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Curmally: Do you judge the morals of your prophet by seventh century standards?

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Submitted by Plato (India), Oct 12, 2010 at 23:36

Curmally you write:

>>Tell me who the author of the compilation of the hadith is please. And secondly, don't judge values and morals of 1300 years ago by today's standards. Doing that is Hypocritical. I don't like to believe a learned man like you is a hypocrite.<<

On the one hand you claim that Mohammed is an example for all mankind for all time. Yet you defend his marriage and bedding a girl of only nine by claiming that we should judge him by the values and morals of the time, you defend his marrying his own daughter in law by claiming Allah Himself allowed him to. In today's world the prophet would been jailed for moral turpitude and child molestation (except perhaps in Saudi Arabia and Iran). So who is hypocritical?

>>I don't think you need me to tell you that the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan states very clearly that all laws in Pakistan shall be in accordance with the Quran e Karim and the Sunnah or the Actions of the Prophet and as you already know, the Hadith are the sayings of he prophet and not much emphasis is laid on them. We prefer Ijma and Ijtehad.<<

Now how do you know about the actions (sunnah) of the prophet if not from the hadith. There is nothing much about the Prophet's actions (except those dealing with his women) in the Koran.

Koranic law allows you to cut off people's hands for theft. Do you do that in Pakistan or have you Ijmaed it away. For lewd women the Koran mandates (4:15) that they be shut away until death takes them if there are four witnesses. Is there any mention of this in your constitiution? How do you deal with such women? What conclusion using Ijtehad has Pakistan arrived on this.

>>Take care and have a good day.<<

Good days will be back once Muslims use Ijma and Ijtehad to sanitize the Koran of its violence and injustice to kaffirs and women.

With Regards

Plato

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