Namus, p. 31). The Messenger of Allah came to me and I was weeping. There was his marriage to Mariyah from Egypt, a Jewish woman of a different religion and race, and a girl from Abyssinia. Hafsa returned early and found Mariyah in her quarters. “The Prophet (p) said: “Feed those of your captives who please you from what you eat and clothe them with what you clothe yourselves, but sell those who do not please you and DO NOT punish Allah’s creatures.” (Sunan Abu Dawud, Hadith 5142. This hadith is that it reveals yet another sexual scandal of the prophet. 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. (Quran 33:40) After all, He is the Doer of all things and the Creator of everything we do and say. That is why he married the young daughter of Abu Bakr, his First Successor, and the daughter of `Umar, his Second Successor. Although some of the scholars in the past have said that Mariyah the Copt was a ‘slave’, the reports which predate their claims inclines us to believe that she was not. حَدَّثَنَا مُوسَى بْنُ إِسْمَاعِيلَ، قَالَ: حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ اللهِ بْنُ دُكَيْنٍ، سَمِعَ كَثِيرَ بْنَ عُبَيْدٍ قَالَ: كَانَتْ عَائِشَةُ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهَا إِذَا وُلِدَ فِيهِمْ مَوْلُودٌ، يَعْنِي: فِي أَهْلِهَا، لاَ تَسْأَلُ: غُلاَمًا وَلاَ جَارِيَةً، تَقُولُ: خُلِقَ سَوِيًّا؟ فَإِذَا قِيلَ: نَعَمْ، قَالَتِ: الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ. (Adab al-Mufrad Book 53, Hadith 1256).  LRA rebels step up attacks, abduct children in C.Africa: UN. The story that is mentioned by Christian critics on Mariyah, has semblance to the story of Abraham and Hagar. According to 13th century scholar Imam Nawawi, this hadith tells us that Prophet Muhammed (p) had a wife from Egypt, the only woman who was from Egypt was Mariya. Arabic: He (peace and blessing be upon him) was not hiding anything, but rather the situation had been resolved with Hafsa and there was no point in getting more people involved, especially when those people are other wives and some issues of jealous rivalry had already occurred previously. How does one reconcile the above with the blessed personality of the Holy Prophet? Ihram for Hajj till we were at Sarif and I was in menses. Please bear in mind, we cannot confirm whether this was the opinion of Shah Waliyullah or the translator of the Book, who made this statement in regards to Mariya. But in spite of this she fully covered, as was the command for the wives of the Prophet (peace be upon him). He states: “4. Of the two girls sent by him, What one has to note here is that these ladies were not slave girls and that they had already accepted Islam. (Sunan Ibn Majah, volume 3, Book 9, Hadith 1878, Sahih Darussalam), Kathir ibn ‘Ubayd said, “When someone in the family of ‘A’isha had a child, she did not ask, ‘Boy or girl?’ She asked, ‘Was he created well-formed?’ If the answer was ‘Yes,’ she said, ‘Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds. The next day, Umar went to see the Prophet (peace and blessing be upon him), and found him and Abu Bakr weeping. Reportedly, the Companion Hatib Ibn Abi Balta’a played a major role in Mariyah’s conversion to Islam. She spent three years of her life with the Prophet, until his death, and died five years later in 16 AH, (may Allah be pleased with her) For the last five years of her life, she remained a recluse and almost never went out except to visit the grave of the Prophet or her son’s grave. When we don’t do the above, our image of a person is liable to crumble. He was interested in strengthening the Muslims by all bonds. Futuh Misr wa Akhbaruha. I have extended an honourable welcome to your messenger and I am sending two girls (jariyyatun) who are highly respected among the Qibtis (Egyptians) and I offer as a present some cloth and a mule to ride on. The language used in the report cannot refer to slave, but rather someone who is a free woman. Mariyah was a Copt girl from a village situated in upper Egypt and her name was Ansana. The following is Muhammad’s scandalous love affair with Mariyah the Copt who was one of the prophet’s wives’ maids. He was born in Mecca as a member of the ruling Hashim clan of the tribe of Quraysh.  History of al-Tabari: The: The Last Years of the Prophet, volume 9, page 137 The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) contracted some of his marriages for sociopolitical reasons. She is to stay in your home and mourn for her parents for a month; after that, you may marry her. It’s highly required. Among the gifts was a young Coptic girl Maria whom the … It was also a gesture of friendship with a neighboring king that Muhammad married Zaynab who was presented to him by the Negus of Abyssinia in whose territory the early Muslims found safe refuge. These verses of the Quran are clear verifications of the sublime character of the Prophet (peace and blessing be upon him), and of the unquestionable standard of moral excellence that he possessed (peace and blessing be upon him). Had God not wanted it to happen in this way and protect His Prophet from people questioning such incidents, He would have done so. Whatever the reality of this, Christians surely wouldn’t argue that Abraham – who is praised in the Old and New Testament – was raping Hagar every-time he went to bed with her? [Tafsir al Wasit], The incident concerning Mariyah is not rigorously authenticated, whereas the narration in regards the honey incident is rigorously authenticated. He was interested in strengthening the Muslims by all bonds. Deuteronomy 22:28-29,  Where continuous rape of slaves was ordained and had Divine blessing from the Bible. ‘It is not fitting for an apostle that he should have prisoners of war until he hath thoroughly subdued the land. 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. (Quran 33:40) Maria was honored and respected by the Prophet and his family and Companions. When he met the Prophet, he embraced Islam. Examples where the more ‘human aspects’ of the Prophet were shown to us, We all know that the Prophet (peace and blessing be upon him) was under Divine Protection even during childhood and his youth, rendering him as the perfect child and young man. The particular words used by the Egyptian King about Mariah and Sirin, ‘who are highly respected among the Qibtis (or Egyptians)’, these are not the words that may possible be applied to a slave. Abdullah (his father) died and left behind seven – or nine – daughter, so I have brought someone who can look after them. Imam al Nawawi mentions in his commentary of Sahih Muslim that, ‘The incident involving Mariyah has not been passed down with any sound transmission.’. How could the Prophet Muhammed (peace and blessing be upon him) himself go against his own preachings – If we were to supposed that Mary the Coptic was sent to him as a slave girl? In early 2016, he moved to Amman, Jordan, where he continues advanced studies in a range of Islamic sciences, as well as teaching. Al-Fawz al-Kabir fi Usul al-Tafsir – Shah Waliyullah (1703 – 1762 AD) [Footnote 11]: “11. Therefore, despite our struggles to understand certain events that pertain to more of the human aspects of the Prophet’s life, and the various questions and doubts that arise to one’s mind in such situations, it is imperative to remind ourselves of the reality of who the Prophet truly is, and what his station with God is. “God granted Rayhanah bt. Marriage of Mary To Joseph the Carpenter!  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 Hazrat Mariyah Qibtiyyah. It was through marriage to Safiyyah that he neutralized a great section of the hostile Jews of Arabia.  Christian Militia Rape And Kill Muslim Children In Central African Republic, Resisting for Mariyah … Why do missionaries bring this story up? Rarely however, is this gained through reading the fundamental books of Seerah (prophetic … The rest of the hadith is the same but (with this portion) that there were sacrificial animals with Allah’s Apostle and with Abu Bakr, Umar and with rich persons. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) contracted some of his marriages for sociopolitical reasons. Far from being the best of the creation , Muhammad was lewd- a pervert. Abu Bakr suggested that they should be ransomed while Umar felt it was more appropriate to put them to death.  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 Her betrothal to him at a young age fortified that relationship. Or perhaps you heard of a person and formed a picture in your mind of them, and then later met them in person? Where beating a slave senseless was allowed and endorsed from scripture. By contracting most of these marriages, the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) meant to eliminate the caste or class system, racial and national pride and superiority, and religious prejudices. There is nothing to conceal or hide in any aspect of the Prophet (peace and blessing be upon him). Ibn Umar said: “My maternal uncle Qudamah, who was her paternal uncle, married me to her, but he did not consult her. Muhammad: A Lecher . “in reply to the Prophet’s letter, the Potiphar or the Aziz of Egypt (also known as Mqauqis) addressed the following in Arabic: To Muhammad Ibn Abdullah fom Muqauqis, the chief of Qibt. Many who have will tell you that what they had in their mind and what they saw were two very different things. In this incident God did not reveal anything, but rather the revealed verse was, ‘O Prophet! It is said that Hagar was a handmaid of Sarai, who gave her as a gift to Abraham. Likewise, it is a testification to the truthfulness, veracity, and faith of the Companions, Followers and the Islamic scholars that they recorded and preserved all these traditions as they were, without attempting to conceal or remove anything that may be perceived as damaging to the religion or the person of the Prophet (peace and blessing be upon him). This was a direct command from our Noble Prophet (p): Hilal b. Yasaf reported that a person got angry and slapped his slave-girl. There is nothing haram in what he did.  Muhammad’s Life – The Wives of the Prophet Muhammad, By: Ibn Kathir, [translated by: sheikh Muhammad Gemeiah, Office of the Grand Imam, Sheikh Al Azhar, Edited by: Aelfwine Acelas Mischler], Online source http://web.archive.org/web/20030728195220/http://www.islamic-paths.org/Home/English/Muhammad/Book/Wives/Chapter_12.htm 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. The Prophet (peace be upon him) … 20 “Anyone who beats their male or female slave with a rod must be punished if the slave dies as a direct result, 21 but they are not to be punished if the slave recovers after a day or two, since the slave is their property.” As Ibrahim’s body was being buried, the sun was eclipsed and it grew dark and gloomy. Muhammad sent a letter to Muqawqis, summoning him to Islam, was answered evasively; but with his answer the ruler of Egypt sent a rich present of a thousand measures of gold, twenty robes of fine cloth, a mule, a she-ass and, as the crown of the gift, two Coptic Christian slave girls escorted by an elderly eunuch. https://discover-the-truth.com/2013/11/12/does-deuteronomy-2110-14-condemn-rape-or-does-it-sanction-rape-forced-marriage/ All were born to Muhammad's first wife Khadija bint Khuwaylid except one son, who was born to Maria al-Qibtiyya. He lies to her saying her father Omar has called for her. To Muhammad Ibn Abdullah fom Muqauqis, the chief of Qibt. This is instilled in us throughout or lives or from the books and stories we read. “God granted Rayhanah bt. He decides to get rid of Hafsa so he can be alone with Mariyah. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Allah (SWT) granted the Prophet from Maria a son … We ask Allah to make us of those who truly love the Prophet (peace and blessing be upon him) unconditionally, and more than anything in this world. I have read your letter and have noted the contents. All of the above heinous crimes against slaves was categorically forbidden in Islam. Have you ever read a book then watched a live adaption of the same book? “4. Al Qurtubi, al Tabari, Ibn Arabi, Imam al Nawawi, and a great many scholars, all state that this incident is the reliable opinion for the opening verse of al Tahrim being revealed. Mariyah bint Syam'un al-Qibthiyah is a woman from Egypt. There is also another narration in Al Nisaa’i and al Hakim on account of Anas, that the Prophet (peace and blessing be upon him) had a slave girl [unnamed] that he had relations with, and that Aisha and Hafsa refused to be with the Prophet until he swore to make the slave girl prohibited to himself. Even with these human needs, he (peace and blessing be upon him) was the most perfected in them. Arabic: (Jami` at-Tirmidhi Volume 2, Book 6, Hadith 110, Sahih Darussalam), “Narrated Jabir: “Allah’s Messenger said to me, “Have you got married O Jabir?” I replied, “Yes.” He asked “What, a virgin or a matron?” I replied, “Not a virgin but a matron.” He said, “Why did you not marry a young girl who would have played with you?” I replied, “O Allah’s Messenger! '” (He said:) “So he supplicated for me.” Allah revealed the verses telling the Prophet not to prohibit what is lawful. Some scholars hold this to be the reason for al Tahrim to have been revealed. ( Log Out / Even if Mariya remain the prophet concubine, though sounds peculiar in recent times, I don’t think this should be a controversial issue at all. (al-Tabaqat Al-Kubra, volume 1, page 260) . Friends of Hatib bin Abi Balta'ah took care of him on the way to Medina. 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. He married some of the humblest and poorest women.  “When you conquer Egypt, take good care of the Copts, and treat them well as they have a pledge (dhimmtan) and kinship (rahman).” (Ibn ‘Abd al-Hakam, Abu al-Qasim ‘Abd al-Rahman. The youngest of us slapped her, and ALLAH’S MESSENGER COMMANDED US TO SET HER FREE. He (peace and blessing be upon him) did not have to do this. 14 Later, if you no longer want her, you are to let her go free. Great effort brother! Perhaps God, by making these incidents occur and revealing them to us, intended by it a test for us; a test of faith and a test of our love for the Prophet (peace and blessing be upon him). She did not like this marriage, and the, حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ الرَّحْمَنِ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ الدِّمَشْقِيُّ، حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ نَافِعٍ الصَّائِغُ، حَدَّثَنِي عَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ نَافِعٍ، عَنْ أَبِيهِ، عَنِ ابْنِ عُمَرَ، . أَنَّهُ حِينَ هَلَكَ عُثْمَانُ بْنُ مَظْعُونٍ تَرَكَ ابْنَةً لَهُ . قَالَ ابْنُ عُمَرَ فَزَوَّجَنِيهَا خَالِي قُدَامَةُ وَهُوَ عَمُّهَا وَلَمْ يُشَاوِرْهَا وَذَلِكَ بَعْدَ مَا هَلَكَ أَبُوهَا فَكَرِهَتْ نِكَاحَهُ وَأَحَبَّتِ, Kathir ibn ‘Ubayd said, “When someone in the family of ‘A’isha had a child, she did not ask, ‘Boy, حَدَّثَنَا مُوسَى بْنُ إِسْمَاعِيلَ، قَالَ: حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ اللهِ بْنُ دُكَيْنٍ، سَمِعَ كَثِيرَ بْنَ عُبَيْدٍ قَالَ: كَانَتْ عَائِشَةُ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهَا إِذَا وُلِدَ فِيهِمْ مَوْلُودٌ، يَعْنِي: فِي أَهْلِهَا، لاَ تَسْأَلُ: غُلاَمًا وَلاَ, “A’isha reported: We entered into the state of. Hafsa was the custodian of the autograph-text of the Qur'an, which was. حَدَّثَنَا قُتَيْبَةُ، حَدَّثَنَا سُفْيَانُ، أَخْبَرَنَا عَمْرٌو، عَنْ جَابِرٍ، قَالَ قَالَ لِي رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ” هَلْ نَكَحْتَ يَا جَابِرُ ”. قُلْتُ نَعَمْ. قَالَ ” مَاذَا أَبِكْرًا أَمْ ثَيِّبًا ”. قُلْتُ لاَ بَلْ ثَيِّبًا. قَالَ ” فَهَلاَّ جَارِيَةً تُلاَعِبُكَ ”. قُلْتُ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ، إِنَّ أَبِي قُتِلَ يَوْمَ أُحُدٍ وَتَرَكَ تِسْعَ بَنَاتٍ كُنَّ لِي تِسْعَ أَخَوَاتٍ، فَكَرِهْتُ أَنْ أَجْمَعَ إِلَيْهِنَّ جَارِيَةً خَرْقَاءَ مِثْلَهُنَّ، وَلَكِنِ امْرَأَةً تَمْشُطُهُنَّ وَتَقُومُ عَلَيْهِنَّ. قَالَ ” أَصَبْتَ ”. “According to Ibn ‘Umar [al-Waqidi] – Ya‘qub b. Muhammad b. Abi Sa‘sa‘ah – ‘Abdallah b. Anas reported that she was among the closest to the Prophet. On Mary, Muhammad's Concubine. In reality much of what they present is smoke screen to veil the truth about Islam.  Deuteronomy 21:10-14 Good News Translation (GNT) He also sent some honey from Binha, some perfume, twenty garments of the fine Egyptian linen and a glass cup which the Prophet used to drink from. Furthermore, this glowing character reference is offered by none other than Allah, the Creator of every atom in the universe! His ignoring the blind man and devoting all his attention to the Qurayshi leader was out of earnestly trying to persuade him to accept Islam, because as a caller to God, he felt it was important to gain the support of influential figures so as to make the spread of the religion more effective. At that point, a blind man, Ibn Umm Maktum, approached him to seek explanation of some point concerning Islam. Dr. Hammudah `Abdul-`Ati in his book Islam in Focus. They bring this incident up to show him in bad light that he had sexual relations with her as a ‘slave’ (as claimed by them). He married a Coptic wife named Mariya, and he is reported to have advised his followers to be especially kind to the Copts of Egypt, considering them his in-laws.” . The Prophet Muhammad ﷺ as the best of examples. She was a Coptic maiden given to the Prophet Muhammad as a gift from the Egyptian governor of Alexandria, al-Muqawqis, in 6-7/627-629. I wanted to go down to Makkah and entertain myself as the young men did. “The sun and the moon are two of Allah’s signs,” he said, “they are not eclipsed because of anyone’s birth or death. Gefällt 4.784 Mal.  A narration reported by Abu Dharr tells us that: I went back to my fellow-shepherd and told him of what had happened to me. Have you married?’ I said: ‘Yes.’ He said: ‘A virgin or a matron?’ I said: ‘A matron.’ He said: ‘Why didn’t you marry a, حَدَّثَنَا قُتَيْبَةُ، حَدَّثَنَا حَمَّادُ بْنُ زَيْدٍ، عَنْ عَمْرِو بْنِ دِينَارٍ، عَنْ جَابِرِ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ، قَالَ تَزَوَّجْتُ امْرَأَةً فَأَتَيْتُ النَّبِيَّ صلى الله عليه وسلم فَقَالَ ” أَتَزَوَّجْتَ يَا جَابِرُ ” . فَقُلْتُ نَعَمْ . فَقَالَ ” بِكْرًا أَمْ ثَيِّبًا ” . فَقُلْتُ لاَ بَلْ ثَيِّبًا . فَقَالَ ” هَلاَّ, “Narrated Jabir: “Allah’s Messenger said to me, “Have you got married O Jabir?” I replied, “Yes.” He asked “What, a virgin or a matron?” I replied, “Not a virgin but a matron.” He said, “Why did you not marry a, حَدَّثَنَا قُتَيْبَةُ، حَدَّثَنَا سُفْيَانُ، أَخْبَرَنَا عَمْرٌو، عَنْ جَابِرٍ، قَالَ قَالَ لِي رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ” هَلْ نَكَحْتَ يَا جَابِرُ ”. قُلْتُ نَعَمْ. قَالَ ” مَاذَا أَبِكْرًا أَمْ ثَيِّبًا ”. قُلْتُ لاَ بَلْ ثَيِّبًا. قَالَ ” فَهَلاَّ, Sahih al-Bukhari volume 5, Book 59, Hadith 382, “It was narrated from Ibn Umar that: when Uthman bin Mazun died, he left behind a daughter. From leaving each other, maybe the second person she goes to may have a better relationship. Some of them have spoken positive of him, and that he came back to bring the true monotheism that was practised by early Christians. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! May Allah grant you the best of states and guide you to what is pleasing to Him. The Prophet also recommended to set free captives. 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. However, Hafsa (May Allah be pleased with her) pushed the situation beyond what was justified.  Romans 4:11 Question: I have been reading the tafsir of surah Tahrim by Imam Suyuti. [Tafsir al Wasit]. Mariyah, the Prophet’s CONCUBINE and the mother of his son, Ibrahim. I knew this much that a Prophet was to come. When Hafsa leaves, Muhammad takes Mariyah to bed and has intercourse with her. 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.” Allah tells us in the Quran, in Al Qalam, ‘And thou (standest) on an exalted standard of character’ [68:4, Yusuf Ali], ‘Ye have indeed in the Apostle of Allah a beautiful pattern of (conduct) for anyone whose hope is in Allah and the Final Day’ [33:21, Yusuf Ali]. When the Prophet (ﷺ) sent his envoy to the Patriarch of Alexandria soon after the Truce of Hudaibiya in Dhu al-Qa‘da 6/March 628 he besides lending an ear, treated the envoy with honor and sent him back with gifts for the Prophet (ﷺ). Despite this noble endeavour, God sent revelation that corrected the Prophet’s (peace and blessing be upon him) decision. That was after her father had died. Ibn Abbas reported that the Prophet freed her and THEN MARRIED HER. She spent three years of her life with the Prophet, until his death, and died five years later in 16 AH, (may Allah be pleased with her) For the last five years of her life, she remained a recluse and almost never went out except to visit the grave of the Prophet or her son’s grave.