke was always the truth)

After his death, once the Quran was preserved in writing and in memorization with lot of sahabahs, the ahadiths wordings were then also preserved. These wordings not only explains Quran but also speak about all aspects of human life and some about future and past happenings.

Ahadeeth were Re-written while being compiled into Sahihian etc.  Since at that time printing press was not invented, and neither existed copiers etc. Everything has to be written and then rewritten by hands. Notice there is extreme difference between the terms (or word) written and compiled (compilation).  In order something to be compiled, it has to be written and/or be in existence. Therefore, the facts is that Ahadeeth were already in existence and/or written long before, however they were compiled into books like Sahih Bukhari and/or Sahih Muslim (or else) at later stage. 

Companions of prophet knew that it is their responsibility for conveying the Hadeeth of Prophet Muhammad (SAW with the utmost accuracy. It was because of prophet’s instruction, when he said in his last sermon, to convey his message to those who are not present.

A very important and unique aspect that worked to preserve the Sunnah was of the use of Isnaad or chain of narrators, tracing one’s source all the way back to the Prophet Muhammad (SAW).

Now another logic why so many hadith?

Suppose 100 people are accompanying a person for 25 years, then they will be knowing all aspects of his life. And if there are thousands of people and that person is prophet also, you can imagine how much importance is his personality. Now people accompanying and dealing with prophet were feeling an honour to be in contact with him and they felt it their responsibility to transfer their information to other companions and then same transferred to later generation. Still all is not reported and recorded but what each thought important, he got it memorize and record it.

These thousands of sahabas who were accompanying and observing his actions and saying, reported that to others, then chain continued to others until they were compiled in different books.

Besides this, almost all Muhadditheen also regard the speech, practices and conditions of the Sahaabah as Hadeeth. Since according to them, besides the Ahadeeth-e-Nabwi (prophet related) , the speech, actions and conditions of Sahaabah are also included amongst Ahadeeth. Since there was a great number of Sahaabah, thus, their speech, actions and conditions are also many. This is the reason of large number of Ahadeeth but not as many as the enemies of Islam like to project.

There are six famous books of Ahadeeth which are ‘The Six Authentic Books.’ These six books of sahih Ahadeeth declared to be the best in terms of their accuracy, utility and general acceptance. ‘The Six Authentic Books’ consists of the following:

1.    Sahih Bukhari

2.    Sahih Muslim

3.    At-Tirmidhi

4.    Abu Da’ud or Abu Dawud (Sunan)*

5.    an-Nasa’i (Sunan)*

6.    Ibn Majah

* Sunan is a book in which there are Ahadeeth related to laws and orders namely Sunan Abu Dawud and Sunan an-Nasa’i.

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11. WHY BUKHARI & MUSLIM NOT LISTED ALL SAHIH AHADITHS

Allegation :

Al-Bukhari & Al-Muslim books are treated most authentic book of Muslims.  Imaam Bukhari taken around 2,600 and Imam Muslim taken about 4,000 Ahadeeth for their “Sahih” books from more than 100,000 Sahih Ahadiths. So they are only 2 to 4 % of what they had in memory, then what you say about thousand and thousands of sahih hadiths, not included? It means that if 98% not listed are unreliable, then 2 to 4 % also must be unreliable.

Answer :

Both Imams Bukhari & Muslim are most honoured hadith collectors in Islam. Their collections of hadiths are most scrutinized in authenticity and therefore most trustable and referred.

Where Are Leftover Sahih Hadiths

Al-Bukhari in his book “Kitaab ‘al-Jamius Saheeh” only about 2,600 Ahadeeth without repetition out of about one hundred thousand Sahih Hadiths. Sahih Muslim contains only 4000 Ahadeeth without repetition. All these ahadiths were extracted for inclusion into their collection after observing stringent acceptance criteria.

What then happened to the status of all other Sahih Ahadeeth? The answer can be found in the terminology of the Muhadditheen (Hadith Collectors). When one saying is heard from ten different persons and these ten personas relate this to you, then according to the Muhadditheen, you have heard ten narrations or Hadiths. This is so because the subject matter and then ten different sources are all listed down, resulting in ten different narrations or Hadiths. Ahadeeth are thus classified in this manner, where one Hadeeth may have been related via ten chains of narrators, so in Hadeeth terminology, this is counted as ten Ahadeeth.

Secondly they did not wrote all their Sahih memorized or collected hadiths, possibly for two reasons.

1)  To write so huge number of hadiths (where chain of narrators was also to be written along with preamble of hadith) was practically very difficult as at that time no type writer, computer and copier machine was available, and all has to be written by hand.

2) It was not their intention to include all what they have received in truth, because than the hand written book would have been so bulky that such book may not be possible to be handled and also may not be interested by the readers to read.

So whatever they have included in their books are that which they thought are most valuable for Islamic point of view and left the others.

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12. IS FLIES HAVING ANTIDOTES, AN AUTHENTIC HADITH?

 

Question :

 

Is the Hadith about house flies having antidotes an authentic one? Is there any scientific research or proof regarding the issue?

 

Answer:                                                                                                     

"I would like to tell you that the Hadith you referred to is an authentic one. Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) quoted the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him), as saying, "If a house fly falls in the drink of anyone of you, he should dip it (in the drink), for one of its wings has a disease and the other has the cure for the disease." (Reported by Al-Bukhari)

The ‘cure’ in the above Hadith is actually the antidote. The Prophetic guidance here is that if the house fly falls in the cup from which we drink we have the choice to do the following:

1-To pour over the contents of the cup or the container, if we find it inconvenient for us to drink or use after the fall of the house fly.

2-To act according to what is mentioned in the above Hadith in order to avoid being infected by the disease.

I have read a scientific research published in Germany regarding the scientific proofs which support the Hadith in point."

Allah Almighty knows best.

Excerpted, with slight modifications, from: www.islamonline.net

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