Saturday, March 07, 2009

Children: What are your parents reading and listening to……..

I tried to highlight the importance of being mindful of what our grown-ups, especially men, are exposed to from the Muslim media industry. I would like to stress more on this topic, based on observations into how Islam and its books affect the sexual behaviors of our Maldivian adults.

Grown ups reading and listening to ayats and hadiths of sex-degrading lyrics are more likely to indulge in sexual behaviour towards people of younger age. -

Abdul Vain Abdul Rooney, the study lead author, told Dhivehistan Report(DR) on Wednesday, March 4 that "These texts and lyrics frequently portray aggressive males subduing submissive females, which may lead adolescents to incorporate this 'script' for sexual experience into their world view"

The study, conducted by researchers of the University of Mecca, graded the sexual aggressiveness of the Quran and Hadiths, using Hadiths by popular writers on the Muslim Hadithboard Charts, from the least to the most sexually degrading.

"Non-degrading” ayats and hadiths described sex in a non-specific way and as a mutually consensual act, while "degrading" ayats and hadiths described sexual acts as a purely physical, graphic and dominant act.

Mohammed (PBUH) confided to Aisha that he had dreamed of her before soliciting her from her father.

Sahih Bukhari 9.140
Narrated 'Aisha:
Allah's Apostle said to me, "You were shown to me twice (in my dream) before I married you. I saw an angel carrying you in a silken piece of cloth, and I said to him, 'Uncover (her),' and behold, it was you. I said (to myself), 'If this is from Allah, then it must happen.' Then you were shown to me, the angel carrying you in a silken piece of cloth, and I said (to him), 'Uncover (her), and behold, it was you. I said (to myself), 'If this is from Allah, then it must happen.' "

Ayesaha was a baby being “carried” by an angel when the Prophet dreamed of her.

Researchers then surveyed over 7110117 older men students aged 45 to 90 concerning their hadith preferences and their sexual behaviour. They found that 71 percent of the surveyed older men had fantasized intercourse with children. The rate was 84.6 percent among those exposed to sexually implicit ayats and hadiths and only 20.6 percent among those who had been least exposed.

In Mecca the study was hailed by experts as ringing an alarm bell against those trying to establishing censorship to sexual ayats and hadiths.

"The need is for children to be aware so that they can place limits and criticize and understand what their parents are reading and listening to," Abdul Muizzu Abdul Muhusin, a behavioural scientist in Cairo with the Mullah Corporation, told D.R.

Sahih Bukhari Volume 8, Book 73, Number 151
Narrated 'Aisha:
I used to play with the dolls in the presence of the Prophet, and my girl friends also used to play with me. When Allah's Apostle used to enter (my dwelling place) they used to hide themselves, but the Prophet would call them to join and play with me. (Fateh-al-Bari
page 143, Vol.13)
Abdul Gayoom Abdul Kareem, the author of a study published in 2000 that also made the same association between ayats and hadiths and sexual behaviour, said the findings were “a wakeup call”.

In the classic history of "The Life of Muhammad" (Sirat Rasul Allah) by Ibn Ishaq, there is an account in which Muhammad expressed a marital interest in a crawling baby. This event seems to have occurred around the time of the Battle of of Badr which would have made Muhammad approximately 55 years old. He had married Ayesha two years earlier, when he was 53 years of age.

(Suhayli, ii. 79: In the riwaya of Yunus I. I. recorded that the apostle saw her (Ummu'lFadl) when she was a baby crawling before him and said, 'If she grows up and I am still alive I will marry her.' But he died before she grew up and Sufyan b. al-Aswad b. 'Abdu'l-Asad al-Makhzumi married her and she bore him Rizq and Lubab...1

Muhammad's interest in young girls extended beyond Ai'sha ('Ayesha) and it is not unusual to read news reports of old men marrying children in some Islamic countries, because they seek to follow the example of Muhammad who married a child.

Muhammad had such an interest in fondling young girls, he criticized even the lawful marriage union of two grown adults.

Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah: When I got married, Allah's Apostle said to me, "What type of lady have you married?" I replied, "I have married a matron' He said, "Why, don't you have a liking for the virgins and for fondling them?" Jabir also said: Allah's Apostle said, "Why didn't you marry a young girl so that you might play with her and she with you?' Sahih Al-Bukhari Volume 7, Book 62, Number 17.

A senior member of the Maldives Figh council Abdul B. A. Abdul Naseem after studying these sexual ayats and hadiths in Arabia has declared a fatwa that a minimum age of marriage for girls was unconstitutional as such a practice would be against the dictates of the Quran and Hadith.

Children should view this with alarm because with expanded powers as a senior Figh Council member Abdul B.A Abdul Naseem is expected to preside over marriage of older men to babies in Maldives in accordance with the Quran and Hadith.

It must be however stressed the mode of action that children should adopt must be based on patience and wisdom. A physical censure of what is being watched or listened would simply not work, as expressed by Abdul Hannaan Abdul Ghaalib, president of the Parents First Parents Association of Medina, who asserts that loudspeaker technology at every mosque means it is "physically impossible" for children to monitor what their parents listen to or watch.

Thus a more holistic approach based on knowledge-based faith that is commenced from an appropriate early age of the young adult may perhaps be the only workable solution…

(Whatever that means)

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1 comment:

  1. Anonymous4:31 AM

    al this is the same.! christians praying gods son. heh!! wheres gods wife?????????

    jews the chosen ppl.

    n muslims somthn else.

    above al son of god my ass.