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Bible: Child Marriage in Ancient Israelite times – Paedophilia?

by  • SEPTEMBER 14, 2013

In Biblical times people were married at a very young age. Girls were usually betrothed before they reached puberty – majority of the time the marriage would have consummated when the girl reached puberty, and that was usually between the ages of 8, 9 or older,(Note: when a girl reached puberty prior to the 20th century, she was considered to be an adult in most cultures/societies). In this article I will mostly quote Scholarly sources to prove that marriage in ancient Israelite times took place at a very young age, sometimes the girls who were married off were pre-pubescent. There was no law against a pre-pubescent girl being married off. Actually as you will read further, you will come to realise that the Mishnah gave approval for a Man to have intercourse to a betrothed girl, any-time after the age of three years old.

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Bible sanctions pre-pubescent marriages (child marriage)
Age of Consent in European & American History

Isaac’s wife was Rebecca, mother of Jacob, and Esua. According to calculations made by Rabbi Solomon Itzhaki (A.K.A. Rashi a well-known respected Jewish Scholar), Rebecca was three years old when she married Isaac. Read more of this post

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Age of Consent in European & American History

by  • SEPTEMBER 9, 2013

What was the ‘Age of Consent’ in European and American history, prior to the 20th century? In this article, I shall bring forth evidences which demonstrate that the ‘Age of consent’ was indeed, very young, even by today’s standards. I will provide academic sources which show that girls were allowed to be married at the age of 10 years old and sometimes times, as young as 7 years old, legally. It was norm just over 100 years ago to see girls being married off at very young ages. In most cultures, the marriage would have been consummated at the onset of puberty.

1. Professor of history Margaret Wade Labarge

“It needs to be remembered that many Medieval widows were not old, Important heiresses were often married between the ages of 5 and 10 and might find themselves widowed while still in their teens.” [1]

2. Professor Richard Wortley and Professor Stephen Smallbone, both of whom state that prior to the 1900s girls married very young, Read more of this post

Aisha And Muhammed’s Marriage – Puberty

Kaleef K. Karim

Content:

1. Was Aisha’s Marriage Common In History?
2. Khawlah Suggested The Prophet To Marry Aisha
3. Aisha And Dolls
4. Jariyya – Young Lady
5. Aisha Reached Puberty Before Marriage Was Consummated

Introduction,

Among the claims made in regards to Prophet Muhammed’s marriage to Aisha is that such a marriage was uncommon. Some online detractors even go the extend to avoid and deliberately make out to their readers that such a marriage was unheard off in history.

Indeed there are a number of authentic reports in Sahih al Bukhari and other sources which say that her marriage was consummated at the age of 9 (or 10 in some other sources). This was the time she had reached the age of puberty. Although this age is something that has been accepted among the conservative Muslims in the past and today, there are some 20th century proponents who have pointed out based on external evidence from a number of authentic reports that her age was older than what is commonly accepted among Muslims. I won’t go into much more detail on this here, as there may be an article on this matter in the near future to see if what is presented has any validity.

1. Was Aisha’s Marriage Common In History? Read more of this post

THE PRESERVATION OF THE QUR’AN EXPLAINED IN DETAIL (VIDEO)

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Br. Adnan Rashid and Br. Mansur have delivered an exceptional lecture on the preservation of the Qur’an. Dozens upon dozens of common claims made against the Qur’an’s preservation are completely and totally refuted in what can only be described as having been done in an academic yet accessible form:

I would highly recommend this lecture for those who are interested in the Qur’an’s preservation. I would also recommend subscribing to the channel that the video is posted on, they have excellent content and even better videos will be appearing soon.

and Allah knows best.

WHAT DO SCHOLARS SAY ABOUT THE TRINITY?

It is customary for students of the Bible to refer to Jesus as God and to insist that belief in a Trinity of three co-equal, co-eternal Persons in the One God is the hallmark of true faith.  Many recognized Bible scholars do not think, however, that Jesus is called God, in a Trinitarian sense, in the Scriptures.  Distinguished experts on the Bible, past and present, maintain that the doctrine of a Tri-personal God is nowhere taught in Scripture.

IS THE TRINITY IN THE NEW TESTAMENT?

  • “No Apostle would have dreamed of thinking that there are three divine Persons” (Emil Brunner, Christian Doctrine of God, Dogmatics, Vol. 1, p. 226).
  • “Theologians agree that the New Testament also does not contain an explicit doctrine of the Trinity” (Encyclopedia of Religion, Vol. 15, p. 54).
  • “The New Testament writers…give us no formal or formulated doctrine of the Trinity, no explicit teaching that in one God there are three equal divine persons…. Nowhere do we find any Trinitarian doctrine of three distinct subjects of divine life and activity in the same Godhead” (Fortman, The Triune God, pp. xv, xvi, 16). Read more of this post

X RATED (PORN) STORY IN BIBLE (TALKING ABOUT BREAST)

Your two BREASTS are like two fawns, twins of a gazelle, that feed among the lilies.

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X-Rated Pornography in the Bible

Women’s breasts are important sexual objects according to the bible: 

The Bible in numerous places teaches us about women’s breasts and talks about them at the same time it is talking about sexual fantasies and intercourse.

Comparing the sister’s breasts to the size of the towers: Let us look at the following verses: “We have a young sister, and her breasts are not yet grown. What shall we do for our sister for the day she is spoken for? (Song of Songs 8:8)”
and later about the sister…..”I am a wall, and my breasts are like towers. Thus I have become in his eyes like one bringing contentment. (Song of Songs 8:10)”

Let us look at Song of Songs 4:5 ” Your two breasts are like two fawns, like twin fawns of a gazelle that browse among the lilies.”  Read more of this post

Is Hubal The Same As Allah? PART 4

3. Conclusions

Hubal is not Allah. Uneasy with this statement of fact, the Christian missionaries have exerted a great deal of effort to prove otherwise. With the impetus from Morey, the missionaries and apologists have attempted to prove that Hubal had been considered as Allah all along, paradoxically, by relying on the literary evidence they consider fictitious. Such a schizophrenic approach to the Islamic sources is not uncommon in the missionary and apologetical literature, where pieces of historical information become instantly true or false depending on the moment (e.g., hypothesis being forwarded). Ignoring the Qur’anic evidence detailing the concept of intercession, it is claimed ʿAbd al-Muttalib’s praying to Allah while standing next to the statue of Hubal shows that “Allah to whom Muhammad’s grandfather vowed and worshiped was none other than Hubal”. We have already shown that there are clear traditions dealing with the Battle of Uhud, as well as other aspects of Islamic history and beliefs, which explicitly differentiate between the worshippers of Hubal and the worshippers of Allah. Surprisingly, this is also acknowledged by the missionaries, a clear contradiction of their own stance. Read more of this post

Is Hubal The Same As Allah? PART 3 HUBAL – A MOON GOD?

HUBAL – A MOON GOD?

The pre-Islamic god Hubal, whose name is known from early Arabian sources, was also known apparently to the Nabataeans. Hubal in a Nabataean inscription dated to c. 1 BCE / CE from Mada’in Salih (Hijr or Hegra, Figure 1), north-west of Madinah, appears as hblw. The final -w is typical of Nabataean divine and personal names.

Figure 1: Nabataeans and their trade routes.[103]

The inscription is funerary in character and Hubal’s name appears with Dushara and Manōtu (i.e., Manat). The inscription reads: Read more of this post

Is Hubal The Same As Allah? PART 2

THE IDENTITY OF ALLAH AND HUBAL ACCORDING TO ISLAMIC TRADITION

The hypothesis that Hubal was originally the proper name of Allah suffers from serious difficulties. In the battle of Uhud, the distinction between the followers of Allah and the followers of Hubal is made clear by the statements of Prophet Muḥammad and Abu Sufyan. Ibn Hisham narrates in the biography of the Prophet:

When Abu Sufyan wanted to leave he went to the top of the mountain and shouted loudly saying, ‘You have done a fine work; victory in war goes by turns. Today in exchange for the day (of Badr). Show your superiority, Hubal,’ i.e. vindicate your religion. The apostle told ‘Umar to get up and answer him and say, God [Allah] is most high and most glorious. We are not equal. Our dead are in paradise; your dead are in hell.[46]

The same incident is narrated in Ṣaḥīh of al-Bukhari with a slightly different wording (for a more detailed narration see here). Read more of this post