Stupid And Evil
HE SAID IT FIRST!
Narrated abu Said al-Khudri:
The Prophet said, "Isn’t the witness of a woman equal half that of a man?"
The women said, "Yes."
He said: "This is because of the deficiency of the woman’s mind."
Stupid and evil!
Narrated Abdullah bin Umar:
Allah's Apostle said, "Evil omen is in the women, the house and the horse.'
Narrated Usama bin Zaid:
The Prophet said, "After me I have not left any affliction more harmful to men than women."
Allah, in the Koran, reminds us that women are inferior (2:228, 4:34) which is why He has put men in charge; that they have trouble doing simple arithmetic and remembering things (2:282); that a female has no more rights when it comes to sex than an inflatable doll (2:223); and that she can be beaten if she refuses do as her keeper demands (4:34), and then some.
2:228 Divorced women should keep away from men for three menstrual periods. And it is not lawful for them to conceal that which Allah has created in their wombs, if they truly believe in Allah and the Last Day. Their husbands have the right in the meantime to take them back, should they seek reconciliation; and women have rights equal to what is incumbent upon them according to what is just, although men are one degree above them (what is meant here is that the men have a superior authority). Allah is Mighty, Wise.
2:282 O believers, when you contract a debt for a fixed period, write it down. Let a scribe write it for you with fairness. No scribe should decline to write as Allah has taught him. So let him then write and let the debtor dictate. He should fear his Lord and not diminish the debt in the least. If the debtor is feeble-minded or week or ignorant, then let his guardian dictate with fairness. And call to witness two witnesses of your men; if not two men, then one man and two women from such witnesses you approve of, so that if one of them (the two women) fails to remember, the other will remind her ...
2:223 Your women are a tillage for you. So get to your tillage whenever you like. Do good for yourselves, fear Allah and know that you shall meet Him. And give good news to the believers.
4:34 Men are in charge of women, because Allah has made some of them excel the others, and because they spend some of their wealth. Hence righteous women are obedient, guarding the unseen which Allah has guarded. And those of them that you fear might rebel, admonish them and abandon them in their beds and beat them. Should they obey you, do not seek a way of harming them; for Allah is Sublime and Great!
The Prophet, in his last sermon, summarized all the basic beliefs of Islam and all the duties of a Muslim which includes men looking after the morons whom Allah has made lawful to them (in Dr. Muhammad Hamidullah's translation a place where a woman resides with a husband is her prison).
Treat the women kindly, for verily, they are like prisoners in your house and are incapable of looking after themselves. For verily, you have taken them because Allah allowed you to and it is His words that have made their persons lawful to you.
In S. F. H. Faizi's translation women are mentally-challenged helpers who can be physically disciplined and denied the bare necessities (clothing and food) if they don't do as they are told, or you suspect of committing improprieties.
Treat the women kindly, since they are your helpers and are not in a position to manage their affairs themselves. Fear Allah concerning them, for verily you have taken them on the security of Allah and have made their persons lawful unto you by words of Allah.
It is your right upon them that they must not allow anybody save you to come to your bed and admit none to enter your homes whom you do not like but with your permission. And it is for them not to commit acts of impropriety, which if they do, you are authorized by Allah to separate them from your beds and chastise them, but not severely, and if they refrain, then clothe and feed them properly.
Perhaps nowhere is the low esteem and contempt in which Allah and His Messenger hold females more evident than in the hadiths about women interfering with a man's prayers. A sample:
The things which annul the prayers were mentioned before me. They said, Prayer is annulled by a dog, a donkey and a woman (if they pass in front of the praying people).
I said, "You have made us (i.e. women) dogs ...
Ikrimah reported on the authority of Ibn Abbas, saying:
"I think the Apostle of Allah said: 'When one of you prays without a sutrah (a barrier), a dog, an ass, a pig, a Jew, a Magian, and a woman cut off his prayer, but it will suffice if they pass in front of him at a distance of over a stone's throw.'”
Abu Dawud 2.704
Allah and His Messenger may have a point where women like the Hérouxville Fourteen are concerned; women who condemned officials of a small town for drawing up a charter which, in essence, categorically denied they were the equivalent of pets and beasts of burden.
Aisha said [to Muhammad]: "You have made us equal to the dogs and the asses."
And still they flock to his banner.
Young. British. Female. Muslim.
While less than 2 per cent of the population now attends a Church of England service every week, the number of female converts to Islam is on the rise.
At the London Central Mosque in Regent’s Park, women account for roughly two thirds of the 'New Muslims' who make their official declarations of faith there – and most of them are under the age of 30.
The Sunday Times, May 29, 2010
What is it with these women who would deny the fragile exception that has been the salvation from a miserable existence for so many?
Allah and His Messenger were probably right; best to leave men in charge.
Before Islam, when goddesses looked after their own, women were a lot more intelligent, it would seem:
As the Phoenicians are the best sailors in the world, so their women excel all others in weaving, for Minerva has taught them all manner of useful arts, and they are very intelligent.
Homer c. 8th century BCE
Goddesses did not deny their temples to menstruating females or to women who had just experienced sexual intercourse; or demand that the doors of homes where menstruating women were confined by their male counterpart not face their temples (no quotation marks were in the original translation and I have chosen not to add any).
Narrated Aisha, Ummul Mu'minin:
The Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) came and saw that the doors of the houses of his Companions were facing the mosque. He said: Turn the direction of the houses from the mosque.
The Prophet (peace be upon him) then entered (the houses or the mosque), and the people did [not] take any step in this regard hoping that some concession might be revealed.
He the Prophet) again came upon them and said: Turn the direction of these (doors) from the mosque I do not make the mosque lawful for a menstruating woman and for a person who is sexually defiled.