Does Islam Reject the Need for Vicarious Sacrifices? Pt. 3

We resume our discussion (https://answeringallah.com/does-islam-reject-the-need-for-vicarious-sacrifices-pt-2/). Like the Quran, the hadiths bear witness to the availability and textual reliability of the previous Scriptures during Muhammad’s time. Note, for example, what the following narration states: Narrated Abdullah Ibn Umar: A group of Jews came and invited the Messenger of Allah to Quff. So he visited them in […]

Does Islam Reject the Need for Vicarious Sacrifices? Pt. 2

We continue from where we previously left off (https://answeringallah.com/does-islam-reject-the-need-for-vicarious-sacrifices-pt-1/). The second problem with this assertion is that both the Quran and the supposedly authentic narrations attributed to Muhammad confirm the textual incorruptibility and availability of the previously revealed Scriptures, specifically the Torah of Moses. Note, for instance, the following verses which repeatedly assert that the […]

Does Islam Reject the Need for Vicarious Sacrifices? Pt. 1

Certain Muslims appeal to the following passage, It is neither their meat nor their blood that reaches Allah, but it is piety from you that reaches Him. Thus have We made them subject to you that you may magnify Allah for His Guidance to you. And give glad tidings (O Muhammad) to the Muhsinun (doers of good). S. 22:37 […]

The Need for the Shedding of Blood to make Atonement

In this article I will be responding to the claim made by some that Leviticus 5:11, “But if he cannot afford two turtledoves or two young pigeons, then he shall bring, as his offering for the sin which he has committed, a tenth of an ephah of fine flour for a sin offering; he shall […]

Who Did Abraham See?

The Holy Scriptures emphatically teach that Yahweh God Almighty personally appeared to Abraham on several occasions: “Yahweh APPEARED to Abram and said, ‘I will give this land to your offspring.’ He built an altar there to Yahweh, who had APPEARED to him.” Genesis 12:1World English Bible (WEB) “When Abram was ninety-nine years old, Yahweh APPEARED to Abram, and […]

Muhammad’s Marriage to a Prepubescent Minor:

A Quick Response to a Common Muslim Objection There are some internet dawagandists who quote the following English rendering of al-Bukhari in order to prove that Aisha was past the age of puberty when she married and had sex with Muhammad, who was approximately 54 years old at that time: Narrated: Aisha I had seen […]

Revisiting the Age of Aisha: Postscript

In this section (https://answeringallah.com/revisiting-the-age-of-aisha-pt-4/) we are going to cite some of the narrations concerning the second caliph Umar’s marriage proposal to Ali’s daughter in order to highlight the people’s reaction to a 47 year old man desiring to marry a 10-12 year old girl. Note what the following sources say regarding Ali’s response to Umar’s […]

Revisiting the Age of Aisha Pt. 4

We come to the fourth segment of our rebuttal (https://answeringallah.com/revisiting-the-age-of-aisha-pt-3/). A Walking Contradiction Recall what Brown wrote: “… Finally, there are some elements of the Prophet’s Sunnah that are actually prohibited for us, like continuous fasting and marrying more than four women…” Brown could not have picked a worst example to justify what his prophet did. […]

Revisiting the Age of Aisha Pt. 3

We continue from where we previously left off (https://answeringallah.com/revisiting-the-age-of-aisha-pt-2/). A Role Model for All Times Even though Brown appeals to cultural norms to justify Muhammad’s marriage to a premature minor, he forgets to mention that fact that his prophet is supposed to be a role model for all peoples at all times. Therefore, why would […]

Revisiting the Age of Aisha Pt. 2

We proceed with our response to Brown’s assertions (https://answeringallah.com/revisiting-the-age-of-aisha-pt-1/). Here is what Brown further wrote in an attempt to defend Muhammad’s marriage to a minor: “The reason that no pre-modern critics paid attention to the Prophet’s marriage to a ten-year-old was because marrying girls considered underage today was commonplace in the pre-modern world. Under Roman law, […]