Dear Barkha! Islam is the greatest advocate of women’s rights


By Azizur Rahman,MM News,

Since long there has been a debate over “Rights of Women in Islam” sparing no efforts in making the people believe that Muslim women are considered mere slaves by their men and kept under abject subjugation. I would like to assert that this accusation is completely false and Islam guarantees equal rights to women treating them with the highest degree of respect and honor.


To make the readers well understand my forthcoming points, I would like to state categorically in the very beginning that Islam is not a man-made religion else it is a heavenly one. And, Qur’aan is not a book authored by our Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) as believed by the likes of Tavleen Singh, but it is a divine book revealed onto him by Allah. Muslims are bound to lead their lives in accordance with Qur’aanic injunctions and Hadith (traditions) of the Prophet (pbuh). Islam is not a religion started by someone and evolving with the passage of time. It is from the Almighty, and has such a compact set of principles and guidelines that it provides solution to anything under the sun. And hence the demand by many pseudo-intellectuals to issue this and that fatwa as per their whims and fancies is illogical. Fatwa is not something that any lay man can come up with. Upon request, the learned muftis are entitled to issue fatwas strictly in the light of Qur’aan and Hadith and not depending upon their likes and dislikes.

Moreover one should bear in mind that Qur’aan clearly states “There is no compulsion in adopting the religion”. Hence, once anyone chooses Islam as his/her religion, he/she should abide by its injunctions in its entirety and not cry foul for special relaxations seeking cheap publicity. One is always free to practice whatever he/she wants or even can abandon Islam if he or she finds it difficult and suffocating. The matter would entirely be between them and Allah. The absence of basic understanding of Islam is the real reason that results in making people believe that clerics have the authority to change things accordingly, while on the contrary everything in Islam is governed by the holy Qur’aan and the Hadith. If something is allowed or prohibited by Qur’aan and Hadith, none can change them. In the event of things not being specifically mentioned in Qur’aan or Hadith, competent scholars will thoroughly judge them in the light of defined principles and come up with a solution.

Having clarified the above let me begin with taking up one example to show as to how the lack or absence of basic knowledge of Islam can actually lead to serious misconceptions and conclusions about women’s rights in Islam. A few weeks ago, I happened to watch the NDTV talk show “We The People” titled “Stop Sexism. Period: Why Should Menstruation be a Taboo” ( published on 29th November 2015 on NDTV site, moderated by Barkha Dutt and conducted in the wake of Kerala’s Sabrimala temple board chief and Congress leader Prayar Gopalakrishnan’s statement “The day there will be a machine to detect ‘right time’ for women to enter temples, that day women will be allowed in the temple.” that sparked huge outrage under the hashtag #HappyToBleed going abuzz on the virtual world. And since Muslim women have also been reportedly denied to enter the sanctum sanctorum of Mumbai’s Haji Ali Dargah, two Muslim panelists: Miss Zakia Sonam from Bhartiya Muslim Mahila Andolan and a Mufti from Haji Ali Dargah committee as well were included in the debate. This was the program that actually prompted me to pen this article.

Now, let us see how misinformed about Islam are Zakia and Barkha? While opening the debate Barkha says “Across cultures and across religions there still continues a taboo around menstruation. Muslim women for example are often told that they should not offer Namaz or keep Roza during their menstruation. Why we have so many orthodoxies between religious rituals and worship. Even at Haji Ali Dargahah we are fighting for entry. There are many many questions where the women want to embrace the religion but find themselves stopped by the orthodoxies”.

And asked by Barkha “Are Muslim women told during Roza if you have your period don’t keep the Roza or don’t offer Namaz in those days”?, Zakia painfully replies “No Roza no Namaz and the Haji Ali matter.. that is how that happened why we were forced to file a PIL because we grew up going to Haji Ali. Throughout our childhood we have been there and as late as 2011 all of us as a woman group. Last time we went there in 2012 and were told that you can’t come inside because you are woman and we told that we have been coming here. They are telling because you are women and you are dirty you have to be kept away from the sanctum of Dargah”.

Here, I would like to examine the observations made by Miss Zakia. As far as ban on women’s entry to Haji Ali Dargah’s sanctorum is concerned, I categorically state that in the first place there is no concept of Dargah itself in Islam let alone the question of menstruating women being barred or not, from entry, making offerings or performing prayers there.

For men visiting a grave is desirable as it reminds of the Hereafter and reaffirms fear of Allah.  They can also pray Allah for the departed soul’s forgiveness. However, packing up and travelling only for making a visit to a grave is not allowed. As for women, they have been prohibited from visiting graves to prevent wailing over the deceased and any unethical happening due to possible mingling with men. This does not mean that they are encouraged to go anywhere else without any restrictions. Unfortunately, dargahs like Haji Ali and Ajmer have been so deceptively glorified and commercialized that many people across all religions tend to believe that all the nuisance that happens there is very much Islamic. I would like to enlighten our ignorant brothers and sisters that the activities taking place on these dargahs are absolutely un-Islamic.

Now the question may arise that if not dargah, then what about women entering the mosque. So, answer is that women are very much allowed to go to mosque and offer Namaz if there is proper arrangement of purdah and they are safe. However, while going to mosque they should not flaunt their beauties and expose their features, should wear full and covering attire and not use any perfumes. And the menstruating women, due to their being almost half-sick and uncomfortable with daily routine activities, have been given special relaxation of absolutely quitting Namaz throughout the period and postponing Roza to a later convenient time to be performed in days when not menstruating. As far as the entry of menstruating women to a mosque is concerned, most of the Islamic scholars in the light of Qur’aan and Hadith, are of the opinion that they can enter it and even sit in case of extreme need, if there is no chance of the mosque floor being dirtied. However it should not be a habit. It is so, purely because of some requisite set of rules pertaining to Namaaz and mosque, and not because that Islam considers women themselves as dirty.

There are some certain Islamic terms like “Paak” and “Napaak” which equally apply to both men and women. For performing certain prayers, one has to be compulsorily “Paak” for instance to offer Namaaz. Thus a woman in her period is technically considered as “Napaak” and hence she enjoys the privilege of not offering Namaz during the entire period. Likewise, the men can’t offer Namaaz post-ejaculation caused by any means unless they take a bath and become “Paak”. Apart from the above, there are many other things which make one “Napaak”. But, in the event of being “Napaak” due to reasons other than menstruation, both men and women can attain “Paaki” immediately and offer Namaz. For example, if one spills some urine on his/her clothes, can immediately wash it and part of the body that has got wet, and then can offer Namaaz. While in case of menstruation, the woman in considered “Napaak” for the entire menstrual period.

So, the matter of women having been forgiven of the obligatory Namaz during their entire period and asked to postpone Roza to non-menstruating days is really a privilege and special relaxation granted to them in keeping with their biological requirement. However, the pseudo-intellectuals like Zakia craving for cheap publicity, term it as something tantamount to snatching away of women’s rights. I feel pity for her extremely pathetic knowledge of very basic things about Islam. As I heard her opine with extreme anguish that “No Roza No Namaz” during period, I was taken aback by her absolute ignorance of something as basic as the do’s and don’ts of Roza and Namaz. She seemed to imply, that despite her being extremely mad for Namaz in love of Allah, that too during her period, people did not let her offer Namaz out of their patriarchal mindset. But, I doubt whether she would have ever done a single Sajda (prostration) so far.

Zakia and the likes of her, only long for publicity and since they are well aware of the fact that any tactic denigrating Muslims and their practices, is the most sought-after spice for the media, they spare no efforts in capitalizing even on the slightest chance of earning name and fame at the cost of defaming Islam. I would humbly advise her not to indulge in cheap histrionics and embrace any other faith that suits her requirements or humbly adhere to her current faith without holding her own assumptions, and terming them as patriarchal, anti-women and un-Islamic.

This is how these ill-informed self-styled intellectuals help spread baseless and wrong information about Islam. Consequently, in absence of the right person to respond, the outcome of the talk show, was the endorsement of the perception held by Barkha and Zakia towards Islam that it treats its women differently. The reason why the channels do not invite well-informed scholars is that they don’t want to let the fact come out lest it counter their own assumptions foiling their attempts to malign Islam.

It would be pertinent to understand as to why the entire world is hysterically interested in Muslim women’s affairs. The only reason of this obsession is that they can’t tolerate Muslim women remaining in the four walls of their home only getting out in hours of need unlike women from other religions who are free to roam around anywhere as they wish. Islam considers women as the most sacred, precious and foundational pillars of a healthy society. It firmly espouses the Idea that when a man becomes a righteous person he corrects only one generation while when a woman treads on the right path, it does shape the lives of generations. Islam does not tolerate women being considered as a mere toy being played with by human wolves and slaves of desires. It regards men and women both as the whole and sole property of whom he/she is legally married to. It cannot tolerate her modesty being desecrated by dirty flies.

While this is the case with women in Islam, it is just opposite on the other side. It pains the sex-obsessed west and its followers the most, that why all Muslim women are not there out in the market for their pleasure at a time when the world is fast adapting to their dirty culture. This is the reason why the entire west is hell-bent on bringing Muslim women out from their homes in the name of hollow women emancipation and empowerment. I would say that the current approach of struggle for women’s rights is less of empowerment and more of bringing both sexes’ genitals closer.

Contrary to this, Islam obligates women for observing purdah, instructs them not to flaunt and expose their beaties, asks the believers to lower their gazes, instructs both sexes not to mingle freely with each other without proper precautionary measure in place, wants its women to travel only with a “Mahram” (one to whom marriage is not allowed), forbids two “Ghair Mahrams” (one to whom marriage is allowed) to be in absolute solitary. Islam expects the faithful to take care of all these things because first it principally seeks to stop all the lesser evils that could lead to bigger and heinous ones. However, ironically all these remarkable measures to protect the very sanctity and chastity of women are denounced and termed as draconian. They present a few deviated Muslim women fallen prey to their propaganda, as role models to bring out our majority of women who happily live like queens in their homes.

Let me expose the hollowness of the kind of women’s freedom being sought by so called women rights’ activists and advocates. When these votaries of women’s rights believe that a woman can’t enjoy absolute freedom until and unless she is not there in the market on display to serve as eye delight, they must admit that in this case, the women would naturally be expected to be as responsible in affairs of home finances as the men are and this is not an easy task for the weaker gender. They won’t be able to just enjoy roaming around and will have to be as responsible bread winner as the men are at any cost.

Having worked in corporate for more than six years, I myself am aware of women employees’ plight where along with myriad of other problems, they are extremely prone to sexual harassments and abuses as well. I used to feel pity for them while listening to their miseries of managing home and office and particularly their sufferings in the event of their being mothers. The greater curse of this fake and deceptive right to freedom is so damaging that these working women are even compelled to abandon their infants daily for 10 to 12 or more hours mainly feeding on the readymade milk and most importantly being deprived of mothers’ care and affection when they need them the most. Apart from this, being women they go through various biological problems during their periods, pregnancies and still slog in offices reeling under immense work pressure, coping with both things at the same time while they should actually be at home. And all this is inflicted upon them just because of that cheap and hollow freedom of roaming around. It is so sad that they end up with gaining too little at the cost of losing too much.

These are the reasons why Islam did not put the burden of breadwinning upon women, and instead assigned to them the task of homemaking so that they could give their full time to raise and prepare a good generation. Now, imagine whether the Muslim women absolutely free from the responsibility of earning livelihood are fortunate to enjoy real freedom and quality rights or the Non-Muslim ones. Any unbiased person can well imagine that by not tasking women with the responsibility of earning livelihood and making it the sole responsibility of men, Islam has bestowed women with the greatest right that no other right could be worth it.

Some other important rights being enjoyed by women in Islam are as follows:

Women are entitled to get “Inheritance” be they daughter, mother or wife.

If there is any genuine reason, they have every right to seek “Khula” (separation sought by women) same as their husbands have right to Talaaq.

They have not been made responsible to look after people other than their husbands and children and it is entirely upon their goodwill if they wish so.

Islam cares for women’s rights to such an extent that if they wish, they can even charge their husbands for breastfeeding their children.

One thing among the most-criticized is the triple Talaaq. In this respect, I would like to enlighten the readers that as per a Hadith “Talaaq among the allowed things is the most hated one to Allah”. Apart from this, most of the scholars are of the opinion that giving three Talaaqs at one time, should be avoided as far as possible. However, if given, it will be held as valid, so that people do not make Talaaq a matter of fun and think hundred times before uttering the unfortunate word. Those who criticize Islamic method of Talaaq, do not bother to see their co-religionists changing wives like clothes.

Where is the injustice now?  If non-observing of purdah, absolute right to roam around in the market, becoming eye-soother for men in films, TV programs and shows, dancing in clubs, pubs and bars, wandering in malls, showrooms and shops, serving as receptionists, hostesses or working anywhere making most of their sexual appeal to maximize business, are the only parameters of equal rights, so be it, our women are happy in their homes with their honor and chastity intact.

I would like to conclude by requesting the likes of Barkha and Zakia, not to pass judgments on sensitive issues without proper knowledge, because this leads to grave misconception. If the TV channels are really concerned, instead of inviting the likes of Zakia to vomit out the nonsense, they should invite highly learned scholars on the subject for debate so that the real perspective comes to fore.

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  1. It is shame on muslims,after being 17 crores in india,we failed to communicate islam to our co-citizens.
    Taking a dig with oppossers is not a difficult task.
    Muslims should consider this as their own fault and should adhere/practice and reach out islam to coreligionist and others.
    This debate is a chance for muslims to reveal the truth.Hence ,i Most welcome this.

    • Are muslims aware of the truth to reveal it?
      whom should be blamed ?
      Hindus/Christians/Islamic Scholars/Government/Media/Self.
      Islam has the answer for it.

  2. These news channel leaves no stone unturned to bash Islam. They invite few ignorants and hypocrites amongst Muslims and take their view and finally judge Islam by their comments. Absolutely no desire to learn truth. When they are discussing on Islam they should invite Highly Qualified and knowledgeable Muslim Scholar like Javed Ghamidi, Br.Imran et al.

    In the 1930’s, Annie Besant observed, “It is only in the last twenty years that Christian England has recognised the right of woman to property, while Islam has allowed this right from all times. It is a slander to say that Islam preaches that women have no souls.” (The Life and Teachings of Mohammed, 1932).

    Before Islam, women were considered shameful, female children were buried alive, prostitution was rampant, divorce was only in the hands of the husband, inheritance was only for the strong, and oppression was widespread. Islam came and abolished these practices. Even now, in “developed countries”, women are not granted respect, dignity and honour, let alone equal pay for equal work. Islam, however, regards women as precious and valuable, not to be disrespected or disgraced. The mistreatment of women in some Middle-Eastern countries or Muslim families is due to cultural factors that some Muslims wrongly follow, not because of Islam.The oppression does not come from Islam, but from laws made, in many cases, by Muslim men.Why would many women around the world willingly enter Islam if it is an oppressive religion?

    I end with the words of our Lord and your Lord, the Creator and Sustainer of all men and women:

    “And for women are rights over men, similar to those of men over women.”[Qur’an 2:228]

  3. Normally human beings tendency is to attract towards publicity…..adaptation of wrong things easily….like in the world drinking of wines and alcohol/smoking is only allowed to sale for above 18years….Not good for children….Infact it is not good for men when it is more…..we do advertise Don’t drink and drive for life safety…..all we human beings knows it perfectly and still now it is a prestige/honor if you drink/smoke/dance in the VVIP gathering…if you don’t drink/smoke or dance then you are not up to their standard…..But we know it is not good things and still we do use it in front of our children……when the child grows and drunk, then we are taking them for medication…..and stopping them not to drink….But complete world is not interested to stop producing wines/alcohol to avoid the said problems from route…..Infact wine/alcohol/drugs/Cigarette industries are growing faster….but in Islam it is prohibited…

    Same in the case of smoking……

    Same in the case of women…….In All over the world…we need women to be in half dressed condition at everywhere and all the men should she and judge them….like the beauty contests….comment them up to our level…..women feel a honor while men give them more compliments and comments…..then only we human being will understand these women are beautiful/hot/sexy and Women are getting equal right like men……But in Islam it is Prohibited….

    Actually Truth is bitter…….and it pro

    May allah guide us to practice the truthful path accepted by Almighty(Path of Quran and Hadith)….and may allah give Hidaya to complete Humanity to live the way Almighty will be happy to allow Jannah(Paradise)….

    Islam needs all Human should enter Jannah(Paradise)……..My request to complete world,just to read Quran and hadith, If you found wrong things written for Humanity…then no need to read.

  4. Barkha Datt is anti-Islam. she is a free lady playing the roles for the enemies of Islam as such inviting the wrath of Allah. May Allah`s curse be upon her and her like minded as well.

    • The real problem with Muslims : Imposed Superiority complex. The Almighty of the world haven’t said to anyone that my name is : Allah. How could it be? Simply because it is written in Koran a book Allah said to Mohammed its all validates or authentic? How silly and misleading. Moreover the Lord would say appraise me is it? Gosh! where is the logic or any rational point?

  5. The whole verse 2:228 has to be read very carefully, in context,e.g., the person (Asad) who knows Arabic, English, and has lived, traveled through ME, is an authority on the Quranic exegesis has it as follows: “And the divorced women shall undergo, without remarrying, [214] a waiting-period of three monthly courses: for it is not lawful for them to conceal what God may have created in their wombs, [215] if they believe in God and the Last Day. And during this period their husbands are fully entitled to take them back, if they desire reconciliation; but, in accordance with justice, the rights of the wives [with regard to their husbands] are equal to the [husbands’] rights with regard to them, although men have precedence over them [in this respect]. [216] And God is almighty, wise. – 2:228 (Asad) – ” Further, a divorced wife has the right to refuse a resumption of marital relations even if the husband expresses, before the expiry of the waiting-period, his willingness to have the provisional divorce rescinded; but since it is the husband who is responsible for the maintenance of the family, the first option to rescind a provisional divorce rests with him.
    If there can be more questions, I can facilitate, if needed. I have been facing these questions for the past 49 years, in the States. Besides this the post is fair.
    I also fault Muslims not to inform their classmates, coworkers, neighbors, their parents friends to explain the difference between monotheistic belief in God (Islam, Christianity, Jews), and that of polytheists, of which Hindus constitute the largest majority in the world. We didn’t explain to them that for us, all our Prophets, from Adam (1st) to Mohammad (last) were innocent so far as worldly sins are concerned. Jesus (Christianity), Moses (Judaism) were equi-weighted prophets like Mohammad. None had, according to Muslims, any divinity in them Whatever miracles they could demonstrate was with the permission/approval of God. So, Divinity and Sonhood attached to Jesus is NO, NO to both Muslims and Jews, whose Prophet Moses and his lineage and line of prophets, known as Children of Israel are discussed in much, much more space/times/details than Mohammad, whose followers also believe in the concept of individual accountability in the Hereafter, after the Day of Resurrection, aka Afterlife. Nobody can forgive anyone besides God, based on the criterion whose total of good deeds outweighs his/her bad deeds. There is only one sin which God shall not forgive, so far as Muslims are concerned, is associating anything tacitly, explicitly, diplomatically, so-called rationally, with God and His Commands. Without this much of basic knowledge, no matter how qualified/degreed/ placed the person/replier thinks will not be accepted by Muslims. Media can call anybody who calls himself/herself an expert on Islam, they may. But the answer to the above three concerns will be the test.

  6. In my study I find that, at the same socio-economic level, the condition of Muslim women is far better than Hindu women as there are lesser cases of dowry-deaths, absence of sati system, lesser cases of female foeticide, absence of female infanticide, higher ratio of women, rights in their parent’s property, lesser practicel of dowry, possibility of re-marriage of widows etc. Barkha, hopefully, is aware of these datas.

  7. As there is no icon to reply to his/her post, and some writers don’t provide their email ID, I am using this space, who seems to be younger than my youngest child, who turned 39 last November 26. I turned 78 on October 12 last year. These gory details are provided just for the author not to get mad, if he does not like anything in what I say. Further, I am on oxygen 24/7/365, because of complications from advanced PCa (code for every man’s dread, aka, prostate cancer). But I was so much moved by what Brother Azizur Rahman has so nicely put together, as other commenter’s/repliers are also saying. Besides what I said in my comment, I would like to include a few tips based on 30 years of post-PhD corporate job experience @ three conglomerates (Stauffer, Upjohn, DuPont), all of them are gone now. I feel sorry for the last one, as it was an American icon, in existence, under the same name for over 214 years. The economic reality is such here and worldwide that soon it would be acquired by Dow, and become Dow-Dupont, to my dismay. No matter what we say, write, speak about, we should not lose basic “civility”, both common courtesy and Islam require it. Also, for convincing others and win the audience to your side, it does not depend on what you say but how you say it, maintaining credibility of it from basic sources. Brother Aziz-ur-Rahman has failed in a couple of places. I shall like him to disclose where in the Quran it says, and I quote from his text, “One thing among the most-criticized is the triple Talaaq. In this respect, I would like to enlighten the readers that Qur’aan has clearly mentioned “Talaaq among the allowed things is the most hated one to Allah”. It is important, because it is diluting the otherwise brilliant effort on his part. For the same reason, I would expect all brothers and sisters to be polite, civil, and courteous with all, particularly non-Muslim readers, listeners, audience. I apologize if I am offending him.

  8. @RSS… do you remember draupadi vastraharan…..teri mata ki …!@##$/^^&**….bath samjh may aayi- chutiyaeRAM ki anadi aulaad.

    • @Akbar
      BHAGWAN SHREE KRISHNA protected DRAUPADI MATA.So,read the MAHABHARAT before commenting.Many muslim women want to quit islam due to polygamy and social odds.We are with them.They will be welcomed to HINDUISM.

      • @RSS……abbey gadhaylal…krishna was busy with his 20 k radhikaas….anyway rss ji u surely seem to be an avtaar of ravaan…all the best ..keep grunting from your stinky hindutwadi hog.

        • @Akbar
          I am a simple human.I urge you to read the GEETA and the MAHABHARAT and the RAMAYANA.Then you will find the true path.You will know how to lead a complete life with peace from those great holy HINDU scriptures.Then your islamic arrogance will be gone and you will be a true human.HINDU DHARMA KI JAI.

        • your language is a reflection of your values and teachings. nothing to say more, wise people will understand.

          and you muslims preach to others where ever u can that please join muslim faith. Why u getting so much irritated if same medicine applies to u.

      • Protecting in what way? He didn’t intervene when Draupadi’s cleavage became visible. Instead Playboy Krishna enjoyed watching draupadi’s deep cleavage.
        Krishna was an adulteror.Go and read Skanda Purana II.iii.4.17 where krishna was pressing boobs of women and pinching their nipples. Read Brahma Vaivarta Purana, Krishna Janma Khanda 69.1-11 where krishna had sex with radha. You mean to say God having sex?? Are you nuts?? This is blasphemy!!
        In Vishnu Purana 5.13 Krishna also used to have sex with numerous women every night.

        And you call this god? Shame on you!!!

  9. Dear brothers: Akbar and Rss,

    Every body is entitled to have different opinion. But the difference could be discussed amicably without literally hurting each other. Let’s resolve to maintain some civility and decorum while exchanging comments and opinions because indecency only makes things worse.

    Dear writer,I have enough respect in your word.Moderate and literate muslim like you should come against the stone age practices like polygamy,high TFR rate,stonnig and religious odds against women.The whole world is hating muslims due to such activity.Convey my best regards.

    • Dear brother RSS,

      Here I would like to advise you to listen to a couple of videos of Dr. Zakir Nayak on youtube on issues like polygamy, TFR and stoning. And If you want to have a complete perspective on women’s rights in Islam, please take pain to read the book “Purdah” authored by Maulana Maudoodi and I am sure you would get satisfactory answers to all your questions in this respect.

      As for your claim that Muslims being hated by the whole world is concerned, I believe you might be partially true. But, to a large extent, this hate is emerging from the propaganda of those external forces who have their vested interests in the oil rich region and hence want to keep the pot boiling. There do exist some misled groups as well who are creating all mayhem resorting to bloodshed and have nothing to do with Islam.

      The region, to a great extent, was peaceful before unjust US invasion of Iraq. Uncle SAM stoked the fire, left it burning and went away. Likewise they did in Afghanistan and what has been happening afterwards, we are well aware of.

      So, please try to understand as to who are the real players behind all this. It would not be fair to make sweeping generalizations painting the whole community with the same brush. Those who have created this warfare are very less as compared to the majority who want to live peacefully.

      Despite all these troubles, Islamophobia and hate-mongering, Islam is the most accepted religion across the world, due to it’s great message of equality and being a completed way of life.

      There have been eminent personalities across the world from all spheres of life who converted to Islam and still continue to accept.

      If one seriously reads Islam, I assure that most likely he/she would either accept it or at least his/her misconception would be removed.

      • @azizur rehman…..bro..rather than me itz better to advise the hindutwadi filth eg…rss…hindu…ankit as i have been observing these scums have one n only one purpose to degrade and abuse .islam/muslims/holy prophet…i m certainly on the right side of the fence and giving these bhagvaa devils the taste of their own brew…..i will certainly go to any lenghts as long as these bhagvaa devils overdo their diatribes.

  11. islam has a regressive outlook for women. it is a tribal arab religion in which women can be captured as slaves and used. all islamic important persons have slaves. al ah has even allowed more than four wives to certain persons in quran. so it is a religion of convenience.

      • what is the infatuation of islam with pig? why islam has so many things centered around pig? your rant is also based on your dreams of pig. so akbar can you counter facts given by me? your prophet was allowed by allah of quran to have more than four wives but for others restriction of four wives. your prophet also have slave women . and whatever your prophet did , is a model behaviour for all muslims. counter these facts by quran and hadith, if you can. islam is a tribal religion, not suitable for technology and science.

        • why donot u clear ur doubts about islam in religious forums.They always welcome u.
          Else meet some scholars to have clear knowledge.
          Have good discussion with them.
          I doubt why u want to comment here in the name of “A Hindu”.Please donot misuse the name.I am residing along with somany hindus.

        • @hindu… idiotic nut like is not even half a worth of debate…coz u are contaminated with prejudice n deep unwaranted hate for islam…by the way prophet mohammed wife was a businesswoman named khadijaj…his second was ayesha … social injunction muslims are “permitted”to have four wives that to upon certain conditions ….holy prophet was a role model for prez(USA) thomas jefferson…alan hart..karen armstrong and 1.5 billions adherents of islam so islam is a universal religion…and also the fastest growing in the occident…..if you need more info..just YOUTUBE…for yusuf estes..abdur raheem..idris tawfiq….and converts to islam..and rivet your loose nut tight… the way you do take the “compliment” of najiis suwarr(pig)…coz you and your hindutwadi tribe that breeds and groom in a filthy sty called – hindutwa….yez one more add on ..seems you are badly trashed by a muslim male..hence so this impotent rage n hate in your comments on this muslim website…..shameless hindutwadi pig.

          • Dear Akbar,

            Please restrain yourself. Let’s not stoop so low. Let others do it. It is unbecoming of us being follower of a man who even treated his most ferocious enemies with utmost kindness.

  12. Well defined, systemized the true God believers are Muslim.
    Islam means peace
    Islam is the solution for mankind, Islam is they way of life.
    Men, women, baby, kids, mother, father, grand father, grand mother, grand ..grand parents rights well explained in Islam

    please read Quran with tafsir you will know rights of women

    • The real problem with Muslims : Imposed Superiority complex.
      Even the Almighty of the world haven’t said to anyone that my name is : Allah. How could it be? Simply because it is written in Koran a book Allah said to Mohammed its all validates or authentic? How silly and misleading. Moreover the Lord would say appraise me is it? Gosh! where is the logic or any rational point?

  13. THink this way

    why should urination and defecation be a taboo ? why should ejeculating semen be a taboo ?

    for the same reason menstruation be a taboo ?

    WEll, in my opinion these are all not taboos at all. these are natural physiological process. However, these are the process during which a person is in the state of impurity, as per Islam. and Islam orders not to do certain acts of worship during the duration of these discharges.

    I am a Muslim Alhumdulillah, I follow Islam, ma sha Allah. And I invite you to follow it too.

  14. Akbar
    The Muslim’s Character!

    Allah The Almighty commanded His believing slaves to resist evil with something good, when He Says (What means):
    “Repel evil with that which is best: We are well-acquainted with the things they say.”[Qur’an 23:96]

    “And not equal are the good deed and the bad. Repel [evil] by that [deed] which is better; and thereupon the one whom between you and him is enmity [will become] as though he was a devoted friend.” [Qur’an 41:34]

    “And when the ignorant address them [harshly], they say [words of] peace.” [Qur’an 25:63]

    Undoubtedly, the ultimate act that is superior to countering evil with its like, is to pardon and be compassionate, or at the least, to turn away and avoid further embroiling oneself.
    Furthermore, one of the greatest benefits of repelling evil with a better deed is that the enemy who wants to inflict harm and evil, often converts into a defending supporter and a devoted friend. There is a wondrous magic in good manners that it can be more influential than physical force and vengeful will.

    When one treats an abuser in a wholesome manner, he or she would suppress his or her anger, thereby becoming one of those whom the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) referred to when he said: “He who stifles his rage while he is able to give vent to it, Allah will summon him in front of all people on the Day of Resurrection and let him choose from the Hoor (maidens of Paradise) as he pleases.”

    We have observed the best of all creatures, Muhammad (may peace and blessings be upon him) not only tolerating the maltreatment of the violent, but also overlooking that and pardoning them. ‘Aa’ishah described him, saying: “He does not counter evil with evil, rather he absolves and forgives.”
    This was also the example of the righteous people  who followed the methodology of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him). One of them was insulted by someone once, so he said to him: “If you are mistaken, I ask Allaah to pardon you; and if you are correct, I ask Him to forgive me.”

    An example of the preservation of the human dignity of non-Muslims is the right that their feelings be respected, for example, that they are shown good manners in speech and debate in obedience to the divine command:

    “And argue not with the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians), unless it be in (a way) that is better (with good words and in good manner, inviting them to Islamic Monotheism with His Verses), except with such of them as do wrong, and say (to them): “We believe in that which has been revealed to us and revealed to you; our Ilah (God) and your Ilah (God) is One (i.e. Allah), and to Him we have submitted (as Muslims).” [Al-Ankaboot 29:46]

    “Invite to the way of your Lord with wisdom and good instruction, and argue with them in a way that is best. Indeed, your Lord is most knowing of who has strayed from His way, and He is most knowing of who is [rightly] guided.”
    [An-Nahl 16:125]

    Had all Muslims shown such high morality??
    So by his character the Muslim turns enemies into friends, opponents into companions, and harsh people into those who are mild. Character is a commodity which is almost something rare amongst the people today, except amongst those who sincerely worship Allaah alone, Who are honest and true in the worship of the Lord of the Worlds. So good character refines the soul, body and mind.

    Finally, ending with the sacred text of Qur’an where Allah The Almighty says (interpretation of the meaning): “Say: O you mankind! Now truth (i.e. the Qur’an and Prophet Muhammad), has come to you from your Lord. So whosoever receives guidance, he does so for the good of his own self; and whosoever goes astray, he does so to his own loss; and I am not (set) over you as a Wakeel (disposer of affairs to oblige you for guidance).” [Surah Yunus 10:108]

  15. a Hindu
    Why I Embraced Islam?

    An Account of a French Scholar Who Accepted Islam – Vincent Montagne
    Vincent Montagne is a French scholar and a tourist specialized in the study of Arab and Islamic issues. “France and The Arab World” journal published a detailed article about his conversion to Islam. The said article was republished in full by the Tunisian journal “La Presse” journal also published parts of the article.

    What are some of the misconceptions against Islam?
    Answer: I have found there to be five major misconceptions always raised against Islam, however, I do not see them logical at all. These misconceptions are predestination, prejudice, cruelty, serfdom and polygamy.

    1. Predestination for instance is nothing but depending upon God and complete submission to Him. Divine will is represented in orders which have nothing to do with predestination. Human freewill can best be illustrated in the Holy Quran in the following verses among many others:
    “This is an admonition: whosoever will, let him take a (straight) Path to His Lord. But ye will not, except as God wills.”

    2. The second misconception is one of prejudice. They claim that Islam teaches prejudice. As a matter of fact Islam does not order its people to use force except in self-defense or in justified war “jihad”.

    3. The third accusation is that legal punishments in Islam are said to be cruel. Islam does not order the application of those punishments except in exceptional cases and according to certain conditions. Thus very few hands were cut during the first three decades of Islamic era, but the fruit was very great. People’s properties were secure. There were also very few instances of stoning the adulteress, but the cost was chastity and legal children. Islam also regards the crime against a man’s life to be a crime on life itself. Thus it takes the life of the criminal to secure life itself.

    4. Regarding the fourth misconception, namely that of serfdom, as a matter of fact serfdom or slavery was an established law in the world when Islam was revealed. Islam in fact restricted it and put a gradual solution for serfdom. Thus the Holy Quran encourages the liberation of slaves, so much so that slave liberation is regarded in Islam as an act of worship. It is made the atonement for many major sins. Among the closest companions to the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him were former slaves like Bilal, Suhaib and Salman the Persian. Islam in point of truth came to liberate slaves and not otherwise.

    5. The question of polygamy which is misunderstood by many non-Muslims. Polygamy is thought to be one of the weak points in Islam while in truth it is an advantage as well as an achievement. First of all Islam did not establish polygamy, it restricted it to a limited number instead of too many wives. Polygamy in Islam is actually the exception in a law that is meant to encompass all human cases. Is not polygamy better than the numerous prostitutes who are secretly resorted to beside the legal wives in the west? Justice is a very important condition to apply polygamy. Do not widows and unmarried old girls prefer to be second wives instead of their solitary lives of hardship? How just, then, is the religion of Islam!

  16. @RSS
    I invite you brother to read the Holy Qur’an once, and then judge for yourselves, without any pre-conditions and prejudices, whether these are the words of God Himself or not. If yes, you are welcome to be our brothers in faith in the wonderful religion of Islam. If not, follow your way, and prepare to account for yourselves on a Day when nothing but the truth will prevail.

    Allah The Almighty says in the sacred text of Qur’an (interpretation of the meaning): “Say: O you mankind! Now truth (i.e. the Qur’an and Prophet Muhammad), has come to you from your Lord. So whosoever receives guidance, he does so for the good of his own self; and whosoever goes astray, he does so to his own loss; and I am not (set) over you as a Wakeel (disposer of affairs to oblige you for guidance).”
    [Surah Yunus 10:108]

    • It’s not about false or true it’s all about fact. If a book is written in 6th or 7th CE how come it could abolish the words/facts written in the books before that. For instance as per Koran The Allah is the only name of the God or Almighty and Mohammed was/is his final and the last messenger. How could it be true when already the people of the world were worshiping god as per their believe. And how can the Almighty dictate like a perpetrator that I am the only one who needs to be worshiped, rest all who do not believe in my name are non believers or kaffirs.
      As a matter of facts all religion are philosophies with certain rituals which may or may not be common to each other but the real essence is faith and nothing else. Muslims believe that the Allah is the only God, its true for them but for others it may not be, as they are not influenced by the philosophy of the religion. So why one should poke others that they are non believers or kaffirs and they will burn in hell fire and all ill fate will come to them. Remember all religions are made by humans only to show the path of humanity to people, and people can follow any faith with they are born in or they influenced with. The whole world could/would never be the follower of only one religion as it is a mere doctrine of do or don’t or philosophical thoughts only.
      Experience the real feel of god in the rain or sunlight it doesn’t differentiates between the good or evil, dry or wet it simply does its task in time without saying any thing and no human word or power can force them or deprive it by doing so.
      Let’s think from the scientific view : First of all logically and scientifically it has been proved recently that a single particle : Higgs Boson has made every thing around us or all the atoms/neo/pro/electrons and everything we knew we may not knew. In fact the first particle of the universe was the first combination of matter and energy as one. And the things whatever visible or non visible all are the combinations of matter and energy in different forms. The true evidence of the Almighty is : Energy cannot be created nor destroyed it can only be transformed from one form to another. Like wise thought process is also a kind of transformation and it is a continuous process. We cannot say the philosophy I have said is the final one and beyond that or before that is all mere a false interpretation. This is were the koran fails to solve the quest. And hence it is also a man made doctrine like other religious books.

      And the one who made every thing doesn’t need to be praised or worshiped it is just the insecurity originated behavior that made humans to worship first the natural powers like fire, rivers, wind, idols and the Abrahamic doctrines. But neither of these can prove with a valid evidence. Hence time to time different man made ideologies and Philosophies formed different religions. If the the God would have said praise me only he would have said to every man of all the continent at the same time at the begining of human consciousness. Now we know that the story of Adam and eve is also just a myth as human developed from the apes in every continent at the same time. And until 1500CE no body knows that the whole earth was divided into bigger landmasses viz continents. My simple question is why religion? when i can feel the Almighty in any form, if i thanks him or disagree with him I just express my gratitude towards him. I know from my conscience he is not a dictator all the things like praised, worship, glorification these all are human instinct and i know he/it is just beyond the level of knowledge and human vision. That’s why people who do not poke or indulge in religion biased or based conscience has neutral and best human instincts. Undoubtedly the world has gained much more from the unbiased community. That’s why most of the scientists are from this type only. More than 1200 millions people of the world are non religious are they sinners? Absolutely not. This also proves that all the religions are just evolved with human development phase and still religiously biased people trap them with different tantrums. Like i said Feel it like rain or sunlight that’s it! and we may express our gratitude towards him however we like just simply keep in mind it should not harm anyone. It does n’t needs guidelines or a doctrine of do or don’ts.
      You need to read Quran carefully, it has contradictions like any other religious books. But as people are mostly biased they doesn’t accept it or doesn’t pay attention towards the fine line between facts and myths. For example women are not allowed to pray or attend Namaz inside Mosques. Logic given : women or feminine presence are/is a possible distraction hence not allowed. Quran says man and women both are equal in front of Allah, then how women are a distraction that too in worship place? Males are allowed to marry maximum upto four wives as per his status then why not female? Now for the last 60 years the world knows that the no. of females verses males per thousand is approx. 960/1000 means female population is less than the male population. And the rule is by and large unchanged and controlled by the nature, then where the right of equality exist when women does n’t have right to marry more than one male as per her status?

  17. When Muslims themselves are confused about this that what is true Islam and what is not then what to blame to non Muslims. There confusion is genuine and our lack of understanding about our own religion further promotes this confusion.

  18. Even the Almighty of the world haven’t said to anyone that my name is : Allah. How could it be? Simply because it is written in Koran a book Allah said to Mohammed its all validates or authentic? How silly and misleading. Moreover the Lord would say appraise me is it? Gosh! where is the logic or any rational point? The real problem with Muslims : Imposed Superiority complex.

  19. You need to read Quran carefully, it has contradictions like any other religious books. But as people are mostly biased they doesn’t accept it or doesn’t pay attention towards the fine line between facts and myths. For example women are not allowed to pray or attend Namaz inside Mosques. Logic given : women or feminine presence are/is a possible distraction hence not allowed. Quran says man and women both are equal in front of Allah, then how women are a distraction that too in worship place? Males are allowed to marry maximum upto four wives as per his status then why not female? Now for the last 60 years the world knows that the no. of females verses males per thousand is approx. 960/1000 means female population is less than the male population. And the rule is by and large unchanged and controlled by the nature, then where the right of equality exist when women does n’t have right to marry more than one male as per her status?

    • Arvind
      Allah has given human beings intelligence and commonsense. The test ordained by Allah on mankind is that with this given intelligence and commonsense, he has to recognize His Creator and the reason for his own existence. The Creator has given countless signs in the creation of the heavens and the earth to recognize this Creator in the unseen. And not only that, the Creator, in His Mercy and to make it easy for mankind, has arranged to send His Messengers at regular intervals with the guidance of the Truth, and revealed His Books so that we may recognize Him through these sources; again in the unseen. Therein lies the test! The ones who recognize and submit their wills to their Creator will pass the test! The ones who deny the signs and the guidance, and do as they please, will fail this test!
      Had Allah revealed Himself to mankind, everyone would have believed and submitted immediately before this Majestic and Mighty Being unconditionally! Then there would have been no point in giving man intelligence and common-sense, and there would have been no point in appointing a test of this intelligent human being; whom Allah has honored to be His vicegerent on the earth, and who is the only creation whom Allah has given the power of intelligence and reasoning.
      Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 25 Surah Furqan verse 21-23: “Those people, who have no fear of coming before Us, say, ‘Why should not the angels be sent down to us? Or else we should see our Lord!’ Great arrogance have they assumed in regard to themselves, and they have transgressed all limits in their rebellions. The Day, when they will see the angels, will not be a day of rejoicing for the criminals; they will cry out, ‘May Allah save us!’. Then We shall turn to what they had done and render it vain like scattered dust.”
      Everything that exists in this Universe is created by Allah, and is in His Absolute Control. Everything, absolutely everything, obeys Him and is in constant awe of Him! He has the absolute Power to do anything, and there is nothing that He is afraid of in the least! He Alone is the All Mighty, All Powerful and Supreme above His entire creation! Glorified and Exalted is He from being afraid of anything! All he has to say is One Word, and everything in creation will be destroyed and annihilated! He is the Owner of Absolute Power and there is nothing to frustrate Him in the heavens and the earth! There is nothing like unto him in the whole Universe. He is The One, The Unique, The Mighty, The Powerful, and the The Ever-Living!

  20. Who is Allah?
    Some of the biggest misconceptions that many non-Muslims have about Islam have to do with the word “Allah“. For various reasons, many people have come to believe that Muslims worship a different God than Christians and Jews. This is totally false, since “Allah” is simply the Arabic word for “God” – and there is only One God. Let there be no doubt – Muslims worship the God of Noah, Abraham, Moses, David and Jesus – peace be upon them all. However, it is certainly true that Jews, Christians and Muslims all have different concepts of Almighty God. For example, Muslims – like Jews – reject the Christian beliefs of the Trinity and the Divine Incarnation. This, however, doesn’t mean that each of these three religions worships a different God – because, as we have already said, there is only One True God. Judaism, Christianity and Islam all claim to be “Abrahamic Faiths“, and all of them are also classified as “monotheistic“. However, Islam teaches that other religions have, in one way or another, distorted and nullified a pure and proper belief in Almighty God by neglecting His true teachings and mixing them with man-made ideas.
    First of all, it is important to note that “Allah” is the same word that Arabic-speaking Christians and Jews use for God. If you pick up an Arabic Bible, you will see the word “Allah” being used where “God” is used in English. This is because “Allah” is the only word in the Arabic language equivalent to the English word “God” with a capital “G”. Additionally, the word “Allah” cannot be made plural or given gender (i.e. masculine or feminine), which goes hand-in-hand with the Islamic concept of God. Because of this, and also because the Qur’an, which is the holy scripture of Muslims, was revealed in the Arabic language, some Muslims use the word “Allah” for “God“, even when they are speaking other languages. This is not unique to the word “Allah“, since many Muslims tend to use Arabic words when discussing Islamic issues, regardless of the language which they speak. This is because the universal teachings of Islam – even though they have been translated in every major language – have been preserved in the Arabic language.

  21. Challenge from Qur’an

    Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 26 Surah Shuaraa verses 191-195:
    The fact is that your Lord is Mighty, as well as Merciful. This (Quran) has been revealed by the Lord of the Worlds! The trustworthy Spirit (Jibrael a.s.) has come down with it upon your (Prophet Mohamed’s (saws)) heart, so that you may become one of those who are (appointed by Allah) to warn (the people) in plain Arabic language.
    Beloved brother in Islam, logic, wisdom, intelligence, common sense, and even the law of every court of this world, dictates that the onus of producing the proof always lies on the one who brings forward an accusation! If one were to get up today and challenge something which is formally accepted by all people, the onus of producing the proof would always lie upon that person! For example, if I were to say that books like ‘Macbeth’ or ‘Romeo & Juliet’ were not written by Shakespeare, the onus of producing the proof of my accusation would obviously lie upon me!
    Dear and Beloved Brother, man says that the world today has changed since the Revelation of the Quran 1400+ years ago! But Allah is our witness, the mentality of the disbelievers has not changed even one single bit!!! When the Noble Prophet (saws) declared that He was appointed a Prophet of Allah and was receiving Revelations of the Quran from The Lord Most High, the disbelievers in his (saws) mission 1400 years ago posed the exact same questions which some people pose today! ….that the Quran is not from the Lord God Who Created, but either Prophet Mohamed (peace be upon him) fabricated it himself, or was inspired by the ‘Shaytaan’ or Jinns, etc.’
    Glory be to the Lord Who Revealed the Glorious Quran in Truth to His Last and Final Messenger (saws)! Allah is our witness brother, the answer that the Lord gave to the objections and challenges and accusations of the disbelievers 1400+ years ago are as valid today as they were then!
    Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 11 Surah Hud verses 13-14:
    Do they (the disbelievers) say, “He (Mohamed (saws)) has invented the Book himself?” Say to them, “Very well then, if it is so, then bring ten fabricates Surahs like this! And you may call to your assistance whosoever you can except Allah, if you speak the truth! Now if they (your false gods) do not come to your help, you should know that this Book has been revealed with the Knowledge of Allah, and that there is no true deity other than Allah. Do you then surrender to this?”
    Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 23-24:
    And if you be in doubt whether the Book We have sent down to Our Servant is from Us or not, then produce, at least, one surah like this. You may call all your associates to assist you and avail yourselves of the help of any, other than Allah. If you are genuine in your doubt, do this! But if you do not do this, and you can never do this, then fear the Fire which has been prepared for the disbelievers, and which shall have men and stones for fuel.
    Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 4 Surah Nisaa verse 82:
    Do they not ponder over the Quran? Had it been from any other than Allah, surely there would have been many contradictions in it.
    For all those who accuse or doubt the Glorious Quran was not revealed by Allah Subhanah, the Lord All-Wise challenges them to do one of three things if they are indeed truthful:
    1. Seeking the help of whomever they wish except Allah Subhanah, produce only 10 Surahs like unto the wisdom and eloquence of this Glorious Revelation of Allah!
    2. If producing 10 Surahs like unto the Glorious Quran would be asking too much of them, Allah Subhanah absolutely humiliates and frustrates the challengers and asks them to produce only One Surah like unto it!!! (And the shortest Surah in the Glorious Quran is only three verses!!!!)
    3. If they are unable to fabricate even only three verses like unto the Glorious Quran, the Lord delivers the final death blow and Declares in All His Majesty and Perfection, and absolutely humiliates the disbelievers by challenging them to find even only ONE discrepancy or contradiction in the Whole of His Glorious Message! Only ONE!
    Allah is our witness brother, the challenge that our Lord Most High posed to the disbelievers in the Quran has stood the test of time for 1400+ years since its Revelation; and Allah is our witness brother, it will stand the test of time till the very end of time itself:…… for never ever can anyone in creation produce something the like of which our Lord Most Supreme has Revealed; nor can one find even only one contradiction in the whole of the Glorious Book!
    Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 17 Surah Isra verse 88:
    Declare this! ‘Even if human beings and the jinns should co-operate with one another to bring forth a book like the Quran, they would never be able to bring anything like it, even though they all helped one another!”
    After absolutely humiliating and frustrating the false accusations and challenges of the disbelievers, Allah Subhanah reveals the true reason, intention, and mentality of those who ardently strive to disbelieve:
    Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 6 Surah Anaam verse 33:
    We know that what they say grieves you (O Prophet (saws)). But it is not you whom they charge with falsehood! These wicked people are in fact, denying the (very) Revelations of Allah!
    Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 6 Surah Anaam verse 7:
    (O Prophet) even if We had sent down to you a Book written on paper, and even if they had touched it with their own hands, the disbelievers would have said, “This is nothing but manifest sorcery!”.
    Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 6 Surah Anaam verse 157-158:
    Now that a clear Proof, a Guidance and Blessing (The Quran), has come to you from your Lord, who can be more unjust than the one who treats Our Revelations as false and turns away from them? We will inflict the severest torment on those who turn away from Our Revelations because of their aversion. Do the people now await that the angels should come down before them? Or that your Lord may Himself come down? Or that the manifest Signs of your Lord should appear?
    Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 30 Surah Rum verses 58-60:
    We have set forth in this Quran every sort of argument to make the people understand; but whatever ‘aayah’ you may bring, the disbelievers will certainly say, “You are following falsehood”. Thus does Allah seal up the hearts of those who understand not. So, patiently perservere; for surely the promise of Allah is True. And let not those who have no certainty of faith, shake your firmness.
    Then finally, Allah Subhanah, after all His Perfect arguments Declares the punishment for those who even after this refuse to believe:
    Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 34 Surah Saba verse 5:
    As for those who strive hard to discredit Our Revelations, for them is a painful torment, most humiliating.
    And in His Supreme Mercy and Grace, the Lord Most Gracious consoles the heart of the Prophet (saws) and those who have believed and tells them exactly how to deal and reply to those disbeliever who, after having been given the Message in the best manner still ardently refuse to believe:
    Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 10 Surah Yunus verses 40-44:
    Some of these people will believe in (The Quran), and others will not. Your Lord knows these mischief-makers very well indeed. If these people deny you, say to them: “I am responsible for my deeds and you are for yours. You are not accountable for what I do, nor am I for what you do.” There are many among them who hear what you say, but will you make the deaf to listen to you, even though they be incapable of understanding this? Then there are many others among them who see you. But will you show the way to the blind, even though they be bereft of sight? The fact is that Allah does not in any way wrong the people, but they wronged themselves!
    Dear and beloved brother, the Lord Creator Himself Declares in Truth in His Own Book that He Himself is the Blessed Author of this Glorious Quran……if any in creation doubts or has reason to believe that the Glorious Quran is from any other than the Lord Most High…..either he brings and presents his evidence to support his accusation, or simply accept the challenge of the Lord and produce even only one Surah like unto the Quran!
    And if the person cannot do it, and Allah is our witness, they can never do it, then let him hold his peace until he is presented to account for his accusation in the Presence of the Lord Most Majestic Most Supreme on that Inevitable and Tumultuous Day of Judgment!
    Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 23-24:
    And if you be in doubt whether the Book We have sent down to Our Servant is from Us or not, then produce, at least, one surah like this. You may call all your associates to assist you and avail yourselves of the help of any, other than Allah. If you are genuine in your doubt, do this! But if you do not do this, and you can never do this, then fear the Fire which has been prepared for the disbelievers, and which shall have men and stones for fuel.

    By Burhan via

  22. Polyandry
    If a man is allowed to have more than one wife, then why does Islam prohibit a woman from having more than one husband?
    A lot of people, including some Muslims, question the logic of allowing Muslim men to have more than one spouse while denying the same ‘right’ to women.
    Let me first state emphatically, that the foundation of an Islamic society is justice and equity. Allah has created men and women as equal, but with different capabilities and different responsibilities. Men and women are different, physiologically and psychologically. Their roles and responsibilities are different. Men and women are equal in Islam, but not identical.
    Surah Nisa’ Chapter 4 verses 22 to 24 gives the list of women with who you can not marry and it is further mentions in Surah Nisa’ Chapter 4 verse 24 “Also (prohibited are) women already married.”
    The following points enumerate the reasons why polyandry is prohibited in Islam:
    – If a man has more than one wife, the parents of the children born of such marriages can easily be identified. The father as well as the mother can easily be identified. In case of a woman marrying more than one husband, only the mother of the children born of such marriages will be identified and not the father. Islam gives tremendous importance to the identification of both parents, mother and father. Psychologists tell us that children who do not know their parents, especially their father, undergo severe mental trauma and disturbances. Often they have an unhappy childhood. It is for this reason that the children of prostitutes do not have a healthy childhood. If a child born of such wedlock is admitted in school, and when the mother is asked the name of the father, she would have to give two or more names! I am aware that recent advances in science have made it possible for both the mother and father to be identified with the help of genetic testing. Thus this point which was applicable for the past may not be applicable for the present.
    – Man is more polygamous by nature as compared to a woman.
    – Biologically, it is easier for a man to perform his duties as a husband despite having several wives. A woman, in a similar position, having several husbands, will not find it possible to perform her duties as a wife. A woman undergoes several psychological and behavioral changes due to different phases of the menstrual cycle.
    – A woman who has more than one husband will have several sexual partners at the same time and has a high chance of acquiring venereal or sexually transmitted diseases which can also be transmitted back to her husband even if all of them have no extra-marital sex. This is not the case in a man having more than one wife, and none of them having extra-marital sex.
    – The above reasons are those that one can easily identify. There are probably many more reasons why Allah, in His Infinite Wisdom, has prohibited polyandry.
    Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 33 Surah Ahzaab verse 36:
    “It does not behove a believing man and a believing woman that when Allah and His Messenger have given their decision in a matter, they should exercise an option in that matter of theirs. For whoever disobeys Allah and His Messenger, has indeed strayed into manifest error. “
    If one trusts, obeys, and follows the guidance and commands of Allah and His Messenger (peace be upon him), one can be assured of never ever being misled; but if one believes, obeys and follows any other guidance, other than that of Allah and His Messenger (peace be upon him), one can be assured of being led astray.

  23. Read Qur’an
    Now let us think about the verses. Do you believe that Allah Knows what He created and He has revealed the perfect ‘Deen’? Do you know the condition of the people at the time the order came to restrict the number of wives? (Restricted to be only four)
    “Now read the verse about having more than one wife, very carefully.” [Noble Quran 4:3]
    What does it say? And what do you understand from it?
    “Now read the ayah (verse) that forbids men to marry women who are already married.” [Noble Quran 4:24]
    Now read from An-Nisa’ (Chapter 4) about the role of men and women. [4:34]
    Man Supports And Protects Women
    Do you understand that one must take on the role of supporter, protector, provider, custodian and servant to the family (man’s role)?
    Woman Gives Birth – Raises Children
    One must take on the role of carrying the child and delivering it and then feeding it and raising it to become a true servant of Allah (woman’s role).
    Not Equal – But Treated Fairly In Justice
    Men and women are not the same nor are they “equal” as some folks would have us believe. Whatever is on one side of an ‘equals’ sign must be exactly the same as what is on the other side without any difference in value, only in the way that it is expressed. How then could we say that a man, who is unable to conceive or give birth and then breast feed a baby is the equal to a woman who can?
    Equal In Faith And Actions
    They are equal in their beliefs and good deeds of course. But still they are not the same as each other. Each one must fulfill their role as humans.
    Children’s Rights Protected
    Islam is also very much about rights. Children also have rights in Islam. When a man dies his wealth is left to his family. How could the court know who to give the wealth of a man, if he was one of several husbands to a woman? How would a child know who his father was? No society ever supported the concept of a woman being married to two or more men at the same time.
    Women’s Right – Best Treatment
    Almost every society supported the concept of a man having more than one woman. Yet, they did not limit the number nor did they provide the protection and maintenance that Islam insists on for each one. Islam came to set things straight. Women were given rights. Men were strictly ordered to treat their women with the very best of treatment.
    Limit – Number in Marriage
    When the verse was revealed the companions of Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) did not run out with the attitude that they were going to get four wives all of a sudden. Some of them already had much more than that and these men had to divorce their wives, if they had more than four. So this was not an order to go out and get four wives. It was an order to begin limitations. And the first limitation was; No more than four.
    Limit – Equal Maintenance and Treatment
    Second, the limitation of equal treatment for all of them. How could a man keep more than one wife unless he was exceedingly wealthy and/or exceedingly strong and virile?
    Next, the limitation very clearly states; “.. but if you fear that you shall not be able to deal justly (with them) then only one …”
    Muslims Today – Most Monogamous
    Step by step, the men of Islam have come to be known today as the most monogamous of all men on earth (we only have one wife). Check for yourself and see. In the majority of all the Muslim homes on earth, a man gets married once, to one woman and then he stays married to her until the death of either himself or his wife.
    Woman’s Right To Choose Any Husband She Likes –
    Even If He Is Already Married
    One very important point that is often overlooked by modern society is the right that Islam gave to the women that it does not give to the man. A man is limited to marry only from the woman who is not already married. Obviously, this provides rights for the children and provides for them from inheritance from the father. But Islam also permits the women to marry a man who is already married to protect her in a society where the number of women outnumbers the population of men. Additionally, the woman has a large selection of men to choose from. In fact, she has the right to choose from any man in the community as long as he does not already have four wives. She also has the opportunity to see how the other wife was being treated and go into a marriage knowing exactly what to expect from her husband. After all, he must treat her in the same way as he is treating the other wife.
    Women Need Husbands – Allah Provided the Answer
    The prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) predicted that in the Last Days the women would outnumber the men to a great extent. Today we are seeing this become a reality all over the world. Allah has already provided for us for this occasion. After all, He is the One who makes it all happen and He already knew that many women would come into Islam in these days. He also knew many of the Muslim men would be killed or die at an early age, just as it is happening these days. These women all need husbands. Allah has given us the solution to all of life’s problems.
    Women’s Right to Vote – 1,400 Years Ago
    We might add that Islam also gave the women full status as citizens over 1,400 years ago by giving her to right to speak and vote the same as anyone else. American women had to take their cause to the streets with “Women’s Suffrage” and were not granted the right to vote until just ninety years ago.
    Women Keep Their Identity – And Their Names
    Additionally, Islam protected women’s rights to keep their identity and they were not considered property of some man. As such, they were no longer forced to change their last names to be that of their husbands. This is still the practice of Muslim women today just as it was fourteen hundred years ago.
    Women Keep Their Property And Earnings – Men Must Share
    Yet, at the same time the western society is so concerned about the way Islam demands that a couple be married, the man actually must work instead of the woman; the woman owns her own property without giving anything for the support of the house or the child; a child has the right to his or her own mother raising them instead of a baby sitter or day care; father must support his children; divorce is hated; and marriage is sanctified.
    West Can’t Tolerate Man And Woman – In Marriage
    It is strange isn’t it, a society like America, has no problem accepting sex without marriage; homosexuality; same sex marriages; sex without responsibility; children without fathers; and divorces are more common place than the measles or chicken pox. Yet, there is no tolerance for marriage between a man and a woman if it is not on their terms.

    What Needs to Be Re-evaluated?
    Compare the two for yourself and see which one needs correction.
    We will be waiting to hear from you. May Allah Bless you all and increase you in all that is good, Aameen.



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