Known as Umm Ibrahim. But this does not detract from the Prophet’s complete and unadulterated perfection in any way (peace and blessing be upon him). His principal concern was the future of Islam. Mariyah, the Prophet’s CONCUBINE and the mother of his son, Ibrahim. However, because the incident of Hafsa and Mariyah, as you say, has some weight to it, and some scholars do regard it as the reason for al Tahrim being revealed, it behoves us to discuss this incident and clarify any misgivings, while at the same time, bearing in mind that the explanations given below are presented as if the incident was a fact, and in the knowledge that it is not a totally authenticated narration of events. [1] “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. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) contracted some of his marriages for sociopolitical reasons. In it is a lesson for us all. The story that is mentioned by Christian critics on Mariyah, has semblance to the story of Abraham and Hagar. Robert Henry Charles who an was an Irish biblical scholar and theologian, he states the following on Mariyah: “Muhammad must have come in contact with many of these Copts and listened to their stories. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. http://unveiling-christianity.net/2012/08/07/bible-demands-rape-victims-marries-rapist-life/ and http://unveiling-christianity.net/2009/08/22/treatment-of-women-in-the-bible/ Among the issues related to private life of Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) the status of Maria, the Copt, has been a subject of discussion in recent times. [2] Exodus 21:20, After all, if Muslims are really seekers of the truth, we have to face the truth and all the facts that come with it, not pick and choose what suits us. Answer: In the Name of God, the Merciful and Compassionate. حَدَّثَنَا الأَنْصَارِيُّ، حَدَّثَنَا حُمَيْدٌ، عَنْ أَنَسٍ ـ رضى الله عنه ـ أَنَّ ابْنَةَ النَّضْرِ، لَطَمَتْ جَارِيَةً، فَكَسَرَتْ ثَنِيَّتَهَا، فَأَتَوُا النَّبِيَّ صلى الله عليه وسلم فَأَمَرَ بِالْقِصَاصِ‏.‏ When Hafsa leaves, Muhammad takes Mariyah to bed and has intercourse with her. Coming back to Mariya and Muhammed. He can never divorce her as long as he lives.” (New International Version) Or perhaps you heard of a person and formed a picture in your mind of them, and then later met them in person? Learn how your comment data is processed. Mariyah was a Copt girl from a village situated in upper Egypt and her name was Ansana. He also sent to him a doctor, but the Prophet said to him: ‘Go back to your people, for we are a people who do not eat until we get hungry and when we eat we do not our fill. Tabari says that Mariya Qibtiya and Sirin were real sisters, and through the teachings of hatib Ibn Abi Balta’a, who had been sent as messenger to the Potiphar of Egypt, both had embraced Islam before reaching the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). [14] Al-Fawz al-Kabir fi Usul al-Tafsir (Being a translation of Shah Waliyullah’s treatise on Principles of Quranic Exegesis) [Islamic Books Trust, 2013], by Shah Waliyullah, page 31, footnote 11. Some scholars hold this to be the reason for al Tahrim to have been revealed. A very well written article and refutes the missionary deception and lies with evidence provided While we may feel upset for Hafsa when reading about this event, we should remember that Allah is the All Knowing and All Wise, and He alone knows the reality of every situation and the wisdom for its occurrence. Conclusion. [Tafsir al Wasit], The incident concerning Mariyah is not rigorously authenticated, whereas the narration in regards the honey incident is rigorously authenticated. Peace to you. 3. I accuse Muhammad of lewdness, impropriety, indecency, lustfulness and promiscuity and as such consider him unfit for the station and rank that he claimed for himself. The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) kept her as his right-hand-possessed. Peace to you. Ibn Umar said: “My maternal uncle Qudamah, who was her paternal uncle, married me to her, but he did not consult her. According to Ibn ‘Umar [al-Waqidi] – Ya‘qub b. Muhammad b. Abi Sa‘sa‘ah – ‘Abdallah b. Other than that, every single report from the earliest of times say, and agree that Surah 66:1 was revealed in relation forbidding food for himself. (Quran 108:1-3), Muhammad is not the father of any man among you, but he is the Messenger of Allah and the Seal of the Prophets, and Allah has knowledge of all things. 5. Maria was honored and respected by the Prophet and his family and Companions. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Muhammad: A Lecher . Why do missionaries bring this story up? Maria bint Shamʿūn, better known as Maria al-Qibtiyya, Maria Qubtiyya, or Maria the Copt, was an Egyptian who, along with her sister Sirin, were sent to the Islamic prophet Muhammad in 628 as a gift by Muqawqis, a Christian governor of Alexandria, Egypt during the territory's Persian occupation. I went back to my fellow-shepherd and told him of what had happened to me. Ibn Abbas reported that the Prophet freed her and THEN MARRIED HER. Even Aisha describes herself as being a ‘girl of tender age’, everyone knows that she was never a ‘slave’: “A’isha reported: We entered into the state of. When you see these signs, make haste to remember Allah in prayer.” Although the kafirun used to mock the Prophet Muhammad because he had no sons, and say that he was ‘cut off’ , Allah made it clear in the following surah that the station of the Prophet Muhammad was far above that of any other man; In the name of Allah, The Merciful, the Compassionate: Surely We have given you AL Khawthar, so pray to your Lord and offer sacrifice. [11] The Search for Beauty in Islam: A Conference of the Books [Copyright 2006, by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.], by Khaled Abou El Fadl, page 384 The reason why the Prophet made this request is because the wives of the Prophet were extremely jealous over the Prophet and he did not want there to be more problems and clamour surrounding the incident. And there is no mention of this (too):” I was a girl of tender age and I dozed off and my face touched the bind part of the Haudaj.” 1996. “and he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had while uncircumcised, so that he might be the father of all who believe without being circumcised, that righteousness might be credited to them.” https://discover-the-truth.com/2013/11/12/does-deuteronomy-2110-14-condemn-rape-or-does-it-sanction-rape-forced-marriage/ Then Allah, the Mighty and Sublime, revealed: [6]. Arabic: Muhammad’s friendship to Christians of Coptic faith is reflected in many aspects of his life. The best way to tackle such texts is head on, rather than ignoring them. Ibn Jarir narrates on account of Zaid bin Aslam, and al Daraqutni relates on account of Ibn Abbas, the incident you mention regarding Hafsa and Mariyah. Commentary: While no one would blame Hafsa for being upset and hurt by this incident, the Prophet (peace and blessing be upon him) had not done anything wrong. [15] Sirat-Un-Nabi (The Life Of The Prophet) [Rendered into English by M. Tayyib Bakhsh Budayuni, Idarah-I Adabiyat-I Delli, 2009 Qasimjan St. Delhi (India)] by Shaykh Allama Shibli Nu’mani, volume 2, page 153 Muhammad slept with her without any ceremony, which caused uproar among his wives and finally was settled by Divine intervention. 1. One-day Muhammad goes to the house of his wife, Hafsa daughter of Omar and finds her maid Mariyah attractive. May Almighty Allaah guide him back to Islam. [16] R.H. Charles, “Vitae Adae et Evae,” The Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha [Oxford, 1963] Volume 2, page 294, quote retrieved from one of br. Some may argue that the horrible verses on slaves and rape are only mentioned in the Old testament, as such, those are not binding on Christians today, since they follow Jesus. 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