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in response to reader comment: bayezid: You are right paedophiles find gratification in their crime. What about Muhammad?

Submitted by bayezid (Bangladesh), Jan 5, 2009 at 10:40

looks like you do work with the grand infidel together. how curious. let me stress that we are here to know about the truth. not to slander each other pointlessly. i do believe all of us here have our lives and spending time on the net cursing each other is the last thing we want to do.

only someone who did not know the meaning of a pedophile would call the great prophet a pedophile. yeah, that would be you.

a pedophile finds sexual gratification in exploiting under age boys and girls. regardless to say ,it is a very perverted behaviour. for pedophiles, it is like an addiction. they do it like junkies use substance. Muhammad peace be upon him had no addictions and he certainly never exploited young girls.

his wife aisha was 9 years old when he married her. and from that your mind led you to a frantic race to label that simple act as pedophilia.

in 7th century arabia , women were degraded in ways never before seen. altho women were degraded everywhere else duiring that time, in arabia it reached its peak. little girls would be buried alive ! aisha may ALLAH be pleased with her was incidentally a little girl back then. daughter of best friend abu bakr. muhmmad peace be upon him, by marrying her, ensured her safety. even tho the pagan arabs hated his message, they honored and respected muhammad pbuh . b marrying aisha , he therefore reduced chances of her being exploited or even killed. this was also to honor his best friend by ensuring his daughters safety.

aisha was born after her parents reverted to islam. the prophet wanted her to grow up as a very wise muslim trained in the ways of islam from childhood. he noticed that aisha was a very wise and intelligent girl who could benefit the peoples iman.

the people around muhammad pbuh were always looking for reasons to slander him or destroy his reputation to stem the flow of islam. if the prophet was a pedophile it would have been noticed in a surefire way. there were people around him always. aisha siddiqua also had close ties with her parents after her marriage and she only had good things to say about the prophet. the prophet let her grow up to be a young healthy woman and then had relations with her. never before she became an adult.

besides, the prophet had other wives who were grown women during their time. so does a pedophile surroun himself or comit himsel to people so heavily? certainly not. the pedophiles nture is to be very private. the great prophets life was always surrouned by people who observed him very closely. that is how we get so many traditions or hadeeth today. they never witnessed or sensesd perversion in the prophet. the wives would often fight over the prophet at times for which he would console them telling them to be patient for his company. there was a slight and harmless rivalry betwen the wives and they surely would hve mentioned any bad habi of the prophet.

and if he was a pedophile, where are his other young girls? aisha siddiqa was the only woman he married when she was 9. the physical relationship took place way way later when aisha grew up to be an adult.

so let me see.... the prophet had safeguarded a young woman and made sure she grew up to be a learned scholar (yes, aisha siddiqua was a very renowned scholar of islam) and he treted her in such an exceptionally virtuous way in 7th century arabia, which we cant even dream of today , all these things make him a pedophile???

wow !!

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