Islam is one of the most conservative religions in the world with over 1,6 Billion followers. However, a very influential group of the Muslims known as Salafi Muslims, which is an orthodoxical branch of Islam, believes strongly in complete gender segregation, even showing a woman’s face in public is a taboo.
It is easy to identify them from the beard with a shaved mustache for men and a full Burka (face veil) for women. Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the rest of the Arabic Gulf States belong to this group.
They believe in total segregation between men and women. However, in practice that is not always possible.
A series of verses, Hadiths and “logical” straightforward thinking led to this bizarre Fatwa, that was a controversial even o speak about.
Those who issued it were some of the famous scholars in the Muslim world including Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the chairman of the International Union of Muslim Scholars., and many others.
Actually stoning adulterers and breastfeeding adults were in the same verse in the Quran that magically disappeared from the Quran, stoning adulterers is what most devoted Muslims defend patiently.
In simple words stoning adulterers is never mentioned in the Quran
Saheeh Bukhari Volume 8, Book 82, Number 816: Narrated Ibn 'Abbas:
'Umar said, "I am afraid that after a long time has passed, people may say, "We do not find the Verses stoning to death in the Holy Book," and consequently they may go astray by leaving an obligation that Allah has revealed.
So how did the “Islamic scholars” find a way around it? They came up with a new rule: they claimed that some verses disappeared but their rule still applies.
Al Sindi says in his commentary on Sunan Ibn Majah...
The verse of stoning: Its recitation has been abrogated and its ruling still remains in effect. (Al Sindi, Sharh Sunan Ibn Majah, Kitab: Al Hudood, Bab: Al Rajam, Commentary on Hadith no. 2543.
It was narrated that 'Aishah said: “The Verse of stoning and of breastfeeding an adult ten times was revealed, and the paper was with me under my pillow. When the Messenger of Allah died, we were preoccupied with his death, and a tame sheep came in and ate it.” (Hasan)
Sunan Ibn Majah 3:9:1944
Narrated A'isha 'Sahlah bint Suhail came to the Prophet and said 'O Messenger of Allah, I see signs of displeasure on the face of Abo Hudhaifah when Salim enters upon me', The Prophet said: "Breastfeed him!", She said: "How can I breastfeed him when he is a grown man!?" The Messenger of Allah smiled and said 'I know that he is a grown man!'. So she did that, then she came to the Prophet (saw) and said "I have never seen any signs of displeasure on the face of Abo Hudhayfah after that. And he was present at the battle of Badar.
Hadith is authentic
Another interesting Hadith:
Umm Salama said to 'A'isha: 'A young boy who is at the threshold of puberty comes to you. I, however, do not like that he should come to me, whereupon 'A'isha (Allah be pleased with her) said: Don't you see in Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) a model for you? She also said: The wife of Abu Hudhaifa said: Messenger of Allah, Salim comes to me and now he is a (grown-up) person, and there is something that (rankles) in the mind of Abu Hudhaifa about him, whereupon Allah's Messenger said: Suckle him (so that he may become your foster-child), and thus he may be able to come to you (freely).
Ref: Sahih Muslim, book 8, hadith number 3426, page 846.
So basically: if a woman breastfeeds a man, he becomes her foster child and according to Islamic rules he can be with that woman without a chaperone.
As crazy, as this solution might seem the outcome of many Hadiths and verses cornered “Islamic scholars” to accept this solution.
please help me editing it if there were any grammatic failures :)
ICO, English has so many rules and exceptions to rules that it is a notoriously complex language. You are doing well.
Correcting the minor typo (typographical) in your fourth paragraph, the final words could have been either
“...was controversial even to....”, or
”...was a controversy even to....”
I was born in the USA so English is my native language. Two years of Latin in high school (9th and 10th grades) helped me understand English verb use.
Thanks for explaining part of the Quran. Like the xian bible it has literalists and people who cherry pick.
Religions are weird, I suppose, because the people who start them are weird.