Islamic Concept of Sexual Psychology
The Islamic message when analysed
carefully, emerges as a novel doctrine of sexual psychology, which stands on the
two pillars of carnal enjoyment and conscience--free violence in the name of
Allah, who claims to be the Most Merciful and the Best Judge. Though this faith
cannot stand without these props, they have been masterfully camouflaged with
Divine Veneer, which loses its lustre when subjected to a rational examination.
To demonstrate this truth, I must first, narrate the
two universal legends - The Greek and the Biblical - which have determined the
sexual status of woman in Islam, and the appeal of her carnal attraction in
arousing the spirit of Jehad, the holy concept of violence, seeking plunder,
persecution and paralysis of non-Muslim societies.
The Greek tradition holds that Pandora, the first woman
was especially created by Zeus, the King of gods, to punish man for receiving
the gift of fire that Prometheus had stolen from Heaven. He commanded Hephaestus,
the divine artisan, to mix earth with water for preparing woman's body, which
ought to have man's voice, but in fairness and beauty it must resemble an
immortal goddess. He bade Athena to teach her the art of weaving highly complex
webs. The golden Aphrodite was ordered to embellish her (woman's) head with
grace, as well as, painful desire, and cares that decimate limbs. At the same
time, Hermes, the god's messenger, was told to equip her with a dog-like mind
and deceitful manners. To obey Zeus, the gods allotted her a beguiling mode of
utterance. When the creative act was completed, the woman was called Pandora
because every god had bestowed on her a gift, which was to be a source of some
mischief to man.
The fascinating souvenir was presented by Zeus to man -
Epimetheus, whose brother Prometheus, had warned him not to accept any memento
from gods. So beautiful was Pandora that Epimetheus could not resist the
temptation of accepting her.
How did this Divine plan materialize? Prometheus had
left a mysterious box in the custody of Epimetheus with the express instructions
not to open it under any circumstance. When Pandora saw it, her curiosity became
boundless. She opened the box whereupon ten thousand evils rushed out and
started plaguing man. Hope was the only one that could not escape for the timely
replacement of the lid.
Had Pandora listened to Epimetheus, evil would have
been unknown in the world. Thus, the moral of the story is:
1. Man is innocent and woman is guilty.
2. It is the sexual attraction of woman that misled
Epimetheus to accept the gift despite a stern warning from his brother not to do
3. Since Epimetheus heeded the warning but Pandora did
not, man is superior to woman in resolve, wisdom and general character but woman
is the source of mischief, misery and misunderstanding.
This Hesiod point of view about womanhood seems to have
served as the cornerstone of the Greek culture, allotting her the lowest status
in society. As a result, the Greek culture became patriarchal in which woman
ranked as a household chattel. She was just a man's sexual toy; even in this
state she had to compete with boys, who were preferred by majority of men.
No doubt, this Greek legend has exerted an enormous
influence on human civilization, but the Biblical story of Adam's creation has a
greater psychological depth than the Pandora's tale. The Bible states:
Having created man in His own image, "the Lord God
said, It is not good that the man should be alone: I will make him an help meet
(companion) for him …"
"And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fail upon
Adam, and he slept: and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead
"And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from
man, made He a woman, and brought her unto the man."
"And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and
flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of
''Therefore shall a man leave his father and his
mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh."
"And they were both naked, the man and his wife,
and were not ashamed."
( Genesis 2: 18- 25 )
In these verses, it is clearly stated that:
1. Man without woman is a lonely being.
2. Man has precedence over woman because she has been
created out of his rib.
3. Woman is the dearest thing to man because he
believes her to be "the bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh."
4. Man and woman shall leave their parents to live
together until death them do part.
5. Because of their closeness, it is not shameful for
man and woman to be naked in each other's company.
According to the Biblical description, man is the
source of woman's creation, and she has been brought about for the company and
pleasure of man. Yet, in status, she is nearly equal to man because they have to
live together eternally as one flesh.
So far so good. However, the story of creation adds a
strange twist to this affair by adding that the couple were found a home in the
Garden of Eden where there was to be no sorrow, no illness and no death, and
where all luxuries of life would be available free, just for desiring.
In the Garden, there was "the tree of knowledge of
good and evil." (Genesis 2: 9) The Lord God expressly forbade Adam not to
eat the fruit of this particular tree but he defied the Creator at the behest of
Eve, his wife. Since this event shows that man rebelled against God to please
his woman, it demonstrates the significance of sexual delight to man. Stated
briefly, the event establishes that:
1. So important is carnal gratification to man that he
will defy God for sexual pleasure. On the contrary, God shall be adored by man
most humbly and fervently if He were to promise him abundant sexual satisfaction
by way of houris (beautiful virgins) and ghilmaan (pretty boys) as the reward
for obeying Him.
2. Sex is the chief drive of male activity and plays a
major role in his felicity and frustration. Diagnosis of his mental, physical
and spiritual condition is somehow, associated with the realization of his
sexual dreams. This link is not restricted to puberty and adolescence but goes
back to infancy because parental harmony and discord, which influence baby's
tendencies, are broadly determined by their sexual attitudes and mutual
satisfaction. No matter how educated and materially prosperous a household be,
without sexual match, which is the fountain of love, it cannot provide a healthy
growth to the children.
3. Sexual appeal of woman is her greatest shield
against the brutal proclivities of man. In fact, it is more than a shield: it
can be an offensive feminine weapon to tame, twiddle and twist him. The
effectiveness of this tool can be greatly enhanced by the woman who knows the
art of loving, shedding tears, self-beautification, tantalisation, and keeping
man at a boiling point through hearty, hilarious and high-sounding promises.
However, the Church Elders failed to gauge the
psychological depth of this episode. Instead of utilising its hidden wisdom for
the good of humankind, they used it to promote their selfish interests. Calling
this event as the origin of sin, which precipitated Adam's fall, they branded
woman as the agent of Satan and the enemy of man. This Christian interpretation
led to the inferior social status of woman and creation of a patriarchal society
with its concomitant afflictions to the fair sex.
Both the tales of Pandora and Eve have been invented to
depict woman as the enemy of man. An enemy is someone, who is feared because he
or she has the power to damage, debilitate and devastate. Feminine charm, which
is the aggregate of woman's sexual appeal plus her tantalising manners,
constitute the powerful threat that makes man grovel before her. These tales not
only indicate man's fear of woman but also arouse his contempt, preparing him
for a head-on collision with her.
Again, everything is known by its opposite: for
example, light can be recognised by darkness only and the concept of sweet has
no meaning without bitter. In fact, all psychological attributes e.g., love,
friendship, etc., also have their opposites. Feminine charm is no exception: man
is endowed with dominance-urge, which acts as a counter to the feminine charm.
It is not to say that women do not possess
dominance-urge. They certainly do, but this trait is a far less effective part
of their personality compared to what I call Feminine Charm. The fact that human
society has been chiefly patriarchal, proves decisively that the male urge to
dominate is severe, successful and supreme.
Patriarchal society is the one in which man is the
boss; his word is the law and woman has no choice but to obey him in his
capacity as a father, son and husband. In a nutshell, she exists only for the
pleasure and convenience of man. This is an extreme form of degradation, which
woman would try to avoid at all costs, if she could, but it has not been
possible over the centuries except in casual circumstances when small
matriarchal societies appeared for short periods.
The concept of dominance-urge is explained by the
pecking order where the stronger bird pecks the weaker bird for no other reason
than making a show of his commanding stature. It is this dominance-urge, which
is the source of competition in all walks of life, setting new and higher goals
to be achieved.
To my mind, the mechanism of human culture, in the last resort, is operated by
the fraction of Feminine Charm and Dominance-Urge. These two opposites are
different from the physical opposites known as positive and negative
poles, which are equal in magnitude, and act as functional mates and not as
On the contrary, dominance-urge recognises no other
goal than securing ascendancy on both friends and foes. This is the reason that
it can be malicious, merciless and morally bankrupt. Since woman has been
projected as the chief enemy of man, dominance-urge is particularly misogynist
i.e., hater of womanhood, and requires its total submission through a process of
cunningness but painted in brilliant colours of serenity, sincerity and suavity.
Religion has been man's best friend because it has enabled him to unleash his
dominance-urge to fool and snool women in the name of God, who wants them to
surrender all their human rights to please their fathers, husbands, sons and
brothers! Polygamy, concubinage etc., which turn women into appetising sexual
objects of seraglios, are some of the well-known examples.
As stated before, the earth has occasionally relished
matriarchal societies on a limited scale. It represents a social state where
mother is the head of the family and descent is reckoned in the female line.
Thus, matriarchy is the antonym of patriarchy.
Woman is artful in relation to man because this is the
only way she can survive. Otherwise, she is mercy, love and care. This is the
reason that, as a general rule, she is a poor substitute for a man in the
political and military fields, which require tough, selfish and murderous
attitudes to succeed and prosper. In a matriarchy i.e., government by women, its
members may bicker but it is unlikely that they will declare and wage bloody
wars because they are too soft to be severe and too kind to be cruel.
After this background discussion, I am in a positive to
state why the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) chose sex and violence as the
two pillars of Islam.
No person (in known history) has ever possessed the
magnitude of dominance-urge that Muhammad did. If we turn the entire humankind
into a pyramid, right at the apex shall be found the Arabian Prophet: he
declared himself to be the divine Model of Behaviour for the human race, which
means that everyone should think and feel like him, act and rest like him, walk
and talk like him, eat and drink like him; all the laws he made in the name of
Allah are there to suit his convenience; faith in God alone is immaterial to
qualify for divine mercy or salvation unless one believes in him as well; he is
the Intercessor because it is his word on the Day of Judgement, which shall
decide whether a person is entitled to hell or heaven. Above all, Allah and His
angels pray peace to Muhammad i.e., worship him …. this is what testifies to
the immensity of Muhammad's dominance-urge: even Jesus Christ is found praying
to Jehovah, the God, but Allah, the God adores Muhammad along with His angels!
This type of position, which is beyond the grip of both
man and God, requires patience, planning and power. The prophet was endowed with
all these elements and the ability to operate them with an unusual degree of
success. Having discussed them fully in my book "Islam, The Arab
Imperialism," I need not describe them here again except to state that the
Prophet decided to weld his nation into a formidable fighting force for creating
a mighty empire, principally founded on his personal holiness, and sanctity of
teachings. In an effort to make the Arabs a stout and fearless army that could
administer a mighty dose of torture, tyranny and torment to achieve his imperial
goal, the Prophet used sex appeal as the most attractive force to draw men
towards his cause. However, realising that man's delights are not restricted to
carnal enjoyment, he widened the fascination of his appeal and invented Jehad,
which not only provided abundant supplies of women and boys to his holy soldiers
(Mujahadeen) but also legalised loot and murder of non--Muslims and served as
the best way to please Allah. This was the Prophet's master-stroke to create a
fantastic faith in his followers' minds that robbery, murder, seduction,
spreading untold misery and creating helpless orphans and widows as Jehad (the
Holy War) was the supreme act of piety that assured wide opening of the heavenly
portals. Of course, there had been terrible predators known as conquerors before
the time of Muhammad, but nobody had ever named such atrocities as pieties
packed with blessings, benedictions and beatitudes. This power of brainwashing
that the Prophet Muhammad possessed, was not only massive but also everlasting
because it is still going strong on both counts, even after a passage of
It is only tough, tedious and tyrannical men, who win
battlefields; effeminate fellows faint at the sight of blood. The deep insight
that the Prophet possessed enabled him to exploit the psychological mechanism,
which I may describe as "feminine charm versus dominance urge." When
the goal is achievement of personal ascendancy both in love and loathing and
fair and foul, the urge of dominance seldom recognises the established rules of
conduct. Therefore, the Prophet Muhammad had to rise the status of men at
expense of women. So he hammered out a plan of sexual gratification based on
male command, which embellished man with dictatorial rights and turned woman
into a sexual toy. Man was legally empowered to set up private brothels,
technically known as seraglios. These abodes of luxurious wickedness carried out
only the approval of "The Most Munificent" Allaha but also constituted
as the sole object of salvation because a Muslim obeys the commands of Allaha-Muhammad
only for the purpose of gaining entry into paradise, which is inhabited by the
most exquisite virgins and boys, the source of wonderful sexual delights.
Although the "theory of feminine charm versus
dominance-urge" could be an effective scheme to secure the purpose of
Muhammad, putting it into practice was an extremely difficult task because the
land of Arabia had a matriarchal system, which bestowed considerable reverence
and authority on a mother or grandmother.
It has been the policy of Islam to destroy the pre--lslamic
culture of the land wherever it achieved domination. Arabia itself is no
exception. Yet if one gazes through history, one finds that Arabia can boast of
several queens during the pre-Islamic era. It would not have been possible
unless women enjoyed fundamental civic rights:
We find that Tiglath-Pileser III (745-727 B.C.), who
founded the Assyrian Empire, carried out several military expeditions against
Syria and its adjoining territories. In the third year of his reign, he
succeeded in exacting tribute from Zabibi, the Queen of Aribi (Arabia). Another
Arabian queen, who was conquered by him during the ninth year of his rule, was
The Palmyrean king, bearing an Indian name Odaynath,
who chased the famous Persian Shapur to the walls of his Capital, Ctesiphon (al-Madain),
had a beautiful, courageous and ambitious wife called Zenobia. Appointing
herself the regent of her son Wahb-Allath, she ruled her land capably and after
repulsing several Roman attempts to re-conquer Palmyra, she declared herself to
be the Queen of the East.
The most famous of all the Arabian queens was the
Shunammite girl, whose beauty bewitched Solomon, the Wise, considered a major
Prophet of God by the Muslims. She is believed to be an Arab of the Kedar tribe.
Her physical elegance has been preserved by Solomon, who also happened to be a
romantic poet. This Arab damsel called Bilqis is known to history as Queen of
Sheba. Hearing the fabulous tales of Solomon's wisdom, she became enamoured of
him, and travelled all the way to Jerusalem with abundant gifts to see him. The
meeting proved to be really jubilant. In return, the Wise Solomon "gave
unto the queen of Sheba all her desire, whatsoever she asked, beside that which
Solomon gave her of his royal bounty. So she turned and went to her own country,
she and her servants." (1 Kings: 10. 13)
These verses have been interpreted by the Biblical
scholars to mean that Solomon showered sexual favours on her when she was his
guest. Exaggerated it may seem, but its veracity has been borne out by history.
This Prophet of God indulged in the hobby of woman-collecting. Thus he succeeded
in adding no fewer than 300 concubines to his harem, which also contained wedded
History testifies to the fact that the Queen of Sheba
conceived to celebrate the erotic hilarity of the occasion and gave birth to a
son, who came to be known as Menelik the second: he fathered a small African
tribe of Jews, called Falasha, whose existence remained unknown until 1867.
The purpose of this description is to demonstrate that
the Arab women did not live as veiled captives of their men. This situation was
created by Islam to manipulate womanhood. The Prophet Muhammad himself was a
trusted employee of Khadija, whom he married later. It is noteworthy that the
Allaha did not command Muslim women to observe purdah (veil} during the
life-time of powerful Khadija, who was a caravan trader in her own right. Nor
did Muhammad indulge in polygamy when she was alive despite the fact that she
was fifteen years older than he was and had been married twice before becoming
One should also note that polyandry was a recognized
custom of Arabia before the advent of Muhammad. It refers to the practice that
allows a woman to have legally more than one husband at the same time, and gives
her a commanding position in the household.
The Mahabharta story of Draupadi shows that polyandry
as a legal custom originated in India. She was married to the five Pandava
brothers. Polyandry is not a privileged sexual access to a woman by several men.
It is a form of regular marriage in which woman is the boss. This practice was
associated with the customs of kinship. It is usually brothers, who are found in
this marital relationship, though unrelated men can also enter this arrangement
and call themselves " brothers. "
Polyandry was totally different in essence from the
"lek mentality;" lek refers to the communal area in which two or more
males of a species perform courtship displays. While the lek behaviour of
insects such as fire flies is playful, among male mammals, it means an arena,
which they enter to display ferocity for establishing their priority to sex,
food and water. The standing-by females are so much awed by the winning male
that they willingly submit to him for satisfying his sexual desires. This is the
situation in which a female has no rights; she does not have to be a consenting
partner; she must be available when she is wanted. This is what I call
"Sex by domination;" it nullifies the defensive role of feminine
charm, which gives the fair sex her grace, greatness and grandeur. Sexually,
this is an ideal situation for man because it enables him to have carnal
pleasure by command.
This setting is opposite of matriarchal institution,
which demands genuine respect for female beauty and dignity. In fact, this
social state carries the same significance for fair sex as a flower has for
bees, flame for moths and rain for the parched soil. Thus it lowers the value of
dominance-urge, which usually is driving force for man. In fact, manliness is
associated with urge of dominance which motivates him to tame brutes, humble
storms and build empires. Men, whose aggressive spirit is dampened by
consideration of sexual pleasures, change into sex-worshippers. They become
effeminate and cannot rise to the situations demanding high tests of toughness,
dare and supremacy.
In this sense, feminine charm ceases to be the opposite
pole of dominance-urge for lacking equality of functional dynamism and acts as
an ineffective challenge to man's brute force, which is not only physical but
also intellectual. Dominance-urge is to manliness what fire is to locomotive
engine, eruption of lava is to earthquake roar is to lion. Thus, man feels that
he is not a man unless he is the dominant member of community. This is the
secret of the patriarchal society, which is established at the expense of
The Prophet Muhammad knew this fact, his marriage to
Khadija, in which she was evidently the dominant partner, must have made him
more conscious of the male dominance-urge. So he forged the doctrinal policy of
Dominance-Urge vs Feminine Charm for creating a really virile,virulent and
vibrant nation which built an empire. Thus, he allotted sexual pleasure, the
central role in his religion deliberations: man was to have all the rights and
woman was to burdened with all the obligations; man could legitimately have as
many woman as he wished in the form of wives and concubines; only a true Muslim
was to enter paradise, the place of the choicest sex; and the pious and swift
way of securing houris (the paradisiac virgins) was through Jehad, which makes
mutilation, murder and massacre of non-Muslims so holy that in case of
surviving battle, the Mujahid (warrior) receives plundered wealth and
women as Allaha's mercy and if he is killed in action, he goes straight to
paradise where no fewer than seventy-two houris are restlessly waiting to offer
him their lusty goodies.
The entire purpose of this divine planning is to instal
Muhammad as the holiest of holies. This was not possible without waging wars,
but men do not risk their lives without expecting high rewards. The solution is
the concept of holy Jehad, which the Prophet conceived masterfully.
It is claimed that the real Superpose of Jehad is
to enforce righteousness and forbid evil. History does not support this
view of the Koran. Here is an episode which reveals the true nature of Jehad and
its relationship to sex:
The Battle of Honein, which was fought on February 1,
630 A.D. yielded the following booty:
"24,000 camels, 40,000 sheep and goats, 4,000
ounces of silver and 6,000 prisoners. They were removed to the neighbouring
valley of Al-Jirana, and sheltered there, awaiting the return of the army from
Citizens of At-Taif held out bravely but when
Muhammad's army started destroying their famous vineyards, which formed the
backbone of their economy, they surrendered but the time that this process took
was too long for the soldiers of Allah to wait for their share of the plunder.
Having agreed the restoration of prisoners to their
relatives, as Muhammad mounted his camel and proceeded to his tent, further
waiting proved very trying for his followers, who wanted an immediate
distribution of the booty. Barricading his way, they shouted: "Distribute
to us the spoil - the camels and the flocks!"
"So rudely did they jostle him that he was
driven to seek refuge under a tree, with his mantle torn from his shoulders…..
'Return to me my mantle, O man:' cried Muhammad, who had now secured a more free
position, extricating himself with some difficulty from the crush: - 'Return my
mantle: for I swear by the Lord that if the sheep and the camels were as many as
the trees of the forest in number, I would divide them all amongst you. Ye have
not heretofore found me niggardly or false."
"Then plucking from his camel's hump a hair, he
held it aloft, and said, 'even to a hair like this, I would keep back nought but
the Fifth; and even that I will divide amongst you.' They were pacified, and
Muhammad went on his way."
From the above quotation, it is quite clear that the
followers of Muhammad joined him in his invasions not to enforce good but to
secure plunder; their greed is demonstrated by their rude treatment of the
Again, Jehad was a tool of the Prophet for gaining
followers to glorify himself through distribution of plunder. According to this
episode, the Prophet gave much bigger shares to those who had just embraced
Islam, and whose conversion had some significance. For example, Abu Sufyan along
with his two sons, received 100 camels each. And so did Hakim Ibn Hizam, Safwan,
Suheil and several others. These are the men who had been Muhammad's deadly
enemies only a few weeks earlier. The lesser chiefs received fifty camels each.
Those who still grumbled, their share was doubled without hesitation.
There were men like Joeil, who received nothing except
lip-sympathy. In reply to the complaint about such a distribution, the Prophet
said, "I wish to gain over the hearts of these men to Islam, while Joeil
bath no need of such inducement."
Is it not pure politics? Does the Almighty need this
type of behaviour to pacify men with plunder of the innocent in return for
worship ? If it is really the attitude of Allah, then is He worthy of adoration?
Wealth and women are the two psychological weaknesses
of man, and Jehad remedies them both. Among the captives of At-Taif were three
beautiful women. The Prophet gave one of them to All, another to Uthman and the
third to Umar.
One ought to remember that All and Uthman were
the Prophet's sons-in-law, and Umar was his father-in--law.
Again, it should be noted that Islam held it legitimate
to have sexual intercourse with one's slave-girls; the Prophet himself had at
least two slave-girls. One of them, Mary, was the mother of his son Ibrahim, who
died as an infant. Such a practice was considered a grave offence in the Roman
Empire and carried sentence of death for the lewd master.
Handing slave-girls to one's son-in-law and
father--in-law is certainly an unusual act; its moral undertones are difficult
to understand unless it is treated as an integral part of Jehad, which declares
it Allah's blessing to a Muiahid, the Muslim warrior, though to women folk, it
is the greatest blight reducing them to the status of a household chattel, which
can be abused, sold or thrown away. It clearly shows that Jehad is man's tool of
dominance, which seeks to humiliate women for easy and cheap sex.
The Islamic view about sex and violence has been
camouflaged so skillfully that vice appears as virtue, wrong as right and dark
as bright. The stark truth is that it is nothing but sexual psychology,
purposely developed to create and sustain Arab Imperialism. Since its face is
being unveiled for the first time in this book, it is imperative that confusion
forms no part of its description. Therefore, its salient points ought to be
reiterated in terms of modern psychology with reference to its origin, nature
and purpose. The Islamic theory of sexual psychology may be stated as follows:
Sex and violence are the two pillars that have
supported Islam since its inception. Though in practice, they have wrought havoc
with civilization, in appearance, they represent the apex of purity, piety and
Islam has blended sex and violence in its doctrine so
diligently that these two elements along with their details, constitute what may
be called "Sexual Psychology."
What is Islamic sexual psychology? To understand this
concept one should refer to the Old Testament. Its fundamentals are to be found
in Genesis 1-3. Stated simply, it means that God made man (Adam) in His own
image. Realising that Adam is lonely, and thus unhappy, God created woman from
Adam's rib. This shows man's precedence over woman, whose naturally allotted
function cannot be anything but living for man's pleasure. Since woman comes out
of man, she essentially controls his psychological mechanism and thus, his
felicity and frustration come to depend upon her attitude towards him. She
exerts such an enormous influence on man that he defies God for paying deference
to woman. This is how woman becomes a threat to God and all those who want to be
godly. Therefore, it is the will of God to coerce woman's liberties for keeping
her under the control of man!
In view of the restrictions that Islam has imposed on
woman's rights, it emerges that her ability to provide man with sexual delight
is her competent weapon, which is made lethal by her virtues of presence,
cunningness, flirtation, arts of beautification, sartorial elegance and modes of
self--exhibition. The combined effect of these skills may be termed as
"Feminine Charm." Of course, it is highly desirable, but despite being
alluring, gratifying and delightful, it is inimical to man's urge of dominance,
which is the fountain of his greatness, grandeur and glory. A man enslaved by
feminine charm ceases to be manly because he develops womanly characteristics,
which disqualify him as a soldier, a pioneer, an adventurer or a commander.
Since sex is man's greatest delight, it is unnatural
for him to become an ascetic or practice celebacy. In fact, the more the chances
for a man to enjoy sex, the greater the likelihood for his happiness, but carnal
gratification must not result in man's surrender to feminine charm. On the
contrary, it must reinforce man's dominance-urge but this is possible only if he
can achieve sexual satisfaction by command, and not by pleading. Thus, there is
a direct clash between man's dominance-urge and woman's feminine charm. Since
dominance-urge is the drive, which enables him to conquer all challenges, Islam
has taken all those legal and social steps, which deprive woman of her liberties
to decimate the powers of feminine charm; polygamy, purdah, (veiling),
man's superior rights of inheritance, discriminatory privileges in tendering
legal evidence and divorcing woman at will, are some of the examples.
What is even more stunning is man's prerogative to beat
woman when she fails to delight him or denies him the pleasures that he demands.
Woman-beating is not only a speciality of Islam but a part of the integral
disabilities that this religion inflicts on woman to make her think of
male--persecution as a source of divine benediction, bliss and beatification.
This veneered piety is, in fact, a form of masochism, which has several forms:
1. It applies to those people, who find sexual
gratification in self-humiliation and physical injury.
2. Its meaning is also extended to the self-damaging
behaviour, which has become the hall-mark of a Muslim woman's piety; her husband
ranks as her metaphoric god and she feels pious, proud and privileged to make
him happy by humiliating herself!
3. Subservient sexual role of Muslim women through
self-demotion, which is a form of masochism, has been prescribed for them by the
Koran: it lays down that women are tillage for men, who are empowered to use
them as they think fit.
Masochism is essentially a form of violence interwoven
with sex. Its more hideous kind is known as sadism, which is a state of mind
requiring sexual excitement or gratification through inflicting physical pain,
including murder Jehad is the culmination of the Islamic sexual psychology,
which motivates a Muslim soldier to participate in battles for booty - and booty
does not mean just plundered goods but also women and children of the
"enemy." These soldiers of Allah are entitled to use them sexually; as
the social status of these concubines is that of a household chattel, their
masters enjoy carnal pleasures by command, smashing the fortification of the
Stated briefly, the Islamic concept of sexual
psychology is based on the following facts:
a. Sex is man's greatest delight, which makes him so
vulnerable to feminine charm that he is prone to defy God and deify woman.
b. Man is man because he is endowed with the urge of
dominance, which enables him to fight and command. An uxurious man becomes a
victim of feminine charm and loses his manliness (the fountain of
c. Thus, there is an inverse ratio between feminine
charm and dominance urge. The way to strengthen the latter is to weaken the
former through a legal code and social practices.
The Prophet Muhammad was possibly, the greatest
national hero that any country ever produced. His greatness lies in the fact
that he sought personal glory through the elevation of his nation (the Arabs).
To make them dominant, he had to offer them some really attractive incentive to
fight and build an Empire where his word counts as the law and he himself ranks
as the holiest of holiest
The concept of sexual psychology, which uses sex and
violence as its two props, proved to be the perfect source of realising the
Prophetic dreams. This book endeavours to illustrate this phenomenon in a
responsible manner, using reason and evidence as its guiding principles. It
certainly has not been written out of any animosity to Islam but try serve the
cause of humanity including the Muslims, who claim to be required by the Koran
to promote the cause of truth by argument (2: III) and not coercion (2: 255).
Here is a challenge for them to demonstrate sincerity
of their faith.