Friday, February 20, 2009

Were She-Monkeys Stoned to Death for Fornication?

I was listening to a lecture and this person mentioned about how even monkeys stone fornicators for it is reported that they stoned a she-monkey. The brother stressed about how they (animals) dont allow such behavior and know the punishments of it. So I was like wait, hold up, are you SERIOUS?!
So I did a little googling and I was able to find the hadith and a commentary/ article on it alhamduilah. So lets get to bottom of this moneky fiasco.

Were She-Monkeys Stoned For Adultery?
14 October 2005

Hesham Azmy & Mohd Elfie Nieshaem Juferi

An amusing little polemic regarding a hadith that is recorded in Sahih al-Bukhari has recently surfaced and is being circulated by some apostates from Islam. Naturally, the Christian missionaries too had decided to jump on the bandwagon of smearing Islam through a misinterpretation of this hadith as well. The hadith is recorded as follows:

Volume 5, Book 58, Number 188:

Narrated ‘Amru bin Maimun: “During the pre-lslamic period of ignorance I saw a she-monkey surrounded by a number of monkeys. They were all stoning it, because it had committed illegal sexual intercourse. I too, stoned it along with them.”

The basic premise of their “charge” is that the Prophet(P) had ordered the stoning of a she-monkey, and that lapidation for zina (fornication) is extended to animals as well. More...

Quite interesting.... so animals have the same rights as us? Hmmm yeah....

May Allah continue to guide us. Ameen.


Habibti said...

lol thats funny

Umm Ismail said...

Animals have no Reason they do things my Instinct not Desire. there is no marriage of Animals and the like!! Note the Pre islamic Period no wonder