Rejected hadith

Some say that Muhammad al-Bukhari, the renowned hadith scholar sifted through over 100,000 ahadith in his time. The vast majority of these were rejected as “unreliable.” I have often wondered what gems al-Bukhari forever wiped from the annals of history. Support— Social media:  Twitter| Facebook | Instagram

The Martyrs

In an effort to build up the Muslims’ emerging fighting force in the face of an even greater opponent, the prophet, in his role as chief-motivator, had come up with some fairly rousing talking points. (Read Sahih Bukhari 4:52:72 for the original hadith.) Support— Social media:  Twitter| Facebook | Instagram

The Mother of the Believers takes a day off

In Islamic tradition there are more than a dozen accounts of Prophet Muhammad’s favorite wife Aisha cleaning his semen stains by washing or scraping them off with her figner. I won’t link or refer to these here; suffice to say a quick Google search yields impressive results. The volume of such tales in Islamic tradition…

Seventh-century fashion

After the Muslims were defeated by Abu Sufyan’s forces at the Battle of Uhud, his wife Hind proceeded to mutilate the bodies of the slain Muslim soldiers. Her disdain for the Muslims was so ferocious that she cut ears, noses, lips and other parts off their bodies and made necklaces out of them, which she…