The Heart's Witness Against Muhammad: Sex With Aunt Khaula
not the only relationship that raises eyebrows. We may also turn to other relationships that raise issues of moral propriety, specifically, relationships that are arguably incestuous, and if not incestuous highly unseemly, and ill-befitting the supposedly perfect man.
We shall focus in this article first on Muhammad's relationship with his aunt Khaula bint Hakim. In the next article, we shall focus on Muhammad's relationship with his adopted son's wife, Zainab. In yet another article, we will address Muhammad's relationship with his favorite wife, 'A'isha.
In a prior article, we referred to Qur'an 33:50 and the Islamic scholar Watt's observations regarding this verse in the Qur'an. It is apparent that Muhammad expanded the range of women which were available to him sexually to include a number of categories: (i) wives formally so called; (ii) slaves or concubines which Muhammad's "right hand possessed"; (iii) daughters of maternal uncles and maternal aunts; (iv) those who migrated from Mecca to Medina; (v) any Muslim woman if she offered herself to Muhammad and Muhammad wished to marry her; (vi) a privilege special for Muhammad apart from the other believers, the khalisatan la-ka min dun al-mu'minin.
The Qur'anic provision that Muhammad could enjoy any Muslim woman who offered herself to Muhammad appears to have been broad enough to include even maternal aunts, given the ahadith that relate to a certain Khaula bint Hakim.
Khaula bint Hakim was Muhammad's maternal aunt, his mother's sister. This we learn from the book of ahadith Musnad Ahmad 26768.
What is striking is that this Khaula bint Hakin, "one of the aunts of the prophet," as we learn from Musnad Ahmad, was also one of the women who presented themselves to Muhammad, presumably for sex and/or for marriage. We learn this from another hadith, this one found in Sahih Bukhari 7.62.48.
In this hadith, related by Hisham's father, the subject involves one of the women who offered themselves to Muhammad for marriage, as allowed by Qur'an 33:50. The woman who offers herself to Muhammad happens to be Muhammad's aunt, Khaula bint Hakim. The prospect of Muhammad's aunt offering herself to Muhammad elicits a natural aversion in Muhammad's young wife 'A'isha, one immediately squelched by an all-too-convenient Qur'anic revelation. According to Sahih Bukhari 7.62.48:
"Khaula bint Hakim was one of those ladies who presented themselves to the Prophet for marriage. Aisha said, 'Doesn't a lady feel ashamed for presenting herself to a man?' But when the Verse: '(O Muhammad) You may postpone (the turn of) any of them (your wives) that you please,' (a reference to Qur'an 33.51) was revealed,' Aisha said, 'O Allah's Apostle! I do not see, but, that your Lord hurries in pleasing you.'"
The Qur'anic revelation that effectively squelched 'A'isha's natural aversion to this circumstance and mentioned in the hadith is Qur'an, (Al-Ahzab) 33:51:
"You (O Muhammad) can postpone (the turn of) whom you will of them (your wives), and you may receive whom you will. And whomsoever you desire of those whom you have set aside (her turn temporarily), it is no sin on you (to receive her again), that is better; that they may be comforted and not grieved, and may all be pleased with what you give them. Allah knows what is in your hearts. And Allah is Ever All-Knowing, Most Forbearing."
The Qur'anic revelation suggests that 'A'isha, or for that matter any other wife of Muhammad, ought not to feel aggrieved if Muhammad engaged in sexual relations with women who belonged to the other categories allowed him by a supposed revelation of Allah, whether they be slaves, or concubines, or women who offer themselves to him. This is apparently the case even if they are maternal aunts.
Indeed, Muhammad's wife, like any submissive creature or well-trained pet, ought to be pleased with the arrangement.
Remember, for a Muslim, Allah and his messenger know best, Allahu wa rasuluhu a'lam, the natural law notwithstanding.
So it is that, faced with Muhammad's sexual desires which must needs be satisfied, all good wives of this alleged prophet must put out and shut up. But they must still shut up if others put out. Whether they put out or others put out, they must, at all events, shut up.
(This article is adapted from the book written by the author entitled, The Heart's Witness Against Muhammad: Why the Natural Law Proves Muhammad False.)
Andrew M. Greenwell is an attorney licensed to practice law in Texas, practicing in Corpus Christi, Texas. He is married with three children. He maintains a blog entirely devoted to the natural law called Lex Christianorum. You can contact Andrew at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Pope Benedict XVI's Prayer Intentions for January 2013
General Intention: The Faith of Christians. That in this Year of Faith Christians may deepen their knowledge of the mystery of Christ and witness joyfully to the gift of faith in him.
Missionary Intention: Middle Eastern Christians. That the Christian communities of the Middle East, often discriminated against, may receive from the Holy Spirit the strength of fidelity and perseverance.
Keywords: Islam, Muslim, Jihad, Muhammad, polygamy, monogamy, Andrew M. Greenwell, Esq.
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