A Non Muslim reader sent me a response regarding “REFUTING CLAIM SATAN INSPIRED PROPHET IN CAVE (not GABRIEL).” His name is Paul Ross.
His TITLE: The 20 Commandments of Muhammad, the founder of Islam.
There are 20 claims that he believes inspired by satan. All I can say that he doesn’t understand anything about Islam especially Al-Qur’an. Let’s discuss it one by one.
1. Thou shall Rape, Marry, and Divorce Pre-pubescent Girls. Koran 65:4
Surah 65 named At-Talaq. In English: THE DIVORCE . Just from the title of the surah, I refute the claims about RAPE and GIRLS. Surah 65 is about the GUIDANCE regarding the DIVORCE. Nothing about RAPE and nothing about DEVORCING PRE-PUBESCENT GIRLS.
It’s about IDDAH. What is Iddah?
In Islam, iddah or iddat (Arabic: العدة; period of waiting) is the period a woman must observe after the death of her spouse or after a divorce, during which she may not marry another man. Its purpose is to ensure that the male parent of any offspring produced after the cessation of a nikah (marriage) would be known.
This is the story how surah 65:4 exists.
Ibn Abi Hatim recorded a simpler narration than this one from Ubay bin Ka`b who said, “O Allah’s Messenger! When the Ayah in Surat Al-Baqarah was revealed prescribing the `Iddah of divorce, some people in Al-Madinah said, `There are still some women whose `Iddah has not been mentioned in the Qur’an. There are the young, the old whose menstruation is discontinued, and the pregnant.’ Later on, this Ayah was revealed,
This is Surah 65:4: (SAHIH INTERNATIONAL)
And those who no longer expect menstruation (menopause) among your women – if you doubt, then their period is three months, and [also for] those who have not menstruated. And for those who are pregnant, their term is until they give birth. And whoever fears Allah – He will make for him of his matter ease.
|Allah the Exalted clarifies the waiting period of the woman in menopause. And that is the one whose menstruation has stopped due to her older age. Her `Iddah is three months instead of the three monthly cycles for those who menstruate, which is based upon the Ayah in (Surat) Al-Baqarah. ﴿see 2:228﴾ The same for the young, who have not reached the years of menstruation. Their `Iddah is three months like those in menopause.
Claim no. 1 refuted. Nothing to do about RAPE or DIVORCING RE-PUBESCENT GIRLS.
Read: What Does Islamic Law Say About Rape?
Reference: Quran Tafsir Ibn Kathir