The Quran had come as a light and beacon for mankind, to ‘regulate’ social relations and to giude the believeing men & women with the following verses:
“Tell the believing men that they shall subdue their eyes, and to maintain their chastity. This is purer for them….” (24:30)
“And tell the believing women to subdue their eyes, and maintain their chastity. They shall not reveal any parts of their bodies, except that which is necessary….” (24:31)
“O prophet, tell your wives, your daughters, and the wives of the believers that they shall lengthen their garments…” (33:59)
“You shall encourage those of you who are single to get married…” (24:32)
“Those who cannot afford to get married shall maintain morality until GOD provides for them from His grace…” (24:33)
“The adulteress and the adulterer you shall whip each of them a hundred lashes…” (24:2)
The above verses are just a ‘sample’ of the moral laws which regulate human social behaviour.
Yet, with all these clear verses, we are AMAZED as how todays sectarian Muslims have turned GOD’s system into one which not only ‘allows’ multiple sex partners, but actually ENCOURAGES fornication and sex out of wed-lock!.
In todays sectarianism, we see that men have the following licence:
To have sex with AS-MANY women as possible if they are ‘slaves’ or ‘war-captives’.
This blasphemy towards GOD and His messenger has made a mockery of the true teachings of the Quran and has made ‘in-valid’ all the verses which were revealed to regulate human society!.
Arab & Muslim men think that GOD has given them such a priveladge because He knows that they are ‘men’ and thus need to have thier sexual desires filfilled by more than one women.
It is also ‘ironic’ that these sectarians make fun of the West and call them ‘infadels’ for having sex with women outside wed-lock. The ‘hypocracy’ of the situation is that they have more sex with more women under the LIE that GOD’s perfect system authorized this.
“They commit a gross sin, then say, “We found our parents doing this, and GOD has commanded us to do it.” Say, “GOD never advocates sin. Are you saying about GOD what you do not know?” (7:28)
In this article, we will adress the issue of ‘Ma Malakat Aymanukum’ (those whom your right hands possess) whom we will PROVE does not mean servants or war captives.
“Those who listen to the utterance so as to follow the BEST of its goodness thereof; those are the ones whom The GOD has guided and those are the people of understanding” (Quran 39:18)
1. What is the ‘licence’ given for ‘Ma Malakat Aymanukum’?.
“And they maintain their chastity. Only with their spouses OR those whom thier ‘right hand posseses’ (Ma Malakat Aymanuhum), do they have sexual relations; they are not to be blamed.” (23:5-6)
This is really the fundamental issue, that the Quran in the above verse (and other verses) ALLOWS a man to have sexual relations with a certain category of women…But just exactly WHO are these people with whom sexual relations is allowed!.
2. Are these people ‘servants’ who work in our homes, and whom we can have sex with?
Let us first see what the word used for servants in the Quran.
The word used for servants in the Arabic language and in the Quran is ‘Abd’. Here are a few verses from the Quran where ‘Abd’ is used:
“And marry those among you who are single and those who are fit among your servants (Ibadikum) and your female servants; if they are poor, The GOD will make them free from want out of His grace; and The GOD is Ample-giving, Knowing.” (Quran 24:32)
“If Thou dost punish them, they are thy servants (Ibadak); if Thou dost forgive them, thou art the Exalted in power, the Wise.” (Quran 5:118)
“Verily those whom ye call upon besides The GOD are servants (Ibadun) like unto you: call upon them, and let them listen to your prayer, if ye are truthful!” (Quran 7:194)
And in the following verse, GOD has forbidden messengers to have people serve them instead of Him:
“It is not meet for a mortal that The GOD should give him the Book and the wisdom and Prophethood, then he should say to men: Be my servants(Ibaad) rather than The GOD’s; but rather: Be servants of the Lord because of your teaching the Book and your reading it.” (Quran 3:79)
So, if the Quran clearly has a word for ‘servants’, then that rules out ‘Ma Malakat Aymankum’.
3. Is this word used for war-captives?
This is the PRIME argument used by the sectarians. That ‘Ma Malakat Aymanukum’ are ‘war captives’ whom they have captured and thus can sell and trade in them, and can have sex with them as they wish.
The word in the Quran for ‘Captives’ is ‘Asra’.
Here are a few verses using this word consistently:
“And He drove down those of the followers of the Book who backed them from their fortresses and He cast awe into their hearts; some you killed and you took captive (Asartum) another part.” (Quran 33:26)
“And they feed, for the love of The GOD, the indigent, the orphan, and the captive (Aserun).” (Quran 76:8)
“After this it is ye, the same people, who slay among yourselves, and banish a party of you from their homes; assist against them, in guilt and rancor; and if they come to you as captives (Asra), ye ransom them, though it was not lawful for you to banish them…” (Quran 2:85)
Well, unfortunately for the sectarians, there is already a word for ‘Captives’ and it is NOT ‘Ma Malakat Aymanunkum’!.
4. How does one have ‘sex’ with Ma Malakat Aymanukum?.
Now that we have elimintaed ‘Servants’ & ‘Captives’, below is a clue that may lead us to the correct nature of this relationship:
“Those among you who cannot afford to WED believing women, then from the believing young girls from among those whom ‘your right hands posses’ (Ma Malakat Aymanukum). GOD knows best about your belief, and you are equal to one another, as far as belief is concerned. WED them with permission from their guardians, and before you marry them pay them their due dowry equitably. They shall maintain moral behavior, by not committing adultery, or having secret lovers. Once they are taken in WEDLOCK, if they commit adultery, their punishment shall be half of that for the women. This is for those among you who fear sin; but it is better for you that you practice self-restraint. GOD is Forgiver, Most Merciful.” (Quran 4:25)
Hold on a minute!. Has not anyone seen this verse before?.
In the clearest possible words, GOD is telling us that those who wish to ‘have sex’ with these women (Ma Malakat Aymanukum) MUST marry them!.
In-fact, the Quran lays out some rules for such a marriage:
1. Concent of their parents/guardians;
2. Paying them their dowry.
This does not quite sound like the ‘jump-on-them’ when you feel like teachings that have been spread by the sectarians!.
This talks about a MARRIAGE with its rules and regulations…
5. Who are these people?
Perhaps now we can get to the heart of the matter: ‘Who are these people’?.
Clue # 1: These people can be LIVING in our Homes!.
“O you who believe, permission must be requested by those ‘whom your oaths posses’ (Malakat Aymanukum) and the children who have not attained puberty. This is to be done in three instances-before the Dawn Prayer, at noon when you change your clothes to rest, and after the Night Prayer. These are three private times for you. At other times, it is not wrong for you or them to mingle with one another. GOD thus clarifies the revelations for you. GOD is Omniscient, Most Wise.” (24:58)
Clue # 2: These people are DEPENDANT os us financialy!.
“He cites for you herein an example from among yourselves: Do you have from amongst those whom ‘your oaths posseses’ (Ma Malakat Aymanukum) as partners to the provisions We have provided for you?. To the level where you fear them as you fear yourselves?. We thus explain the revelations for people who understand.” (30:28) – See also 4:36
Clue # 3: They are an ‘Exception’ to regular marriage restrictions.
“Also prohibited are the women who are already married, except those whom your oaths posses’ (Ma Malakat Aymanukum). These are GOD’s commandments to you…” (4:24)
1. The term ‘Ma Malakat Aymanukum’ refers to females only (4:24);
2. These are females who are living in a man’s ‘houshold’ (24:58);
3. These are females who are ‘dependant’ on us financially (4:36);
4. These are females who have family or guardians (4:25);
5. These are females who are the ‘Exception’ to marrying a married woman (4:24).
Our understanding is that ‘Ma Malakat Aymanukum’ are widowed women who may be living under the roof and financial support of a man (her family, or the brother or relative of the deceased) and thus are described by the term ‘what your OATHS posses’ (i.e. due to the responsibility).
Marriage to such women is allowed in the Quran under slightly different terms & conditions than other women.