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in response to reader comment: About Aishah and Safiyah,

Submitted by Tariq M Kahn (Pakistan), Dec 6, 2006 at 20:13

John Bastile's article is old one and I have recentely got the opportunity to read it. It is sad that a person has been giving incomplete and out of context refereces to this serious debate. For example he intentionly omits the last part of the sentence

"Maslamah beheaded him". The complete sentence is "Maslamah beheaded him fro the revenge of his brother Mahmud".

In the paragraph of rape John Bastile intentionly distorted the actual story. The fact is Safiyah remained Moahammad's(PBUH) the most faithful wife for the rest of his life and remained muslim after Mohammad's death and liven about 35 to 40 years.

Rapists don't marry.

Moahammad(PBUH) came to know that the woman gave poison to him and she said that she was to confirm whether he was prophet or not. If Mohammad(PBUH) was a true prophet then he will certainly come to know and the woman embraced Islam. She was not sentenced.

It is sad that people take the advantage of the fact that most of people never explore the original texts...


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