"No where in Islam be it the quraan, hadeeth or the sunnah of the prophet does it state that the prophet Muhammad, would say women are intellectually deficient."
Since both the Qur'an and the Hadith portray women as intellectually deficient, it's clear that Aasiyah hasn't done the studying she claims to have done. I didn't want to overwhelm her with quotations, so I provided her with a single hadith from Bukhari:
Sahih al-Bukhari 2658—The Prophet said: "Isn't the witness of a woman equal to half of that of a man?" The women said: "Yes." He said: "This is because of the deficiency of her mind."
Aasiyah's response was entertaining:
Just some advise ..When you choose to debate a religion with a person born into the religion, please don't be foolish to google your information from websites that's address is www. r/atheism.com..Point is, its embarrassing to the both of us..
Although the welcome has a bit of spunk..
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—The Prophet said: “Isn’t the witness of a woman equal to half of that of a man?” The women said: “Yes.” He said: “This is because of the deficiency of her mind.
Really and you expect me to argue with you on this ?? It takes up unnecessary time, having to correct you that the hadeeth does not exist then educate you on the correct one which turns the whole conversation into a different direction..
So again the hadeeth is non existant
There you have it! Sahih al-Bukhari 2658 is a fabricated hadith that I copied from an atheist website. There are just three problems with Aasiyah's response. First, I've never been to that atheist website. Second, I copied the hadith directly from Volume Three of Sahih al-Bukhari. Third, I just took a picture of the hadith (English and Arabic):
(As a side note, notice that Bukhari presents this hadith as a clarification of Qur'an 2:282, which says that the testimony of a woman is worth half the testimony of a man.)
What conclusion can we now draw? Ordinarily, I would attribute a Muslim denying the existence of a hadith to ignorance of the Islamic sources. But Aasiyah claims to be very knowledgeable of her sources, so there's no way she isn't familiar with this hadith. This means that there are two possible explanations of her claim that the hadith I quoted doesn't exist: Either (1) Aasiyah is deliberately trying to deceive us, in a desperate attempt to cover up what her prophet said about women, or (2) she's deliberately trying to deceive us about her knowledge of her scriptures.
Which one is it, Aasiyah?