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CHALLEGE 6W: Answering Lisa and more

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Submitted by HARRAK (Canada), Apr 1, 2006 at 23:41

...I just want to start by unveilling the white lie of April (Poisson d`avril) when I said I live in Hamburg in my comment yesterday! I actually do not..

Lisa you asked :

1. How Muhammad dealt with captive women
2. Why did he marry his son in laws wife
3. Why did he marry Aysheh, I know the reasons and justification of him marrying the rest of women, but I still can not understand the reason behind marrying Aysheh
4. Do you think he was illeterate? specially at the time of revelation of Quran
5. Why did he order to kill bani qurayzah, what was the wisdom behind this

My answers per order of your questions are:

1. He treated them very well. Some times sponsering widdows himself and marrying them. At least he did not kill them. What is better sex or blood! I take sex especially the legally recognized one as he did. Now compare to the Bible:

Numbers 31:17-18
Now kill all the boys. And kill every woman who has slept with a man, but save for yourselves every girl who has never slept with a man.

2. You already anwered yourself in your 3rd question saying: " I know the reasons and justification of him marrying the rest of women" here I should thank you.

3. He married a 9 year old Aisha and had intercourse with her at 12. Nothing wrong. My grand father `s half brother 72 yrs married a 13 year old girl and have 2 doughters now..if you see his wife when she was 9, you give her 20. Those girls are not like here. They become mature at early age bodily and intelectually speaking. Besides, I myself prefer to have my daughter married around 12 with a man of more than 20 rather than her poping it up in the street with a guy that still pees in his bed..you need some courses in either sociology or anthropology to feel at ease with my comment.

Can you tell me the age of the never married girls Numbers 13:18 is talking about!! knowing that in the Old Testament era the average age of marriage was 12!!


4. Muhammad was illeterate. If you argue that he copied from the bible than we argue that Jesus copied , not copied, but copied and modified the Torah!! Besides, stories in the Quran seem more coherent than the bible like (Kill the women in the bible) Versus (Do not kill women), or drink champaign Vs do not drink at all..also what happened to bow!! Jesus bowed down to god and you never do!! may be Muslims understand better the bible!!


5. For Bany Qurayza, I am not all knowing although all sarcasting. Why don`t you tell me what you have and we`ll go from there. Also if you refer to me a sourse, I will be pleased to get the wisdom if any is there.

We take the wisdom regardless the source...some people, you can give them a garbage bag signed Nike and they will not hesitate to put it on their heads sayying Haaappyyy Haaappyyy you know the song I guess!

Later,
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