8 (10) year old Yemeni girl Nujood Ali/ Nojoud Muhammed Nasser in Sana was handed over in marriage to a man 3 times her age and was raped and beaten by her husband and then had to compensate her husband to get a divorce (which she only got because she happened upon the right lawyer and media coverage). She’s lucky she hasn’t been honour killed! (reference) (reference)
Nojoud’s plight is barely reported and quickly forgotten yet it is a plight awaiting all girls under Islam!! - But DON”T mention it!!
NONE of the behaviours of the husband/father contravene Islam - the father has the right to marry off his pre-pubescent daughter with/without her consent (she wouldn’t know what she was consenting to); the husband has the right to sex with a pre-pubescent child and the right to beat her; and under Islam it’s very difficult for women to gain a divorce particularly if the marriage has been consummated, and the man must be compensated!
Marriage of pre-pubescent girls:
A father can marry off his pre-pubescent daughter with/without her consent (*Reliance of the Traveller: marriage without the female’s consent m3.13 p522; marry off a pre-pubescent daughter m8.2 p533).
Men can marry a suckling baby provided he isn’t married to the woman suckling her (*Hedaya Vol. I Book III, page 71 (Ref. 6) (a manual of the Hanafi school)!
Muslim hadith chapter 10:
‘It is permissible for the father to give the hand of his daughter in marriage even when she is not fully grown up’ ( Muslim Book 8 Nos 3309, 3310, 3311). Puberty is NOT a pre-requisite for marriage! Silence is taken as ‘consent’ (*Bukhari Vol 9, Book 85, No. 79).
In Saudi Arabia, (laws – sharia, constitution – Koran), Saudi marriage officiant Dr. Ahmad al-Mu’bi told Lebanese television viewers last week that it’s permissible for girls as young as 1 to marry — as long as sex is postponed....
“there is no minimal age for entering marriage.” ... “But is the girl ready for sex or not?” “What is the appropriate age for sex for the first time? This varies according to environment and tradition,” al-Mu’bi said. (June 08) (source)
(NOTE: there is NO concern for the physical, psychological or emotional state of the girl or the damage, including displacement of internal organs, tearing, pain etc that they would suffer!!) Recently (08) marriage of a 10 year old to a 60 year old male was ‘halted/postponed’ thanks to human rights groups who demanded Saudi Arabia honour international agreements. (reference)
The laws follow Mohammad’s perfect (paedophile) example recorded in many hadith sets, sira and commentaries where he was betrothed to and consummated his marriage with pre-pubescent Aisha (see Massive worldwide paedophile ring untouched - 11/04/08, Child marriage-Mohammad’s exemplary example - 08/11/07 and others on this site and many more..). The Koran 33.49 says no iddat is needed if you have NOT had intercourse with your wife but sets an iddat (period between divorce and remarriage for a female) for pre-pubescent girls (*Koran 65.4) as does hadith eg *Bukhari Volume 7, Book 62, No 63: where Mohammad set an iddat for a girl before puberty ie sex with pre-pubescent girls is OK!
‘The renowned Muslim exegete Abu-Ala’ Maududi, states that it is permissible for the husband to consummate marriage with a girl who has not menstruated (reference); Massive worldwide paedophile ring untouched - 11/04/08 )
Supposedly item number 15 in Yemeni civil law reads that “no girl or boy can get married before the age of 15." However, this item was amended in 1998 so parents could make a contract of marriage between their children even if they are under the age of 15. But the husband cannot be intimate with her until she is ready or mature,” said Shatha Ali Nasser, a lawyer in the Supreme Court who is following Nojoud Nasser’s story. (reference)
Who determines if she’s ‘ready’ or mature - hubby AND, following Mohammad’s example, this tiny girl was ready!!
The Koran (4.34), hadith (several) and laws (eg Reliance M10.12 p 540-541) give men the right to scourge (whip/lash/beat) women. Allah told Job to beat his wife with a green stick (Koran 38.44). Mohammad himself punched Aisha hard in the chest hurting her for the crime of following him briefly one night:
Muslim Book 4, Number 2127... He struck me on the chest which caused me pain,’.) Mohammad sat and watched others slap several of his wives (*Muslim book 9, No 3506--What a hoot and there’s heaps more!!
The Koran is the ultimate authority:
Koran sura 4.34 Men are in charge of women, because Allah hath made one of them to excel the other, and because they spend their property so good women are the obedient, guarding in secret that which Allah hath guarded. As for those from whom you fear rebellion, admonish them and banish them to beds apart; and scourge (whip/lash/beat) them. Then if they obey you, seek not a way against them lo! Allah is ever high, exalted, great.
12-y-old girl has been given in a forced marriage
Repeated in *Tirmidhi 104 where in Mohammad’s farewell address on the eve of his last pilgrimage, he says women get food, clothing and can be beaten if they don’t behave!
The Koran, the hadith below and others cancel any that said ‘don’t beat your wife’ (beating slaves male or female is fine!!).
Abu-Dawud Book 11, Number 214, Narrated Abdullah ibn AbuDhubab:
Iyas ibn Abdullah ibn AbuDhubab reported the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) as saying: Do not beat Allah's handmaidens, but when Umar came to the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) and said: Women have become emboldened towards their husbands, he (the Prophet) gave permission to beat them. Then many women came round the family of the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) complaining against their husbands. So the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) said: Many women have gone round Muhammad's family complaining against their husbands. They are not the best among you.
Abu Dawud Book 11, Number 2142, Narrated Umar ibn al-Khattab:
The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: A man will not be asked as to why he beat his wife.
Bukhari V 7, Book 62, No. 132, Narrated 'Abdullah bin Zam'a: The Prophet said, "None of you should flog his wife as he flogs a slave and then have sexual intercourse with her in the last part of the day."
How thoughtful! Perhaps have sex in the morning then flog her! Given the text in the Koran, other hadith this ambiguous statement doesn’t say don’t flog, it just says don’t do it as you do with slaves (very vicious?) and then expect sex (as you can with slaves!!)
Aisha noted that the believing (Muslim) women suffered the most:
Bukhari Volume 7, Book 72, Number 715, Narrated 'Ikrima: Rifa'a divorced his wife whereupon 'AbdurRahman bin Az-Zubair Al-Qurazi married her. 'Aisha said that the lady (came), wearing a green veil (and complained to her (Aisha) of her husband and showed her a green spot on her skin caused by beating). It was the habit of ladies to support each other, so when Allah's Apostle came, 'Aisha said, "I have not seen any woman (sic) suffering as much as the believing women. Look! Her skin is greener than her clothes!" ....
According to theologians the husband has the right to administer corporal punishment to his wife if she - refuses to make herself beautiful for him, refuses to meet his sexual demands, leaves the house without permission or legitimate reason recognised by law, neglects her religious duties (Ibn Warraq 'Why I am not a Muslim' Warraq P 314, )
No Rape in marriage:
The Koran (2.223, 2.222), hadith (eg * Abu Dawud Book 11, Number 2159), and laws (Reliance m5.4 p 526) give the male the right to ‘enjoy’ the female’s body in any way he likes whenever he likes and the woman must be available (m5.1 p525, m5.6 p526).
Koran sura 2.223 ”Your wives are as a tilth unto you; so approach your tilth when or how ye will…” (Often the translations are sanitized)
Muslim theologians concluded that a man could take his wife when he wanted and how he wanted. (Ibn Warraq 'Why I am not a Muslim' p 304]
When a woman complained to Mohammad of the way her husband used her, he replied ‘Your wives are tilth...” (* Abu Dawud Book 11, Number 2159) ie she had no control over how her body was used! The hadith suggests sodomy as it allows women to be used ‘from in front, from behind or lying on the back’ - surely laying on their backs is 'in front' so what does the phrase 'from in front and behind and laying them on their backs' mean??? If they were on their stomach a woman could be attacked in the vagina or anus – this isn't possible when on her back-and suggests that both occurred when the woman wasn't on her back!!)
The Muslim female must be constantly clean, pubic hair shaved and available for sex with hubby, (*Bukhari:Volume 7, Book 62, Number 173), even if tanning leather (*Muslim book8 No. 3240) or baking bread (*Tirmidi 109 -ALIM CD ROM)etc!!
Text forbids females from abandoning their husband’s bed eg Muslim hadith:Chapter 20: It is not permissible for a woman to abandon the bed of her husband; *Muslim Book 8, Number 3367: (Repeated in 3366, 3367, 3368….) * Bukhari Volume 7, Book 62, No. 122 and *Bukhari Volume 4, Book 54, No. 460 etc. Allah is displeased and the angels curse her.
Women pay compensation for divorce:
Women can gain a divorce if the marriage hasn't been consummated and the male's penis is 'missing'. If he is simply unable to consummate the marriage, he has one 'lunar' year to comply –the wife must be a virgin! If the marriage has been consummated once, the man doesn't need to further satisfy his wife and she cannot obtain a divorce (Ibn Warraq Why I am not a Muslim 1995 p303, 304). If both want to divorce it can occur if the wife compensates the man regardless of how violently he treated her!
Women must have a strong reason for requesting a divorce or she is forbidden paradise (*Abu Dawud Book 12, No. 2218). Women cannot simply say ‘I divorce you’ as a male can –her case must be ‘judged’, and she must ransom herself from her husband usually for more than he gave her (* Malik's Muwatta Book 29, No 29.10.320-the woman gave everything she had):
Abu Dawud Book 12, No. 2220, (repeated in more detail -Abu Dawud Book 12, No. 2219) Narrated Aisha, Ummul Mu'minin: Habibah daughter of Sahl was the wife of Thabit ibn Qays Shimmas. He beat her and broke some of her parts. So she came to the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) after morning, and complained to him against her husband. The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) called on Thabit ibn Qays and said (to him): Take a part of her property and separate yourself from her. He asked: Is that right, Apostle of Allah? He said: Yes. He said: I have given her two gardens of mine as a dower, and they are already in her possession. The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: Take them and separate yourself from her.
Laws: The husband may agree to ‘release’ the wife if she compensates him as occurred in Yemen!! Eg Reliance of the Traveller n5.0, n5.3, 5.4, 5.5 p562-563.
Yemen is attempting to develop more civil laws but THE PROBLEM IS ISLAM! The father and husband have committed no crime under Islam.
Do you want the oppressive brutality to little girls and women under sharia/islamic laws here? NO, then get active because the abuse of this little girl could become the abuse of your daughter or grand-daughter if Islam in Australia isn’t STOPPED!!!
ALIM CD ROM –text –koran, hadith
Some text available here (hadith) and here (for Koran)
Note verse numbers, phrasing can vary between translations. Translated text is frequently sanitised
Ibn Warraq ‘Why I am not a Muslim’ Prometheus books 1995.
Ali Sima - Faithfreedom.org
Hedaya Commentary on the Islamic Laws (reprint 1994) Translated by Charles Hamilton, Published by Kitab Bhaban, New Delhi ...)
Reliance of the Traveller: a classic manual of Islamic sacred Law, translated by Nuh Ha Mim Keller Amana USA 1994