Monday, February 24, 2014

Muhammad Breaks His Oath to His Wives

Muhammad's wife Hafsa once caught him in her bed with another woman—his slave-girl, Mary the Copt. Seeking to avoid further conflict, Muhammad promised that he would stop having sex with Mary. Later, however, Muhammad received one of his infamous morally convenient revelations from Allah.

Qur'an 66:1-2—O Prophet! why do you forbid (yourself) that which Allah has made lawful for you; you seek to please your wives; and Allah is Forgiving, Merciful. Allah indeed has sanctioned for you the expiation of your oaths and Allah is your Protector, and He is the Knowing, the Wise.

Here's Tafsir Jalalayn commenting on this verse:

O Prophet! Why do you prohibit what God has made lawful for you, in terms of your Coptic handmaiden Māriya — when he lay with her in the house of Hafsa, who had been away, but who upon returning [and finding out] became upset by the fact that this had taken place in her own house and on her own bed — by saying, ‘She is unlawful for me!’, seeking, by making her unlawful [for you], to please your wives? And God is Forgiving, Merciful, having forgiven you this prohibition.

For further confirmation, we have the following hadith:

Sunan An-Nasa'i 3411—It was narrated from Anas, that the Messenger of Allah had a female slave with whom he had intercourse, but Aishah and Hafsah would not leave him alone until he said that she was forbidden for him. Then Allah, the Mighty and Sublime, revealed: "O Prophet! Why do you forbid (for yourself) that which Allah has allowed to you" [66:1] until the end of the verse.

Since the Qur'an is supposedly Allah's eternal Word, our Muslim friends expect us to believe that, from eternity past, Allah had nothing better to do than compose verses giving Muhammad the right to break his oath to his wives so that he could continue having sex with his slave-girl.

***UPDATE*** A Muslim just claimed in the comments section that this hadith doesn't exist. So here it is as it appears in the Darussalam edition:


bob said...

The god of the Quran obviously cannot in any way be related to the God of the original Scriptures which are found in the Bible (and which are verified by, amongst other sources, the Dead Sea Scrolls, which includes the whole book of Isaiah).

The God of the original Scriptures found in the Bible says,

"You shall not commit adultery" (Exodus 20:14)

Just from those five words alone we can see that the whole of the Islamic doctrine is completely false and that Muhammad is a false prophet, if indeed he can even be called a 'prophet' at all, since he does not seem to have done much, if any prophesying in first place.

The only ‘prophesying’ that Muhammad seems to have been engaged in was for the purpose of enabling him to feather his own nest or to procure a ‘get out of jail free card’ for himself when he was caught out doing the wrong thing, and/or, to freely, and without hindrance, enable him to do the wrong thing without getting into trouble and looking bad in the first place.

Nakdimon said...

Just think about the nonsensical nature of this “revelation” for one second: Muhammad is allowed, NOT COMMANDS, to sleep with his slave girl Mary the Copt. Muhammad promises his wife that, although he is allowed to do so, he makes a vow to her not to do it. And Allah gets upset??? Why on earth would Allah get upset about this? Unless it is a command from Allah and he insists that Muhammad sleeps with his slave girls, what is wrong Muhammad not making use of his permission to do so? That is like a Muslim man being allowed to marry 4 wives but vows to his one wife that he will not marry another woman while he is with her. Why would anyone, especially God, be upset with such an oath? This makes NO SENSE whatsoever for Allah to basically demand Muhammad to sleep with his slave girl, unless Muhammad simply made it up to be able to satisfy his uncontrollable urge to sleep with his slave girl.

This “revelation” is another hoax!

mike iz said...

Mohammed is in big trouble with women. He appears to be the worst of so called prophet

Raj modi said...

There is no god in Quran, it's terror and overpowering entire world.

This cancer must stop.

Raj Modi

Jazzmine M said...


(Firstly , I wrote this before and it got deleted (while still typing and so I will shorten it - sorry )
"Sahih International
O Prophet, why do you prohibit [yourself from] what Allah has made lawful for you, seeking the approval of your wives? And Allah is Forgiving and Merciful." (66.1)
"Sahih International
Allah has already ordained for you [Muslims] the dissolution of your oaths. And Allah is your protector, and He is the Knowing, the Wise." (66.2)
In these two verses I see nothing to with Mary Copt and Cheating on someone. If you reread it you will realise that in could be put in a couple of different stories and even looked at in general point of view.
Key points to knowing the Quran :
1) Its in Arabic , so when many people translate it ,it becomes close and similar (to the original) which is normal since you can't translate every single word in exact meaning. This means you could learn the language , seek a scholar in that area or even look it up.
2) When you read the Quran , or even the Bible - note that you need to read the verses before and after. This helps you understand it better .
3) context- when wanting to know the context of a text , you should look into a couple of sources - scholars , official webpages and institutes and peoples point of view . A lot of the time you could find that they have the main point in common. (note :not because one does or says something , it means that it is on behalf of all Muslims or even Islam)
I have searched the context and this is what I found...
"The Holy Prophet used to visit all his blessed wives for a short time after the prayer of Asr. Once when he was with Sayyidah Zainab , She offered him honey ,and for that reason he remained with her for some more time than usual. Than he visited Sayyidah Asiah and Sayyidah Hafsa who were waiting for him .Each of then asked him whether he had eaten maghafir(a herb having bad smell) .He replied in negative and asked why they had suspected him of having maghafir. They said 'what is the smell felt from your mouth?' the Holy prophet thought that the smell was sensed due to honey offered by Sayyidhdah Zainab , as the honeybee might have suck maghafir . As such he swore an oath that he would never drink honey . On this occasion the present verse was revealed in which he was directed not to make a lawful thing unlawful for him self" context found for (66.1)
"This alludes to 5:89 where kaffarah (expiation)for breaking an oath is prescribed. This verse indicates that if a person swears on an oath to do or omit something ,and then it appears to him that he should not have sworn such an oath , or that expiation requires that he should break the oath , he should break it and offer the prescribed kaffarah (expiation)." (context found for 66.2)

There are many misconceptions people make and take about the Quran and even the prophets because they don't read the Quran properly, they don't see the context ,they don't read the verses before and after or they are just not open minded.
Advice: when you read a sacred text , note that you need to be open minded and neutral because you will be judgemental before you even get the chance.
With all due respect , I understand if you don't want to accept this message, after all I can't compel you into religion , though if you would like to reply , either reply with respect or not reply at all.
Final point : there are 2 sides of a story and you might need to know both :)
Peace be with you

bob said...

"there are 2 sides of a story and you might need to know both"

I am pretty sure everyone knows "both sides" of the story of Muhammad by now.

bob said...

Jazzmine M, you say,

"Key points to knowing the Quran :
1) Its in Arabic , so when many people translate it ,it becomes close and similar (to the original) which is normal since you can't translate every single word in exact meaning. This means you could learn the language , seek a scholar in that area or even look it up."

That still means nothing and is a completely misleading/false argument because it makes no difference if the Quran is written and read in Arabic since the Quran and Islam (and anything else in life) are known and judged by their FRUIT, not their language.

The history of Islam shows that by and large it is a system of oppression and murder, of both soul and body; a criminal empire, which for the last 1400 years has been bent on conquering the world by any means possible.

Some may argue against this, but… “For a tree is known by its fruit.” Matthew 12:33

The fruit:
Here are the deaths due to jihad over the last 1400 years.
Buddhists: 10 million
Christians: 60 million
Hindus: 80 million
Africans: 120 million
Total: 270 million

These deaths are known as the tears of jihad


Islam enslaved Africans, Europeans (over a million of them), Hindus, Buddhists, and anyone else who was in the path of jihad. Islam has enslaved more people than any other culture. Muslims do not acknowledge and apologise for their history of enslavement of all races and faiths.

Islam still practices slavery [as per the Koran] in Africa. It is found in Saudi Arabia, Mauritania, the Sudan and other Islamic areas that are near unbelievers. Historically, it was the political actions of Christians that ended slavery. (For more information go to

The Bible’s foundational command to treat others as ourselves (Matthew 7:12) is an all-encompassing, non-negotiable and permanent command. It is a universal guide and reference for all other rules and regulations. It is the only command in existence that enables equality between all people and individuals.

The Quran’s very flexible, no-holds-barred, do-whatever-it-takes-to-win-relative-to-the-circumstances (in order to achieve the goal of a global Islamic state) commands are in complete contrast to this.

the lyrical fish said...

can the person who wrote this post reply please, because the hadith(Sunan An-Nasa'i 3411) he quoted DOES NOT EXIST.

this is Sunan An-Nasa'i 3411:
Shu'bah said:

"I heard Qatadah narrating from 'Ata', from Jabir that the Prophet said: 'Umra is permissible.'"

Meaning whatever nonsense he spouted on here does not exist at all.

David Wood said...

Lyrical Fish,

Just posted it from the Darussalam edition. Any more complaints?

Ghanashyam Alva said...

How many women can a Muslim marry in his lifetime (he can keep 4 at a time)For Muslims Rape is permissible as long as it is a women of Kafir or defeated enemy.

Solomon Abubakari said...

I think it is a high time people like Muslims stop defending what is wrong. This is one of thier reasons why they kept killing inocent souls without seeing anything wrong with it.

Who will like a president or a leader of a group of people going round sleeping with women and allowing his followers to do so. He Mohammed was poisoned by a Jewish woman probabily he was in love with her. How can this be a prophet of the most high God.

Apart from giving his followers hearts to be terrorist around what else can he give.You people fight for your Allah but Christians God fights for Himself. Please, all Muslims should read these BIBLE verses bellow and think about it,

II Thessalonians 2:9-12[Even him], whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

Bobby English said...

There is an Hadith that states that if a woman divorces her husband, she cannot remarry him, UNTIL another husband has tasted her HONEY.

Check it out, David