Sucking the tongues of children?

Question:

Some anti-Muslim websites cite a narration that the Prophet sucked the tongue of a child. What is the real story?

Answer:

In the name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful

Short Explanation:

Before pointing the finger at Islam – Go Read 2 kings 4:34 in Your Bible

2 Kings 4:34

New International Version

34 Then he got on the bed and lay on the boy, mouth to mouth, eyes to eyes, hands to hands. As he stretched himself out on him, the boy’s body grew warm.

During Prophet Muhammed time fifteen centruries ago in the middle of the Desert of the Arabic peninsula in Mecca and Madinah, Suckling on the lips of his Grandchildren was a form of FIRST AID with our modern day and time langauge to save them from dehydration

Even the enemies of Prophet Mu at the time from Arab Pagans, Jews and Christians the used to do THE SAME by suckling on the lips of thier loved ones as a form of FIRST AID and to save them from dehydration.

Note:

NO instructions in Islam to kiss anyone on the lips – Only between a married wife and husband only. Shi’a are classed to be out of the fold of Islam=Not Muslims because the violations of main Islamic teachings. and if they kiss thier own children on the lips it is thier problem.

Ten Things can make you OUT of Islam Fold- The things that nullify Islam.

Detailed Answer:

Before pointing the finger at Islam – Go Read 2 kings 4:34 in Your Bible

2 Kings 4:34

New International Version

34 Then he got on the bed and lay on the boy, mouth to mouth, eyes to eyes, hands to hands. As he stretched himself out on him, the boy’s body grew warm.

If we read a narration that we do not understand at first, we need to examine the context before coming to a conclusion. You should also be aware that these sites are notorious for mistranslating prophetic traditions and citing them out of context.

In this case, it was the practice of Arabs who lived in the dry desert climate to moisten the lips and mouth of a child who was suffering from thirst. If a child had parched lips or dry mouth and water was scarce, they could be relieved by sharing saliva. This was something practical and necessary in the tough climate in which they lived.

The following narration makes this context clear:

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, heard Hasan and Hussein crying while they were with their mother, so he hurried to them and he said:

مَا شَأْنُ ابْنَيَّ

What is the matter with my boys?

Their mother said:

الْعَطَشُ

It is thirst.

The Prophet went to the source of water but at that time water was scarce. The Prophet called out:

هَلْ أَحَدٌ مِنْكُمْ مَعَهُ مَاءٌ

Does anyone have any water?

But no one had any water, so the Prophet said to their mother:

نَاوِلِينِي أَحَدَهُمَا

Bring me one of them.

Abu Huraira said:

فَأَدْلَعَ لَهُ لِسَانَهُ فَجَعَلَ يَمُصُّهُ حَتَّى هَدَأَ أَوْ سَكَنَ

He massaged his tongue and moistened it until he calmed down.

Source: al-Mu’jam al-Kabīr 2588, Grade: Hasan=Good

This tradition was declared reliable by Al-Haythami in Majma’ al-Zawā’id 9/183 and by Ash-Shawkani in Darr al-Saḥābah 242.

Al-Qadi Iyad comments on this tradition, saying:

وَأَعْطَى الْحَسَنَ وَالْحُسَيْنَ لِسَانَهُ فَمَصَّاهُ وَكَانَ يَبْكِيَانِ عَطَشًا فَسَكَتَا

The Prophet gave Hasan and Hussein his tongue and he moistened it as they were crying from thirst, then they calmed down.

Source: Kitāb al-Shifā 1/326

As we can see, the Prophet was sharing saliva with his two young grandsons because they were suffering from thirst and there was no water available. This was an act of kindness and good parenting in a difficult environment. It does not mean what these anti-Muslim websites have claimed.

These anti-Muslim websites have a tendency to interpret verses and traditions in the worst possible way, to fit a predetermined image of Islam as a false religion. As Muslims, our method is to interpret the scriptures of Islam in the best way, specifically the stories about the Prophet and his companions.

What is the actual reason behind the tongue-sucking?

The answer lies in Ash-Shifa of Qadi Iyad. The reason behind the tongue-sucking was to quench their thirst and help settle them down. We must remember this was an arid environment (desert) where water was scarce, thus loving parents/guardians did go to such lengths in caring for children:

He gave al-Hasan and al-Husayn his tongue to suck. They had been weeping from thirst and upon this they became quiet. [2]

This was a genuine act of devotion; had Jesus (p), Gandi, Guru Nanak or Mother Theresa carried out such an act of devotion to children they would have been praised for it. Sadly, this is not always the case for Prophet Muhammad (p) as malicious Islamophobes on the internet have dark agendas they are pursuing assiduously.

Outrageous Islamophobic spin on a genuine act of devotion!

Islamophobes who present Ahadith (narrations) of such a nature in order to promote the idea of homosexuality or child abuse should desist immediately as their spin amounts to nothing more than a fallacious and fanciful attempt at character assassination.

Muslims and Non-Muslims should be alert…

If a hater does present a claim where this occurred between the Prophet (p) and his grandchildren or his daughter (Fatima) please realise there is nothing untoward and the action was a genuine act of devotion that any caring person would undertake for the betterment of the infants. Do not be swayed by such hollow and outrageous distortions.

We must also remember homosexuality is forbidden and sinful in Islam. [3]

Islam’s Clear Position on Homosexuality

The Prophet’s saliva

Prophet even used to spit in the mouths of suckling children in order to satisfy them until nightfall [4]. Further examples of the blessings within the Prophet’s saliva are given in footnotes [5], [6].

Ali ibn Abi Talib on Hadith: Assume the Prophet is most righteous, guided

Ali ibn Abi Talib, may Allah be pleased with him, said:

إِذَا حَدَّثْتُكُمْ عَنْ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ حَدِيثًا فَظُنُّوا بِهِ الَّذِي هُوَ أَهْنَاهُ وَأَهْدَاهُ وَأَتْقَاهُ

When I relate a story to you about the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, you should think of him as being the best, the most guided, and the most righteous.

Source: Sunan Ibn Majāh 20, Grade: Sahih=Correct

If we applied this principle and remained patient as we investigate narrations we may not understand at first, then we would not be confused by those who try to slander the name of Islam.

As we can see, the Prophet was sharing saliva with his two young grandsons because they were suffering from thirst and there was no water available. This was an act of kindness and good parenting in a difficult environment. It does not mean what these anti-Muslim websites have claimed.

So, the reason behind the tongue-sucking was to quench their thirst and help settle them down.

We must remember this was an arid environment (desert) where water was scarce, thus loving parents/guardians did go to such lengths in caring for children:

He gave al-Hasan and al-Husayn his tongue to suck. They had been weeping from thirst and upon this they became quiet.

●Ref: Muhammad, Messenger of Allah – Ash Shifa of Qadi Iyad, translated by Aisha Abdarrahman Bewley, Madinah Press, 2004 pg 184

This was a genuine act of devotion;

had Jesus’ peace be upon him, Gandi, Guru Nanak or Mother Theresa carried out such an act of devotion to children they would have been praised for it. Sadly, this is not always the case for Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him as malicious Islamophobes on the internet have dark agendas they are pursuing assiduously.


Why did Jesus spit for some of His miracles?

Al Hassan was still a baby and was his grandson



He is the grandson of Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him

Reasonable people will not disagree with such situations bearing in mind that the Messenger of Allah used always used to play with them using his tongue. In other times he spread out his tongue for them they then would follow him to take it That is out of his mercy and kindness with the kids

He loved them so much, He used to make them ride on his back and run


They liked him so much to the extent that they followed him to the Masjid because they missed him. Nearly they can’t stay without him.

He is their everything. One day he was on pulpit delivering a Friday sermon. They came to him…he stopped the Khutbah=Sermon and came down to hug them.

Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) delivered a speech to us; meanwhile al-Hasan and al-Husayn came upon there stumbling, wearing red shirts. He came down from the pulpit, took them and ascended it with them. He then said: Allah truly said: “Your property and your children are only trial” (Ixiv.15).

I saw both of them, and I could not wait. Afterwards he resumed the speech.
▪︎Sahih Albani
▪︎Sunan Abi Dawud 1109



Imagine!



Prophet Muhammed was a warrior, a state ruler, an Imam in Masjid, the most successful husband, the engineer of this Muslim Nation, fixes people’s problems etc. now ask yourself how could such a man find time for his grandkids to play with.

But he did find time for them and was the beloved of elderly and the babies the young and children etc.

A man one day asked Prophet Muhammed, O Messenger of Allah you kiss kids?



The man added by saying I have 10 kids i never kissed any of them!

Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him said to the man: This is the mercy of Allah put inside the hearts of men. What can I do to you if you don’t have such mercy for your kids!!

Prophet (peace be upon him) kissed his grandson Al-Hasan bin ‘Ali (May Allah be pleased with them) in the presence of Al-Aqra’ bin Habis. Thereupon he remarked: “I have ten children and I have never kissed any one of them.”

Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) looked at him and said, “He who does not show mercy to others will not be shown mercy”.
▪︎[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

That’s how harsh the Arabs were, but Prophet Muhammed peace be upon him wa sent as mercy to the worlds

Now don’t forget this mercy is in the heart of Elisha too who raised a kid from death by putting his mouth on a kid’s mouth


●2 kings 4:32


34 Then he got on the bed and lay on the boy, mouth to mouth, eyes to eyes, hands to hands. As he stretched himself out on him, the boy’s body grew warm. 35 Elisha turned away and walked back and forth in the room and then got on the bed and stretched out on him once more. The boy sneezed seven times and opened his eyes.

Shall we accuse Elisha prophet of what you said??? Of course not

And because some enemies of Islam always take verses and hadeeths out of context to make them look like a contradiction.

Yet one already has to read them in context


●Narrated Usama bin Zaid:

Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) used to put me on (one of) his thighs and put Al-Hasan bin `Ali on his other thigh, and then embrace us and say, “O Allah! Please be Merciful to them, as I am merciful to them. “
●Sahih al-Bukhari 6003

Moreover, prophet Muhammad peace be upon him when he spat into a suckling babies using dates too in the mouth it’s out of his blessings

He used to spit into the mouths of suckling children and his saliva would satisfy them until nightfall [page 184 in Ash Sifa of Qadi Iyad, Madinah Press, 2004]

He spat in a well that was in Anas’ house and there was no water in Madina sweeter than it – Al Bayhaqi [from page 183 in Ash Sifa of Qadi Iyad, Madinah Press, 2004]


Who told prophet Muhammad peace be upon him that dates should be the first thing babies must suck once they are born?

Tahnik

Is well known in Islam: to soften a date to a baby and put it inside his mouth on his palate

Note that dates that prophet Muhammad peace be upon him gave to babies is far better than normal sugar. Dates has way more benefits to Thank Allah



Modern Science discover and prove the correctness of Prophet Muhammed Tradition of giving something sweet to ne babies here from BBC website :

“A dose of sugar given as a gel rubbed into the inside of the cheek is a cheap and effective way to protect premature babies against brain damage, say experts..

This can also improve outcomes for babies born premature or sick. Dangerously low blood sugar affects about one in 10 babies born too early. Untreated, it can cause permanent harm.

Researchers from New Zealand tested the gel therapy in 242 babies under their care and based on the results, say it should now be a first-line treatment.

Their work is published in The Lancet.

Prof Jane Harding and her team at the University of Auckland says:

Sugar dose should be given to babies as first food

What did Islam say about this fifteen centuries ago?



Narrated Abu Musa: “A son was born to me and I took him to the Prophet (peace be upon him) who named him Ibrahim, did Tahnik for him with a date, invoked Allah to bless him and returned him to me. (The narrator added: That was Abu Musa’s eldest son.

●Sahih al-Bukhari 5467



These questions remain to you atheists and disbelievers




Who told prophet Muhammad on hypoglycemia condition, obviously Prophet Muhammed was not medical doctor, in fact one the evidence of his Prophethood is that he was unlettered, did not read and write-

We let you answer- Obviously Allah Exalted he teh creator of everything.

Success comes from Allah, and Allah knows best.

Footnotes

[1] A couple of narrations Islamophobes erroneously “use” in their efforts to degrade and dehumanize the Prophet (p) and Islam:

Bukhari, 1183. It is related that Abu Hurayra said, “I never sae al-Hasan without my eyes overflowing with tears. That is because the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, went out one day and I found him in the mosque.

He took my hand and I went along with him. He did not speak to me until we reached the market of Banu Qaynuqa’. He walked around it and looked. Then he left and I left with him until we reached the mosque. He sat down and wrapped himself in his garment.

Then he said, ‘Where is the little one? Call the little one to me.’ Hasan came running and jumped into his lap. Then he put his hand in his beard. Then the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, opened his mouth and put his tongue in his mouth.

Then he said, O Allah, I love him, so love him and the one who loves him!’” [Al-Adab al-Mufrad Al-Bukhari by Imam BukhariTranslated by: Ustadha Aisha Bewley] From – http://www.sunnipath.com/Library/Hadith/H0003P0046.aspx

Also:

Musnad Ahmed Hadith Number 16245, Volume Title: “The Sayings of the Syrians,” Chapter Title: “Hadith of Mu’awiya Ibn Abu Sufyan”: “I saw the prophet – pbuh – sucking on the tongue or the lips of Al-Hassan son of Ali, may the prayers of Allah be upon him. For no tongue or lips that the prophet sucked on will be tormented (by hell fire)

[2] Muhammad, Messenger of Allah – Ash Shifa of Qadi Iyad, translated by Aisha Abdarrahman Bewley, Madinah Press, 2004 pg 184

[3] Imam Dhahabi’s list of enormities (sins), p17.0 he writes, “…There is consensus among both Muslims and the followers of other religions that sodomy is an enormity…” [From the list of enormities presented in Nuh Hamim Keller’s translation of Umdat as Salik, Amana Publications, 2008, p17.0 (page 644)]

[4] He used to spit into the mouths of suckling children and his saliva would satisfy them until nightfall [page 184 in Ash Sifa of Qadi Iyad, Madinah Press, 2004]

[5] He spat in a well that was in Anas’ house and there was no water in Madina sweeter than it – Al Bayhaqi [from page 183 in Ash Sifa of Qadi Iyad, Madinah Press, 2004]

[6] This narration is unclear as to whether the blessings were within the saliva of the Prophet (p) or not but it is of benefit to mention:

In the hadith of Hanash ibn Uqayl we find, “The Messenger of Allah would give me a drink of sawiq (a kind of mash). He would drink first and I would drink last. I always found that it filled me up when I was hungry and quenched me when I was thirsty and was cool when I was parched”

[from page 184 in Ash Shifa of Qadi Iyad, Madinah Press, 2004]

The Prophet Muhammad ﷺ used to kiss Al Hussein’s ( little ) Penis !!!

Why did Jesus spit for some of His miracles according to the Bible?

Islam’s Clear Position on Homosexuality

Why does Islam forbid Lesbianism and Homosexuality?

Allah knows Best.