The Submission of Women in Islam
by Dr. Bill Warner (Oct. 2007)
Islamic doctrine about women is the same as it is on all issues—duality and submission. Dualism demands a worldview that everything is seen not as a unified whole, but as divided. The primary political duality is the division between kafirs (unbelievers) and believers. The primary internal duality is the division between males and females.
The principle of submission means that one must rule over the other. No surprise, the women must submit to the men.
CSPI measured the submission of the female to the male by analyzing the Islamic doctrine. All of Islam’s doctrine is found in the Koran, the Hadith (Traditions) and the Sira (the life of Mohammed), the Trilogy. We collected every verse, paragraph and sentence that mentioned women and their power relationships. These were all categorized into women being superior, inferior, equal or merely mentioned.
In 4% of the cases, women were superior, in 91% of the cases they were inferior and in 5% they were equal. But there is a big catch. The only way that women are equal is after death on Judgment day, when men and women will be judged on how well they followed the Koran and the Sunna. And guess what? The only way to follow the Koran and the Sunna is to obey men. Equality then means women obeying men.
The woman is superior by being a mother, who must obey her husband. Therefore, the perfect woman on Judgment day will be a mother who has obeyed all the men in her life. Thus, a woman is subordinate to a man in 100% of all of the Koran, Hadith and the Sira.
Women in Islamic Paradise
Let us examine the Paradise of Islam. What does the perfect Muslim woman find when she gets there? A male Paradise. Her husband will have his pick of Allah’s houris for sex. These houris are the perfect Islamic women. They are light-complexioned, sexy, shy, perpetual virgins who never say no.
The question arises: why shy and why virgins? Since submission is key to Islam, then submission must apply in Paradise as well. A virgin knows nothing, is a blank slate, and is easily dominated. A shy woman has the same submissive qualities. A houri will not even look you in the eye, nor offer any opinions about anything.
The word houri never appears in the Koran. It is always in the plural, houris, although the Koran does not say 72 virgins, just virgins. So a subservient Islamic woman must wait in line behind perfect, young women to see her husband. The promised equality on Judgment day would imply that there are male houris for her pleasure, but no. There are eternally young, beautiful boys, but they don’t seem to be there for the women.
However, women are included in the drinking of wine, the eating of fine food, lying about in the shade and watching and taunting the kafirs (unbelievers) burning in Hell. So Paradise is just like earth, a place based upon duality and submission. Women must submit to men in this life and the life hereafter.
The parallel in Islam between death and this life is important for its belief system of submission and duality. Islam is usually seen as a vague and confusing doctrine. This is not true. Islam is absolutely logical and coherent in heaven, hell and earth. Islam is submission and duality in the past, in the present and for the future.
Women in Islamic Hell
Women may come up shy in Paradise, but they get more than their fair share in Hell. Bukhari’s Hadith (Traditions) records over twenty times how the majority of those in Hell will be women. Why are these women in Hell? Murder? Theft? Lying? Cheating? No, the answer is that they were not grateful to their husband. They were not submissive enough.
In the same hadith, Mohammed says that women are not as smart as men. That is the reason why it takes two women to equal the testimony of one man. By that formula, a woman is half as smart as a man. The final part of this hadith also assures us that women are spiritually inferior to men because they can’t pray when having their period.
Again, this is a manifestation of submission. Women must submit to men in all things including intelligence and spirituality for the doctrine of Islam declares men are superior in all things, in heaven and on earth, and women are inferior.
Mohammed and Women
This inferiority started with Mohammed, just like everything else in Islam. Since Mohammed is the ideal model of a Muslim, the one to be copied in everything, we must turn to Mohammed to understand sexual roles in Islam.
We know a great deal about Mohammed’s sexuality. It is recorded in incredible detail. Mohammed’s sexual life is like the Koran in that it is divided into Mecca (early) and Medina (later). In Mecca he was married to a widow and had six children. His wife died shortly before he was driven out of Mecca into Medina. After her death, his sex life took an abrupt turn. He engaged himself to Aisha at the age of six and also married a widow.
In Medina he (age 53) started having sex with the nine-year-old Aisha. She was always his favorite. Most of the sexual details are told by Aisha and recorded in the Hadith.
By the time he died he had nine wives and several sex slaves. Mohammed is seen as the perfect Islamic husband and part of his perfection is his role as a stud in the harem. Every Muslim male wants to be like Mohammed.
Mohammed had a very busy family life. But even though he was the most perfect Islamic man who has ever lived, life was not always harmonious around the house. His favorite wife was the little Aisha, but for a while, his favorite sex partner was Mary, a Christian slave. She was a gift to him and came with a sister. He gave the sister away as a present to placate his favorite poet.
One day one of his wives, Hafsa, went into her room to find Mohammed in some state of intimacy with his sex slave. Now, it was granted by Allah that Mohammed could have as many sex slaves as he wished, but not in a wife’s bedroom. Hafsa was outraged and Mohammed tried to placate her and told her not to mention it to the other wives. Good luck. The harem erupted in anger and coolness.
Mohammed retreated from his wives and set up his sex slave in another apartment. He stayed away for a month. Allah even weighed in on his sex life for Allah had a lot to say about Mohammed and sex and it was always good for Mohammed. Allah said Mohammed could divorce all of them and get better ones if he wanted, but Mohammed went back to his familiar family scene.
Allah also gave him permission to marry his daughter-in-law. Mohammed lusted after his adopted son’s wife. Incest laws prevented his marriage, but Allah weighed in and said that his adopted son was not a real (blood) son, so go ahead and marry her. Even Aisha remarked that Allah was quick to grant Mohammed his pleasures.
There is a large amount of text about how the wives fought, argued, and plotted against each other. Jealousy was an ongoing state of affairs in Mohammed’s household. It turns out that a houseful of women can’t live in harmony with the ideal man.
Wife Beating in Islam
Women must submit to men in all things. But what happens when they don’t? If the woman does not submit, what is the man to do? After all, the wife will have violated the sacred law of submission. Mohammed had a solution to this misbehavior—beat her. For Allah deemed it was good to beat the wife. Koran 4:34 says that if a wife is not submissive, first admonish them and remind them that Allah wants them to submit. If they don’t submit then use social pressure by ignoring them and not having sex. If that doesn’t work, then beat them (lightly).
Mohammed laid out more rules for these beatings. Do not strike them in the face. (That leaves public bruises.) The Sunna relates that one of Mohammed’s rules was to not ask a man why he beats his wife.
Mohammed was around a lot of beatings. For example, he stood by while Ali beat Mohammed’s slave to make her tell the truth about the affair of Aisha and her possible assignation with a jihadist. He stood around more than once while beatings were administered to women and slaves. Beatings are a fundamental aspect of Islamic justice. The Koran mentions Job beating his wife, beatings in Hell and beatings for adultery. Mohammed gave advice to a woman not to marry a certain man because he beat his wives, but he did not condemn the beatings. When a woman came before him seeking justice about her husband, her face was bruised from a beating. Mohammed made no comment about the beating that bruised her face.
The Muslim wife is not to be beaten in outrage. No, with the beating, the husband puts the world into Islamic order of duality and submission. The husband submits to Allah and the Sunna of Mohammed. The wife must submit to Allah, the Sunna and her husband. Her lack of submission is a fault in the world and the beating restores the proper order of submission. Beatings are justice. So when the husband beats his wife, both are partaking in a sacred act that is good.
We have only one record of Mohammed hitting one of his wives, Aisha. Her father, in the presence of Mohammed, also hit Aisha. Mohammed made no complaint. At one period in Medina, Mohammed gave the practical advice that if you beat your wife during the day, don’t expect to get any loving that night.
Rape in Islam
Mohammed and the Koran advocate rape of the kafirs. After their battles, the jihadists partook in the pleasure of raping the wives and daughters of the conquered men. Rape is a supreme tactic of war and Mohammed used it in everyway possible. Rape humiliates the kafir men and crushes the spirit of the women. It is the perfect weapon of fear and subjugation. How much more humiliated and subjugated can a woman be? The history of jihad shows that rape was a constant.
Rape is in use today, but the media refuses to talk about it. The media does not want to offend Islam by unpleasant news. The use of rape by Muslims is a forbidden topic. Islamic rape of European women is happening now, but our media refuses to mention it. Now, it could be that the media does not like to connect sexual malfeasance with a religion, but the media eagerly reports about Catholic priests and pedophilia for instance. Think of the number of times the press has covered some preacher’s sexual misconduct. No, the media loves sex and religion.
What the media does not want to do is to criticize Islam. Reporting the rape of the school children at Beslan, Russia would mean finding fault in Islam. And Muslims might harass and become violent with the media. So, the media fear Islam.
Dualistic ethics make rape a virtue. Islam has one ethical code for Muslims and another one for kafirs—dualism. The kafir woman is not a real human. Allah hates kafirs and sanctions rape. So when a Muslim rapes a kafir, he is partaking in sacred behavior, sanctioned by his ethics. Rape of the kafir is Sunna (following the ideal behavior of Mohammed).
In the end, there are two things to remember about Islam and sex—duality and submission. Islamic dualism separates men from women. Submission makes sure that the women submit to the men.
Islam is a civilization that is entirely based upon duality and submission. Our civilization is based upon equality and freedom. These two civilizations cannot co-exist. Islam is ahead of us here, because the incompatibility of the two is clearly stated and gives the world the solution for this incompatibility. We must submit to Islam and exchange freedom and equality for Islamic slavery.
This is not really an inherent problem, as we have faced other doctrines that said we must submit. Communism and Nazism come to mind. In the past, our intellectuals have attacked the enemies of our civilization and defended our civilization. But our intellectual system has degenerated and is no longer capable of defending us or attacking our enemy. Our intellectuals have decided that there is no Western civilization; it is just one big multicultural world where all cultures are equal. So there is nothing to defend.
The other thing that has happened in our schools is that issues are no longer debated. Our intellectual system used to be based upon the arguments between two views. There was no presumption of evil on the part of the opponent. As the debate went on, some middle ground of understanding occurred.
Debate is no more. There has been a divine revelation of the final truth and what can be discussed. The Church of Political Correctness does not indulge in debate, but decrees that all views that differ from its doctrine are evil. Those who argue against Islam are only bigots filled with hate.
Our universities are filled with arrogant ignorance about Islam. Find a single university that has a women’s studies program that teaches the sexist doctrine of Islam. Not even 1400 years of rape is of interest, much less the doctrine that supports it. Of course, the history department never teaches the suffering of the kafir and the dhimmi, just the glorious history of Islam. The universities do not teach the suffering of the deaths of 270,000,000 kafirs, so why should they teach about the suffering of women?
We may be too afraid to attack Islam, but we can attack the universities and intellectuals. How can we justify not teaching and debating the doctrine of Islamic sexuality? What is the basis of not teaching the doctrine and history of Islam? It is available for all to read and is the seed of the action of Muslims over 1400 years of history. We must acknowledge and master the Islamic political doctrine and its history or be annihilated as a civilization.
Dr. Bill Warner is director of the Center for the Study of Political Islam, www.cspipublishing.com and writes for the Web site www.politicalislam.com.
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