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Captive non-Muslim women are a fair game...

Reader comment on item: Bolstering Moderate Muslims
in response to reader comment: ToShakeel: Rasool's vengeance and Ali's fear of Allah

Submitted by Jaladhi (United States), May 24, 2007 at 21:53

Plato, you concluded your post with: "I also have a hadith about this rightly-guided Caliph, Shakeel. I cannot recollect the reference at the moment, but it is Bukhari's shahi hadith. Once someone who did not like Ali complained to the Prophet that Ali had sex (i.e. raped) a female captive even before the spoils of the gazwa were distributed. The Prophet told the disgruntled man that Ali deserved even more. The Islamic gems of this story? It is okay to rape freshly captured females even before they are distributed by the prophet if it was Ali who disregarded the rule of waiting until booty is distributed before beginning to enjoy them. The Prophet overrides his own rules for his relatives. Captured females in Islam can be used for sex."

Plato, I just wonder if Muslims ever find this despicable behavior(to put it mildly) of their rightly guided caliph and the rasool to be despicable or they just admire it and try to emulate it whenever possible. History shows the latter behavior to be true. What else would be expected from the followers when they consider their rasool to be a perfect man and his life is emulated.


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