Part 5 of 6

Sex with captives

Women taken as captives in a war

Islam permits unlimited and boundless sex with women taken as prisoners in a war. This was (or is) the practice of the Muslims, including Muhammad during the ‘golden’ days of early Islam. The Qur’an permits a Muslim man to have this kind of coerced sex in the following verses:

004.024 Also (prohibited are) women already married, except those whom your right hands possess: Thus hath Allah ordained (Prohibitions) against you: Except for these, all others are lawful, provided ye seek (them in marriage) with gifts from your property,- desiring chastity, not lust, seeing that ye derive benefit from them, give them their dowers (at least) as prescribed; but if, after a dower is prescribed, agree Mutually (to vary it), there is no blame on you, and Allah is All-knowing, All-wise.

Sex with captive women and slave women is permitted…23:1-6

023.001The believers must (eventually) win through,-

023.002Those who humble themselves in their prayers;
023.003Who avoid vain talk;
023.004Who are active in deeds of charity;
023.005 Who abstain from sex,
023.006 Except with those joined to them in the marriage bond, or (the captives) whom their right hands possess,- for (in their case) they are free from blame,

Sex with wives, captives, slaves O.K....70:25-34

070.025 For the (needy) who asks and him who is prevented (for some reason from asking);
070.026 And those who hold to the truth of the Day of Judgment;
070.027 And those who fear the displeasure of their Lord,-
070.028 For their Lord's displeasure is the opposite of Peace and Tranquillity;-
070.029 And those who guard their chastity,
070.030 Except with their wives and the (captives) whom their right hands possess,- for (then) they are not to be blamed,
070.031 But those who trespass beyond this are transgressors;-
070.032 And those who respect their trusts and covenants;
070.033 And those who stand firm in their testimonies;
070.034 And those who guard (the sacredness) of their worship;-
070.035 Such will be the honoured ones in the Gardens (of Bliss).

The above verses make it absolutely obvious that a Muslim man, whether married or not, can have unhindered and limitless sex with captive women. In those verses the meaning of ‘right hand’s possession is either slaves (female) or female captives, that is prisoners (women) taken in a war. Who are the captives of war in the present days? One does not need to go too far to find this out. Since Islam is at perpetual war with all the infidels, all the women living in infidel countries are, in fact, fall under this category, at least in theory. This means that a Muslim man (whether married or not), while living in an infidel country, can sleep (that is, have sex) with any number of infidel women without even having the slightest fear of committing Zina (fornication) or adultery. Many Islamists will even boastfully acknowledge that these infidel women should consider themselves to be lucky enough to taste the sweetness of intercourse with a Muslim man! This is the reason why when I found some Pucca Mussulmans in a massage parlour in Thailand, and then I asked them about what they did with those Thai sex kittens, they told me unhesitatingly that it is permissible to have sex with Thai women as they are not Muslims (they were sex slaves, because in a world, where Muslims are oppressed everywhere, they are at war with infidels wherever they are)! It is a case of Ganimatter maal – a Bengali-Arabic term often used by rustic mullahs in Bangladesh -- they told me. Furthermore, they told me that it is all right to have sex with women if a Muslim visits an infidel land. At that time, I just pooh-poohed their banter, saying to myself that ‘these Mullahs do not know the ‘real Islam.’ Then, after a few years later, when I became interested in Islam and took the study of Islam very seriously, I was dumbfounded to have discovered that what those kath or timber Mullahs told me was completely true. This is what I found when I consulted the living and breathing Islam, that is, Sha’ria:

No punishment for Zina or adultery committed in a foreign country—(ref. 11, p185)

Punishment is not incurred by committing whoredom in foreign country.—If a Mussulman be guilty of whoredom in a foreign country, or in the territory of the rebels, and afterwards return into a Mussulman state, punishment is not to be meted out on him, on the plea that a man, in embracing the Mussulman faith, binds himself to all the obligations thereof, wherever he may be. The arguments of our doctors on this occasion are twofold; --FIRST, the Prophet has said, “punishment is not to be inflicted in a foreign land; “—SECONDLY, the design of the institution of punishment is that it may operate as a prevention or warning; now the Mussulman magistrate has no authority in a foreign country, wherefore if punishment were instituted upon a person committing whoredom in a foreign country, yet the institution would be useless; for the use of the institution is that punishment may be executed; and as the magistrate has no authority in a foreign country, the execution is impossible; whence it appears that the commission of whoredom in a foreign country does not occasion punishment there; and if this person should afterwards come from the foreign territory into a Mussulman state, punishment cannot be executed upon him; because as his whoredom did not occasion punishment at the time of its being committed, it will not afterwards occasion.

In page 59 of Dictionary of Islam (ref.6) it is written:

CONCUBINE. Arabic Surriyah, pl. sarari. The Muhammadan religion appears to give almost unlimited license to concubinage, provided the woman be a slave, and not a free Muslim woman.

These female slaves must be either (1) taken captive in war, (2) or purchased by money, (3) or the descendants of slaves. Even married women, if taken in war, are according to an injunction of the Qur’an, Surah 4:28, entirely at the disposal of the Muslim conqueror. “(Unlawful to you are married women, except as such as your right hand possess (i.e. taken in war, or purchased slaves).” This institution of concubinage is founded upon the example of Muhammad himself, who took Rihanah, the Jewess as his concubine after the battle with the Banu Quraizah (A.H. 5), and also Maria the Copt, who was sent him as a slave by the Governor of Egypt.

Quoting Jalalan, one of the foremost interpreter of the Qur’an, the dictionary of Islam writes further (ref.6, pp.595-600)


(1)   They are allowed to take possession of married women if they are slaves. Surah iv.28: “Unlawful for you are…..married women; save such as your right hands possess.”

(On this verse al-Jalalan the commentators say: “that is, it is lawful for them to cohabit with those women whom you have made captive, even though their husbands be alive in the Daru’l-Harb.”)

(Readers, please note the verse iv.28 in the Dictionary of Islam is verse 4:24 in the Yusufali’s translation of the Qur’an. This verse was quoted at the beginning of this part).

The Islamists often give us the impression that many Jihadis joined the Ghazawa(raid for women and plunder)of Muhammad by falling in love with the divinity and spiritual attraction of early Islam. When we read the biography of Muhammad, we find completely different reasons for these Jihadis to join in the jihad. The greatest attraction of Muhammad’s hordes of marauders was actually sex and plunder! It is as simple as that. You see, whenever the Muslims waged war on the infidels, the Muslim soldiers would round up the enemy women as captives. The old and infirm women were mostly killed to rid them of their burden. The Jihadis kept alive only the young and sexy infidels women to gratify their limitless sex urge or drive, and, afterwards to sell them as slaves or to raise money by ransoming them to their relatives if were lucky to be alive.

Here is an interesting reading from Ibn Ishak’s biography of Muhammad. This episode is from Tabuk expedition (ref. 10, pp.602-603).

After the Hunayn and Taif battle, Muhammad stayed in Medina for a few months. Then he gave orders to prepare for a raid on the Byzantines. It was summertime then and the heat was oppressive and there was a draught in the Arabian Peninsula. Many people disliked travelling during this time. They longed to stay at home. In spite of their dislike, the men started preparing for the raid. Muhammad asked a Muslim, Jadd b. Qays if he would like to go for Jihad in Tabuk. Jadd declined saying that he loved women and if he saw Byzantine women he would not be able to control himself. Muhammad left him alone. It was about him that the verse: 9:49 “There are some who say Give me leave to stay behind…..” Was released.

009.049Among them is (many) a man who says: "Grant me exemption and draw me not into trial." Have they not fallen into trial already? and indeed Hell surrounds the Unbelievers (on all sides).

In many Ghazwas, Muhammad himself took captive women as his wives/concubines. Besides reserving the prettiest and the sexiest amongst the captive women for himself, he even distributed some women to his sons in laws, Hazrat Ali and Hazrat Uthman. Here is a hadith that unmistakably shows how hungry Hazrat Ali was to have sex with captive/slave women, while his father-in-law, Muhammad, himself encouraged him to indulge in such act knowing full well that his (Muhammad’s) own daughter, Fatima was the wife of Ali.  In one sense, Muhammad was a very liberal person in that day and age.  In this day of sexual glasnost, I would like to know how many fathers-in-law would allow their sons-in-law to have extra-marital relationship.  Not a fat chance! 

Ali had sex with booty captive women5.59.637

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 5, Book 59, Number 637

Narrated Buraida:

The Prophet sent 'Ali to Khalid to bring the Khumus (of the booty) and I hated Ali, and 'Ali had taken a bath (after a sexual act with a slave-girl from the Khumus). I said to Khalid, "Don't you see this (i.e. Ali)?" When we reached the Prophet I mentioned that to him. He said, "O Buraida! Do you hate Ali?" I said, "Yes." He said, "Do you hate him, for he deserves more than that from the Khumus."

That the capture of sexy and beautiful women were one of the main motivating factors for joining in the Jihad by the early followers of Muhammad, is clearly depicted in the Sirat Rasul Allah by Ibn Ishak. The old, ugly and not so sexy captive women were burdensome to the Muslim invaders and as such they were not desirable. In this most authentic biographical record of Muhammad, we read that during the Hunayn battle, an old lady was let off because her mouth was cold and her breast flat, she could not give birth and her milk was not rich. So, the Jihadi took six camels in exchange for this old lady (ref.10, p593). This was not an isolated case. It was the common practice amongst the Jihadis then; that is, to exchange the ugly ducklings and the old women for camels.


Further proof of this greed for sexy female flesh can be had from the episodes on the siege of Taif. The Thaqif people inhabited Taif. Their women were famous for their beauty and vivaciousness. Many Jihadis joined in this siege simply to have plunder and to have sex with these women. One Jihadi admitted that he did not come to fight the Thaqif but to get a girl to trade (or to make her pregnant) because the Thaqif people produced intelligent children (ibid, p.590). 


Muhammad himself took Raihana, a pretty young thing, who happened to be a married Jewish woman captive (after the slaughter male captives of Bani Quraiza) as his concubine when she refused to marry him.  As written before, he even presented many of his friends as well as his own sons-in-law (Ali and Othman) with pretty young captive women to be used as sex slaves. We learn from Ibn Ishak’s biography of Muhammad that when the Muslim soldiers defeated the B.Hawazin, they captured 6 000 (yes, you heard me right -- six thousand) women and children. It was one of the biggest and the best catch of female flesh for the Islami Jihadis. Most of the beautiful and sexy captives were distributed to the Jihadis. Muhammad gave Rayta, a beautiful girl to his son in law (and cousin brother), Hazrat Ali and gave Zaynab, another beautiful catch to his other sons in law, Hazrat Uthman. Hazrat Umor also received a share of such female flesh. But he preferred to give it to his favourite son, Abdulllah to enjoy her at his will (ibid, p.592-593).

You talk about morality and good judgment! This was the respect and kindness that the Prophet of “mercy” had for the helpless captive women! Besides Raihana, Muhammad also took Jurawyirah (from the raid on Bani al Mustaliq) and Saffiya (a Bani Nadir Jewess from the raid on Khaibar) as his mistresses.  Please note that most of Muhammad’s mistresses or concubines were either Jews (like Raihana, Juwayriya and Saffiya) or Christians like Mariya, the Coptic sex slave. Islamic apologists can’t wait to announce that Muhammad was so merciful that he married those helpless women to free them from being sold as slaves. They will even let us believe that those hapless women, whose relatives were killed, were actually very happy to marry Muhammad as they fell in love head over heels with him after the slaughter! Was Muhammad a virile man in his early fifties? How disgusting and revolting it is that the prophet of Islam had inured this filthy practise of using the captives to satiate his libidinous urge! 

You see, whenever, the Muslim army conducted a raid, they always had the thirst for the succulent body of infidel women. Their desire to have sex with those captured women was so compelling that even Allah had to intervene to decree that these women could be raped after their menstrual periods were over. This uncivilized and despicable sexual urges of those Islamic soldiers were so barbaric that they would not even show the sense of decency by having sex with their women prisoners in privacy. They would not hesitate to copulate with these hapless women right in the presence of their husbands who were infidels.  How outrageous! How despicable!

Read the following two ahadith and judge for yourself the divinity in Islamic rules when you compare those with the rights of the POW as conferred by the Geneva Convention.

The first hadith indicates that while a few Muslim soldiers were quite ashamed to perform sexual act with the captive women in the presence of their husbands, many Jihadis were quite happy to ‘enjoy’ these captive women right in front of their fallen (prisoner) husbands. How ‘beautiful’!! In recent times, we have seen this type of sexual perversions perpetrated by the Islamic army of Pakistan on their captive booties (captured women) in the genocide of Bangladeshi folks in 1971. Isn’t it that the Pakistan Islamic army was just carrying out the contents of these ahadith?  You had better believe it.  Because scriptural dictums were invoked by the dirty Punjabi and Pathan soldiers belonging to marauding force of Gen. Yahya of Pakistan.  


The second hadith shows that, many Jihadiswere, at first, hesitant in having copulation with captive women whose husbands were infidels (polytheists, in this case). Muhammad (pbuh) sensed some trouble here. He realised that if Allah did not permit such pleasure to his Jihadis, then their motivation to cling to him will soon vanish into the thin air. He sought Allah’s intervention; and without any delay, Allah immediately obliged him by giving His foot soldiers the permission to ravish these captive women.  It seems as if this whimsical Allah is promoting promiscuity among Mussulmans by codifying sexually deviant acts in his “holy” book.   


Some Jihadis had sex with the captive women in the presence of their husbands and some were reluctant to do so (Sunaan Abu Dawud 11.2150)

Sunaan Abu Dawud: Book 11, number 2150

Abu Said al-Khudri said: "The apostle of Allah sent a military expedition to Awtas on the occasion of the battle of Hunain. They met their enemy and fought with them. They defeated them and took them captives. Some of the Companions of the apostle of Allah were reluctant to have intercourse with the female captives in the presence of their husbands who were unbelievers. So Allah, the Exalted, sent down the Qur’anic verse, "And all married women (are forbidden) unto your save those (captives) whom your right hand possesses". That is to say, they are lawful for them when they complete their waiting period."" [The Qur’an verse is 4:24].


One can have sexual intercourse with a captive woman after she is clear of her period and/or delivery. If she has a husband then her marriage is abrogated after she becomes a captive (Quran 4:24)…(Shahih Muslim 8.3432)

Sahih Muslim:Book 008, Number 3432:

Abu Sa'id al-Khudri (Allah her pleased with him) reported that at the Battle of Hanain Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) sent an army to Autas and encountered the enemy and fought with them. Having overcome them and taken them captives, the Companions of Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) seemed to refrain from having intercourse with captive women because of their husbands being polytheists. Then Allah, Most High, sent down regarding that:" And women already married, except those whom your right hands possess (iv. 24)


A natural question would be, what happens if a captive woman gets pregnant as a result of having sex with the Jihadis? Many of those Islamic Jihadis did ponder over this unwanted pregnancy and wanted to practice coitus interruption (withdrawing penis before ejaculating) but Muhammad was quite against it at times and was neutral at other times. Here are some ‘beautiful’ ahadith.  If you read these ahdith carefully, you will notice that the Jihadis did practise coitus interruption not only to avoid unwanted pregnancy but it was also a method of giving them intense sexual pleasure and that was why they loved doing that!  A kind of kinky sex, we may call it. This means that those hapless captive women were meant not only to satisfy the normal sexual urge, but were also a means to satisfy their captor’s sexual fantasies and perversions, which, perhaps, they could not do with their married wives.

[Note: Read more on coitus interruption in part 3/6 of this article]

Muhammed did not approve coitus interruption with the captive women of Banu-al-Mustaliq, but he allowed the women to be raped...( 5.59.459)

Shahih Bukhari: Volume 5, Book 59, Number 459:

Narrated Ibn Muhairiz:

I entered the Mosque and saw Abu Said Al-Khudri and sat beside him and asked him about Al-Azl (i.e. coitus interruptus). Abu Said said, "We went out with Allah's Apostle for the Ghazwa of Banu Al-Mustaliq and we received captives from among the Arab captives and we desired women and celibacy became hard on us and we loved to do coitus interruptus. So when we intended to do coitus interruptus, we said, 'How can we do coitus interruptus before asking Allah's Apostle who is present among us?" We asked (him) about it and he said, 'It is better for you not to do so, for if any soul (till the Day of Resurrection) is predestined to exist, it will exist."


Many Islamists are ashamed of the provision of taking captive women as sex slaves in Islam. They try to soften this barbaric practice by pretending to say something like,  You must consider the time and the context. There is a misconception on this.  In those days it was all right to have captive women and to have sex with them because many Muslim soldiers were despatched to the war zones. So, to satisfy their sex appetite God permitted them to have such sex.  The captive women also needed sex. So it was a win-win situation.  See how beautiful the Islamic rules are!”  If we ask them whether this provision still applies today or not, they simply try to evade this question by saying something like, “You see, we must look at the context, when the Muslims conquer any nation, they will always treat the vanquished fairly with Islamic laws.  Islam will surely protect their women and children…. etc.”  They simply avoid a straightforward answer. 

Have you ever thought about what will happen to the infidel American women if the ‘Great Satan’ is defeated in an Islamic Jihad?

Let us hear what the ‘real Islam’ has to offer on this matter. This is what a well-learned Mullah says about the captive women:

From an Islamic Q & A site:

Right Hand’s Possessions
What is the meaning of right hand possession and what was the purpose of having them.
Some brothers in America think it is okay to have right hand possessions now in the USA.


Right hand possessions (Malak-ul-Yameen) means slaves and maids, those came in possession of Muslims through war or purchase. After having the possession of slave maid it is lawful and correct to have sexual relation with them. Even today if Muslims get possession over infidel country, this condition is possible, lawful and correct.


Please peruse the above statement once again. What is the implication of this Mullah’s opinion?  I must appreciate the Mullah for his utter honesty with respect to ‘real Islam.’  He did not beat around the bushes. He has given a straightforward, unadulterated, pure and unambiguous answer that clearly conforms to the rules of Qur’an and hadith.  May I ask the Islamic apologists to say a few words about this honest reply from this Mullah?

Now, let us look at the wider implications of this ‘Islamic rule.’ Imagine that Islamic army invades America, Britain and all infidel lands.  Also, imagine these infidels being defeated in a catastrophic war.  What do you think the Islamic soldiers will do to all the male infidels?  What do you think the Islamic soldiers would do to all the pretty/young women they would capture as captives?  Do you think that these Islamic soldiers will honour the covenants of the Geneva Conventions on POW?  You must be out of your mind if you thought so. The soldiers of Islam will do exactly what the above Mullah has said.  Yes, they will sell all the male captives as slaves and take the young/pretty women as sex slaves to satisfy their sexual urge. The old women would probably be killed, as they become a burden to the Muslim invaders.  For married women, their marriage will be immediately made null and void. To humiliate the great ‘Satan’ further, the Islamic Jihadis will probably do sexual act with the captive women right in front of their men who were, just a short while ago, their husbands.


You may still think this to be impossible. But, wait!  The Pakistani Islamic army did just that in Bangladesh in 1971. They killed about 3 million Bangalees terming them as not so good Muslims, took 250,000 Bengali women as concubines, and raped them, many of them repeatedly and not very far off from their near and dear ones. In recent times, we have heard many such reports from the Taliban ruled Afghanistan. These disturbing acts may enrage a lot of people, including many Muslims. Think again. Have the Islamic soldiers committed any crime/sin as far as Islam is concerned. The answer is a simple “NO.”  Therefore, doesn’t it make sense to realise that it is the Islam itself that is the motivating factor for the rape of the captive women?  In Iran, a woman charged with adultery/blasphemy/apostasy carrying death penalty become a captive of the Islamic state. Therefore, an Islamic guard is appointed to have sex with her repeatedly before she is executed. This is a beautiful and “humane” treatment of infidel women prisoners in Islam!


Sex with slave women

This one is also a hot topic worthy of discussion.  So far, we learnt the truth about the sexual exploitation of women taken in a war.  This is not the only means by which unlimited sexual gratification is possible in a ’halal’ way.  Buying and selling of women as sex slaves is fully permitted in Islam. It is a perfectly a legitimate way to acquire as many sex-slaves as possible.  Sky is not the limit, though.  The only limitation is the affordability. One may say that this type of flesh trading is no more practiced today.  This is true. However, nothing can prevent the Islamists from re-introducing the slave markets as per Qur’an and Sunnah when their ‘Jihad’ against the infidels is successful. Sexual slavery is absolutely legitimate in Islam. If Islam conquered the world, slavery could have never been eradicated, because Islamic laws are written on granite stone and are absolutely unchangeable.  So, if Islam conquers the infidel countries, there is nothing that could prevent the Islamic zealots from re-introducing the slavery system and the slave markets around the globe for trading in female bodies of infidel women. If the Islamists can re-introduce the amputation of hands and feet for theft, stoning to death for adultery, beheading forapostasy and many other barbaric Sha’ria rules, what will prevent them from re-introducing Islamic slavery?  Please do think about this.


Muhammad himself had a Coptic slave that was presented to him by the ruler of Alexandria in Egypt. When the delegate from Muhammad visited this Coptic head of Egypt (Muaqaqis) with an invitation for him to convert to Islam, he politely refused to do so, but knowing the taste of Muhammad, he presented Muhammad with two beautiful and sexy slave girls who were sisters.  Muhammad took Mariya, the most beautiful one for himself and gave her sister, Sirin, to his poet friend, Hassan ibn Thabit for him to enjoy her.  Mariya gave birth to Ibrahim, Muhammad’s last child who died at infancy.  Sirin bore a son named Abdul Rahman to Hassan, the poet (ref. 10, p. 498-499). All these historical records are absolute proof that enjoying a female slave is totally ‘halal’ in Islam.


Here are a few more ‘gems’ from ahadith. Please peruse the following divine sanctions and judge for yourself the mercy, blessing, tolerance, and last but not the least, fairness towards women in Islam when it comes to sex.


You can have sexual intercourse with two slave girls at a time without ghusl (bath) but can’t do like this with free women…(Malik’s Muwatta 2.23.90)


Malik’s Muwatta:Book 2, Number 2.23.90:

Yahya related to me from Malik from Nafi that the slave girls of Abdullah ibn Umar used to wash his feet and bring him a mat of palm leaves while they were menstruating.


Malik was asked whether a man who had women and slave girls could have intercourse with all of them before he did ghusl. He said, "There is no harm in a man having intercourse with two of his slave girls before he does ghusl. It is disapproved of, however, to go to a freewoman on another's day. There is no harm in making love first to one slave girl and then to another when one is junub."


Malik was asked about a man who was junub and water was put down for him to do ghusl with.Then he forgot and put his finger into it to find out whether it was hot or cold. Malik said, "If no filth has soiled his fingers, I do not consider that that makes the water impure."

Here is something that will break your conscience as it did even the conscience of stonehearted, cruel Hazrat Umar. This hadith tells us that before banning by Umar, it was okay to have sex with a slave mother and her young daughter one after the other.  How disgusting!  How revolting!!

If a woman and her daughter were both slave (or captive) then you can’t have sex with one of them after the other. Umar forbade this practice…(Malik’s Muwatta 28.14.33)


Malik’s Muwatta:Book 28, Number 28.14.33:

Yahya related to me from Malik from Ibn Shihab from Ubaydullah ibn Abdullah ibn Utba ibn Masud from his father that Umar ibn al-Khattab was asked about a woman and her daughter who were in the possession of the right hand, and whether one could have intercourse with one of them after the other Umar said, "I dislike both being permitted together." He then forbade that.


If both sisters are slaves (or captives) then you may or may not have sex with them depending on the interpreter…(Malik’s Muwatta 28.14.34)


Malik’s Muwatta:Book 28, Number 28.14.34:

Yahya related to me from Malik from Ibn Shihab from Qabisa ibn Dhu'ayb that a man asked Uthman ibn Affan whether one could have intercourse with two sisters who one owned. Uthman said, "One ayat makes them halal, and one ayat makes them haram. As for me, I wouldn't like to do it." The man left him and met one of the companions of the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, and asked him about it, and he said, "Had I any authority and I found someone who had done it, I would punish him as an example."


Ibn Shihab added, "I think that it was Ali ibn Abi Talib. "


Sexual perversion is fully permitted when a slave girl is involved. We find in HEDAYA that a man can have sex with his slave girl in any manner although he has restrictions while doing this with his own wife/s.

Can have sex with a slave woman in any manner--- (ref.11, p.600)

A man may gratify his passion with his female slave in whatever way he pleases—It is lawful for a man to perform the act of Azil(i.e. coitus interruption—writer) with his female slave without her consent, whereas he cannot lawfully do so by his wife unless with her permission. –The reason of this is that the Prophet has forbidden the act of Azil with a free woman without her consent but has permitted it to a master in the case of his female slave. Besides, carnal connexion is the right of a free woman for the gratifying of her passion, and the propagation of children (whence it is that a wife is at liberty to reject a husband who is an eunuch or impotent); whereas a slave possesses no such right.—A man, therefore, is not at liberty to injure the right of his wife, whereas a master is absolute with respect to his slave. If, also, a man should marry the female slave of another, he must not perform the act of Azil with her without the consent of her master.

And here are a few more ‘gems’ from Islam

Father can give his slave-girl to his son to do conditional things…(Malik’s Muwatta 28.15.38)

Malik’s Muwatta:Book 28, Number 28.15.38:

Yahya related to me from Malik from Ibrahim ibn Abi Abla from Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan that he gave a slave-girl to a friend of his, and later asked him about her. He said, "I intended to give her to my son to do such-and-such with her." Abd al-Malik said, "Marwan was more scrupulous than you. He gave a slave-girl to his son, and then he said, 'Do not go near her, for I have seen her leg uncovered .' "

A master can have sex with the slave-girl of his male or female slave…(Malik’s Muwatta 29.17.51)

Malik’s Muwatta:Book 29, Number 29.17.51:

Yahya related to me from Malik from Nafi that Abdullah ibn Umar said, "If a man gives his slave permission to marry, the divorce is in the hand of the slave, and nobody else has any power over his divorce. Nothing is held against a man who takes the slave-girl of his male slave or the slave-girl of his female-slave."

Slave-girls are like fields if you wish then water it by ejaculating inside them or leave it thirsty i.e. coitus interruption with slave-girls is optional…(Malik’s Muwatta 29.32.99)


Malik’s Muwatta: Book 29, Number 29.32.99:

Yahya related to me from Malik from Damra ibn Said al-Mazini from al-Hajjaj ibn Amr ibn Ghaziya that he was sitting with Zayd ibn Thabit when Ibn Fahd came to him. He was from the Yemen. He said, "Abu Said! I have slave-girls. None of the wives in my keep are more pleasing to me than them, and not all of them please me so much that I want a child by them, shall I then practise coitus interruptus?" Zayd ibn Thabit said, "Give an opinion, Hajjaj!" "I said, 'May Allah forgive you! We sit with you in order to learn from you!' He said, 'Give an opinion! 'I said, 'She is your field, if you wish, water it, and if you wish, leave it thirsty. I heard that from Zayd.' Zayd said, 'He has spoken the truth.' "


It is possible to share slave-woman for sexual purposes.  Thus, a father can have sex with his son’s or even grandson’s slave-women; a son can borrow his father’s or mother’s or even his wives slave women for unlimited sex.  Here are few excerpts from HEDAYA (reference 11), the most authentic commentary on Islamic Laws that even the lawyers consult.


No punishment for having sex with the female slaves of a son or a grandson ---(ref: 11: page 183)

Nor that with the female slave of a son or a grandson.—PUNISHMENT is not incurred for a man having carnal connexion with the female slave of his son, or of his grandson, although he should acknowledge his consciousness of such female slave having unlawful to him, for in this case the error is by effect, since it proceeds from an argument founded upon the words of the prophet, who said to one with whom he was conversing, “THOU AND THINE are thy FATHER’S ;”-- and the grandfather is subject to the same rule with the father, as he is also a parent. The parentage also of the child begotten in such carnal conjunction is established in the father aforesaid, who remains responsible to his son for the value of the female slave.

Or of a father, mother, or wife (where misconception is pleaded)—If a person have carnal connexion with the female slave of his father, or his mother, or his wife, and plead his conception that such slave was lawful to him, he does not incur punishment; neither is the accuser liable to punishment—( but if he should acknowledge his consciousness of the illegality, punishment is to be inflicted upon him,--and the same rule obtains where a slave has connexion with the bondmaid of his master):--because between these there a community of interests in the acquisition of profit; and hence the man who commits the act may in those cases have conceived, with respect to the enjoyment, that this species of usufruct is also lawful to him,--wherefore error by misconception is applicable to him; but nevertheless this is accrual whoredom, for which reason punishment is not incurred by the accuser. The law is the same (according to the Zahir Rawayet), if the female slave, in either of these cases, were to plead her supposing that the act was lawful, without any such plea on the part of the man,--because the carnal conjunction of a man and a woman being one act, it follows that a plea of supposed legality, made by either party, establishes error with respect to both and hence the punishment of both is abrogated.

Is any one interested in looking at the private parts of a woman?  Of course, most men would like to do just this, albeit secretly. That is why we have ‘Playboy’, ‘Penthouse’, ‘Ralph,’…….. etc.,  magazines. Looking at the glossy pages of these magazines with pictures of naked woman is a great fun that most men will indulge in but very few men (Muslim) will dare to admit. The bad news for these men is that looking at a woman (not related to him) below the level of her naval is absolutely forbidden in Islam. Forget about touching her. It is a kabirah gunaah (absolute sin.) One cannot even look at the naked hands of a woman. This is the height of morality in Islam. Most Islamists cannot wait to announce to the world the great respect they have for women by citing these absurd, silly practices. We would accept this custom as a practice of great morality had it been applied to all women regardless of her social status. Nope. Believe it or not, it does not apply all women. If you are unfortunate enough to be a slave-woman then you become an object of display of flesh. Islam allows a man to look at every part of a slave (or a captive) woman including her, breast, vagina, clitoris, anus, --- every part of her pudenda. Unbelievable, you say. Read the following Sha’ria law on the inspection of a slave-woman for sexual purposes.

Slave woman—can look at pudenda---(ref. 11, p.599)

A man may view his wife or his slave in any part.—IT is lawful for a man to look at his slave girl in any part, provided he be not related him within the prohibited degrees; and also at his wife in any part, even in the pudenda, if he pleases; because the Prophet said, “shut your eyes from all excepting your wives and female slaves.” Nevertheless, it is most becoming that a husband and wife should neither of them look at the genital parts of the other, as the Prophet gas said, “when ye copulate with women of your own tribe, you must conceal as much s possible; and be not then naked, as that savours too much of the custom of asses.”

Although the above provision recommends a man to show restraints while copulating, nothing can prevent him from indulging in all sorts of fetish/sadomasochism with a slave woman, if he wishes so. Since beating of women is a permitted in the Qur’an (see Qur’an verse 4:34), therefore, sadomasochistic method of sexual gratification is absolutely possible in an Islamic way.

It is noteworthy that many Islamists often hide the truth about the extreme tyranny of sexual slavery under Islam by saying that one can marry a slave woman. On the surface, this looks fair enough. But when we dig deeper, we find the naked truth. The truth is that a Muslim man cannot marry his own slave-woman. He can only marry a slave woman that belongs to another person. He cannot purchase a slave woman and marry her. It is forbidden. However, he is allowed to have unlimited sex with her (the woman bought as a sex slave).

Can’t marry one’s own slave but can have sex with her---(ibid, p.317)

The Legal Disabilities to Marriage

There are nine prohibitions to marriage namely:-


8. A woman is prohibited by reason of property. For example, it is not lawful for a man to marry his own slave, or a woman her bondsman.

Part 6 of 6


What? Naujubillah, Naujubillah. Do you perform this act? If you are one of those 1% or 2% of men who have never masturbated in their lifetime, then you are extremely lucky, for, you do not have to undergo the terrible punishment that is reserved for those (at least for 98% of all males) of men who do ‘nikah’ and adultery with their hands!

In nature, we find that all living creatures capable of reproduction do masturbate. It is a quick, easy, safe and neutral method of sexual gratification that is in practice since ‘God’ created the animal kingdom. Ask any medical professional/sex therapist, if you do not mind, about masturbation and chances are that he/she will tell you that, it is a harmless practice that may even benefit you when you are under extreme tension or stress! He/she may even tell you that masturbation is the method by which sperms are collected for the sperm banks. However, this DIY sexual act is totally ‘haram’ in Islam. If you ever indulged in such a dreadful act in your privacy, be warned that almighty Allah and His secret police/angels are recording your actions every time you commit such ‘adultery’ with yourself using your own body parts. You will be punished for such a vile act during your resurrection. I am not so sure as to how the Islamic Sha’ria laws on masturbation can be enforced in this world. The only way, as far I can imagine, to enforce God’s punishment for this ‘sin/crime’, is to send Islamic ‘moral police’ to every cubicle in toilets, bedrooms and private rooms of every individual. Assuming that the physical punishment for masturbation in this world is nearly impossible to be meted out, all the masturbators must now be prepared for the punishment in the hereafter. So, what punishment these DIY sex maniacs expect from an angry Allah?  Well, if we have to go by some authority on Islam, all those who have ever masturbated, will be resurrected with their hands being pregnant!!

How will this be possible? You may ask.  We always thought that only women get pregnant. Nope!  Allah can do anything.  I do not know for certain what will happen to the women masturbators.  What?  Do women masturbate too?  What a silly question I have asked, you say? Let us hear from an expert on female sexuality.  Shere Hite, the famous sex researcher on female sexuality reports that 82% women surveyed in a research project indicated that they masturbate regularly.  To this figure, I would safely add another 8 percent (at least) to make it a nice figure of 90% to include those women who did not respond to this question through an answer due to embarrassment. Thus, those women who do not admit having ever masturbated, are, probably lying (see page 59, Shere Hite, The Hite report: A nationwide study of female sexuality, 1977, published by Summit books, New York).

In page 59, Shere Hite describes the true nature of female masturbation thus, “How women masturbate is one of the most important keys to understanding female sexuality (from the point of view of orgasm): since it is almost always done alone and since in most cases no one is taught how to do it, masturbation provides a source of almost pure biological feedback—it is one of the few forms of instinctive behavior to which we have access.”

In the same book, in page 60, she writes further, “The fact that women can orgasm easily and pleasurably whenever they want (many women several times in a row) shows beyond a doubt that women know how to enjoy their bodies; no one needs to tell them how. It is not female sexuality that has a problem (“dysfunction”) but society that has a problem in its definition of sex and the subordinate role that definition gives women. Sharing our hidden sexuality by telling how we masturbate is a step toward bringing our sexuality out into the world and toward redefining sex and physical relations as we know them.”

Those few sincere and truthful statements from a world famous researcher on female sexuality, whose work is considered to be the biggest sex study since Master and Johnson, even Kinsey Report, tells the scientific truth about masturbation. Her honest comments apply equally to both male and female sexuality. How could then Islam simply deny such truth and consider masturbation as a serious moral offence and a crime?

I do not know what will happen to those ‘lustful’ decadent women during the resurrection.  Will they have double pregnancy?  That is to say, will their hands, as well as their bellies get pregnant?

Here is what a Mufti from South Africa writes:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai

Islamic Q & A Online with Mufti Ebrahim Desai

Darul Ifta, Madrasah In’aamiyyah

Camperdown, South Africa

Hadhrat Anas narrates that Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) said,’The person who performs Nikah with his hands (i.e. maturbates) is cursed. (Tafseer Mazhari vo.12 p.94)

Saeed bin Jubayr narrates that Rasulullah (Sallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) said, Allah Taala will inflict a punishment on a group of people because they played with their private parts.’

Ataa (RA) says, ‘Some people will be resurrected in such a condition that their hands will be pregnant, I think they are those who masturbate.’

After learning the terrible consequence of masturbation in Islam, is not it time for all of us (male and female) to quit this ‘despicable’ habit?  Nevertheless, I am almost certain that most of us will never be able to give up such an easy source of pleasure, which is available 24/7/365 at FOC.  Where can you get such a free ecstasy?  To eradicate such ‘dreadful’ and ‘contemptible’ habit, the Islamists must launch a ‘quit masturbation’ campaign similar to ‘quit smoking’ campaign.  Then again, I am quite certain that just like the ‘quit smoking’ campaign, this will also be a dismal failure, This is because, ‘a standing prick and/or a wet vagina has no conscience.’ Please forgive me for my using liberally such vulgar words, but I could find nothing better to describe the intense, innate and instinctive urge that all creatures have to satisfy their sexual libido.  It is a desire against which no force on earth can stand. Those who smoke continue smoking despite the ‘quit’ campaign and knowing fully well the potential danger of smoking.  Similarly, those who masturbate will continue to masturbate no matter how much anger Allah has reserved for them in the afterworld.  Sexual gratification is the biggest motivator of all living beings.  Next to food, people will do almost anything and will go anywhere to satisfy their sexual appetite.  It is as simple as this.  The Islamic idea of masturbation is either totally out of reality or extremely hypocritical, to say the least.  Islam wants to implant the sense of culpability and remorse by simply taking the gullible believers for a ride to submit to its doctrine through fear and guilt.

Here are the Sha’ria rules for those die-hard masturbators. Please note that all is not lost. Practice these Islamic rules and you may be saved!


Ghusl obligatory---e10.1 (reference 8, p.79)

E10.1   The purificatory bath (ghusl, def: e11) is obligatory for a male when:

(2)   sperm exits from him;

(3)   or the head of his penis enters a vagina;

and is obligatory for a female when:

(1)sexual fluid (def: below) exits from her;

(2)the head of a penis enters her vagina;

(3)and after her menstrual period;

(4)after her postnatal lochia stops or after a child is born in a dry birth.

 (n:  The Arabic term maniya used in all these rulings refers to both male sperm and female sexual fluid. i.e. that which comes from orgasm, and both sexes are intended by the phrase sperm or sexual fluid wherever it appears below.)

Fast broken---i1.18(9)  (ibid, page 284)

i.1.18(9)  Sexual intercourse (O: if deliberate, even if there is no orgasm), or orgasm from stroking a nongenital region or from masturbation (O: no matter whether such orgasm is produced by unlawful means, like one’s own hand (did: w37). Or whether by lawful means, such as hand of one’s wife);

Invalidates fast---I 1.19(3) (ibid, page 286)

I1.19(3)   Of orgasm, whether as the result of touching (O: such as kissing, contact, lying between the other’s thighs, or something else), or because of masturbation;

When I searched the entire Qur’an, I could not even find the word ’masturbation.’ in it. Thus, I am not quite certain that masturbation is ‘haram.’ However many Mullahs use verse 23:5-7 to mean that, among other acts that cause sexual defilement (junub) /sin, masturbation is one of them. This may or may not be true. Since I am not a Mullah, I leave this to all the ‘masturbators’ to judge for themselves the latent meaning of this verse.

023.005Who abstain from sex,
 023.006Except with those joined to them in the marriage bond, or (the captives) whom their right hands possess,- for (in their case) they are free from blame,
 023.007But those whose desires exceed those limits are transgressors;-

 Again, in Sharia books, we find that this DIY sex is declared unlawful by Islamic jurors.

Unlawful ---w37.1 (Reference 8, page 932)

W37.1 (N:) Maturbation with one’s own hand is unlawful. Imam Shafi’I (Allah be well pleased with him) was asked in connection with masturbation about word of Allah Most High:


  “…those who guard their private parts, save from their wives or [bondwomen] whom their right hands own, for these are not blameworthy. But whoever seekd beyond that, those are the transgressors” (Koran 23:5-7),


and said that these Koranic verses restrict permissible sex to what is mentioned in them, since the last verse denies that anything besides this is lawful.



In contrast to masturbation, the Qur’an is very clear on homosexuality. In Islamic parlance, homosexuality is termed as sodomy, although strictly speaking, sodomy and homosexuality may not mean exactly the same thing.  However, we shall use the word ‘sodomy’ to mean homosexuality and vice versa.

In Islam, homosexuals are condemned to receive the severest form of punishment in Islam. Homosexuality is treated as a serious sexual crime like Zina and adultery are. Here are some Islamic provisions for sodomy as found in Quran, ahadith and Sha’ria.

In Qur’an, the act of sodomy is described as the preferred sexual act of the people of prophet Lot, the nephew of Abraham. The place where the people of Lot practiced this sexual deviation is not stated in the Qur’an, although from historical references we can infer the place to be either Sodom or Gomorrah (ref. 6, p.149), the two biblical cities notoriously infamous for sexual depravity. From the following verses we learn that Allah destroyed the homosexual people of these places by baked ‘brimstones.’ Amongst those destroyed was also a wife of Lot! The Qur’an does not give a clear reason for her destruction. The following Suras refer to prophet Lot: 7:80-84, 21:74-75, 26:160-165, 27:54-58, 29:28-35.

I shall quote only some short verses, namely 7:80-84

007.80 We also (sent) Lut: He said to his people: "Do ye commit lewdness such as no people in creation (ever) committed before you?
007.081"For ye practise your lusts on men in preference to women : ye are indeed a people transgressing beyond bounds."
007.082And his people gave no answer but this: they said, "Drive them out of your city: these are indeed men who want to be clean and pure!"
007.083But we saved him and his family, except his wife: she was of those who legged behind.
007.084And we rained down on them a shower (of brimstone): Then see what was the end of those who indulged in sin and crime!

Abdur Rahman Doi  (ref. 9, p.241), quoting Baihaqi says that sodomy begets Allah’s wrath.

Allah’s wrath---Baihaqi

According to the narration of al-Tibrani and al-Baihaqi, Prophet Mohammad (S.A.W) is reported to have said:

“Four types of people get up in the morning while they are under the wrath of Allah and they sleep in the night while they are under the displeasure of Allah.” He was asked: “Who are they, O Messenger of Allah?” The Prophet replied: “Those men who try to resemble women and those women who try to resemble men (through dress and behaviour) and those who commit sex with animals and those men who commit sex with men.”

In the same book (ref.9) referring to various Islamic sources, he concludes that sodomy is a great sin in Islam. Here is an excerpt from page 242 of this book.

Can’t kiss a boy (ibid, p.242)

“One who kissed a boy with passion, Allah Most High will punish him for a thousand years in the fire of hell.”

He is reported to have also said:

“The Prophet said: ‘One who touched a boy with passion, he will be cursed by Allah, the angels and all the people.”


The above comment by Abdur Rahman Doi is related to kissing and having sex with a boy, that is, a minor. Therefore, strictly speaking, it is not really homosexuality; rather it is child molestation, which is definitely a crime under even a secular law. However, when we look into Qur’an we find complete hypocrisy on this matter. In the description of paradise, Allah says that He has reserved young and beautiful boys as servants for those who qualify to enter the garden of paradise. This pleasure of child molestation is especially relevant to the Jihadis of today, who are dying just to have a real taste of paradise. Here are a few samples of verses from the Qur’an.

052.020They will recline (with ease) on Thrones (of dignity) arranged in ranks; and We shall join them to Companions, with beautiful big and lustrous eyes.
052.021And those who believe and whose families follow them in Faith,- to them shall We join their families: Nor shall We deprive them (of the fruit) of aught of their works: (Yet) is each individual in pledge for his deeds.
052.022And We shall bestow on them, of fruit and meat, anything they shall desire.
They shall there exchange, one with another, a (loving) cup free of frivolity, free of all taint of ill.
052.024Round about them will serve, (devoted) to them, young male servants (handsome) as Pearls well-guarded.
052.025They will advance to each other, engaging in mutual enquiry.
052.026They will say: "Aforetime, we were not without fear for the sake of our people.
052.027"But Allah has been good to us, and has delivered us from the Penalty of the Scorching Wind.

Here is another sample of Qur’anic ‘boys’ in paradise:

076.017And they will be given to drink there of a Cup (of Wine) mixed with Zanjabil,-
076.018 A fountain there, called Salsabil.
076.019 And round about them will (serve) youths of perpetual (freshness): If thou seest them, thou wouldst think them scattered Pearls.
076.020And when thou lookest, it is there thou wilt see a Bliss and a Realm Magnificent.


If you have the time to search the Qur’an, you will surely find many other verses that promise the company of ‘beautiful’ ‘pearl’ like boys used as a baits to convert the sex hungry Bedouin Arabs to Islam.


We often hear from the Islamic apologists saying that those ‘boys’ are simply the server of wine and not for sex. What a great hypocrisy it is! Why did not Allah engage exquisitely beautiful ‘Hurs’ to serve the wine? Why Allah has to resort to ‘pearl’ like beautiful boys/youths? As it was the practice of those days, why not let the black ‘habshi’ slaves be the server of wine? The truth is that many Arabs of those days were fond of sexual molestation of children that included both girls and boys. We find plenty of examples of this type of abuse in the child bride of many of the holy men of Islam including the Prophet himself. What is not apparent is that, this sexual abuse was also common with beautiful boys too. Obviously, Muhammad was greatly disturbed by the sexual misconduct of his followers, but he was very clever in enforcing a total ban on this. He simply deferred this pleasure for the eternal life in paradise. Thus, this kind of sexual molestation became a great temptation for the Jihadis to join Muhammad’s wars and to die for the taste of his promised lustful paradise. But with great tact, Muhammad also made it known to his followers that, sodomy will not be tolerated in this world and pronounced a great punishment for indulging in such practices, much similar to Zina and adultery. So, what punishment one may expect for sodomy? In this context, it is good to understand the Islamic concept of sodomy.

As I understood from consulting several Islamic sources, the real meaning of sodomy is performing sexual intercourse through anus, be it a man or a woman. Thus, if a man has anal intercourse with a stranger woman, it will be treated as an act of sodomy, and will attract Hadd punishment. If he has anal sex with his wife, this too, will be treated as sodomy that deserves Ta’azir(discretionary)punishment and not Hadd punishment (ref. 9, p.243). However, I could not find what sort of punishment would this be; that is, whether beheading, stoning to death or Islamic lashing.  So, this is a topic of great doubt and confusion.


Now, the question is, what happens if a man kisses another man, or hugs another man or does any other physical act except anal intercourse? Does this constitute sodomy? Another perplexing question is, can lesbianism be treated as sodomy? It is impossible to have anal intercourse between two women. What is the criterion of homosexuality (read lesbianism) in women? What happens if two women kiss and caress each other without any sexual act? Does this fall under sodomy or homosexuality? I have been thinking about this problem ever since I read about the treatment of homosexuals in Islam. I would appreciate anyone who can enlighten me on this matter.

As stated earlier, any sexual act that involves the penetration of penis into anus, be that of a man or a woman, and the ‘injection of sperms’ (as is known in Islamic vocabulary; see below) there in, is an act of sodomy, as far as Islam is concerned. The punishment for such act varies depending on the Juris of Islamic law. This is a very serious matter, since it may mean life and death. According to some authority, there is no prescribed punishment (hudud) but only discretionary (Ta’azir) punishment that may involve even death sentence.

Here is what Abdur Rahman Doi  writes on the punishment for sodomy:

Kill both---(ref. 9, p.243)

All Muslim jurists agree that sodomy is a sexual offence but differ in their punishment. According to Imam Abu Hanifa, the act of sodomy does not amount adultery and therefore there is no punishment by Hadd to be given to the offender except Ta’azir. Acoording to Imam Malik the hadd punishment will be applied whether the offender is married or not. He relies on the following Hadith:

It is reported by Abu Hurairah that the Messenger of Allah (S.A.W.) said: “If you find someone who is committing an act of commitment of Lut (that is homosexuality), “kill the one on top and one below” and in another statement says: “kill the doer and the one with whom the act is committed.”

   “Abu Hurairah reports: That the Prophet (S.A.W.) said, “Imam Shafi’I, Abu Yusuf and Muhammad have said that if the offender is married the haddof stoning to death will be applied, but if he or she is unmarried, only punishment by Ta’azir will suffice.

No backside---(ref. 9, p.243)

It is also a crime to have sex with one’s wife in an unnatural way, that is, through the back (anus). The majority of the jurists believe that Ta’azir will apply since this is the case surrounded by doubt (shubuhat) and wherever there is a doubt, the hadd will not be applied.

Kill both p17.3 ( ref. 8, p. 665)

P17.3   The Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) said:

(1)    “Kill the one who sodomizes and the one who lets it be done to him.”

(2)    “May Allah curse him who does what Lot’s people did.”

(3)    “Lesbianism by women is adultery between them.”


Here is more terrible news from Hedaya (ref.11, p.185) for those who indulge in sodomy and hope for Islamic mercy:

And no likewise sodomy, committed with a strange woman—IF a man copulate with a strange woman in ano—(that is, commit the act of sodomy with her), there is no stated punishment for him, according to Haneefa; but he is to be corrected by Tazeer. The Jama Sagheer directs an aggravation of the Tazeer or correction in this case, and says that the offender must be kept in a place of confinement until he declares his repentance. The two disciples have said that as this act resembles whoredom, the person committing it is subject to the stated punishment for whoredom; and there is one opinion of Shafei to this effect; but another opinion of his is that the parties should be put to death, of whatever description they may be—that is whether they be married or not—because the Prophet has said, “Slay both the ACTIVE and the PASSIVE” (or according to another tradition, “Stone both the AGENT and the SUBJECT)”—The argument of the two disciples is that the act in question has the property of whoredom as that is defined to be an “act of lust committed in that which is the subject of passion, completely and under such circumstances as to be purely unlawful, and where the design is the injection of Semen.” Haneeffa, on the other hand argues that his conjunction is not actual whoredom, because the companions of the Prophet have disagreed concerning their decrees upon it, for some of them have said that offenders of this kind should be burnt, some that they should be  cast headlong from some high place, such as the top of a house and then be stoned to death—and so forth; moreover, the conjunction to question has not the property of whoredom, as it is not the means of producing, offspring so as (like whoredom) to occasion any default in birth or confusion in genealogy;--besides, this species of carnal intercourse is of less frequent occurrence than whoredom, because the desire for it exists only on the part of the active and not the passive, whereas in whoredom the desire exists equally on both sides. As to the tradition cited by Shafei, it probably relates to a case where an extraordinary and exemplary punishment is requisite; or where the perpetrator inculcates and insists upon the lawfulness of the act.

From the above few paragraphs, it is obvious that the concept of homosexuality, as perceived by Islam, is totally flawed. Never mind if it is flawed, as long as this act did not invite any corporal or capital punishment. The truth is this; because of the ambiguity in the interpretation of the very nature of this sexual ‘deviation’, there is every possibility of miscarriage of justice. Due to the confusions and differences in opinions, it is not fair to inflict the terrible punishment on those who have desire to have a family with a partner of same sex .The Islamic rules on homosexuality are completely inhuman and out of time. One may not like ‘gays’ and ‘lesbians’, but it is totally unjust to deny them a right for their lives (that is, to live) if they happen to fall in love with the same sex without infringing on the rights of others.


Having sex with an animal? How is this possible, we often wonder? You have heard sex with man and woman, sex with man and man as well as sex with woman and woman and even sex with oneself. Was not that enough? No, not yet. If reading the sexual deviation in God’s creation has disgusted you, then this last topic (bestiality) must be the most disgusting of all, no doubt. For most people, it is impossible to comprehend how one can have sex with an animal! This is similar to committing a murder/suicide. For most common people, the act of murder/suicide is very difficult to understand. Despite this rarity, there are murderers and performers of suicidal acts. Ditto for bestiality. It is a form of very rare sexual deviation, similar to homosexuality, necrophilia, fetish, sadomasochism…. etc. However, we cannot simply ignore these sick people. They need correctional treatment rather than punishment. However, in Islam, there is no such notion as treatment or correction, but only terrible punishment for sexual deviationists; as though, by inflicting such barbaric punishment, the abnormality in human behaviour can be corrected! Let us first look into Islamic sources as to what is bestiality and how Islam tries to handle such repulsive sexual act.

The most interesting observation is that, there is a huge difference in opinion among the Islamic jurists regarding the nature of punishment to be meted out for bestiality. The punishment for the perpetrator of this act varies from no punishment to the killing of the accused. I am wondering why Allah did not know that his creatures, would, not only fall in love with their own species but also with different species as well. Why Allah was so careless when he created love in the hearts of men women? How come He overlooked the possibility of some deviation from his standard definition of ‘love’? Since Allah overlooked this matter, now the Mullahs have a great time establishing their authorities on this matter. This is of grave concern, no doubt, because it could involve life and death for an offender. Please peruse the following excerpts from Hedaya with hilarity and think of what would happen to you should you ever become a victim of this Islamic law/s. Also, note that the beast always receives the punishment (slaughtering) even though it never commits the crime. So much for Islamic mercy for animals and wild life!

Punishment for bestiality

There is considerable confusion regarding the Islamic punishment for having sex with an animal. The punishment may range from very little to the stoning to death.

The famous Sha’ria expert Abdur Rahman Doi (ref. 9, p.243) writes that according to Imam Malik, Abu Hanifa and Zahir only Ta’azir is to be applied and not hadd. The flesh of the animal is halal when slaughtered. But Imam Hanbal and Shafi’I hold that hadd punishment of stoning to death should be applied on the individual and the animal should also be killed and its flesh is unlawful.

Punishment for bestiality (ref. 11, p.185)

And bestiality—IF a man commit bestiality he does not incur Hidd or stated punishment, as this act has not the properties of whoredom, for whoredom is a heinous offence, as being a complete act of lust, to which men feel a natural propensity; but this definition does not apply to copulation with beasts, which is abhorred by an undepraved mind (whence it is not held incumbent to cover or conceal the genitals of brutes); and men can have no reason for desiring carnal connexion with brutes, but from the most vitiated appetite, and the utmost depravity of sentiment;--Hidd therefore is not incurred by this person; but he is to be punished by a discretionary correction for the reasons already specified. It is recorded, also, that the beast should be slain and burnt; this however, is only where the animal is not of an eatable species; but if it be of the eatable species, it is to be eaten (according to Aboo Haneefa) and not burnt. Aboo Yoosaf holds that it should be consumed with fire in both cases, the perpetrator (where it belongs to another person) remaining responsible to the owner for the value; but yet the burning of it is not absolutely incumbent.; nor is it to be burnt for any other reason than as, by this means, all recollection of so vile a fact may be obliterated, and the perpetrator shielded from the disgrace which would attach to him in case of the animal remaining alive.


Summary and conclusions:


It was not easy to unmask the truth behind the seemingly pious look of Islam regarding sexual matters.  Islam gives the impression that it is the only ‘moral police’ and ‘ethical guardian’ in the world who has the final say on sex and sexual matters. This is completely untrue. When the veneer of piety and morality and the ‘hijab’ that is forcibly put on sexual matters is lifted, what we see is a completely different picture with regards to sex in Islam. These observations can be summarized below:


1.     The true meaning of sex in Islam is the possession of female sex organs either through dowry in marriage or through the capture of enemy/infidel women by Muslim men.


2.     The Islamic version of sex primarily means the sexual pleasure/enjoyment of men that culminates in the ‘injection of sperms’ in a female vagina.


3.     Men are the actors in sex and the women are the objects who are acted upon.


4.     In the Islamic concept of sex, there is virtually no room for female sensitivity, her likes and dislikes and the consideration of her sexual satisfaction.  It is nearly impossible for a Muslim woman to express her sexual desire.  If she is little demanding on sexual matters, she is treated as a whore.


5.     The thought of love, feelings, empathy, and consideration, especially on the part of a Muslim woman is sadly missing in the legal provision for the supply of sexual pleasure to a Muslim man by a woman.  Sex is viewed as a compulsive desire of men, that, only he is entitled to enforce on a woman with brute force, if necessary.


6.     In Islam, homosexuals and other sexual deviants are worse than murderers. There is no room of mercy for them.


7.     Islam gives an open license to Muslim men to have sexual intercourse with women as long as these women are not Muslims and/or when these Muslim men are living in an infidel country.


The concept of sex in Islam is totally flawed, if not completely wrong.  It is solely based on the medieval and barbaric Arab/Bedouin culture where ‘male orgasm’ was the only concept of sex. With this outdated idea of sex in Islam, it is impossible to have a sexually satisfying relationship except for gratifying one’s base and raw carnal desire.