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Examined: Chrisitan missionaries are claiming that the Quran allows Paedophilia

Examined: Chrisitan missionaries are claiming that the Quran allows Paedophilia

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Their claim is debunked and showed to be a falsehood. Muslims should be aware of such propaganda.

By Yahya Snow

ACP
Their claim is debunked and showed to be a falsehood. Muslims should be aware of such propaganda.

By Yahya Snow

ACP

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Published by: YahyaSnow on Jul 01, 2009
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An allegation by bigots on the internet; they claim the Quran allows pedophilia,this is a hateful and bigoted allegation that has no other intention but todemonize Muslims. By Yahya SnowOf course this claim contains no truth and is absurd. There are abundant claims ofthis fallacious and hateful nature on the internet. The internet is an unregulatedmedia which means it can be a safe-haven for all sorts of hate-mongers andaberrations; in this case their vile and unscholarly claims are directed atMuslims.I am a student of comparative religion and it astounds me that anybody can makesuch sullying claims against any religion, through study you realise that allreligions tech good basic morals and encourage good and just actions.Another aspect of this bizarre claim that truly saddens me is that this ignorantclaim is supported by some Christian evangelical groups on the internet. I sayanybody who supports claims of this nature has nothing to do with any religion buthas everything to do with the devil’s work. My message to any Christian whosupports such dehumanising claims is thus; fear God, for you are working inequity.Having condemned their actions as hateful, ignorant and as propaganda used todemonize Muslims we must do the scholarly thing and look at their claim and showit to be false in a scholarly fashion so that people who may be unsure realisethat the Quran does not support pedophilia. Let us examine their claim. They claim that the Quran, chapter 65 verse 4, allows pedophilia. The verse inquestion is speaking of…As their fallacious claim is hinged on this referenceallow us to quote an English translation by Abdullah Yusuf Ali:65:4- Such of your women as have passed the age of monthly courses, for them theprescribed period, if ye have any doubts, is three months, and for those who haveno courses (it is the same): for those who carry (life within their wombs), theirperiod is until they deliver their burdens: and for those who fear Allah, He willmake their path easy.As you can see, the verse is actually pertaining to divorce and it is notinstructing Muslims in pedophilia. One may ask how did the Islamophobes come tosuch a horrific allegation. Is it a totally baseless allegation or do they supportit with some sort of argumentation?Well, their allegation is in fact based on ‘those who have no courses’. Theyallege that this term refers to those who are still pre-pubescent. They arecorrect; it does refer to those who are yet to have their period. The problem hereis that the islamophobic critic adds into this verse their own interpretation.They allege that this verse means that Muslims can have sex with pre-pubescentgirls (paedophilia) as Muslims are allowed to conduct marriages between immaturegirls and men. This, of course, is their mischievous addition to the text. It mayfool the one who is unversed with the context and the norms of the time in Arabia.In Semitic communities, including Jewish communities (the community of Jesusincluded too) people would marry off their daughters to older men despite theirdaughters being immature (i.e. pre-pubescent). The girls would have to wait formaturity (ie puberty) before consummating the marriage. Of course (in Islam) oncethe girl has reached a mature age she decides if she wants the marriage to stand(I stress this so nobody goes away with the idea that Islam allows forcedmarriage). If she agrees upon it then she can consummate the marriage and live ashusband and wife. The term to describe this (marrying off before maturity) wouldbe ‘betrothal’, the most well known example of betrothal in history would be thatof Mary being betrothed to Joseph, before Mary and Joseph came together for

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