* By now, most people know that Muhammad married Aisha when she was 6 and consummated the marriage when she was 9. Not too many people know about the other wives of the lecherous Muhammad, so we will present you every week with another episode of Muhammad’s philandering:
Â The Coptic Sex Slave of the Prophet
Mariyah was working at the service of Hafsa, daughter of Umar who was one of Muhammad’s wives. One-day Muhammad went to Hafsa’s house and upon setting gaze at Mariyah, decides to have intercourse with her. To get rid of Hafsa, he concocted a lie. He told her that her father Umar had wanted to meet her.Â When Hafsa left, Muhammad took Mariyah to bed and had intercourse with her. Upon seeing her father and being assured that he had not sent for her,Â Hafsa, returned home to find the door locked from inside. She sat behind the closed door until her illustrious husband finished his business with her maid. When the door was opened and Muhammad came out, she notices sweet dripping from his face and realized what he had been up to. She becomes hysteric, complaining that he had tricked so he could enjoy her maid in her bed. Muhammad pleads with her to calm down and to placate her he promised not to sleep with Mariah again and bade her not to divulge that secret to others.
Hafsa unable to keep the secret relayed everything to her friend Aisha who also turned against Muhammad and these two young ladies, jointly with his other wives, caused him much anguish.Â Muhammad decided to punish all of his wives by not sleeping with them for one month.Â Depriving one’s wives sexually and beating them are other forms of punishment recommended in the Quran. Q.4:34.
The rebellion of his wives for having sex with a maid angered the Prophet of Allah who vowed not to sleep with any of them for one month.Â That of course would have been too much hardship for the beloved messenger of Allah.Â Therefore the maker of the Universe, in his mercy intervened and reveals the Sura Tahrim (Banning). In this Sura, Allah lovingly “rebukes” his prophet for being so hard on himself and for depriving himself from what he really likes and has been made lawful to him, just to placate his wives.