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Islam Sex and Violence-- Anwar Shaikh

Islam Sex and Violence-- Anwar Shaikh

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Islam: Sex & ViolencePREFACEAllah thinks of unbelievers as *"the worst animals" and thus declares Himself to be"the enemy of infidels." So odious is His detestation of those, who do not believe inHim, that He orders their murder and pillage on a permanent basis. To complete thismost horrendous plan, He offers for these misdeeds rewards of paradise, the mostluxurious place for the choicest carnal pleasures. Thus, sex and violence rank as thetwo pillars of the Islamic faith.Readers ought to bear in mind that the basic belief of Islam is that Allah is One andHe is "the Creator, Almighty and All-knowing." If this were true, He would havecreated everybody a Muslim. Since this is not the case because people are born asHindus, Christians, Jews, atheists, etc., converting them through violence and sexual bribe, cannot be the Divine approach. Still worse, a person who believes in God alone,does not rank as a Muslim, and deserves the punishment of hell-fire. To qualify for  paradise, one must believe in Muhammad as well. Obviously, Muhammad is as greatas Allah.In fact, Allah is just a figurehead and Muhammad is the real driving force behindIslam because it is he, who is the Model of Behaviour, which must be closelyfollowed by the Muslim, and it is his Intercessory powers, which get people into paradise, abounding in lewd festivities. One must also note that Muhammad is "theMercy for all beings" whereas Allah, despite claiming to be All-Merciful, is theCreator of Hell, which He is committed to fill with infidels. How self-contradictorythe person of Allah is!Murdering and robbing innocent people is the greatest evil that there can be. What iseven more baffling is the fact that Allah calls such atrocities as Jehad (the holy war),declares pillage as "lawful and good" and offers paradise as a reward for suchabominations.When we analyse the scheme of Jehad, the holy code of violence, and its reward i.e. paradise, the most luxurious place for the choicest sensual merriments, we realise thatsex and violence are not isolated concepts but integral parts of the well-meditatedIslamic Sexual Psychology, which seeks to exploit man's weakness for libidinousdelights at the expense of feminine rights and dignity. No God shall resort to sex and violence for securing followers. This is blasphemousfor being injurious to the concept of Divinity. It is simply a Muhammadan plan for  building an Arab Empire.Islamic Sexual Psychology may be a new discovery, because it is being discussed assuch for the first time in this book, but as a fact it has always been there. To establishthis truth, I have avoided all those references, which may be construed asmisinterpretations. Since the purpose of this dissertation is not to forge lies, but servethe cause of public good, it is hoped that the Muslim scholars shall respond by actingaccording to those Koranic verses, which suggest that the truth must be supported byargument ( 2: 111 ) and not coercion ( 2: 255 ).To demonstrate my sincerity in the project, I ought to declare that since this book has been written and published for public good, it is not intended for sale.
Anwar ShaikhCardiff. U.K.1st September, 1999.Chapter 1Islamic Concept of Sexual PsychologyThe Islamic message when analysed carefully, emerges as a novel doctrine of sexual psychology, which stands on the two pillars of carnal enjoyment and conscience--freeviolence in the name of Allah, who claims to be the Most Merciful and the BestJudge. Though this faith cannot stand without these props, they have been masterfullycamouflaged with Divine Veneer, which loses its lustre when subjected to a rationalexamination.To demonstrate this truth, I must first, narrate the two universal legends - The Greek and the Biblical - which have determined the sexual status of woman in Islam, and theappeal of her carnal attraction in arousing the spirit of Jehad, the holy concept of violence, seeking plunder, persecution and paralysis of non-Muslim societies.The Greek tradition holds that Pandora, the first woman was especially created byZeus, the King of gods, to punish man for receiving the gift of fire that Prometheushad stolen from Heaven. He commanded Hephaestus, the divine artisan, to mix earthwith water for preparing woman's body, which ought to have man's voice, but infairness and beauty it must resemble an immortal goddess. He bade Athena to teachher the art of weaving highly complex webs. The golden Aphrodite was ordered toembellish her (woman's) head with grace, as well as, painful desire, and cares thatdecimate limbs. At the same time, Hermes, the god's messenger, was told to equip her with a dog-like mind and deceitful manners. To obey Zeus, the gods allotted her a beguiling mode of utterance. When the creative act was completed, the woman wascalled Pandora because every god had bestowed on her a gift, which was to be asource of some mischief to man.The fascinating souvenir was presented by Zeus to man - Epimetheus, whose brother Prometheus, had warned him not to accept any memento from gods. So beautiful wasPandora that Epimetheus could not resist the temptation of accepting her.How did this Divine plan materialize? Prometheus had left a mysterious box in thecustody of Epimetheus with the express instructions not to open it under anycircumstance. When Pandora saw it, her curiosity became boundless. She opened the box whereupon ten thousand evils rushed out and started plaguing man. Hope was theonly one that could not escape for the timely replacement of the lid.Had Pandora listened to Epimetheus, evil would have been unknown in the world.Thus, the moral of the story is:1. Man is innocent and woman is guilty.2. It is the sexual attraction of woman that misled Epimetheus to accept the giftdespite a stern warning from his brother not to do so.
3. Since Epimetheus heeded the warning but Pandora did not, man is superior towoman in resolve, wisdom and general character but woman is the source of mischief,misery and misunderstanding.This Hesiod point of view about womanhood seems to have served as the cornerstoneof the Greek culture, allotting her the lowest status in society. As a result, the Greek culture became patriarchal in which woman ranked as a household chattel. She was just a man's sexual toy; even in this state she had to compete with boys, who were preferred by majority of men. No doubt, this Greek legend has exerted an enormous influence on humancivilization, but the Biblical story of Adam's creation has a greater psychologicaldepth than the Pandora's tale. The Bible states:Having created man in His own image, "the Lord God said, It is not good that the manshould be alone: I will make him an help meet (companion) for him …""And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fail upon Adam, and he slept: and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;""And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made He a woman, and brought her unto the man.""And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall becalled Woman, because she was taken out of man."''Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife:and they shall be one flesh.""And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed."( Genesis 2: 18- 25 )In these verses, it is clearly stated that:1. Man without woman is a lonely being.2. Man has precedence over woman because she has been created out of his rib.3. Woman is the dearest thing to man because he believes her to be "the bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh."4. Man and woman shall leave their parents to live together until death them do part.5. Because of their closeness, it is not shameful for man and woman to be naked ineach other's company.According to the Biblical description, man is the source of woman's creation, and shehas been brought about for the company and pleasure of man. Yet, in status, she isnearly equal to man because they have to live together eternally as one flesh.

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