‘Emotional nature’ of women make them unsuitable for leadership/witness roles, according to Islamic scripture and leaders


36665315_1746290495449752_8709633938970116096_nAt Dundas square in downtown Toronto, there is a Islamic Dawah booth that gives out free information on Islam. One of the booklets that was given out is called ‘Women in Islam‘.

This book  points out the lesser leadership/witness abilities of women because of their emotional nature.

Following are some excerpts from ‘Women in Islam

“Divine wisdom has granted women, in general, very sensitive emotions, tender feelings, and a predisposition towards care and love of other members of the family. This makes a woman capable of her natural task of childbearing, nursing, taking care of all the needs of the young child, etc. Based on these emotional characteristics of the woman, she might very well follow her emotional inclinations and swerve from harsh realities due to an emotional involvement in a case. A woman’s loving and kind feelings might overcome what she has witnessed, and thus she may distort the story of her witness and testimony. At the same time the biological changes that occur in her body due to menses, pregnancy, child-birth and post-natal conditions reduce the sharpness of her memory and may make her forget the details of the issue. Therefore, a divine precautionary measure was established to eliminate any shortcoming on a woman’s part in any case of testimony. We would like to point out here one of the essential principles of the legal and judicial system in Islam, which states that the case is not valid for proceedings if a doubt arises in the case. Therefore, the strength of two female witnesses is intended to eliminate this doubt.”

The Islamic Circle of North America (Canada) website has an online teaching syllabus. Here you will find the book ‘The Gardens of the Righteous’, wherein you will see the same information about the lesser abilities of women in roles of leadership because of their emotional natures.

The Gardens of the Righteous (Arabic: Riyadh as-Salihin), is a compilation of verses from the Qur’an and hadith by Al-Nawawi. It contains a total of 1905 hadith divided across 372 chapters, many of which are introduced by verses of the Quran. It also adds modern commentary to the verses from the Qur’an and hadith.

The following are excerpts from the book which deal with the differences between women and men in Islam:

“[Hadith]:1879. Ibn `Umar (May Allah be pleased with them) said: The Prophet (PBUH) said, “O women folk! You should give charity and be diligent in seeking Allah’s forgiveness because I have seen (i.e., on the Night of the Ascension to the highest heavens) that dwellers of the Hell are women.” A woman amongst them said: “Why is it that the majority of the dwellers of Hell are women?” The Prophet (PBUH) replied, “You curse frequently and are ungrateful to your husbands. In spite of your lacking in wisdom and failing in religion, you are depriving the wisest of men of their intelligence.” Upon this the woman asked: “What is the deficiency in our wisdom and in our religion?” He (PBUH) replied, “Your lack of wisdom can be well judged from the fact that the evidence of two women is equal to that one man. You do not offer Salat (prayer) for some days and you do not fast (the whole of) Ramadan sometimes, it is a deficiency in religion.”



“l. In this narration, certain weaknesses of the female sex have been pointed out, which are natural and pertain to the woman’s biology, psychology and embryology.

“According to biologists, during and before menstruation, a female’s thought process is affected. Similarly, her pulse and blood pressure are also altered. Females are also more prone to hysteriaFor these reasons, the Qur’an has declared that when you have to appoint or choose witnesses among women, you should choose two in place of one man. Modern researches have proved this rule to be correct on the basis of biology, psychology and embryology.

“Again we know that physically speaking, the female has been named as the weaker sex. For these reasons, females have been excused from earning their livelihood. For earning livelihood, one may have to go out and work hard. Women have been exempted from this duty because of their biological differences and other considerations of Shari`ah. Present-day women who are ignorant of Islam and modern researches are not prepared to accept these scientifically and religiously proved facts. The West claims equality between the sexes. But this equality has not been established so far. Today all the important posts are occupied by males and all the international policies are framed by them alone. Even matters pertaining to women are decided by them. They have mostly relegated them to the posts of workers, secretaries and stenographers for their sexual satisfaction and enjoyment. After a struggle for hundred years, their condition today proves that they are the weaker sex.

“So, it is both beneficial and more respectful for her to limit herself to the sphere of action suggested for her by Islam. If she oversteps her sphere, she will certainly lose her female dignity and prestige, as has happened in the West. Her state and condition there is an eyeopener for all.

“2. Women should request forgiveness from Allah very often and be generous in charity. They should not show ungratefulness to their husbands and should avoid backbiting and cursing others so that they may save themselves from Hell.”

Canadian Muslim scholar: women are “ineligible for the position of head of state”

Dr. Jamal Badawi, the Vice-Chairman of the Islamic University, a former professor at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia and an activist with the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), presented a similar view in his book “Status of Women In Islam” which is being sold at ISNA bookstore in Mississauga. The following are excerpts from the book (p.16-17):

“Although not mentioned in the Qur’an, one Hadeeth of the Prophet is interpreted to make woman ineligible for the position of head of state. The Hadeeth referred to is roughly translated: “A people will not prosper if they let a woman be their leader.” This limitation, however, has nothing to do with the dignity of woman or with her rights. It is rather, related to the natural differences in the biological and psychological make-up of men and women.”

“According to Islam, the head of the state is no mere figurehead. He leads people in the prayers, especially on Fridays and festivities; he is continuously engaged in the process of decision-making pertaining to the security and well-being of his people. This demanding position, or any similar one, such as the Commander of the Army, is generally inconsistent with the physiological and psychological make-up of woman in general.”

“It is a medical fact that during their monthly periods and during their pregnancies, women undergo various physiological and psychological changes. Such changes may occur during an emergency situation, thus affecting her decision, without considering the excessive strain which is produced. Moreover, some decisions require a maximum of rationality and a minimum of emotionality – a requirement which does not coincide with the instinctive nature of women.”


Imam reiterates Canadian online syllabus view on Music in Islam


ICNA (Islamic Circle of North America) Canada is an Islamic nationalwide organization striving “to build an Exemplary Canadian Muslim Community” by “total submission to Him [Allah] and through the propagation of true and universal message of Islam.”

Located at 391 Burnhamthorpe Rd., East, Oakville, Ontario, ICNA Canada emphasizes that “the propagation of true and universal message of Islam is only possible in Canada when whole Canadian Muslim Community transformed into a Dawah community by practicing and propagating the true Islamic Way of Life. With the vision of building an exemplary Canadian Muslim community it is very important to spread the word of Islam…”

Dr. Iqbal Massod Al-Nadvi is the Amir (President) of Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) Canada andis also serving as Chairperson of Canadian Council of Imams. he also served as Director of Al-Falah Islamic School in Oakville, Ontario from 2004 to 2011, prior to which he served as Imam of Muslim Association of Calgary Islamic Center from 1998-2004 and as a member of the University of Calgary chaplaincy team.

On its official website ICNA Canada shares with its members, followers and supporters the book “Riyad us Saliheen” (“The Gardens of the Righteous” رياض الصالحين) compiled by Imam Zakaruya Yahya Bin Sharaf An-Nawawi, a Sunni Shafi’ite jurist and hadith scholar who lived in 13th century.

The Gardens of the Righteous (Arabic: Riyadh as-Salihin), is a compilation of verses from the Qur’an and hadith by Al-Nawawi. It contains a total of 1905 hadith divided across 372 chapters, many of which are introduced by verses of the Quran.

The book “Riyad us Saliheen” (“The Gardens of the Righteous”) which appears on ICNA Canada site adds modern commentary to the verses from the Qur’an and hadith.

The following are excerpts from the book which deal with songs, music and jesters who are brought to amuse people.

“[Hadith]: 772. Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, “None of you should drink standing; and if any one forgets, he must vomit.”


Commentary: In the preceding Ahadith, we are told that one can drink water even in a standing position, it is better to eat or drink while seated in order to be on the safe side. Otherwise, the truth of the matter is that one should be cautious enough to eat or drink seated. Doubtless, it is an approved practice. Nowadays, people have made it a habit to eat food at feasts in a standing posture. They argue it is convenient because the whole of the gathering is dealt out at the same time. Yet, they fail to keep in their view the overwhelming disadvantages of this convenience. First, it involves the emulation of western example without any benefit. Second, the Prophet (PBUH) has forbidden it. Third, the indiscipline it spawns hardly befits the social behaviour of a dignified and civilized nation. Fourth, a long wait, tedious and boring normally features feasts and wedding parties. Fifth, in order to make it agreeable and to do away with the boredom of participants, either film songs or musical notes are played on record-players, or jesters and buffoons are brought in to amuse and entertain them. This is all satanic work, forbidden and unlawful, having no place in Islam.”

This is not only taught with this online syllabus, it is also taught by Canadian Imams.

Music is the recitation of the devil,” warns Toronto Imam

Shaykh Said Rageah (الشيخ سعيد راجح) was born in Somalia and in the late 80sn moved to North America. Rageah has a Bachelor’s in Islamic studies and a Masters in Shari’ah and he has had several posts over the years, including: founder of Masjid Huda in Montreal and Masjid Aya in Maryland, advisor for Muslim Youth magazine, and member in the Aqsa Association.

He is also the founder of both Muslim Magazine and Al Aqsa Association, and served as the Chaplain at both the University of Calgary and the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT). He served as anImam at the Abu Hurairah Mosque in Toronto, the Chairman for the Journey of Faith Conference and as an instructor for the AlMaghrib Institute.

In one of his lectures few years ago at Abu Huraira Centre Rageah explained the Islamic Law regarding the issue of playing and listening to music:

“[Reading a question submitted to him by a woman] She says should the parents have let their children listen to music of any type and is music in general haram [prohibited]?

“Music, there is a difference between singing and music. Music in general is haram [prohibited]. Music, all kind of music, that you use the instruments, you know, piano, guitar, bass, all of this is haram, haram, haram [prohibited].

“However, there is a nasheed [liturgical hymn], Islamic nasheed that is permissible. So, a person can listen to Islamic nasheed, but the children should not listen to music and I tell you especially these young children.

When you play music in your house in reality you are inviting shaytan [devil] to your house, you’re inviting jinn [demon] to your house and that’s why you see especially [when] we treat that people who have jinn [demon], so every time you go back you would find that this person is committing a sin (معصية) and one common thing that most of the people are committing is the sin (معصية) of listening to music. When you play music all the shayateen [devils] are welcome to your house.

“It is like someone calling Allah Akbar [Allah is the Greatest], Allah Akbar and you see all the Muslims coming to the masjid [mosque], because they heard the adhan [Islamic call to prayer], likewise when you play music in your house all the shayteen [devils] around that area will come on to listen to the music, because music is the recitation of the shaytan [devil].

“Therefore it is not permitted. But, some brothers and sisters are very smart. If the music is a Western music [it] is haram [prohibited], if it’s Arabic music [it] is halal [permissible].

“I swear by Allah [والله]. And some of them say: Oh, no. this is Somali music… [A sentence in Somali language] we know this lady; you know her music is not haram [prohibited]. Simple because they know that person her music is not haram [prohibited]. That is not a reason. All the music is haram [prohibited].”

The birth of Islamic terrorism (ISIS)

It is commonly thought that terrorism carried out in the name of Islam does not come from the true teachings of Islam.

In Canada, the petition against Islamophobia sponsored by liberal MP Frank Baylis, E-411, which produced the resultant motion introduced by liberal MP Iqra Khalid, M-103, states that “These violent individuals do not reflect in any way the values or the teachings of the religion of Islam. In fact, they misrepresent the religion. We categorically reject all their activities. They in no way represent the religion, the beliefs and the desire of Muslims to co-exist in peace with all peoples of the world.”

History of Islamic violence and conquest is well documented. Many argue that this was defensive warfare, and had nothing to do with the doctrine of Islam. The Quran, Hadith and Sunnah are all very clear in their proclamation of the dominance of Islam, and the fight to attain or retain that dominance.

This dominance is not just Muslim against non Muslim, but one Islamic sect against another.

We see this in the battle of Karbala.  This battle took place in October of 680 AD after the death of Mohammad. A small group of supporters and relatives of Mohammad’s grandson Husayn (Hussain) ibn Ali fought against a larger military detachment from the forces of  Yazid (Yazeed) I, the Umayyad caliph. One group of Muslims (Sunni) believe that all the companions of Prophet were rightly guided, so they are equal in leadership of Muslims after the Prophet. The other group (Shia) has the belief that only the household of the Prophet  including Imam Ḥusayn ibn ‘Alī should be followed in explanation of Islam and leadership. The result of this battle (jihad) was the death of Mohammads grandson Husayn ibn Ali at the hands of Yazid I and his followers. Shia Muslims all over the world remember the death of Husayn with the Islamic holy day called Ashura or ‘Day of Remembrance’. Some Shiite communities promote hemic flagellation rituals as a way of preserving the memory of the revolution of Imam al-Husayn. Read full battle details here.

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Ashura ceremony in Toronto


Many apologists will argue that this was a violent time in history, and not just in the Islamic world. This is true indeed, but what is concerning to us is the perpetuation of this violence in the Islamic world, and not just by ‘violent individuals’.

A senior Ontario Shiite activist posted on his facebook page the following:

“You think ISIS terrorism is recent, it’s because you are unaware about Hussain. Almost 1400 years ago Hussain was fighting ISIS ideology against Yazeed’s terrorism.”

The lie that we are being fed by politicians that ISIS terror has nothing to do with Islam is just that, a lie.  As we see above, Muslim scholars and activists acknowledge that it has everything to do with Islam. It is admitted that terrorism is deeply rooted in early Islam. This refutes the E-411 and M-103 premise that Islam has nothing to do with terrorism.


Credit: Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld, ACD

How do ‘pro Palestine’ activists excuse hate speech by Muslim clerics?

Shafiq Hudda and Asad Jafri at 2014 Al-Quds Day rally in Toronto. Photo: screenshot darstv YouTube Channel

We have spent some time writing about and investigating the events surrounding the Al Quds Day in Toronto on June 9.

This event has created controversy for many years, and concerns have been brought forward, not only with the speeches that were given, but also the attitude and signage of the participants.

Counter protesters recall small children walking past them, chanting ‘death to Israel’, while drawing their fingers across their throats.

This past June ninth rally was no different. When is hate speech considered hate speech? When are threatening gestures considered threatening?

During International Al Quds Day  held July 26, 2014 in Toronto , Shiite imam Asad Jafri delivered a speech in front of the American Consulate. The following are excerpts from Jafri’s speech:

“Al Quds rally in Toronto: “Your days are numbered” ; “Time of death is eminent” Credit: Dr Rachel Ehrenfeld, ACD

… first of all to the Zionist regime, we tell you very openly that your days are numbered… that we will see that day when you will be destroyed and until there is breath in our lungs and life in ourselves we will continue to chant ‘long live Palestine’. And we will not stop until that day, we will not stop until that day that we ourselves hammered the last nail in the coffin of Zionism. And your tombstone Zionism it will say that here lies Zionism, the establisher of injustice, the establisher of apartheid and the time of death is imminent, God willing. Our second group are the Palestinian people. Your resistance, your courage, your patience your perseverance, your sacrifice, is heard all over the world on this day of Al-Quds Day. We stand besides you. We stand in front of you. We stand behind you… You will see the destruction of Israel very soon. They are desperate, they are weak, they are losing their power…

Was Sheikh Shafiq Hudda’s Al Quds day speech Antisemitic?

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The subject of Sheikh Shafiq Hadda’s speech at the Al Quds Day rally at Queens Park, Toronto has created quite a stir. Several organizations called him out, accusing him of hate speech.

The Sheikh, in turn, filed a libel notice against these organizations.

Below, you will see the transcript of the Skeikh’s speech as interpreted by several different organizations. Is such a statement(s) hate speech, or a legitimate opinion protected by free speech?

What did Sheikh Shafiq Hadda say in his speech at Al Quds Day rally?” credit: Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld, ACD 

“Sheikh Shafiq Hudda’s speech at Al-Quds Day rally in Toronto on June 9, 2018 made headlines in Canada over a highly controversial line.

According to Bnai Brith Canada, Sheikh Shafiq Hudda called for the “eradication” of Israelis.

The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) transcribed Sheikh Shafiq Hudda’s statement as follows: “A day will come when we will see justice through out the world the eradication of the unjust powers such as the American empire, such as the Israelis and the Zionists.”

MEMRI (The Middle East Media Research Institute) transcribed Sheikh Shafiq Hudda’s statement as follows: “We pray to the creator and to the almighty, a day will come when we see justice throughout the world. The eradication of the unjust powers such as the American empire, such as the Israeli Zionists.”

Sheikh Shafiq Hudda’s lawyer published the official version of his statement at al-Quds Day rally: “We pray to the creator and to the almighty, a day will come when we see justice throughout the world. The eradication of the unjust powers such as the American empire, such as the Israeli Zionists.”

ACD transcribed Sheikh Shafiq Hudda’s statement as follows: “We pray to the creator and to the almighty, a day will come when we see justice throughout the world. The eradication of the unjust powers such as the American empire, such as the Israelis and Zionist[s].”

At the beginning of his speech Sheikh Shafiq Hudda said the following: “Why, you’re saying that it’s anti-Semitism? It’s anti-Judaism? Then I would say why are my Jewish brothers and sisters here today and every year? It’s not a matter of Semitism or anti-Semitism, it’s a matter that the government of Israel, the state of Israel has committed acts that no other country and no other nation, no other entity has committed. Against innocents, against children, against the vulnerable, against the elderly. You will see them, everywhere around you. Those who are the most vulnerable get attacked by the Zionist.”



Islamic World Vs Jews and Christians as laid out by ICNA Canada

Arif Jahangiri the Secretary General of ICNA – Canada (left) with Bonnie Crombie Mayor Mississauga. Photo: screenshot Facebook
The age-old battle of the Islamic world against the Jews and Christians is rooted in Islamic scripture. This is brought forward in the book, “The Gardens of the Righteous”(Arabic: Riyadh as-Salihin).

This book, which advocates the killing of Jews, is not something you would  expect to be encouraged by a Canadian website. However, we find this book on the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) Canada website. It is no wonder we continue to battle with virulent  Antisemitism in Canada, as we have seen by the recent shameful display in Toronto at the annual Al Quds Day, June 9.

The Gardens of the Righteous was  compiled by Imam Zakaruya Yahya Bin Sharaf An-Nawawi, a Sunni Shafi’ite jurist and hadith scholar who lived in 13th century.

It is a compilation of verses from the Qur’an and hadith. It contains a total of 1905 hadith divided across 372 chapters, many of which are introduced by verses of the Quran and  adds modern commentary to the verses from the Qur’an and hadith.

The following are excerpts from the book:

[Hadith] 824. Ash-Sharid bin Suwaid (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (PBUH) passed by me when I was sitting with my left hand behind my back and leaning on my palm. On seeing me in this posture he said, “Do you sit like those upon whom the Wrath of Allah has descended?” [Abu Dawud].”

CommentaryThe Jews and Christians are the people upon whom came the Wrath of Allah. Muslims have been stopped from copying their example. But unfortunately they now take a pride in imitating them in every matter and think it necessary for worldly progress.”

[Hadith] 866. Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, “Do not greet the Jews and the Christians before they greet you; and when you meet any one of them on the road, force him to go to the narrowest part of it.” [Muslim].”

CommentaryThis Hadith prohibits Muslims from greeting non-Muslims first. It also tells us that when the road is crowded, we should use the middle of the road and let the non-Muslims use its sides.This Hadith shows the dignity of Muslims and the disgrace and humiliation of the non-Muslims.”

[Hadith] 868. Usamah bin Zaid (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Prophet (PBUH) passed by a mixed company of people which included Muslims, polytheists and Jews, and he gave them the greeting (i.e., saying As-Salamu `Alaikum). [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].”

CommentaryIf there is a mixed assembly of Muslims and non-Muslims, one should utter greeting to it but consider Muslims as one’s addressees.”

[Hadith] 883. Abu Musa (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Jews used to intentionally sneeze in the presence of the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) hoping that he would say to them: `Yarhamukum-ullah (may Allah have mercy on you),’ but he would respond with: “Yahdikum-ullahu wa yuslihu balakum (may Allah guide you and render sound your state of affairs).” [Abu Dawud and At-Tirmidhi].”

Commentary: Here, we are told that in response to sneezing on the part of non-Muslims, we should only utter these benedictory words: “Yahdikum-ullahu wa yuslihu balakum (may Allah guide you and render sound your state of affairs)!”

[Hadith] 1636. Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) said: I heard the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) as saying: “Jews and Christians do not dye their hair, so act differently from them.” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].”

Commentary: We learn from this Hadith that the Prophet (PBUH) has advised the Muslims to dye the hair of their head and beard with yellow or red colour. They have been forbidden from dying the hair with black colour, as will be explained in the coming Ahadith.”

“Some religious scholars have regarded this as something desirable. Therefore, it is not necessary to dye the hair of head and beard. But this is certainly better. Since any resemblance with the Jews and Christians is unlawful, not dying the hair will create a resemblance with them. Therefore, in such a situation the colouring will be necessary, otherwise it will be Mustahabb, that is to say desirable.”

[Hadith] 1812. Anas (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, “Dajjal (the Antichrist) will be followed by seventy thousand Jews of Isfahan and will be dressed in robes of green coloured satin.” [Muslim].”

Commentary: Isfahan is a city in Persia (Iran). Tailasan green sheet (is the dress of the Sheikhs of the non-Arab nations).”

[Hadith] 1819. `Abdullah bin `Umar (May Allah be pleased with them) said: One day the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) mentioned Al-Masih Dajjal (the Antichrist) in the presence of the people and said, “Verily, Allah is not one-eyed but Al-Masih Ad-Dajjal is blind in the right eye which looks like a swollen grape.” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]”

Commentary: All these narrations about the mischief of Dajjal are correct and have been narrated through reliable narrators, and all scholars agree on their being true. They have been reported by Al- Bukhari and Muslim, whose narrations are unanimously accepted by the `Ulama’.”

“The second coming of the Prophet ‘Isa (Jesus) from the heavens is proved on the basis of such reliable and true narrations that none can contradict them. Before the Day of Resurrection all these things will happen, and it is essential to believe in them.”

Dajjal would be a descendant of the Jews, and he will be called Dajjal because of his mischief. The meaning of Dajjal is `one who greatly resorts to fraud and deception’.”

“Allah will also give him some extraordinary powers to test the belief of the Muslims. Dajjal will claim to be the lord of the world. A large portion of the Jews will be with him. He has also been named as Al- Masih Ad-Dajjal in some narrations. Jesus, son of Mary (Peace be upon them) will have the honour of killing him.”

[Hadith] 1820. Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah(PBUH) said, “The Last Hour will not come until the Muslims fight against the Jews, until a Jew will hide himself behind a stone or a tree, and the stone or the tree will say: `O Muslim, there is a Jew behind me. Come and kill him,’ but Al-Gharqad tree will not say so, for it is the tree of the Jews.” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].”

Commentary: Gharqad is a thorny plant which is well-known in the area of Palestine. Allah can bestow the power of speech to whatever thing He likes. When Allah wills, He will give mastery to the Muslims. He will help them even by means of plants and stones which will assist the Muslims against the Jews by informing them about the whereabouts of the Jews.”

The Jews have predominance over the Muslims in spite of the fact that they are a minority. But according to this true narration, the situation will definitely change before the Day of Resurrection, and the Muslims will dominate the Jews. Allah is the Master and Rubb of everything.”

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[Hadith] 1827. Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, “There were two women, each had her child with her. A wolf came and took away the child of one of them. One woman said to her companion: `The wolf has taken your son.’ The other said: `It has taken your son.’ So both of them took the dispute to Prophet Dawud (David) (PBUH) who judged that the boy should be given to the older lady. Then they went to Prophet Sulaiman (Solomon) (PBUH) son of Dawud and put the case before him. Prophet Sulaiman said: `Give me a knife so that I may cut the child into two and give one half to each of you.’ The younger woman said: `Do not do so; may Allah bless you! He is her child.’ On that Prophet Sulaiman decided the case in favour of the younger woman.” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].”

Commentary: Prophet Sulaiman (Solomon) (PBUH) went to the depth of the matter by wisdom bestowed by Allah and the power of decision using a device or a trick as a method of discovering the truth. He used this trick to discover the truth and not to evade it. Such a trick is not forbidden in the law and there is no doubt in its being permitted. However, those tricks which are used to avoid the law are a great sin for which the Jews are well-known. May Allah save us from such things.”

Ruling on Sex Slaves as presented by Canadian Islamic organization


Leaders of the Canadian Muslim community have repeatedly condemned ISIS inhuman practices blaming it of extreme and misguided interpretation of the Quran and of being deviated from the true Islamic teachings.

In a publication circulated to its followers in 2015, the Islamic State (a.k.a. IS, ISIS, ISIL, The Caliphate), provided the Islamic-based guidelines for “capturing apostate women” and taking “possession” of them as “slaves,” which means a permission to have intercourse with the female slaves even if it is against their will.

The following are selected excerpts of the Islamic guidelines issued by ISIS:

“Unbelieving [women] who were captured and brought into the abode of Islam are permissible to us… It is permissible to have sexual intercourse with the female captive… If she is a virgin, he [her master] can have intercourse with her immediately after taking possession of her. However, is she isn’t, her uterus must be purified [first]… It is permissible to buy, sell, or give as a gift female captives and slaves, for they are merely property… It is permissible to have intercourse with the female slave who hasn’t reached puberty if she is fit for intercourse… It is permissible to beat the female slave as a form of disciplinary beating…”

ICNA Canada: It is permissible for Muslim men to have sex with their female slaves

ICNA (Islamic Circle of North America) Canada is an Islamic nationalwide organization striving “to build an Exemplary Canadian Muslim Community” by “total submission to Him [Allah] and through the propagation of true and universal message of Islam.”


ICNA Canada shares with its followers a “Syllabus for the Month of March for MGAs and Workers” that provides selected verses of the Quran and hadiths (traditions containing sayings of Mohammad the prophet of Islam that constitute the major source of guidance).

The syllabus contains verses 1-11 verses of Chapter 23 of the Qurab Al-Mu’minun – The Believers in Arabic and in English accompanied with interpretation:

Successful indeed are the believers. (1) Those who offer their Salât (prayers) with all solemnity and full submissiveness. (2) And those who turn away from Al-Laghw (dirty, false, evil vain talk, falsehood, and all that Allâh has forbidden). (3) And those who pay the Zakât. (4) And those who guard their chastity (i.e. Private parts, from illegal sexual acts). (5) Except from their wives or (slaves) that their right hands possess, – for then, they are free from blame; (6) But whoever seeks beyond that, then those are the transgressors; (7) Those who are faithfully true to their Amanât (all the duties which Allâh has ordained, honesty, moral responsibility and trusts)[] and to their covenants; (8) And those who strictly guard their (five compulsory congregational) Salawât (prayers) (at their fixed stated hours).[] (9) These are indeed the inheritors. (10) Who shall inherit the Firdaus (Paradise). They shall dwell therein forever. (11) (Translation by Dr. Mohsin)”

The interpretation of verses 4 and 5, as appears on ICNA Canada’s syllabus, confirms the permission for Muslim men to take a slave woman and to have an intercourse with her.

Islamic ruling on ‘sex slave’

Saudi Shaykh Muhammad Saalih al-Munajjid explains this issue his website islamqa.info (which is recommended by some Islamic organizations in Canada as a valuable source of information):

“Islam allows a man to have intercourse with his slave woman, whether he has a wife or wives or he is not married.

“A slave woman with whom a man has intercourse is known as a sariyyah (concubine) from the word sirr, which means marriage.

“This is indicated by the Qur’aan and Sunnah, and this was done by the Prophets… Our Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) also did that, as did the Sahaabah, the righteous and the scholars.

“The scholars are unanimously agreed on that and it is not permissible for anyone to regard it as haraam or to forbid it. Whoever regards that as haraam is a sinner who is going against the consensus of the scholars…

The wife has no right to object to her husband owning female slaves or to his having intercourse with them.”

Free Islamic book at Dundas Square in Toronto explains the “legitimate sources of slaves” according to Islam

The Walk in Islamic Info Center (WIIC), a Toronto-based organization dedicated to Dawah (propagating Islam) activity, has an Islamic booth at Dundas Square in downtown Toronto. Last year activists at the Islamic booth distributed for free the book “Human rights in Islam and common misconceptions

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The book stipulates “two exceptions as legitimate sources of slaves,” which are “war captives, or prisoners of lawfully declared wars by a Muslim ruler” and “an inherited slave born from two slave parents.” Other sections of the book sanction crucifixion, chopping off thieves’ limbs, stoning adulterers to death, imposing the Jizyah tax on non-Muslim residents and launching to jihad to spread the message of Islam.