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Muslim Cleric Urges Poor Women to Become Sex-Slaves

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Within the context of keeping the Syrian jihad alive, it seems there is no end to the attempts of some Islamic clerics to legitimize otherwise forbidden behavior in order to gratify the sexual urges of the jihadis and keep them fighting Syrian president Bashar Assad.

Sheikh al-Ajlawni justifying his fatwa on video

First, there was the now infamous “sex-jihad” fatwa, which holds that any Muslim woman who willingly allows her body to be used by the sexually-deprived jihadis becomes herself a jihadi, if not a “martyr,” deserving of all the honor and rewards associated with those titles.  (Much has been written about the sex jihad, including videotaped testimonials—and how one teenage girl, after copulating with countless jihadis, got pregnant and contracted aids—even as pro-Syrian war Western entities like Foreign Policy try to deny it.)

Another fatwa permitted the jihadis in Syria to enslave and rape any non-Sunni women—including Alawites (Assad’s sect), Christians, Druze, and all Shia—in the context of their status as melk al-yamin or “right hand possessions,” per Koran 4:3 (a verse that permits the enslavement and sexual use of conquered “infidel” women).

Now, the same Islamic cleric who issued this last “rape fatwa” has issued another fatwa urging destitute women in war torn Syria to become the “right hand possessions” of any man willing to support them—basically, to sell themselves into sex-slavery.

In a video that appeared in December 2013, Jordanian Sheikh Yassin al-Ajlawni, who says he lived in Syria for 17 years, asserted that “the needy, disenfranchised Syrian woman is permitted to ask the Muslim man who is capable of supporting her, to enter into a “right hand possession” contract with him, whereby she becomes his right hand possession.”

Ajlawni’s logic is that, because Syria is in a state of war, and the numbers of men are dropping, needy and displaced women are permitted to seek out support by selling themselves into concubinage.

In the Muslim sheikh’s own words:

We hereby give fatwa permitting the Syrian woman who desires to be married to a Muslim man, via a “right hand possession” contract—whereby he becomes her master and she becomes his slave—that all this contract needs is for the woman be clean of her menstruation period, and that this contract be registered with the sheikhs or other authorities, either in a Sharia or civil court…  Afterwards, once the woman says, “I give you possession over myself,” via contract of “right hand possession,” this woman becomes his loyal servant, and he her lord; she becomes a slave and concubine to him, and he must support her according to a previously agreed upon monetary fee … thus they become governed by the rulings of “right hand possession,” and there is no problem with this, Allah willing.

To bolster his fatwa, al-Ajlawni referred to a few hadiths (recorded words and teachings of Islam’s prophet Muhammad), including: “One of the signs of the [final] hour is that knowledge will decrease, ignorance will increase, adultery will appear, women will grow in numbers, while men will grow less, so that fifty women will be worth one [man].”

Islamic sex slavery is as old as Islam itself

Al-Ajlawni also cited a hadith from the canonical Sahih Bukhari, which has the prophet saying: “whenever fitna [sedition from Islam] becomes widespread, Allah distinguishes his followers, so that 50 women follow one man, saying, ‘Oh Abdullah [“slave of Allah”], take care of me,’” adding that in the same narrative the woman says, “O Abdullah, have sex with me.”

In closing, the sheikh said: “We call on the ulema of Syria to adopt this [fatwa], for it is the only legitimate way to guarantee that displaced Syrian women who have no one to rely on but Allah are not physically or sexually exploited or beaten in ways that contradict Sharia.  All prayers and blessings upon our prophet.”

While one may rationalize such fatwas away in the context of the chaotic situation in Syria, the fact is, the same fatwa, the same logic, was earlier issued in Egypt, soon after Muhammad Morsi became president in 2012.  Then, Egypt’s first “sex slave” marriage took place, when a woman declared before her future master-spouse, “I enslave myself to you,” before they kissed to an applauding crowd.

The justification for “right hand possession” marriages in Egypt was not displaced and destitute women, but rather young, sexually-frustrated men not able to afford wives, and women who wish to dress promiscuously—since the rules governing female “right hand possessions” forbid them from wearing the hijab (as sex-slaves, they are required to be partially naked, differentiating them from Muslim women, as explained by this Kuwaiti woman).

  • Jean Henri Laprime

    “We call on the ulema of Syria to adopt this [fatwa], for it is the only legitimate way to guarantee that displaced Syrian women who have no one to rely on but Allah are not physically or sexually exploited or beaten in ways that contradict Sharia. All prayers and blessings upon our prophet.”
    As opposed to ways that do Not contradict Sharia?

    • gwsmith

      Yes. Clearly, they believe there is something worse! These Muslim men are SAVING these desperate women, if only for a few hours! So magnanimous! Easily worth an extra 72 virgins in the hereafter! — A more perfect draw for killers and perverts to run ram-shod over the world for you could not be found!

  • Larry








    Sunni Imam Abu Bakar al-Kashani (d. 587 H) records
    in his authority work ‘Badaye al-Sanae’ Volume 2 page 216:

    ولو وطئ بهيمة لا يفسد حجه

    ولو وطئ بهيمة لا يفسد حجه

    “If he had sexual intercourse with an animal that will not make his hajj void”

    Islamic Scripture


    In contrast with what secular and non-Islamic religious sources say about
    bestiality, this is what the Qur’an has to say on the subject:


    That’s right – absolutely, positively nothing. Unlike the Qur’an’s clear-cut
    rulings on the morality of homosexuality, Polygamy, rape, and pedophilia, the
    permissibility of bestiality seems to have been left open to ‘interpretation.’

    If Islamic teachings were truly opposed to such a practice, then this omission
    is somewhat surprising when you consider that, historically, bestiality was
    indigenously accepted in the Middle-East.


    Here are the Muslim countries and how they placed in the top five

    world ranking of various bestiality-related internet search terms:[8]

    Pig Sex: Pakistan (No. 1) Egypt (No. 2) Saudi Arabia (No. 3)

    Donkey Sex: Pakistan (No. 1) Iran (No. 3) Saudi Arabia (No. 4)

    Dog Sex: Pakistan (No. 1) Saudi Arabia (No. 3)

    Cat Sex: Pakistan (No. 1) Iran (No. 2) Egypt (No. 3) Saudi
    Arabia (No. 4)

    Horse Sex: Pakistan (No. 1) Turkey (No. 3)

    Cow Sex: Pakistan (No. 1) Iran (No. 2) Saudi Arabia (No. 4)

    Goat Sex: Pakistan (No. 1)

    Animal Sex: Pakistan (No. 1) Morocco (No. 2) Iran (No. 4) Egypt (No. 5)

    Snake Sex: Pakistan (No. 1) Malaysia (No. 3) Indonesia (No. 4)
    Egypt (No. 5)

    Monkey Sex: Pakistan (No. 1) Indonesia (No. 3) Malaysia (No. 4)

    Bear Sex: Pakistan (No. 1) Saudi Arabia (No. 2)

    Elephant Sex: Pakistan (No. 1) Egypt (No. 3) United Arab Emirates (No. 4) Malaysia (No. 5)

    Fox Sex: Saudi Arabia (No. 1) Turkey (No. 4)


    There is no prohibition against bestiality to be found within the two Sahihs.
    The following hadith is taken from the Sunnah Abu-Dawud collection, not Bukari
    or Muslim.

    Narrated Abdullah ibn Abbas: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: If anyone
    has sexual intercourse with an animal, kill him and kill it along with him. I (Ikrimah) said: I asked him (Ibn Abbas): What offence can be attributed to the animal/ He replied: I think he (the Prophet) disapproved of its flesh being eaten when such a thing had been done to it.

    Abu Dawud 38:4449

    Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? And it is. Just look at the very next hadith.

    Narrated Abdullah ibn Abbas: There is no prescribed punishment for one who has
    sexual intercourse with an animal.

    Abu Dawud 38:4450

    This is a very clear contradiction. How can one hadith say kill the person committing bestiality, and the very next one say there is no prescribed punishment for the same person? Both statements cannot be true.

    What’s worse; these two contradictory hadiths (transmitted through different isnad) have been attributed to the same person. Abu Dawud himself had said the former of the two hadith is “not strong” and the latter further “weakens” it.[14]

    From the above, we can gather that Robert Masters had correctly stated,
    “bestiality was not specifically prohibited by the Prophet,”[9] so there is little wonder that Islamists generally shy away from mentioning 38:4449 in their pronouncements on bestiality.

    Sahih Hadith

    As we have previously mentioned, there is no prohibition against bestiality to be found within the two Sahihs. However there does exist a certain hadith and commentary by the renowned Islamic scholar al-Nawawi, which is of interest.

    The following narration does not exist in the English translations of Sahih Muslim, but a similar (but sanitized version) appears in: Sahih Muslim 3:684

    و حدثني ‏ ‏زهير بن حرب ‏ ‏وأبو غسان المسمعي ‏ ‏ح ‏ ‏و حدثناه ‏ ‏محمد بن المثنى
    ‏ ‏وابن بشار ‏ ‏قالوا حدثنا ‏ ‏معاذ بن هشام ‏ ‏قال حدثني ‏ ‏أبي ‏ ‏عن ‏ ‏قتادة
    ‏ ‏ومطر ‏ ‏عن ‏ ‏الحسن ‏ ‏عن ‏ ‏أبي رافع ‏ ‏عن ‏ ‏أبي هريرة ‏ ‏أن نبي الله ‏
    ‏صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ ‏قال ‏ ‏إذا جلس بين ‏ ‏شعبها ‏ ‏الأربع ثم جهدها فقد وجب
    عليه الغسل ‏

    ‏وفي حديث ‏ ‏مطر ‏ ‏وإن لم ينزل ‏ ‏قال ‏ ‏زهير ‏ ‏من بينهم بين ‏ ‏أشعبها ‏
    ‏الأربع ‏ ‏حدثنا ‏ ‏محمد بن عمرو بن عباد بن جبلة ‏ ‏حدثنا ‏ ‏محمد بن أبي عدي ‏
    ‏ح ‏ ‏و حدثنا ‏ ‏محمد بن المثنى ‏ ‏حدثني ‏ ‏وهب بن جرير ‏ ‏كلاهما ‏ ‏عن ‏ ‏شعبة
    ‏ ‏عن ‏ ‏قتادة ‏ ‏بهذا الإسناد ‏ ‏مثله غير أن في حديث ‏ ‏شعبة ‏ ‏ثم اجتهد ولم
    يقل وإن لم ينزل ‏

    Narrated by Zuhair Ibn Harb, narrated by Ghasan Al-Masma’i, narrated by
    Muhammad Ibn Al-Mathny, narrated by Ibn Bashar, who said that it was narrated
    by Muath Ibn Hisham, narrated by Abu Qatada, narrated by Mattar, narrated by
    Al-Hassan, narrated by Abu Rab’i, narrated by Abu Huraira who said:

    “The prophet – peace be upon him – said, ‘If one sits between a woman’s four parts (shu’biha Al-arba’) and then fatigues her, then it necessitates that he wash.’

    In the hadith of Mattar it is added ‘even if he does not ejaculate (yunzil).’
    Zuhair narrated among them using the phrase ‘Ashba’iha Al-arba’. It was also
    narrated by Muhammad Ibn Umar Ibn Ibad Ibn Jablah, narrated Muhammad Ibn Abi
    Uday, narrated by Muhammad Ibn Al-Mathny, narrated by Wahb Ibn Jarir who both
    related from Shu’bah who narrated from Qatada who gave this same chain of
    transmission, except that in the hadith of Shu’bah it has the phrase ‘then he
    labored’ but did not have the phrase ‘even if he does not ejaculate.’

    Sahih Muslim – Book of Menstruation – hadith #525

    Imam al-Nawawi (1234 – 1278 AD)



  • Nabukuduriuzhur

    Christ treated women with great kindness. By the First Century, Rabbis normally didn’t deal with women. The first person to see the risen Christ was Mary Magdalene— and like all things the Lord does, there was purpose in doing so.

    Paul teaching that women were equal to men but with different jobs was an idea that the Celts would understand, but was heretical in the Greco-Roman world. Galatians 3:28: “There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”

    Islam, like so many other religions, takes something that God created— sex— and perverts it. In Islam, it’s all about lust.

    Not love.

    In a real sense, Islam is very much like the Playboy philosophy or the LGBT philosophy— using others for personal gratification with no concern about them.

    • gwsmith

      Whoa! “Like so many other religions”??? Then you throw in Playboy and LGBT to bolster your case?! … Sorry, Nabuku, you have some research to do. But, I’m with you on the part about Islam. Stick with what you know.

  • Chip

    Words fail me.

  • sakovkt

    As a CAIR identified “Islamophobe”, I couldn’t have made up something this obscene even after two six packs, 3 straight hours of listening to AC/DC, falling off the fence and cracking my skull.
    I can see why John Kerry or Hillary Clinton would go for it, though.

    • gwsmith

      I still don’t think they understand it!

  • Larry



    O Prophet, we have made lawful for you your wives to whom you have given their
    hires (ujür), and what your right hand possesses of what God has given you as war-booty, and the daughters of your paternal uncle, the daughters of your paternal aunts, the daughters of your maternal uncle and the daughters of ydur maternal aunts, who have migrated with you, and a believing woman if she gives herself to the Prophet and the Prophet wants to seek her in marriage, something specially for you and not for the believers. We know what we have prescribed for them in respect of their wives and what their right hands possess, so that you (Muhammad) may be free from blame (in respect of special privileges). God is forgiving, merciful.

    Postpone (? the turn) of whom you will of them (0 Prophet) or take to yourself whom you will of them. Whoever you desire of those you have set aside, it is no sin for you (to receive). That is better, so that they may be comforted and not grieve, and may all be content with what you have given them. God knows what is in (all) your hearts. God is knowing, clement.

    Women are not permitted to you after (this), nor may you exchange them for (other) women, even though their beauty pleases you, apart from what your right hand possesses. God is watchful over everything (33.50-2).

  • Real Truth

    Sick ways of leading the life and men from Islam buy these fatwas, men and women are equal, such kind of suppression as a result we are having writers like Taslima Nasreen and Salman Rushdie.. God bless these people with right interpretations of Prophet..