Refuting the Christian Lie that Prophet considered woman as dogs and donkeys
Mohamad Mostafa Nassar
The anti-Islamic Claim:
WikiIslam & Christian Missionary Liars and ‘topic-changers’ attempt to prove that women are considered no better than dogs and donkeys by the Holy Prophet peace be upon him in the Ahadith by quoting various traditions. I will quote the website here:
“You have made us (i.e. women) dogs.”
Narrated ‘Aisha: The things which annul the prayers were mentioned before me. They said, “Prayer is annulled by a dog, a donkey and a woman (if they pass in front of the praying people).” I said, “You have made us (i.e. women) dogs.
Narrated ‘Aisha: The things which annual prayer were mentioned before me (and those were): a dog, a donkey and a woman.
I said, “You have compared us (women) to donkeys and dogs. By Allah! I saw the Prophet praying while I used to lie in (my) bed between him and the Qibla. Whenever I was in need of something, I disliked to sit and trouble the Prophet. So, I would slip away by the side of his feet.”
Narrated Abdullah ibn Abbas: Ikrimah reported on the authority of Ibn Abbas, saying: I think the Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) said:
When one of you prays without a sutrah, a dog, an ass, a pig, a Jew, a Magian, and a woman cut off his prayer, but it will suffice if they pass in front of him at a distance of over a stone’s throw. (Abu Dawud 2:704)
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The following tradition was left out by WikiIslam and other liars which proves a point besides the one made above:
Narrated ‘Aisha: It is not good that you people have made us (women) equal to dogs and donkeys. No doubt I saw Allah’s Apostle praying while I used to lie between him and the Qibla and when he wanted to prostrate, he pushed my legs and I withdrew them.
[Sahih Bukhari, Book #9, Hadith 498]
Either way, the meaning of the above Ahadith has been misconstrued, since Hadhrat Ayesha may Allah be pleased with her was explaining that women were not equal to dogs and donkeys, rather it was alright for a woman to be in front of a man when he prayed.
Hadhrat Ayesha may Allah be pleased with her, knew the Prophet better than the people so she corrected their views on the subject of praying without a Sutrah. She lived with him in his own home, while the people only learned about what he did when they saw him on some occasions.
As for the third Hadith about praying without a Sutrah, it is better for someone to not pass in front of another who is praying without a Sutrah since it can be spiritually harmful to that individual:
Abu Sa’id al-Khudri may Allah be pleased with him reported that the Messenger of Allah peace be upon him said: When any one of you prays he should not let anyone pass in front of him (if there is no sutra), and should try to turn him away as far as possible, but if he refuses to go, he should turn him away forcibly for he is a devil.
[Sahih Muslim, Book #004, Hadith #1023]
The grievousness of passing in front of someone praying is given in the following Hadith:
Busr b Sa’id reported that Zaid b Khalid al-Juhani sent him to Abu Juhaim in order to ask him what he had heard from the Messenger of Allah peace be upon him with regard to the passer in front of the worshipper. Abu Juhaim reported that the Messenger of Allah peace be upon him said:
If anyone who passes in front of a man who is praying knew the responsibility he incurs, he would stand still forty (years) rather than to pass in front of him.” Abu Nadr said: I do not know whether he said forty days or months or years. [Sahih Muslim, Book #004, Hadith #1027]
Thus, the meaning of the above Ahadith are that it is better to not be in front of someone else while they are praying because of the sin one could get from being in front of someone. Hadhrat Ayesha slipped away when the Prophet peace be upon him prayed and she was in front of him because of her courtesy for him and his concentration during his (peace be upon him)’s prayers.
The next time you come across an Islamophobe or their website, make sure that you research their claims and never blindly believe anything, because they are big time liars.
When we read in the Bible, we’ll find that human is likened by colt, and the word human here refers to both man and woman, we have never found the word (insana) in Arabic language which means human for (woman)
In the Old Testament
In The Book of Job Chapter 11
For vain men would be wise, though man be born like a wild ass’s colt. (12)
Notice (man be born like a wild ass’s colt)
So, the cavilers were born and have understood like that!!!
We’ll find also that human is likened by beast in The Book of Ecclesiastes
I said in mine heart concerning the estate of the sons of men, that God might manifest them, and that they might see that they themselves are beasts (18)
For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath; so that a man hath no preeminence above a beast: for all is vanity. (19)
All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again. (20)
We notice from the text that human is not better than beast, indeed he is like it in their Holly Bible!!!!
I said in myself: Oh, Glory to Allah Who says: (And We have certainly honored the children of Adam and carried them on the land and sea and provided for them of the good things and preferred them over much of what We have created, with [definite] preference) al-asra’a-70
Also, woman is called heifer in The Holly Bible, that when Samson called his wife heifer in The Book of Judges Chapter 14
And the men of the city said unto him on the seventh day before the sun went down, what is sweeter than honey? And what is stronger than a lion? and he said unto them, if ye had not plowed with my heifer, ye had not found out my riddle (18)
Moreover, we find in the Bible that women are likened by mangy dog whom people avoid touching it because of unclean
The Book of Leviticus Chapter 15
And if a woman has an issue of her blood many days out of the time of her separation, or if it run beyond the time of her separation; all the days of the issue of her uncleanness shall be as the days of her separation: she shall be unclean. (25)
Every bed whereon she lieth all the days of her issue shall be unto her as the bed of her separation: and whatsoever she sitteth upon shall be unclean, as the uncleanness of her separation (26)
And whosoever touched those things shall be unclean, and shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even (27)
I said: like that. we treat women by the same way we treat mangy dog according to The Holly Bible…….!!!
Allah knows Best