The Islamic Texts on Rape

The Muslim traditions relate an incident where some Muslim fighters were raping some captive women (whom they intended to sell for ransom) while taking care to observe ‘coitus interruptus’. They came to Muhammad to ask him whether this was lawful. His answer: “It does not matter if you do not do it (withdraw before climaxing), for every soul that is to be born up to the Day of Resurrection will be born.” (Sahih Muslim 3371)

So instead of furiously commanding them to stop such vile conduct and taking the women into his protection, Muhammad (the ‘perfect example’) cheerfully instructs his followers to do to the women whatever they desired!

Muslim tradition even states that verse of the Qur’an was revealed precisely to ease the qualms of Muslim warriors about having sex with enslaved captives (Qur’an 4:24)

Incredibly the Qur’an has four verses in total assuring Muslims that sex with captives is lawful, zero verses mandating the number of daily prayers!


For many more questions about Islam’s truth-claims see  Peter Townsend’s ‘Questioning Islam – Tough Questions and Honest Answers About the Muslim Religion’