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Islam's War on Women's Education

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While Muslim women generally lag behind in education everywhere, they are also violently prevented from undertaking education where Islamists gain power, such as in Afghanistan and Pakistan.


Taliban blow up girls’ school in Pakistan

As per the Quran, hadith and sira, Taliban are the truest followers of Islam; hence their deeds reflect the purest form of Islam. A press report on March 6, 2011 said: “Taliban militants blew up a state-run girls' school in north-west Pakistan today, though there were no casualties in the attack. The militants blew up the girls' primary school at Kalo Banda Shawa in Swabi district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province with explosives laid around the building, sources said. The Taliban, who are opposed to the education of girls, have destroyed hundreds of schools in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province and the adjoining tribal belt over the past three years.” As Taliban represent the purest form of Islam, one should conclude that the pure Islam is against educating its women.

About the Taliban, BBC said on October 1, 2010: “Recent years have seen the re-emergence of the hardline Islamic Taliban movement as a fighting force in Afghanistan and a major threat to its government. They are also threatening to destabilize Pakistan, where they control areas in the north-west and are blamed for a wave of suicide bombings and other attacks. The Taliban emerged in the early 1990s in northern Pakistan following the withdrawal of Soviet troops from Afghanistan. A predominantly Pashtun movement, the Taliban came to prominence in Afghanistan in the autumn of 1994.”

The report also said, “It is commonly believed that they first appeared in religious seminaries - mostly paid for by money from Saudi Arabia - which preached a hard line form of Sunni Islam. The Taliban's promise - in Pashtu speaking areas straddling Pakistan and Afghanistan - was to restore peace and security and enforce their own austere version of Sharia, or Islamic law, once in power. In both countries they introduced or supported Islamic punishments - such as public executions of convicted murderers and adulterers and amputations of those found guilty of theft. Men were required to grow beards and women had to wear the all-covering burqa. The Taliban showed a similar disdain for television, music and cinema and disapproved of girls aged 10 and over from going to school.”

Though Pakistan has repeatedly denied that it is the architect of the Taliban enterprise, many Afghans, who initially joined the movement, were educated in madrassas (religious schools) in Pakistan. Thus, the Taliban virus originated in Pakistani madrassas.

Pakistan was also one of only three countries, along with Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which recognized the Taliban when they ruled Afghanistan (mid-1990s to 2001). It was also the last country to break diplomatic ties with the Taliban. But Pakistan has since adopted a harder line against Taliban militants for carrying out attacks on its soil.

In recent years, the Taliban have re-emerged in Afghanistan and grown far stronger in Pakistan, where observers say there is loose co-ordination between different Taliban factions and militant groups. The main Pakistani faction is led by Hakimullah Mehsud, whose Tehrik Taliban Pakistan (TTP) is blamed for numerous suicide bombings and other attacks.

Taliban treatment of women

When the Taliban were in power in Afghanistan, women were forced to wear burqa in public, because"the face of a woman is a source of corruption" for men not related to them, says a Taliban spokesman. They were not allowed to study after the age of eight, and until then were permitted only to study the Qur'an. They were also banned from working. Women, who wanted an education, had to attend underground schools, where they and their teachers risked execution if caught. When a Taliban raid discovered a woman running an informal school in her apartment, they beat the children and threw the woman down a flight of stairs (breaking her leg), and then imprisoned her. They threatened to stone her family publicly, if she refused to sign a declaration of loyalty to the Taliban and their laws.

As a result on closing girls’ schools, colleges and the female employment ban was felt greatly in the education system in Afghanistan. Within Kabul alone the ruling affected 106,256 girls, 148,223 boys and 8,000 female university undergraduates. About 7,793 female teachers were dismissed, a move that crippled the provision of education and caused 63 schools to close due to a sudden lack of educators. Some women ran clandestine schools within their homes for local children, or for other women under the guise of sewing classes, such as the Golden Needle Sewing School. The learners, parents and educators were aware of the consequences should the Taliban discover their activities, but for those who felt trapped under the strict Taliban rule, such actions allowed them a sense of self-determination and hope.

Afghan women wearing the burqa during Taliban regime

Schoolgirls, women, teachers and schools have been and continue to be attacked by arsonists in acid attacks by Taliban members. Unicef said there were 236 school-related attacks in Afghanistan in 2007. In August 2010, it was revealed through blood tests that a mysterious series of cases of mass sickness at girls’ schools across the country over the last two years were caused by a powerful poison gas.

Taliban kill female teachers

A report on December 10, 2006 said, Taliban militants broke into a house where two teachers lived and shot dead five family members in Ghwando, eastern Afghanistan, bringing the total number of educators killed in attacks to 20 in the year. Amongst the killed were a grandmother, a mother and two daughters, who were teachers. A 20-year-old grandson was also killed. The two sisters had been warned in an earlier letter from the Taliban to quit teaching, said Gulam Ullah Wekar, the provincial education director. The letter warned the women that it was against Islam for them to teach, and if they continue they would “end up facing the penalty.”

Brother kills sister for receiving education

Hardline Muslims consider Girls’ education a shame for the family. According to a press report on January 20, 2007, a brother in Pakistan killed his 22-year-old sister Nahida for educating her and doing a job at Rawalpindi. She dreamt of becoming a school teacher. When she came to her village to see her mother and other relatives, she was shot by her Gul Shahjad, a fruit vendor and she died on the spot.

She is said to have been repeatedly advised her kins many times to mend her ways, but she paid no heed to it; so her brother adopted the extreme step. After killing his sister cried out, “I have punished her for her sins and I do not repent for her death”. One should notice the power of Islamic brainwashing that motivates a brother to kill his own younger sister.

On August 6, 2000, Kulsooma, a ninth-grade student from Srinagar, Kashmir, was going for tuition with her cousin Fauzia. On the way, 4 boys appeared from nowhere and threw a bottle of acid on Kulsooma’s face [3] “These were the times when Kashmir was gripped by fear as the Lashkar-e-Jabbar, a lesser known militant group which, with the support of Kashmir’s only woman militant organization Dukhtaran-e-Millat was enforcing the Muslim dress code – veils, covered head and no cosmetics. Kashmiri women and girls were asked to quit studies and stay at home”, says Ms Suri.

“An attempt to talibanise education in Kashmir was started in 1991-92, when the Allah Tigers and the Dukhtaran-e-Millat had issued diktats on the dress code. The Lashkar-e-Jabbar cadres had also thrown acid on Gazala and Rubia, the teachers of government schools, for not wearing veil and for wearing make-up. The incident took place at Rangers’ Stop near Khanyar in Srinagar”, adds the Statesman story.

Taliban’s war against girls’ schools

In her article Taliban Wages War on Afghan Girls School, Ms Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson says, “The re-emergence of the Taliban is threatening one of Afghanistan's greatest achievements in the post-Taliban era: education. Female students, whom the Taliban denounces as un-Islamic, are at greatest risk. Their teachers are kidnapped and killed. Their classrooms are torched. Their parents are threatened. In the southern Afghan province of Helmand, the Taliban is waging war not only on foreign and Afghan troops, but on education. Of 224 schools that opened after the Taliban fell, at least 90 have been forced to close because of threats and attack — especially schools that teach girls."

The only remaining schools for girls are in the provincial capital Lashkargah, where the principal of one school, Jamila Niazi, says she endures repeated threats to her life. But the girls and teachers keep coming — 6,000 of them to Niazi's school alone — saying it's worth the risk. District schools supervisor Sayed Gol says that intimidation and threats remain rare in Lashkargah. But he says he fears that may not last long. He complains that so far, NATO's month-old Operation Achilles has caused more schools to close, due to the fighting, but also because the Taliban returns to villages and towns after Western and Afghan troops leave. "We are unhappy with this campaign," Gol says. "It's had no effect other than to make things worse", he adds.

Pakistan Sunni Islamists attack females for studying

Schoolgirls in Pakistan face daily threats for attending schools. Pakistan is currently in crisis, because many parts of this nation are out of control, and central forces can do little to stem the tide of Islamic hatred. Given this reality, the Taliban and other radical Muslim organizations have warned young girls from obtaining education. This policy is not related to the government of Pakistan, but the government must be held accountable for not protecting female students and female teachers. Instead this barbaric policy is being introduced by radical Sunni Islamic forces who desire to rule by fear. Attacks which began to increase in 2009 have continued in 2010 and schools have been bombed by pro-Taliban forces. [5]

“It is necessary for the liberals’ in the West to do something and not to excuse every crime committed by these fanatics. We hear so much about Guantanamo Bay but what about the dark forces of radical Sunni Islam in Pakistan? Why don’t we get more information about this global reality? What about informing people about the brutal ideology of radical Sunni Islam? It is not expected from them to remain silent about persecution of women, killing homosexuals, killing converts from Islam, stoning people to death for adultery, closing female schools, killing teachers who teach females, and many other barbaric and draconian measures”, says a political observer.

It is needless to say Islamic radicalism is raging in parts of Pakistan and Afghanistan, which supports destroying schools, which teaches hatred to the female students, killing teachers who teach young girls, and other brutal methods in order to rule by fear. This is being done in the name of Islam and this barbaric way of thinking appears to be gaining ground. At the same time, threatens the minorities Ahmadiyya Muslims, Christians, Hindus, Sikhs, and others. This mindset somehow appears to be growing in parts of Pakistan and the fundings from Saudi Arabia and other draconian nations is enabling this.

But to followers of this radical Sunni Islamic ideology, killing of innocents and ruling by fear is a divine right. In their eyes, it is right to humiliate and persecute women, Shia Muslims, Ahmadiyya Muslims, Christians, Hindus, and Sikhs; kill converts, who leave Islam; to chop hands and feet off for minor crimes; to stone women to death for adultery, and so forth. “This ideology is more or less similar to Nazism, it is about the destruction of all alternative thought patterns and it is based on ruling by fear.”

With liberal democratic governments of the West and elsewhere having little political desire to intervene, the problem will be left unchallenged, and females and their freedom and education would be the first victim.

But the moot question – Why these Islamists are hell bent on against educating their women folk? We shall try to explain in the next article.


References:

 

[1] http://www.thestatesman.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=361350&catid=37

[2] http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-11451718

[3] Valley of Fear, The Statesman, June 2, 2005.

[4] http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=9396748

[5] http://www.faithfreedom.org/articles/op-ed/pakistan-sunni-islamists-attack-females-for-studying/

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women r slaves of men,follow islam and get 72 virgins in jannat...alhamdulillaaahhhhhhh
written by ALLAH TIGERS , March 09, 2011
women r slaves of men,follow islam and get 72 virgins in jannat...alhamdulillaaahhhhhhh....ofcoruse women get the same old man,they dont deserve anything else.
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written by ... , March 09, 2011
Which idiot told u that! far out this whole website is f**ked up in the head!
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racists
written by daniel , March 09, 2011
u big f**k wits
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Women in Islam are just for breeding and for sex, like animals!
written by Katharina Sri (ex Noor Aza) , March 09, 2011
Such is the root of such evil, which is Islam! Children & women in Islamic culture, are treated as complete property of men as sexual slaves and breeders (the forcing of children to wear the veil is actually sexual grooming for Islamic Pedophiles!), to be raped at will! After all, that's one of the main reason (besides mass muredering the Jews and raping their women/girls) why the Arabic Mohammed created Islam, because his violent and primitive Arabic culture does not want women or children/girls to be free individuals as graced and taught by our Lord Jesus Christ! And through modern education, women/girls learn about freedom including to speak up firmly against any oppression - hence the hatred of these Muslim savages towards education for women!
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Yes women to islam are just a humen incubators to breed boys
written by fineliving56 , March 09, 2011
not girls ….just boys …when they have a girl , they act like someone died …with new technology , in Saudi Arabia men are out numbers women by a million do to the surgery that women forced to do to produce more boys ….I wonder if that keeps happening what they going to do when not enough women out there to HAVE THE BOYS .
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Worth Repeating
written by Walter Sieruk , March 09, 2011
It's worth repeating the words of Ayaan Hiris Ali on the above subject in her book INFIDEL p. 296 Which reads "Every society that is still in the rigid grip of Islam oppresses women and also lags behind in development... Societies that respect the rights of women and freedom are wealthy and peaceful."
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Does a person able to walks perfectly
written by fineliving56 , March 09, 2011
When he has only one leg ….no he is not !!!!…that how Islamic country try to compete with western country by depending on only men's talents, hard work and efforts , which it is only 50% of it . They do not try to use women's efforts and smarts to better there lives …women are brain watched to except the home life with babies to raise as their destiny …women are told when they are young ''girls are birds with broken wings ''. the reason I know that because I have been told that and the girls I had known all been told that …[of course I never listened ] even when they are college educated women they still stay home and no one benefit from that .
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True face of Islam
written by lw1 , March 09, 2011
BBC 9/3/11. TV boss jailed for beheading wife.
A New York television executive has been given the maximum sentence of between 25 years to life in prison for murdering his wife in 2009.
A jury last month found Pakistan born Muzzamil Hassan guilty of stabbing Aasiya Hassan and beheading her six days after she filed for divorce.
Hassan argued she had abused him and that he had acted in self-defence.
Hassan founded Muslim-oriented Bridges TV in 2004 in an effort to counter negative portrayals of Muslims.
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Muslims don't like to hear the truth, eg the above article is a really good expose. But Muslims are infected by Islam.
Islam is EVIL leading the blind.
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Speaking of women
written by fineliving56 , March 09, 2011
Al hadeeth is full of love for women …for example book Saheeh Muslim , door 58, #2068 ..be ware of women temptation …Rasull Muhammad said '' I did not leave the most harmful temptation to a man , worse then a women .

I wonder why he had to have 22 women that we know of , if he thought women are that harmful and ..I know a lot of muslim women out there who KNOW exactly HOW HARMFUL MEN TO their body and mind .
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Q E D
written by non believer , March 10, 2011
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YUSUFALI: Men are the protectors and maintainers of women, because Allah has given the one more (strength) than the other, and because they support them from their means

Now women earn and provide for men. You can see lazy men smoking hookah and the women work and earn. There are women who have mastered martial arts and are stronger than mullahs. Allah, his Quran and his prophet have all been proved wrong
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written by Reed Wilson. , March 10, 2011
To Dr. Brahamchari. Your article begins with a wrong assumption “As per the Quran, hadith and sira, Taliban are the truest followers of Islam; hence their deeds reflect the purest form of Islam”.

Your hypothesis is denied. How they were truest followers? Was that established by their deeds that they were following Quran?

They ruled Afghanistan (mid-1990s to 2001), about ten years. They destroyed woman education system. Do you find anywhere in Quran that do not educate women?

Afghanistan, which was once part of erstwhile Persia, was breeding ground of hadees. All Asqalani, Qastalani, Bukhari etc belonged to Persia. Hadis was invented to counter Quran.

You are right to much extent that they were educated in madrassas (religious schools) in Pakistan. The madrassas do not give training of Quran. They (madrassas) train according to hadis. You can examine their syllabi. Thus, the virus of Taliban did not originate in Pakistani madrassas. It thrived there.
You will find importance of and emphasis on acquiring knowledge rife in Quran for both men and women.

"....Are those equal, those who know and those who do not know? It is those who are endued with understanding that receive admonition. Quran, 39:9"

"...Those truly fear God, among His Servants, who have knowledge: 35:28"

Without backing of truth you can not attain beauty and quality in your articles.



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TO REED WILSON
written by steadyfriend , March 10, 2011
All Shia inspired Hadeeth are wrong ! How very convenient !

Sunni religious leaders quote from the Hadeeth (esp. from Bukhari and the Muslim) when it suits them, dismiss them when anything unfavourable to Islam/Muhammad is mentioned.

The truth is that the Quran, the Hadeeth and the Sira(Sunna) are the three important parts of Islam. If one ignores any one or two of these, s/he is not a muslim.

You have adopted a Quran-only stance, that disqualifies you as a muslim !
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TO REED WILSON
written by steadyfriend , March 10, 2011
Following from my above comments, welcome to a world of rational thinking and logic !
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No Carta blanca Man!!
written by Reed Wilson. , March 10, 2011
non believer. Your post above:

“Men are the protectors and maintainers of women, because God has preferred in bounty one over another, and because they support them from their means. Among virtuous women are those who are steadfast in prayer and dependable in keeping the secrets that God has protected.”4:34.

الرِّجَالُ قَوَّامُونَ عَلَى النِّسَاءِ بِمَا فَضَّلَ اللَّـهُ بَعْضَهُمْ عَلَىٰ بَعْضٍ وَبِمَا أَنفَقُوا مِنْ أَمْوَالِهِمْ ۚ فَالصَّالِحَاتُ قَانِتَاتٌ حَافِظَاتٌ لِّلْغَيْبِ بِمَا حَفِظَ اللَّـهُ ۚ وَاللَّاتِي تَخَافُونَ نُشُوزَهُنَّ فَعِظُوهُنَّ وَاهْجُرُوهُنَّ فِي الْمَضَاجِعِ وَاضْرِبُوهُنَّ ۖ فَإِنْ أَطَعْنَكُمْ فَلَا تَبْغُوا عَلَيْهِنَّ سَبِيلًا ۗ إِنَّ اللَّـهَ كَانَ عَلِيًّا كَبِيرًا ﴿

You write “Now women earn and provide for men. You can see lazy men smoking hookah and the women work and earn. There are women who have mastered martial arts and are stronger than mullahs”.

You are right. This situation is covered in above Quranic statement. Their position of protectors and maintainers of women are conditional. Those who do not provide and do not maintain women have no right to use authority over women according the verse.

Since you are a man NB, you took meanings of your choice and you are under wrong impression that you have scriptural licenses to exercise authority and superiority over women. To be a male is not enough. You should behave as man!!

Quran uses meticulous language.

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written by Reed Wilson. , March 10, 2011
To steadyfriend.
written by "All Shia inspired Hadeeth are wrong ! How very convenient ! Sunni religious leaders quote from the Hadeeth (esp. from Bukhari and the Muslim) when it suits them, dismiss them when anything unfavorable to Islam/Muhammad is mentioned".

I woul say both are right. Shias about sunnis and sunnis about shia. And who am I to say that. It is verdict of Quran.

You also say "The truth is that the Quran, the Hadeeth and the Sira(Sunna) are the three important parts of Islam. If one ignores any one or two of these, s/he is not a muslim".

On what authority my friend? Quran does not say that.

"You have adopted a Quran-only stance, that disqualifies you as a muslim !

Following from my above comments, welcome to a world of rational thinking and logic !

Thank you steadyfriend.
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Reed swallows camels...
written by duh_swami , March 10, 2011
On what authority my friend? Quran does not say that.

So what? The Majority of Muslims believe Hadith even if you don't, and hadith/Quran believers are causing problems world wide...Even if your right, it is irrelevant...The Quran is a lie book...it follows the old advice given to all good liars...'Tell the truth except for the most important parts'...Jesus had it right, you 'strain out the gnat while swallowing the camel'...
Excuse some of the posters here for electing not to swallow the camel with you...
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Quran lover ….If men is the protectors for women
written by fineliving56 , March 10, 2011
Who is going to be women"s protector from men …..ALLAH ….haha …believe this ….we tried that …WE PRAYED …. it did not come to the rescue …..Reed tear that page in Quran where you find 4: 34 …and shove it …that is what is good for ….
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To Reed Wilson
written by Archpagan , March 10, 2011
The Koran in its present form and the Hadith have been passed on to posterity by the same people. So those are complementary to each other. Do you meant to say Koran is not taught in madrashas? How come that 1.3 billion people misunderstood Koran, only you understood it correctly?
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Archpagan
written by duh_swami , March 10, 2011
How come that 1.3 billion people misunderstood Koran, only you understood it correctly?

That's what everyone wants to know....
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women day 2011
written by Ar.khan , March 10, 2011
Women are like animals according to the religious instructions but Muslim writers hide this fact and have created several excuses explaining people that prophet`s every marriage was for humanitarian or for alliance purposes. Aisha and some wives were the daughters of powerful chief’s prophet need the support of. Some were widows and he wanted to take care of them after their previous husband were killed in Jihad. No one asks them “what about Safiyah, Rayhana, Javeria and Zainab bint Jahsh? Why these women were oppressed, their husbands, fathers, brothers and other relatives were killed by prophet and then were forced to marry him.

www.truthunlimited.blog.com
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written by Reed Wilson. , March 10, 2011
Archpagan. "So those are complementary to each other".

No they are independent of each other.

"Do you meant to say Koran is not taught in madrashas?

Yes. Only reading is taught. It is not understood by the people who dont know Arabic language.

How come that 1.3 billion people misunderstood Koran, only you understood it correctly?

Those who read in the languages they understand, they understand and those who know Arabic language, they can understand provided they read. Hadis has created some inhibitions in reading Quran.

You can see the syllabus of madrasas. You will not find comprehension of Quran there.

I didnt say that they misunderstood. They dont try to understand and dont think over it normally done and as it should be done with all messages and instructions.
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To Reed Wilson
written by Archpagan , March 10, 2011
You said time and again that Koran is incorruptible. A Palestinian apostate recently compiled his own Koran. Is it a corrupted Koran or an uncorrupted one? By the way, you have not answered my query, What is the meaning of 2.1 Alif. Lam. Mim?
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@Reed Wilson
written by non believer , March 11, 2011
Since you are a man NB, you took meanings of your choice and you are under wrong impression that you have scriptural licenses to exercise authority and superiority over women. To be a male is not enough. You should behave as man!!

Quran uses meticulous language.

Though you are right I am a man, I am not a MCP. I hold women are equal to men. That is why I have been repeatedly asking why GOD/Allah are held to be male. Who has seen it(I am not sure of the gender) if it is there? But what sort of a sadist it should be if it says through its messenger that prayer is spoiled if a man or a dog crosses in front?

Meticulous language to be interpreted by 1.3 billion in one way and one Reed in another way?
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written by Reed Wilson. , March 11, 2011
To nonbeliever.You write "But what sort of a sadist it should be if it says through its messenger that prayer is spoiled if a man or a dog crosses in front?

When did he say that? He could say that. He is God. But he did not say that. We learn decency from God only.

And what is MCP?
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written by Reed Wilson. , March 11, 2011

To Archpagan."A Palestinian apostate recently compiled his own Koran. Is it a corrupted Koran or an uncorrupted one?

It is something other than Quran. It is Palestinianapostates's Quran. I can also write a book and name it as Quran. It will not become Quran. It will bear separate different ISBN Code.

By the way, you have not answered my query, What is the meaning of 2.1 Alif. Lam. Mim?

You reminded me at opportune time when we talk of code.

Alif. Lam. Mim are check characters. When Palestinean or any other 'ean Quran is checked on check characters by computer operations, we know if it was Quran or not. When Rashad Khalifa demonstrated it practically, muslims killed him. What else can they do?

By the way, when you put your this query which I did not answer?
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Women eduction in Islam must be weighed in the light of their scriptures on women.
written by Clement- Islam-Watch Pastor , March 11, 2011
Tabari IX:113"Allah permits you to shut them in separate rooms and to beat them, but not severely. If they abstain, they have the right to food and clothing. Treat women well for they are like domestic animals and they possess nothing themselves. Allah has made the enjoyment of their bodies lawful in his Qur'an."
Tabari I:280"Allah said, 'It is My obligation to make Eve bleed once every month as she made this tree bleed. I must also make Eve stupid, although I created her intelligent.' Because Allah afflicted Eve, all of the women of this world menstruate and are stupid."
Qur'an 4:3"If you fear that you shall not be able to deal justly with orphans, marry women of your choice who seem good to you, two or three or four; but if you fear that you shall not be able to do justice (to so many), then only one, or (a slave) that you possess, that will be more suitable. And give the women their dower as a free gift; but if they, of their own good pleasure, remit any part of it to you, eat it with enjoyment, take it with right good cheer and absorb it (in your wealth)."
Qur'an 4:11"Allah directs you in regard of your Children's (inheritance): to the male, a portion equal to that of two females.... These are settled portions ordained by Allah."
Bukhari:V1B22N28"The Prophet said: 'I was shown the Hell Fire and the majority of its dwellers were women who are disbelievers or ungrateful.' When asked what they were ungrateful for, the Prophet answered, 'All the favors done for them by their husbands.'"

Muslim:B1N142"'O womenfolk, you should ask for forgiveness for I saw you in bulk amongst the dwellers of Hell.' A wise lady said: Why is it, Allah's Apostle, that women comprise the bulk of the inhabitants of Hell? The Prophet observed: 'You curse too much and are ungrateful to your spouses. You lack common sense, fail in religion and rob the wisdom of the wise.' Upon this the woman remarked: What is wrong with our common sense? The Prophet replied, 'Your lack of common sense can be determined from the fact that the evidence of two women is equal to one man. That is a proof.'"
Qur'an 4:43"Believers, approach not prayers with a mind befogged or intoxicated until you understand what you utter. Nor when you are polluted, until after you have bathed. If you are ill, or on a journey, or come from answering the call of nature, or you have touched a woman, and you find no water, then take for yourselves clean dirt, and rub your faces and hands. Lo! Allah is Benign, Forgiving." [The Qur'an claims women are unclean and polluted - worse than dirt.]
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See more Scriputures for women in Islam
written by Clement- Islam-Watch Pastor , March 11, 2011
Bukhari:V4B55N547"The Prophet said, 'But for the Israelis, meat would not decay, and if it were not for Eve, wives would never betray their husbands.'"
Qur'an 33:59"Prophet! Tell your wives and daughters and all Muslim women to draw cloaks and veils all over their bodies (screening themselves completely except for one or two eyes to see the way). That will be better."
Qur'an 4:15"If any of your women are guilty of lewdness, take the evidence of four witnesses from amongst you against them; if they testify, confine them to houses until death [by starvation] claims them."
Bukhari:V4B52N143
V5B59N523"When we reached Khaybar, Muhammad said that Allah had enabled him to conquer them. It was then that the beauty of Safiyah was described to him. Her husband had been killed, so Allah's Apostle selected her for himself. He took her along with him till we reached a place called Sad where her menses were over and he took her for his wife, consummating his marriage to her, and forcing her to wear the veil.'"
Bukhari:V5B59N524"The Muslims said among themselves, 'Will Safiyah be one of the Prophet's wives or just a lady captive and one of his possessions?'"
Ishaq:593"From the captives of Hunayn, Allah's Messenger gave [his son-in-law] Ali a slave girl called Baytab and he gave [future Caliph] Uthman a slave girl called Zaynab and [future Caliph] Umar another."
Bukhari:V3B48N826"The Prophet said, 'Isn't the witness of a woman equal to half of that of a man?' The women said, 'Yes.' He said, 'This is because of the deficiency of a woman's mind.'"
Ishaq:584"Tell the men with you who have wives: never trust a woman."
Ishaq:185"In hell I saw women hanging by their breasts. They had fathered bastards."
Qur'an 24:31"Say to the believing women that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty; that they should not display their beauty except what (must) appear; that they should draw their veils over their bosoms and not display them except to their husbands..."
Qur'an 24:34"Force not your slave-girls to whoredom (prostitution) if they desire chastity, that you may seek enjoyment of this life. [And here's the freedom-to-pimp card:] But if anyone forces them, then after such compulsion, Allah is oft-forgiving."
Ishaq:469"The Apostle said, 'Every wailing woman lies except those who wept for Sa'd.'"
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Reed ..........
written by logic , March 11, 2011
Explain you comments on Lara Logan ........explain ............explain ..........why did you make those comments on a woman who was gang raped by MUSLIMS ...........EXPLAIN ...........screw the koran or muhammed or anthing ..............explain your comments as a human .......................if you cant ..............shoot yourself ............if you have female members in your family ...........
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written by Reed Wilson. , March 11, 2011
nonbeliever. You write "But what sort of a sadist it should be if it says through its messenger that prayer is spoiled if a man or a dog crosses in front?

It is not Islam. It may be a hadis.
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written by Reed Wilson. , March 11, 2011
logic. "Explain you comments on Lara Logan".

You did not read my explanation which I have given earlier.
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Clement ….thanks
written by fineliving56 , March 11, 2011
What a wonderful collection of islamic rules and events you provided for us in Quran and Hadeeth that oozes love for women ….what we are going to do with all that love that Muhammad had in store for us women for 1400 years ….I do not know …truly I am overwhelmed ….thank you …thank you …I can't wait to return the love for Allah,Muhammad,Quran ……………….
well my be …..when pigs fly ….or may be ….when hell freezes over …lol
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True face of Islam
written by lw1 , March 11, 2011
Reuters 10/3/11 Sectarian clashes erupt in Bahrain girls' school.
SAR,Bahrain. Sectarian clashes erupted at a girls' school in Bahrain on Thursday as the country looked increasingly split between Shi'ites protesting against the government and Sunnis who support it.
The Gulf Arab country has been gripped by the worst unrest since 1990 since protesters took to the streets last month, inspired by uprisings that unseated entrenched rulers in Egypt and Tunisia.
Seven have been killed in clashes with security forces in the Gulf island kingdom, home to the US Navy's Fifth Fleet, and thousands of the February movement are still occupying Manama's Pearl Square.
Witnesses said that fighting broke out at the school in the small city of Sar, an area where both Shi'ites and Sunni live, when students launched anti-government protests.
'During the break we went as a peaceful protest, we gathered a few girls. Next thing we know, a group of naturalized people were let into the school and the school door was locked,-they had iron and wooden sticks and knives.' said one student.
They said parents of pro-government students of naturalized Sunni families came to the school armed with clubs. Parents of Shi'ite students then also arrived and clashes erupted.
Bahrain's practice of settling Sunni foreigners serving in its security apparatus is a thorny issue for Shi'ite opposition. It views it as an attempt by the ruling Sunni family to change the country's sectarian balance, an accusation the govrnment deies.
It was not clear whether there were any injuries, but one witness said he saw an ambulance driving away one girl.
The country saw the first clashes between Sunni and Shi'ite residents last week when at least a hundred residents fought with clubs in Hamad Town, an area where people of both sects live. Several residents were injured.
It was not clear what prompted the clashes that lasted about two hours before police and politicians calmed the situation, but residents said that people of Syrian origin had been involved.
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True face of Islam
written by lw1 , March 11, 2011
Yahoo-Maktoob 11/3/11 Weapons smuggled to Syria from Iraq seized :SANA

Damascus. Syrian security forces have seized weapons smuggled into the country from neighbouring Iraq aimed at'sowing trouble' in the country, the official SANA news agency reported on Friday.
The weapons were seized on Monday, concealed in a refrigerated truck and the Iraqi driver of the vehicle was arrested, the agency said.
'Light and medium weapons, explosives, ammunition and night-vision goggles were concealed in several parts of the truck' which carried licence plates issued in the nothern Iraqi city of Sulamaniah, SANA said.
The driver of the truck said the owner of the vehicle loaded it with the weapons in Baghdad and had asked him to deliver them to someone in Damascus inexchange for $5000.
These weapons were to be used in operations aimed at undermining the national security, to sow trouble, anarchy and destabilise Syria.' the agency said.

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Muslims are Muslim's biggest enemies
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Reed
written by duh_swami , March 12, 2011
Alif. Lam. Mim are check characters. When Palestinean or any other 'ean Quran is checked on check characters by computer operations, we know if it was Quran or not.

That makes no sense at all...Define the meaning of Alif Lam Mim...It is in Quran isn't it? Q 3:1...
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To Reed Wilson
written by Archpagan , March 12, 2011
Reed, the Koran you possess is not Allah's message to Muhammad, but only a book named as Koran.

You are master of prevarication. I am given to understand, (as pointed out by duh_swami above) that Alif. Lam. Mim are some abbreviations appearing in Koran, meaning of which is not known to Muslims. It is English equivalent of A. L. M. Since you consider yourself supreme authority on Koran (next only to Allah), I put that question to you.
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M/s Archpagan and duh-swami.
written by Reed Wilson. , March 12, 2011
You write "You are master of prevarication. I am given to understand, (as pointed out by duh_swami above) that Alif. Lam. Mim are some abbreviations appearing in Koran, meaning of which is not known to Muslims".

Then why did you ask me? Why you didnt write YAMOP instead of you are master of prevarication?

I so very seriously answered you. A comprehensive one!! Told you about codes making and importance of check digit in alphanumeric data.

I also told that it was practically demonstrated by Rashad Khalifa who was killed by MP(most probably) muslim.

I used the word character. Then I realized that it was letter and not character.

Please dont laugh or you may, that if it was abbreviation, Quran would have told that. It is fully documented book. Quran even tell that it was in simple Arabic language and its modus operandi of revelation.

Quran acknowledges all scriptures and this scripture, he says, he has protected. Hence check characters.

You write "Since you consider yourself supreme authority on Koran (next only to Allah), I put that question to you".

Thank you for that. I am not flattered. Everybody is next to god and everybody is son of God.




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written by duh_swami , March 12, 2011
All that, and you still did not tell us the meaning of Alif Lam Mim...

You may not know, but if it is your passion to study and understand Quran, you need to launch into some serious research...ALM is very similar to a Jewish name for God...But that is for later...
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REED
written by Clement- The Islam-Watch Past , March 12, 2011
Where did you get this idea from? "Everybody is next to god and everybody is son of God. "
From the Quran or Hadiths? I have never come across it in the Quran or the Bible can you school us on this?
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written by Reed Wilson. , March 13, 2011
Clement. Thank you for asking "Where did you get this idea from? "Everybody is next to god and everybody is son of God. "
From the Quran or Hadiths? I have never come across it in the Quran or the Bible can you school us on this?".

Not from all that Clement. It is simple English.

Son is a familiar term of address to a man or boy from an older person, an ecclesiastic, etc.

By 'next to' I mean beside or very near to someone or something with no other person or thing in between. There is nothing between you and God. The clergy is forcing his place. Ignore him.

My Brahman friends were proud of their being son of God. I teased them "who is not"?
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To Reed Wilson
written by Archpagan , March 13, 2011
Then, it is not abbreviation A. L. M., but a code word ALM whose meaning is not known. Am I right?
A Hindu scholar has come up with a meaning. According to him the word ALM should be pronounced as 'AUM' i. e. the Hindu holy sound with which all Vedic mantras begin. As per rule of Arabic grammar Samsul + Uddin becomes Sams-uddin not Samsul-uddin. In a similar way Alm should be pronounced as Aum. The code says that all verses in the Koran should be started with Aum.
Khuda ki kasam, I am not a Brahman. Rather, I tease my Brahmin friends, telling them that the cow and the Brahmin fall under the same category as per our Shastras (‘Go- Brahmana Hitayacha’- for welfare of the cow and the Brahmana)
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written by Reed Wilson. , March 13, 2011
Archpagan. You write "KKK, I am not a Brahman. Rather, I tease my Brahmin friends, telling them that the cow and the Brahmin fall under the same category as per our Shastras (‘Go- Brahmana Hitayacha’- for welfare of the cow and the Brahmana).

I didnt say you were Barahman. My some very nice friends are Barahmans.

Alif Lam Mim are not words. These alphabets are written in beginning of some surahs and are not part of verse (separated).

In Ash shams and Al Qamar Alif and Lam are silent and spoken respectively. In Arabic Al is definite article as 'the' in English.

All these alphabets are summed. The explanation demands detailed discussion. That is of course a theory. I will look for a ready made article on it and give you the link.



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written by duh_swami , March 13, 2011
Alef, Lamed, Mem...Are letters of the Hebrew alphabet...

In Gematria, the numerical value...A- 1, L- 30, M- 40...Add those up equals 71...

Crowley in his book 777, gives the Gematria of LAM as 71. A metathesis of LAM is ALM, a Hebrew word meaning "silence."

The number 71 in itself has meaning...I have this book. 777, hidden away somewhere, if I can find it, I will look up the meanings of 71, also 8---7+1=8, and post the findings later...LAM also has special meaning...

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Reed please read the scriptures below and see if they make sense to you on the issue of intercession and mediation
written by Clement- The Islam-Watch Past , March 13, 2011

1Tim 2:5 “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus 6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time”

Act 4:12-26 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. Rom 3:24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: 25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God 26 To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.

Heb 8: 6 ¶ But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises
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@Reed Wilson
written by non believer , March 14, 2011
MCP means Male Chauvinist Pig. Unfortunately most pig haters (Muslims) are MCPs.

You have not answered my other question regarding gender of this GOD/Allah. Why didn't he send even one woman prophet? Is he also an MCP?
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written by Reed Wilson. , March 14, 2011
non believer. Thank you for MCP

You write "Unfortunately most pig haters (Muslims) are MCPs."

Muslims do not eat meat of pig. Therefore they dont kill them. They cannot be called pig haters.

You have not answered my other question regarding gender of this GOD/Allah.

God has no gender. He is creator of genders. He gives logic:

"O MEN, FEAR your Lord who created you from a single cell, and from it created mates, and from them dispersed men and women (male and female) in multitudes. So fear God in whose name you ask of one another (the bond of) relationships. God surely keeps watch over you". (4:1)

"One of his signs is that He created mates of your own kind so that you may get peace of mind from them, and has put affinity, love and compassion between you. Verily there are signs in this for those who reflect". (30:21)



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True face of Islam
written by lw1 , March 14, 2011
Yahoo. 14/3/11 Iran Foreign Minister warns 'no force' against Bahrain protests. Tehran. Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi on Monday demanded that Bahraini leaders be wise and not use violence in their handling of anti-government protests, the state -run Fars news agency reported.
Salehi said Bahraini authorities should avoid using 'violence and force against population' adding that Iran expects 'Bahraini government to be wise in responding to the demands of protesters and respecting their rights.'
Protests flared up in Bahrain on February 14 and 7 people died in subsequent crackdown.
Opposition protesters are demanding far-reaching democratic reform in the mainly Shiite country which has been ruled by a Sunni Muslim dynasty for more than 200 years.
Bahrain's opposition said Monday it considered any foreign military intervention to be an occupation, after a Saudi official said the kingdom's troop had entered the neigbouring Gulf State.

(Saudi troops have entered Bahrain)
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Ali Akbar Salehi should have said,' DO AS I SAY AND NOT WHAT I DO .
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Reed
written by duh_swami , March 16, 2011

God has no gender. He is creator of genders. He gives logic: If

If Allah has no gender, why do you keep calling 'Him', a 'He'?

If Allah is not a he or she, Allah must be an 'it'...
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Du It is Allah that is an it not God almight who is a he
written by Clement- Islam-Watch Pastor , March 16, 2011
It is Reed's Allah that has no gender it is an it.
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True face of Islam
written by lw1 , March 16, 2011
A couple of years ago Pakistan government made an agreement with Taliban in the Swat Valley in northern Pakistan, in which a certain territory was handed over to Taliban,to rule in that area, provided it did not move out of that area.
Of course Taliban did not keep its promise and moved towards capital Islamabad. It was only then, when directly threatened, that the Pakistani government came to its senses (partially,at least) and started calling Taliban 'terrorists'. Partners or terrorists?
But in the meantime, Taliban closed at least 800 GIRLS' schools, destroying/demolishing many schools.
Girls should NOT have education,according to Taliban,previous partner of Pakistan government.
This is the true face of Islam--Treacherous,untrustworthy.

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Clement- Islam-Watch Pastor
written by duh_swami , March 16, 2011
Curious...Where in the Bible is 'HE" for God, first used?

It is true that most religions refer to their gods in the masculine, but why is that? If God refers to himself as a HE, that implies that there is a SHE around somewhere...God the father cannot be a HE because God the Father is father of everything, male, female and no male...It is inviting to believe that 'we were made in Gods image'...That makes god a big guy in the sky who looks just like a human and even has human emotions. The benevolent father god is appealing to those who like serenity...But humans cannot be created without a female aspect of creation...In Qaballah this sphere of female activity is called Binah, the receiver...On the cosmic level, this is most like deep space...When the creator god got the desire to create, he needed a 'space' to do it...So he created the receiver, Binah...'God' and it's dynamic creative energy, impregnates Binah and the cosmos is born...On Earth we with our own dynamic creative energy impregnate the female and a human is born...'As above, so below'...But none of this original creation is gender bound...If God is in bondage to gender, it cannot be God...
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To Iw1
written by Archpagan , March 16, 2011
Under the holy principle of Islam, promise is meant for breaking only. Muslims live by the example set by Muhammad. He made treaties only to break them at a time convenient to him.
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Do_Swami Since you don't believe in God's revelation in the Bible it will be hard for u to know his gender
written by Clement- The Islam-Watch Past , March 17, 2011
God cannot be limited by anything not even gender. He is the creator. God revealed Himself as a man in the person of Christ not a woman. Man is the embodiment of humanity. According to God's revelation Man was created first and out of man came a woman. So man represent woman.

If God is a “he”, he would not need a she, to create or copulates with. The Bible says in the hereafter we will be like God who need not procreate like earthly human, because with God all things are possible.
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written by duh_swami , March 17, 2011
No one calls 'God ' a she...

'If God is a “he”, he would not need a she, to create or copulates with'...

You are starting to sound like Reed...
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Du_Swami Do you know why Man has both X,and Y chromosome ?
written by Clement- The Islam-Watch Past , March 17, 2011
Science tells us that the male has X, and Y chromosome while the female has only X chromosome the main determinant of human gender. If man is the image of God and the glory of God then he must indeed be the image of God. God cannot be addressed as a she because the she is already is in him. The bible says the woman was created out of man to assist man while here on earth; the two are still one in the sight of God and not two.

The concept of the Queen of Heaven, Mother of God are alien to scriptures, all are heathen and paganism and clearly condemned in the Bible. So God cannot be addressed as a she for him to be God also for the women. This wisdom is beyond Reed Wilson so I am not sounding like Reed.
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written by duh_swami , March 17, 2011
You are indulging yourself in the supernatural...You describe a process of nature then claim a supernatural god did it, and then further claim that we humans are made in his image...Hmmm I wonder does this also apply to dogs and alligators? Are they created in gods image also, or just us lucky humans?

The concept of the Queen of Heaven, Mother of God are alien to scriptures...

No they are not, you just don't know how to read them...The Queen of heaven is not Gods mother, so you are right on that...She is the mother of all created...Mother=Mater=Matter...
The Catholic realizes these symbolism's which is why nuns are called 'Mother', and the highest nun is called Mother Superior...
The Mother Superior is the symbolic representative of Binah that I mentioned before...The mother of all created...A cosmic SHE...
On the microcosm level, this symbolism is reflected in the Eve story, where she is called, 'The mother of all living'...But the symbolism there ought to be obvious since this is not possible for a human...
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Du_Swami I know you don't believe the Bible but if U want to convince me of a theory ,you better us the Bible for me.
written by Clement- The Islam-Watch Past , March 17, 2011
In case Du_Swami is not aware, I am a Bible only believer, just like Reed who is a Quran only believer.
For as far as I know, those myths, tradition and superstition do not constitute what we can call a scripture. You cannot convince me through mythology or folklores. Is better You use science, logic and sound reasoning than to be involved those this whether practiced by Catholic or any kind of spirituals person.
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To Archpagan
written by lw1 , March 17, 2011
Islam is EVIL leading the blind.
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@clement
written by non believer , March 19, 2011
You are a Bible only believer because you have willingly allowed yourself to be brainwashed to believe Bible like Muslims are brainwashed to believe Koran. Science,logic and sound reasoning are not the foundations of beLIEf. Hence they will be of no use to convince you that your religion is as true or as false as other religions.
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written by Reed Wilson. , March 19, 2011
Archpagan.You write " Under the holy principle of Islam, promise is meant for breaking only".

It is not correct. Quran says:

ۚ وَأَوْفُوا بِالْعَهْدِ ۖ إِنَّ الْعَهْدَ كَانَ مَسْئُولًا

..And fulfill agreements and promises, for you will be questioned about your commitments on the day of judgment.17:34.

Archpagan I read some more verses from Quran regarding solemn commitments:

70:32-33 "And those who are faithful to their trusts and their covenant (32) And those who are upright in their testimonies", (33)

23:1-8 “Successful indeed are those who are keepers of their trusts and their covenant”

6:152 "And when you speak, then be just though it be against a relative, and fulfill Allah's covenant; this He has enjoined you with that you may be mindful;

I have isolated for you 25 citations from Quran emphasizing the gravity of oaths, vows, commitments etc. I am just being lazy to copy paste them for you.




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Alif Laa(m) Mim
written by Machmoed , March 19, 2011
God/it is......!?

The rest is up to the Bible/Qur'an or/and else. This does''t mean this books contain something of value about this entity we call it/God/source but he....let them think and believe it does!

I missed you all after a while of travelling. Duh Swami, Clement, Reed, Finelivings etc etc etc. I'm glad you are still giving hope to others. Especially when it is not false hope.

ALM: I spoke to a sufi recently and i asked him about aleef laa(m) Mim. He told me that it means A (aleef) without (laa) M (mim)= A without the middle (M)=A and omega.

Then i told him that he might be right but his word is not important since Sufi's are threatened by other muslims and considered as not (real) muslims, therefor his word is rubbish....lol
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Hallo Machmoed
written by fineliving56 , March 19, 2011
I missed you too and your wise posts especially when I have similar way of thinking …I was wondering why you have stop writing …I hope you had a good trip….
We need help here to put some reason in the head of Reed …it seems that he thinks **HE IS THE PROPHET, HE THINK MUHAMMAD WE ALL KNOW AND LOVE[ NOT] IS NOT THE PROPHET THAT THE QURAN TELLS ABOUT **.

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non believer. You are right in a way.
written by Clement- The Islam-Watch Past , March 20, 2011
non believer said

"Science,logic and sound reasoning are not the foundations of beLIEf. Hence they will be of no use to convince you that your religion is as true or as false as other religions." This stament may be true of other false beliefs like Islam but not Christianity. Which of christians doctrines of teachings that has no proofs that you know? Christianity does not encourgae blind faith as Islam. Christ wants you to proves all things before you believe and not the other way round.

Miracles signs and wonders are used to prove divine approval but this is strange to Islam becuase even the Messenger Muhammad himself was incapable of performing any divine signs that God was with him. All the threat in the Quran was to cow the people to surrender their properties, wives and children to him and for any any hereafter benefits of which he was not sure of.

That was why the example he set was what one should not do rather than what to do. Anyone who wants to copy what he did would be called a terrorist, a polygamist, an assassin, a murderer, a rapist, a liar or lunatics. So what you said was only true of Islam and not christianity.
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written by a , September 21, 2011
You all are crazy.
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Reed.
written by Dwito , September 21, 2011
written by Reed Wilson., March 19, 2011

Archpagan.You write " Under the holy principle of Islam, promise is meant for breaking only".
It is not correct.
I have isolated for you 25 citations from Quran emphasizing the gravity of oaths, vows, commitments etc.

You are wasting unnecessary extra labour, Dear. Your job has already been done at due course by Allah himself with one advice = the famous "TAQUIYYA"

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