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How many concubines & wives?

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in response to reader comment: Mansoor: Let us hear from you the wonderful liberties the Islam grants us!

Submitted by Mansoor (Pakistan), Mar 12, 2008 at 01:38

I can only laugh louder on your reply. It is as same as a person got all ammunition finished and started fighting with tomatoes.

Fore me it is a good chance to open discussion about your baseless allegation on Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) of enslaving women and marrying under-aged girl. Just read carefully the link below and you will find the explanation very very relevant by your own Christian brother.

http://www.libchrist.com/bible/DavdSolomon.html

I am happy that you can count the names of those women whose names are associated with our beloved Prophet. But can you count the number of women associated with your ideal figures... For me "David" (Hazrat Dawood A.S.) and Solomo (Hazrat Suleman A.S) {as mentioned in the above link and I agree to that completely} were allowed to have concubines and slave girls and they were not prohibited. I have very high respect for both the above prophets and their position is very very noble in my eyes. I must ask you why only Prophet Muhammad is targeted by you the mad disbelievers?????

Few excerpts from the above link are given to open your concealed eyes.

Questions

(1) Why is it now that having more than one wife or having a concubine is considered sinful by most modern-day fundamentalist Chrisitans? Jesus never said anything about it in the NT, so why is the Law being interpreted differently now than it was in the days of David and Solomon?

How would a "concubine" in the days of David and Solomon be different from a "kept woman" today? Or a prostitute? Today the women make the choice to be "kept" or a prostitute. In biblical times usually the concubines were slaves, often foreign women captured in battle. But again it was never wrong.

Another even simplier question is how about all the great men of the bible that had so many wives, not just concubines. There was nothing wrong with this in the OT and never mentioned as bad in the NT other than the elders of Timothy and Titus due probably to local problems were told by Paul to only have one wife.

It is clearly and simply stated in the Bible with no forcing or circumlocution that David, Solomon, and others had wives and concubines, and were men of God. No twisted logic. No playing with words. Plain and simple hermeneutically-acceptable language.

Your bag is empty and you read the above link in full to clear the rust in your heart and short circuits in your brain.

Many readers who must be tapping the back of Plato...should definitely see my point with utmost sincerity and let me know the reaction. I am waiting....

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