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Incest is Halal in Islam

Note: The conversation between Preacher and his wives in this article is fictitious.


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An Egyptian professor of Philosophy Dr. Hasan Hanafi stirred up a hornet's nest among Muslims by comparing the Quran with a supermarket where you can find whatever you are looking for. Muslims declared him apostate and called for his beheading. Actually Dr Hanafi is a true Muslim who understands Quran correctly. Quran is a truly universal book. It is for every one, including killers, robbers, polygamists, rapists, pedophiles, incest artists, you name it. Even those who desire to sleep with their own underage daughters find an aya for it. That is the reason why Muslims love the Quran, read it day and night and never want to change it..

PREACHER (addressing his four permanent and six temporary muta wives): “Today we will study aya 2.223 of holy Quran.”

“Your women are a tilth for you (to cultivate) so go to your tilth as ye will”

[Note: Allah uses the word “nisa” meaning “women“ and not wives (zawaj) as some apologists translate to hide the true intention of Allah to appease their western masters. Thus Allah says, your women are your properties and you can have sex with them in any way you want.]

WIFE No. 1: Whom does Allah mean by “your women”.

PREACHER: By your women Allah means your wives, your daughters and your right hand possessions.” Thus sex with wives, daughters and slave girls is halal according to this aya.”

WIFE No. 1: “Sex with daughters is halal? Isn't that incest . I don’t think most Muslims approve of that”.

PREACHER: “Most Muslims are influenced by kafir laws and hardly practice Islam of quran and sunna. They shun many Quranic tenets which were practiced by our prophet and his sahaba (companions).”

Wife No.2: “They do?”

PREACHER. “Sure they do.. For example they shun sex with underage girls which is sanctioned by Allah in 65.4 and was practiced by our prophet. Our prophet had sex with 9 year old Ayesha and god knows how many under age slave girls captured from kuffar. They shun polygamy (4.3) and changing wives (4.80) which has been mainstay of Muslim household's. Prophet, had nine wives when he died. Hasan, our prophet’s beloved grandson used to marry in the morning, had sex all day and divorced in the evening. They shun sex with slave girls (4.3, 4.24, 23.633.50, and 70.30) and forget that lure of sex with captured slave women was the inspiration for Mujahids to capture half the world in record time. Our prophet had sex with hundreds of enslaved women after raiding kuffar villages. He was sanctioned 20% of all booty by Allah including captured kuffar women.

Wife No. 3: “But did our prophet practice incest too"?

PREACHER: “Sure he did”

WIFE No. 4: “You mean to say our prophet slept with his daughters"?

PREACHER “No he could not. The reason is when the aya 2.223 came down all of prophet’s daughters had been married and gone and were in the ownership of their husbands. But he did practice incest by having sex with his only daughter-in-law, Zainab, who was like a daughter. He desired it, his son Zaid cooperated, and Allah blessed it in aya 33.37”.

MUTA WIFE No. 6: “That means incest is halal and is blessed by Allah?”

PREACHER: “Yes, indeed it is. Now that we all know and agree that incest is halal and a sunna, please go and send our eldest daughter to my bedroom. Allah will not only bless and give sawab to me and her, you all will get blessings.. Jazakallah khair”.

And daughters they did send to their husband's bedroom regularly to gain brownie points for paradise.


(See also here)

By Low Ching Ling

15 April 2006

He took four permanent and six temporary (Muta) wives..

He used the Quran to prey on his own flesh and blood to fulfil his insatiable sexual appetite.

He told his children, you are my women so I have the right to have sex with you according to Quran.

But in the eyes of the law, the father of 64 children is a rapist.

For more than a year, he forced five of his daughters to have sex with him.

Yesterday, he pleaded guilty to nine charges of rape and aggravated rape of five of his daughters.

Another 34 charges, including one of attempted rape of another daughter, were taken into consideration.

The man cannot be named, to protect the identities of the victims.

Amazingly, he has some faithful followers, though others have questioned his beliefs.


He is well-versed in Islamic history and fluent in Arabic. He gave religious lessons at mosques, tertiary institutions and at home and also founded his own religious movement.

All his wives are Singaporeans and they live in three HDB flats in the north.

They are attractive. Two stood out with their beauty. The others, too, had pleasant features, flawless skin and expressive eyes.

Over the years, his 10 wives bore him 66 children - 33 boys and 31 girls. They are now aged between 9 months and 16 years.


Family friends told The New Paper that a few of the wives speak fluent English and seem well-educated. And they made no attempt to stop him from preying on their daughters since he convinced them it is according to Quran.


Referring to a verse in the Quran, he told them a father had 'ownership' over his children. He said that meant he could have sex with his daughters.

He believed that if he could satisfy his daughters' sexual needs, they would be less likely to have sex with boys.
He also saw it as the lesser of two evils - having sex with him would prevent his daughters from contracting illnesses from other boys. They would also always have his love and care.

His wives and daughters who are all Muslims believed him. After all, they considered him a devout Muslim who conducted quranic classes and is an scholar of Quran

What made it sick was that the girls' mothers helped in catering to his perverse pleasures.

Whenever he wanted sex with his daughters, his wives would approach them and tell them to go into his bedroom.

Sometimes, when the girls were reluctant, the wives would urge them to comply.

Whenever a daughter got pregnant he had her aborted.

In mitigation, he said he acted according to a verse in the Quran.


BBC: 'Incest Muslim man' saved from lynch mob
West Bengal Muslim father married and impregnated 15 year-old daughter with sanction from Allah

A Muslim who married his 15-year-old daughter and made her pregnant had to be rescued from angry villagers in the Indian state of West Bengal, police say

Afazuddin Ali, 36, has five children - three of them daughters.

A few months ago Ali married his eldest daughter, telling his wife Sakina that Allah had ordained him to do so.

Not convinced by his story, his angry neighbours in Kasiajhiora village nearly lynched him for what they said was a clear case of incest.

Marriage within the nuclear family is forbidden in Islam.

'Divine sanction'

"He is a deeply religious man and will never lie in the name of Allah," Sakina told a court in the northern district of Jalpaiguri.

"I agreed to his marriage with our eldest daughter when he invoked divine sanction," she said.

But this story has failed to impress the other villagers.

"We didn't know she was married so when we confronted his wife, she told us about the bizarre marriage six months ago," Sheikh Ramzan, a village leader at Kasiajhiora, said.

"We wanted to smash his head, we were so angry."

When the angry mob attacked Ali on Sunday, a police team went to the village and rescued Ali and his wife.

The couple were produced before a magistrate in Jalpaiguri on Monday.

But as the lower court has no criminal jurisdiction, Ali and his wife were released.

"The police have not lodged any specific charge against Afazuddin (Ali) and my court has no jurisdiction over criminal matters, so what can I do," sub-divisional officer Atanu Roy said.

Angry villagers say that is not good enough.

"The girl is a minor, so at the very least her father should face criminal charges for marrying a minor," villager Sheikh Ramzan said.

Ali and his wife have not returned home because they fear a fresh attack from angry villagers.

They are staying in Jalpaiguri town at the moment.


KHAIRPUR, April 26: A Muslim man has been booked for allegedly assaulting his daughter. Complainant Ghulam Akbar Leghari has stated in an FIR filed with the A-Section police that on April 22 that after returning home from work he came to know that his sister Nadra had been admitted to the Lady Willington Hospital in Khairpur.

Mr Leghari said that when he and his brother Zafar went to the hospital, their sister told him that the father had been sexually assaulting her. After eight months of pregnancy, the father brought her to the hospital where she underwent an operation and gave birth to a baby boy.

She said the father had escaped with the baby.


Press Trust of India
Posted online: Monday, June 20, 2005
Updated: Friday, July 01, 2005

Ghaziabad, UP, June 20: A Muslim woman, who was allegedly raped by her father-in-law in Muzaffarnagar district on June 3 has said that she would not obey the directives of shariyat panchayat to stay away from her husband (Islamic shariat board decided that the woman should leave her husband and start living with the old man).

The woman said that she had full faith in police and law and her alleged rapist father-in-law should be punished severely (that wouldn’t happen because father in law followed a sunna).

(STRAIT TIMES, Singapore)

Aug 25, 2005 (AP): A religious Muslim man , whose identity was withheld to protect his victims, used Quranic interpretations to justify sex with his daughters, Deputy Public Prosecutor Eugene Lee told the High Court.

While conducting religious lessons, he convinced his wives that he had ownership over his children, which included having sex with them, The Straits Times said.

Forty-three charges were leveled against the father, who preyed on his daughters when they were between 12 and 15 years old, from December 2003 to June 2005. The charges included rape, attempted rape and aggravated rape.

Two of the girls became pregnant and had abortions.

The incidents 'were so numerous that they were hard-pressed to keep count, much less remember the exact specifics of each incident,' Lee was quoted as saying.

The man would send one of his wives to tell a daughter to go to their father's bedroom, Lee said. He had sex with them even though the girls cried out in pain.

The eldest of the abused daughters reported her father to the police on June 24, 2005. He was arrested the next day.


Unfortunately Muslims are punished these days for practicing what is sanctioned by Quran and Sunna.. Leave alone lawless Islamic countries, you cannot practice true Islam even in the civilized USA, the bastion of liberty and champion of religious freedom. A five time praying momin Al Turki Hamaidan of Denver Colorado was recently sent to prison for practicing his religion. What a shame..


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Name: Godot
Date: Friday May 09, 2008
Time: 21:58:31 -0700


I left Islam myself for many reasons but this article is an over-fabrication and an absurd exaggeration that will NOT help our mission to expose real Islam. There are already many obvious bad issues to criticize in Islam, why bother ro invent false ones. Be fair and be objective.

Name: Ibn Kammuna
Date: Friday May 09, 2008
Time: 22:32:21 -0700


I do believe that such stories will be there in any human society, be it Muslim, Chrsitian, Buddhist,.etc. Its just being human. I do feel the hurt of the victims regardless of background. The problem, in Islam, is that people can find justification for such unethical behavior in Muhammad's reverlations as well as his and his sahaba's "rape practices" after winning battles. One won't find such justifications in other main religions. People like Ghandhi and Jesus were all about inner peace, love, mercy, and forgiveness. Peace to all

Date: Friday May 09, 2008
Time: 22:46:15 -0700


To Godot: The ayats from Quran sanctioning incest is not fabricated ,nor are the excerpts from Newspaper reports any fabrication . The news-stories are real events that had taken place , and these are only actual facts that are reported,but many more go unreported , which are swept under the carpet for fear of ridicule and violent backlash from the society! I can understand your disgust at this topic ,nevertheless these are very unpleasant and nauseating things you that is unavoidable.

Name: Showan khurshid
Date: Saturday May 10, 2008
Time: 00:53:00 -0700


Thanks Ayesha Ahmed, I was not aware of this kind of perversion of Islam. Your argument seems sound to me.

Name: Jalal
Date: Saturday May 10, 2008
Time: 01:16:48 -0700


Correction. Zaid was not Muhammad's son. His full name was Zaid ibn Thabit (ie the son of Thabit). He became an orphan at the age of seven and adopted by Muhammad. Quran 33:37 "Then when Zaid had dissolved (his marriage) with her, with the necessary (formality), We joined her in marriage to thee (Muhammad): in order that (in future) there may be no difficulty to the Believers in (the matter of) marriage with the wives of their adopted sons, when the latter have dissolved with the necessary (formality) (their marriage) with them."

Name: Inbreeding in muslim countries
Date: Saturday May 10, 2008
Time: 01:17:59 -0700


The truth is that inbreeding (not incest) is very common in arab and/or muslim countries resulting in substantially higher rates of genetic disorders. Inbreeding is so common because parents want their children to marry within the family to keep the wealth together. That´s why girls must wear a headscarve. They are not allowed to fall in love with anybody else. Islam also encourages this practice since Mohammad and other muslim leaders commited it too. But I think that inbreeding triggers not only in genetic disorders but also social and intellectual immobility since there are no influences from outside. So there is a connection between Islam-Inbreeding-Stagnation.

Name: balam to godot
Date: Saturday May 10, 2008
Time: 01:21:41 -0700


I am surprised at your comments.You still seem to have sympathy for the evil ways of Islam.Every evil done in any religion should be exposed and punished.In England,a Maulana raped a little girl in the mosque,where she came to learn quran.The British police collected the evidence,even the maulanas sperms on the carpet were found,but the matter was hushed up to save the name of holy Islam.Like wise a young boy was sodomised in side Glasgow mosque.The young boy begged the maulana :Uncle dont do that to me:The muslim maulana carried through any way,because a standing COCK has no conscience.This story appeared in the papers,but the matter was swept under the carpet to save the beautiful name of Islam.BECAUSE MUSLIMS DO NOT DO SUCH THINGS.Dammnd Hypocrite Muslims.

Name: More about Inbreeding
Date: Saturday May 10, 2008
Time: 01:25:03 -0700

Comment The last link is of particular interest. It reveals that all the hijab, gender segregation and islamic moralism leads to more inbreeding and genetic disorders because young people have no opportunities to find a partner outside of the family. The connection is clear: Islam--> Inbreeding ---> Idiots

Name: More about inbreeding
Date: Saturday May 10, 2008
Time: 01:36:38 -0700


Muslim scholars try to hide the fact that inbreeding is connected to islam. Instead, they claim that the arab culture is responsible. However, in countries like Libanon the inbreeding rates in christian communities are significiantly lower and I think the same is true about the copts in Egypt. There is a) the example of Mohammad who married his cousin Zainab bint Dschahsch and b) the fact that it is very difficult to find a partner in muslim societies where any contact between the sexes not related to each other is so strictly prohibited.

Name: Jalal
Date: Saturday May 10, 2008
Time: 01:42:30 -0700


Remember the story of Mia Farrow who adopted Korean girl by the name of Sue Previn? She (Mia) also had a romantic relationship with Woody Allen. As it happened, Woody then took interest on the daughter and dumped the mother. They married soon after. Inscest?

Name: preacher_molester
Date: Saturday May 10, 2008
Time: 02:06:09 -0700


And the incest monster that is in the news nowadays came from Catholic Austria - I wonder the media reaction, had it been committed by Muslim immigrants in Austria. Catholic priests are the most organised Paedophilic ring in the world - talk about it also you hypocrites.

Name: To: Preacher_Molester
Date: Saturday May 10, 2008
Time: 04:37:47 -0700


Dear Sir, Greetings. Thank you for your comments. There are no hypocrites here. This site is to expose Islam, not Catholicism or any other religion. I am sure there are web sites for that. But its not this one. Here we like to show the errors and irrationality and the crazyness of Islam. Peace brother/sister

Name: tanstaafl
Date: Saturday May 10, 2008
Time: 05:36:49 -0700


Name: tanstaafl
Date: Saturday May 10, 2008
Time: 05:38:39 -0700


You may say halal, but our laws say haram. If you can't bring yourself to obey the law, move back to a country that uses Sharia "law".

Date: Saturday May 10, 2008
Time: 06:14:55 -0700


Sex with your underage daughter and sex with the dead - why there are no successful muslim societies

Name: Polygamy and Inbreeding
Date: Saturday May 10, 2008
Time: 06:55:55 -0700


Polygamy and Inbreeding go hand in hand and produce genetic deseases and social stagnation. For example, in Morocco there are a few families who control the key positions and all marriages take place within the families. The same in many other arab countries. It is like colonialism against their own people by an islamic nomenklatura.

Name: Worshipper of Allah
Date: Saturday May 10, 2008
Time: 07:52:30 -0700


And marry not women whom your fathers married – except what has been done in the past: it was shameful and odious – an abominable practice indeed. Prohibited to you [for marriage] are your mothers, daughters, sisters, your maternal and paternal aunts, the daughters of your brothers and sisters; your mothers who have suckled you and your sisters through fosterage, the mothers of your wives, your step-daughters raised under you born of your wives with whom you have lain – no offence if you have not lain with their mothers, and the wives of your begotten sons, and two sisters in wedlock at the same time, except for what has already happened. God indeed is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. Also [prohibited are] women already married, except those whom your right hands possess; this is a written obligation upon you from God. (4:22-4) Sûrah an Nâs 4.119 'O you who believe! You are forbidden to inherit women against their will...' Al Hasan reports: ‘If somebody commits illegal intercourse with his sister, his punishment is the same as for any other person who commits such a crime’. (Bukhâri Vol. 8 pp 526) During the time when Umar (raa) was the Khalifah, a woman accused his son Abu Shahmah of raping her; she brought the infant borne of this incident with her to the mosque and publicly spoke about what had happened. Umar (raa) asked his son who acknowledged committing the crime and was duly punished right there and then. There was no punishment given to the woman. (Rauf, Muhammad Abdul; “Umar al Faruq” Al Saadawi Publications, 1998)

Name: Inbreeding most common in muslim countries
Date: Saturday May 10, 2008
Time: 08:17:08 -0700


Inbreeding is indeed very common in MUSLIM countries, not only in arab countries but also in south asia, pakistan and afghanistan. The reason seems to be that Muhammad did it and there is no law against it. Muslims don´t care of any science or secular law if something is halal according to the quran. And many muslims are unknowing because islam does not encourage people enough for education. All they learn is to memorize the quran. Nothing about genetics and eugenics.

Name: Islamic inbreeding
Date: Saturday May 10, 2008
Time: 08:19:14 -0700


Name: al
Date: Saturday May 10, 2008
Time: 09:24:17 -0700


They're very fond of donkeys too, so I'm told.

Name: Ali Khalaf to Godot
Date: Saturday May 10, 2008
Time: 10:00:55 -0700


I do not agree with you. There is absolutely no exaggeration in the article. Article is a satire to start with. Article only shows how muslims exploit verses of quran to get what they want and that it is a very dangerous book. Exploitation is a lot more in islam because no other society crazily believe that every word of quran was personally spoken by God.

Name: jalal are you incest minded?
Date: Saturday May 10, 2008
Time: 10:04:35 -0700


jalal are you incest minded? it is shocking to supporting of marrying daughter-in-law.adopted son is equal in all aspects to real son in love and anything.Mohammad just twisted this to escape from revolt aginst his incest activities which even considered immoral by then arabs. this itself shows 'He' is not at all prophet and not even rational and moral.Muslims brain washed from child hood.They loose rationalistic thunking and becoming mental slave just being ready to accept naything under fear.

Name: Jalal
Date: Saturday May 10, 2008
Time: 22:50:26 -0700


uys, Get your facts right please. Adopted children should have equal love is absolutely right. But marrying your adopted family members is not an incest in Islam and in most societies. Adopted family members are not your blood relation. There is no genetic link. So there is no risk of genetic related diseases.

Name: Jalal
Date: Saturday May 10, 2008
Time: 22:55:21 -0700


And Godot is right. The preacher story is pure fabrication. Fiction do not reinforces your arguments. It certainly does not help yor cause.

Name: einstein
Date: Sunday May 11, 2008
Time: 06:23:00 -0700


and why do some Christians practice incest? Tell me o wise one?

Name: Alamgir Hussain
Date: Sunday May 11, 2008
Time: 06:50:39 -0700


Incest has been the foundation of human society. According to Abrahamic beliefs, incestual sex among the sons and druthers of Adam and Eve allowed the procreation and expansion of the human race. According to scientific theory of evolution, ancestors of modern humans were dominantly incestuous at some point of time, as it is common in the animal kingdom even today. As humans evolved, they attached moral injunctions against incest, although it continues to occur in all societies to this day. By the time of Muhammad, the moral thoughts of the Arabs concerning incest was highly evolved, since marrying even adopted son's wife was a taboo. Muhammad degraded that highly evolved moral standard of the Arabs by bringing down a tailor-made verse from Allah to fulfill his craving for bedding Zainab.

Name: Hyder Ali
Date: Sunday May 11, 2008
Time: 12:02:31 -0700


Islam indeed does allow incest through concubines. The daughters of the females slaves, belong to the master. It is just incidental that they are his own children. Since, he is allowed to have sex with his own female slaves ('what right hand possess'), a Muslim can rape his own daughters and grand daughters, since they are his own female slaves. It is halal!

Name: To Jalal from Mamdouh
Date: Sunday May 11, 2008
Time: 17:04:59 -0700


To start with Mohammed made up a verse to get Zainab from Zaid. He did not even marry her and started commiting adultery saying Allah has married me already. Secondly in islam you can have sex with your daughter if she is born to your concubine. That is incest. Dont try to defend a religion of Mohammed by Mohammed and for Mohammed. Wake up man, dont be a fool. This is 21st century,even 7th century people had seen through the scam whom Quran called hippocrites whom Mohammed had killed (4.89)

Name: Arjun Kansas
Date: Sunday May 11, 2008
Time: 20:25:52 -0700


All re untrue. Rea;\lly I'm shocked! If you want to write againt Islam and Muslims, please be truthfull...

Name: Beowulf
Date: Monday May 12, 2008
Time: 00:16:00 -0700


This article is a stretch in my opinion. There are many bad things in islam but let's please not go off the deep end.

Name: usama masood
Date: Monday May 12, 2008
Time: 01:19:37 -0700


the verses quoted are out of context the examples given are disgusting the message tried to be delivered is wrong the examples of muslims given do not represent the real islamic teachings if any body wants to clarify the doubts u can contact me but pls dont let this creep in ur minds

Name: great article ayiesha....pls keep up the divine work
Date: Monday May 12, 2008
Time: 04:58:18 -0700


dear article ayiesha pls keep up the divine work...hahahahahahahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Name: To Jalal: Preacher story is not fabricated.
Date: Monday May 12, 2008
Time: 08:34:36 -0700


Why do muslims believe in all self serving Quran ranted by Mohammed without a witness but deny winessed reports? I live in Singapore and this preacher story was reported by many newspapers. You can say that religious nuts of any religion can take advantage of naive believers (your prophet was the biggest exampleb) but dont say it is a fabricated story..

Name: To Usama Masood /Akhter from Hisham
Date: Monday May 12, 2008
Time: 08:44:26 -0700


The whole Quran is out of chronology and context. That is the whole point of the article. Quranic ayas are used by saints to killers to justify their acts.That is why there are 200 sects in islam. That is Dr. Hanafi said and was accused of apostacy when he said Quran is like a super market.It is a very dangerous book.

Name: To Usama Masood/Jalal /Akhter
Date: Monday May 12, 2008
Time: 09:11:38 -0700


Okay islam may not treach raping your own daughters and aya 2.223 may have been used out of context by the preacher and other misguided muslims.But islam teaches raping other peoples daughters by allowing sex with capured women and slave girls (4.3,4.24,23.6,33.50,70.30) which is worse.

Name: To Godot/Jalal/Usama from Abdul: Mohammed did worse
Date: Monday May 12, 2008
Time: 09:29:07 -0700


Do you think that raping other people's daughters sanctioned by Allah clearly in Quran and practiced by Mohammed is any worse than allowing sex with your own daughters? Convince me how Mohammed's raiding innocents and raping captured women is any better than muslims having sex with their own daughters and daughter in law? Bukhari Volume 3, Book 46, Number 717: Narrated Ibn Aun: Prophet had suddenly attacked Bani Mustaliq without warning while they were heedless and their cattle were being watered at the places of water. Their men were killed and their women and children were taken as captives; the Prophet got Juwairiya on that day.

Name: jim
Date: Monday May 12, 2008
Time: 14:58:08 -0700


the law of the land is the law where or not it is basesd on sharia and if a muslim does not like it he should go back were he came from

Name: Hyder Ali is right
Date: Monday May 12, 2008
Time: 16:30:45 -0700


Islam allows sex with their right hand possessions and allowed rape his own daughters from them; Watch this video.

Name: here you are.
Date: Tuesday May 13, 2008
Time: 15:07:39 -0700


Sex and the married Muslim Sexpert to the Arab world Dr. Heba Kotb discusses female pleasure, halal sex and curing homosexuality. By Tracy Clark-Flory Jun. 06, 2007 | Veiled by a hijab, Dr. Heba Kotb appears weekly on a hit Arab TV show called "The Big Talk" with a message for Muslims: Have more sex -- and hot sex -- in the name of Allah. Kotb, the first licensed sexologist in Egypt, believes that sex is a gift Allah intended for humans; her divine mission is to make sure that they're enjoying it. Every week, viewers throughout the Muslim world flood her station with calls, hoping to have their most embarrassing and intimate questions answered on-air. All sorts of sexual queries are allowed, with one snag: Sexual relations outside of marriage are haram (prohibited by Islam) and not open to discussion. In fact, Kotb, a wife and mother of three, draws her sex advice directly from the Quran. According to her textual analysis, the Prophet Mohammed encouraged frequent sex and foreplay and decreed that female pleasure is, um, actually kind of important. She delivers these sexual dictates with the dryness of a doctor and the conviction of a fundamentalist, but she's also prone to jarring fits of laughter. To the Western world -- where gray-haired sex educator Sue Johanson can be seen on TV simulating oral sex on six inches of silicone -- Kotb's call-in show would seem relatively quaint and her views on homosexuality downright regressive. But, to much of the Muslim world, the 39-year-old -- who appears fresh-faced and prim, save her heavily kohl-lined eyes -- is considered a radical liberal. Not surprisingly, though, her work has drawn the attention of extremist Islamic clerics: Sheik Youssef al-Badri declared that her work only "increases the number of sex perverts." But viewers were aching for a show like hers, she says, because sex education in Egypt is "nonexistent." In fact, it was while studying stateside to become a surgeon that Kotb discovered there was a world of sexual knowledge that had been withheld from her -- so she decided to take a dramatically different path and pursue a degree in clinical sexology. Years later she returned to Cairo and opened her own sex clinic; the demand for her services is so high that she's booked months in advance. Kotb recently talked to Salon by phone from Cairo and explained why good sex is God's will, female masturbation is wrong and homosexuals are akin to alcoholics. You've said you believe that by having more sex, married couples will please Allah. Why? Whenever you have sex you get rewarded because you're avoiding the woman being prone to have sex outside of the marriage and vice versa. It's a way to please each other in our world and to please Allah. Is the Quran concerned with female pleasure? Yes, it is. The biggest chapter of the Quran is called "The Cow." There is a verse talking about the woman's rising pleasure. It's an order to the man to give the woman the right to have pleasure -- it orders the man to give the woman foreplay and also to get the wife to have sex repeatedly and to not wait for the woman to ask because sometimes she's too shy to ask. You've blamed Egypt's high divorce rate on "bad sex." But why is the country stricken with "bad sex"? I think that probably more than 80 percent of divorces in Egypt are from a lack of sex education. Sex is a taboo; it's not to be discussed or complained about. A lot of people didn't know that they could complain about sex. Why is sex such a controversial topic in the Muslim world? It's culture -- it's not Islam, whatsoever. Islam is a very liberal and progressive religion. It invites people to have sex, of course within the marital frame. Prophet Mohammed never showed any offense to anyone asking about sexuality. On the contrary, he responded to every single question. The thing is, the culture overwhelms this. What do you think about the in-your-face American approach to sex and sexuality? I'm totally against this. It's harmful -- sex loses its luster and its preciousness. God orders that sex remains precious, like a pearl -- it's not just for everyone. A balance has to be built: This is allowed, this is not allowed; this is halal, this is haram. Sex is one of the things that is forbidden before marriage and outside of marriage; on the other hand, it's allowed within marriage with a lot, a lot of freedom. This creates a balance. In the American approach everything is allowed -- you can have sex at any age, on any occasion. Who do you think is having better sex -- Americans or Egyptians? Well, I'm not a witness. [Laughs.] Believe it or not, I've been to several countries for various conferences and it's quite the same everywhere -- there are the same problems. I don't think one group is having better sex than the other, but there is great individual variation. Those who are open, clear with each other and confront the problems they are having are far ahead. You have encouraged women to explore their bodies -- does that include masturbation? The woman, by means of instinct, does not need masturbation. She's not like the man whatsoever. It's not a call of nature for her. So that's why I'm not very sympathetic with young women and girls choosing to masturbate. They're ruining their sexual future -- a woman has to remain blank until she gets married and by masturbating she's forming her sexuality. What if a woman masturbates during marriage? There's no need! If her husband is operative and they're having sex, there's no need. As forward-thinking as you are in some respects, you're hardly a liberal by Western standards. What are your feelings on homosexuality? [Laughs] Well, I have a very famous opinion about homosexuality. I'm totally against homosexuality being considered a gene or natural. It's a sin -- they're just like the alcoholics and the drug-takers. I'm also the reason for a lot of patients to have been cured -- so, no, I can't believe that it is natural. So you've cured people of their homosexuality? A lot, yes -- maybe over 30 or 40 now. They were extremely obedient and followed my instructions for a whole nine months to one year. Now these patients are married to women, have kids and desire women even on the level of daydreams and night dreams. Has a caller on your show ever asked a question that made you blush? I don't get embarrassed -- it's my job. In Islam, everything between a husband and wife is allowed sexually, except for two things: anal intercourse and intercourse during menstruation. One caller said she desired to be penetrated from behind. I got mad because this is a closed subject -- this is haram. Being asked this question on the air makes me uncomfortable about giving the answers. When I'm inside my own office, it's easier -- you don't have to watch what you say. What kind of a response have you received to your show? For me, the response was extremely positive from everyone. I've been told some people think of my show as being extremely revealing and that it's teaching people how to have sex and encouraging young men and women to have sex outside marriage. But I don't care about this argument, because it's not right. What are your husband's feelings on your career? He's busy too -- much more busy than I am. I'm blessed; if he were not, I would be living in a big problem. He has been extremely supportive all throughout my life. He used to be my colleague in college. We fell in love in our third year of school. He knows how important my work is to me and he knows that being supportive is the way to my heart. He's my first priority in my world -- he's my love, he's my sweetheart. Maybe that's why I'm giving good advice for spouses. Throughout our 15 years of marriage, I have never stopped loving him.

Date: Sunday May 18, 2008
Time: 11:35:55 -0700


this is all lies! you guys dont know nothing bout islam! how many americans raped their daughters? do we blame christianity?

Name: israa
Date: Sunday May 18, 2008
Time: 12:26:20 -0700


this is totally wrong. incest is forbidden in islam. what this guy is saying is totally wrong.

Name: To the ignorant muslim/Israa
Date: Sunday May 18, 2008
Time: 19:21:45 -0700


There is a difference. The christians dont justify their incest wih bible.The above muslims justified incest on quranic ayas and sunna.That is why islam gets blamed. True , the above muslims misinterpreted quran, quran does not permit sex with daughtetrs and mohammed had sex with his adopted son's wife and not with his daughters. But quran does preach worse, sex with captured women, that is raping ither people's innocent daughters after killing them and Mohammed practised it.

Name: Thomas Justin Kaze
Date: Sunday May 18, 2008
Time: 22:44:14 -0700


Hmmm - muslim fathers raping their daughters and daughters in law... Interesting, whether young Muslim men can also rape their own mothers, sisters, mothers in law and sisters in law - they are, after all, Muslim men (or at least they think they are). Well, let us rewrite the cursed Qur'an then, swapping the Muslims with non-believers in all places where slaughter, enslavement and rape are mentioned and let us wait for the Muslim reaction. Allah is neither mighty nor wise; we infidels are so superior to him that we make him blush in shame, envy and hatred - it looks like he will kill himself one day to avoid further emberrasment, for Allah is Satan and Muhammad is his mad dog of a profiteer of human misery. Death to Islam

Name: RG Raj
Date: Friday May 23, 2008
Time: 19:59:17 -0700


Islam has been all about the pleasures of a man's genitals since day #1. Ultimately it culminates in the sexual orgy with 72 virgins (+ some smooth pearly boys) in heaven.

Name: Aya 33.50 says it all
Date: Saturday May 24, 2008
Time: 10:11:21 -0700


Aya 33.50 says it all "Mohammed you can f--k any woman who offers herself to you" Are muslims blind to believe in this book?

Name: Priyana
Date: Monday May 26, 2008
Time: 13:23:58 -0700


I don't believe this article. You can't trust these excerpts. A lot of the sunnah and hadith and parts of the Qur'an one the internet are not actually true. How do we know that this person is actually telling the truth? Instead of believing everything we see on the internet, you should actually try to find a Qur'an and find out what's right and wrong.

Name: trying to be honest
Date: Monday May 26, 2008
Time: 16:57:51 -0700


i strongly believe this is all made up and a very bad effort too. there are certain things which can be questioned and i agree with godot that u have to be objective. putting together a load of crap is not gonna help.

Name: confused
Date: Monday May 26, 2008
Time: 17:08:51 -0700


This indeed is a false accusation as it has got nothing to do with what Quran says. I strongly agree with Worshiper of Allah as he/she has quoted the exact verse from Quran. I myself have questions about some of the practices but this is just rubbish.

Name: To honest/confused
Date: Tuesday May 27, 2008
Time: 16:33:01 -0700


All this article is saying is that quran is such a dangerous book that any criminal can justify his evil acts on quranic ayas evin raping one's own daughters. Same as Mohammed justified all his criminal activities on quranic ayas which he made up himself. But muslim blindfaithers cannot understand this.

Name: Namat Khan
Date: Friday May 30, 2008
Time: 15:58:58 -0700


IN THE SUPREME COURT OF PAKISTAN PETITION UNDER THE HIGH TREASON (PUNISHMENT) ACT 1973 PATRIOTIC PAKISTANIS AS PER LIST ATTACHED AS ANNEXURE "A" PETITIONER versus SYED JAMALUDDIN SON OF S. K. ZAHIRUDDIN RESPONDENT 1. That the Petitioner is a group of patriotic citizens of Islamic Republic of Pakistan living in Pakistan and abroad; 2. That the Petitioner files this Petition at the honourable Supreme Court of Pakistan under the High Treason (Punishment) Act 1973 against the Respondent, in the best interest of Pakistan's sovereignty and for promoting patriotism among Pakistanis by ridiculing anti-Pakistan sentiments as well as exposing conspiracies to destabilize Pakistan; 3. That the grievances of the Petitioner against the Respondent are as follows: (a) That the Respondent being a socalled, self-styled and self-proclaimed political analyst has committed TREASON by writing two books titled "DIVIDE PAKISTAN TO ELIMINATE TERRORISM" and "FORMATION OF REPUBLIC OF JINNAHPUR" respectively; (b) That the Respondent has committed TREASON by tarnishing the image of Pakistan in the whole world by accusing Pakistan as a supporter of terrorism in these two books; (c) That the Respondent has committed TREASON by distorting facts and figures about Pakistan's role in elimination of terrorism by making undue suggestions about Pakistan's disintegration in these two books; (d) That the Respondent has committed TREASON by disseminating incorrect, baseless, unfounded, ridiculous and inaccurate information about Pakistan and its ideological background in these two books; (e) That the Respondent has committed TREASON by accusing in these two books that Pakistan's armed forces and Pakistan's secret agencies (which actually work for the country's security and sovereignty) are involved in supporting terrorism and helping terrorist militant groups operating somewhere in hidden locations inside Pakistan or Afghanistan; (f) That the Respondent has committed TREASON by spreading hatred against Pakistan and its peace-loving people by writing these two books which contain objectionable contents about the existence of Pakistan as an Islamic state; (g) That the Respondent has committed TREASON as well as blesphemy by writing an objectionable chapter captioned "MODERN FASCISM VS ISLAMIC FASCISM" in the book titled "DIVIDE PAKISTAN TO ELIMINATE TERRORISM" in which the Respondent has committed blesphemy against the first three Caliphs of Islam by calling them 'Fascists' and 'Dictators'; (h) That the DARUL IFTA Karachi being a respected and most prestigious religious institution in Pakistan has issued a religious decree (Fatwa) dated May 5, 2007 (copy attached) instructing people not to read the book titled "DIVIDE PAKISTAN TO ELIMINATE TERRORISM" for the reason that the said book contains objectionable remarks and contents against the honourable companions of the Holy Prophet (SAW) like Hazrat Abu Bakr (RA), Hazrat Umer Farooq (RA), Hazrat Usman (RA) and Hazrat Amir Mawiya (RA); (i) That the Respondent has committed TREASON by defaming Pakistan in the eyes of comity of nations worldwide with an evil aim to preach anti-Pakistan propaganda by writing these two books; (j) That the Respondent has committed TREASON by portraying a distorted picture of different provinces of Pakistan in a manner to give a negative impression about human rights situation in Pakistan; (k) That the Respondent has committed TREASON by proposing formation of certain independent countries in South Asia by diving Pakistan into 6 states; (l) That the Respondent has committed TREASON by giving false and baseless arguments in support of his proposition to divide Pakistan in his two books; (m) That the Respondent has committed TREASON by projecting Pakistan's image as a terrorist country; (n) That the Respondent has committed TREASON by making an imaginary map of divided Pakistan and circulated it all over the world; (o) That the Respondent has committed TREASON by attempting to create differences among the various provinces of Pakistan by motivating them to rise up against the Federation of Islamic Republic of Pakistan; (p) That the Respondent has committed TREASON by ridiculing Two-Nation Theory which was the basis of creation of Pakistan; (q) That the Respondent has committed TREASON by writing an objectionable socalled proposed UN Resolution and pleading the members of the UN Security Council to introduce such resolution to disintegrate Pakistan; (r) That the Respondent has committed TREASON by openly criticising Pakistan's existence and by calling it a "burden" in an article titled "PAKISTAN'S EXISTENCE: A NEED OR A BURDEN". This article was posted on an Indian website which spreads hatred against Pakistan. Copy of the said article is attached; (s) That the Respondent has committed TREASON by manipulating facts and figures concerning separation of East Pakistan in 1971 and attempted to use this event as an evidence for further disintegration of Pakistan; (t) That the Respondent has committed TREASON by calling President of Pakistan Mr. Pervez Musharraf a "TERRORIST-IN-UNIFORM"; 4. In view of the foregoing facts and submissions, and because of the reasons advanced hithertofore, it is respectfully prayed that since the Respondent (SYED JAMALUDDIN) has violated Constitution of Pakistan and High Treason (Punishment) Act 1973, the honourable Supreme Court of Pakistan may take suo-moto notice and the Respondent be immediately arrested and charged under the High Treason (Punishment) Act 1973; 5. Any consequential and incidental relief may also be graciously granted which is necessary in the interest of justice and integrity of Islamic Republic of Pakistan;

Name: CyberMan
Date: Sunday June 01, 2008
Time: 12:51:34 -0700


Yes crimes have been commiyyed by followers of other religions but there is no sanction for those actions in their religious scripture. However in islam there is sanction and encouragement for rape, murder and other crimes. That is the difference

Name: thought
Date: Monday June 02, 2008
Time: 04:16:54 -0700


if it is part of islam than we are looking at pure evil,muslam must explain this. for this reason islam will be put to the test,and then rejected by the world thanks God we are not all muslams.quran is nothing but a durty joke.

Name: all muslims are hell bond
Date: Wednesday June 04, 2008
Time: 07:14:16 -0700


My name says it all, all muslims are hell bond. So don't wait for them to strap a bomb on you, just go jump off a bridge and get it over with.

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