Muslim Cleric Urges Homeless Women to Become Sex-Slaves

Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center, a Judith Friedman Rosen Writing Fellow at the Middle East Forum and a CBN News contributor. He is the author of Crucified Again: Exposing Islam’s New War on Christians (2013) and The Al Qaeda Reader (2007). 


mnWithin the context of keeping the Syrian jihad alive, it seems there is no end to the attempts of some Islamic clerics to legitimize otherwise forbidden behavior in order to gratify the sexual urges of the jihadis and keep them fighting Syrian president Bashar Assad.

First, there was the now infamous “sex-jihad” fatwa, which holds that any Muslim woman who willingly allows her body to be used by the sexually-deprived jihadis becomes herself a jihadi, if not a “martyr,” deserving of all the honor and rewards associated with those titles.  (Much has been written about the sex jihad, including videotaped testimonials—and how one teenage girl, after copulating with countless jihadis, got pregnant and contracted aids—even as pro-Syrian war Western entities like Foreign Policy try to deny it.)

Another fatwa permitted the jihadis in Syria to enslave and rape any non-Sunni women—including Alawites (Assad’s sect), Christians, Druze, and all Shia—in the context of their status as melk al-yamin or “right hand possessions,” per Koran 4:3 (a verse that permits the enslavement and sexual use of conquered “infidel” women). 

Now, the same Islamic cleric who issued this last “rape fatwa” has issued another fatwa urging destitute women in war torn Syria to become the “right hand possessions” of any man willing to support them—basically, to sell themselves into sex-slavery.

In a video that appeared in December 2013, Jordanian Sheikh Yassin al-Ajlawni, who says he lived in Syria for 17 years, asserted that “the needy, disenfranchised Syrian woman is permitted to ask the Muslim man who is capable of supporting her, to enter into a “right hand possession” contract with him, whereby she becomes his right hand possession.” 

Ajlawni’s logic is that, because Syria is in a state of war, and the numbers of men are dropping, needy and displaced women are permitted to seek out support by selling themselves into concubinage.

In the Muslim sheikh’s own words:

We hereby give fatwa permitting the Syrian woman who desires to be married to a Muslim man, via a “right hand possession” contract—whereby he becomes her master and she becomes his slave—that all this contract needs is for the woman be clean of her menstruation period, and that this contract be registered with the sheikhs or other authorities, either in a Sharia or civil court…  Afterwards, once the woman says, “I give you possession over myself,” via contract of “right hand possession,” this woman becomes his loyal servant, and he her lord; she becomes a slave and concubine to him, and he must support her according to a previously agreed upon monetary fee … thus they become governed by the rulings of “right hand possession,” and there is no problem with this, Allah willing.

To bolster his fatwa, al-Ajlawni referred to a few hadiths (recorded words and teachings of Islam’s prophet Muhammad), including: “One of the signs of the [final] hour is that knowledge will decrease, ignorance will increase, adultery will appear, women will grow in numbers, while men will grow less, so that fifty women will be worth one [man].”

Al-Ajlawni also cited a hadith from the canonical Sahih Bukhari, which has the prophet saying: “whenever fitna [sedition from Islam] becomes widespread, Allah distinguishes his followers, so that 50 women follow one man, saying, ‘Oh Abdullah [“slave of Allah”], take care of me,’” adding that in the same narrative the woman says, “O Abdullah, have sex with me.”

In closing, the sheikh said: “We call on the ulema of Syria to adopt this [fatwa], for it is the only legitimate way to guarantee that displaced Syrian women who have no one to rely on but Allah are not physically or sexually exploited or beaten in ways that contradict Sharia.  All prayers and blessings upon our prophet.”

While one may rationalize such fatwas away in the context of the chaotic situation in Syria, the fact is, the same fatwa, the same logic, was earlier issued in Egypt, soon after Muhammad Morsi became president in 2012.  Then, Egypt’s first “sex slave” marriage took place, when a woman declared before her future master-spouse,” “I enslave myself to you,” before they kissed to an applauding crowd. 

The justification for “right hand possession” marriages in Egypt was not displaced and destitute women, but rather young, sexually-frustrated men not able to afford wives, and women who wish to dress promiscuously—since the rules governing female “right hand possessions” forbid them from wearing the hijab (as sex-slaves, they are required to be partially naked, differentiating them from Muslim women, as explained by this Kuwaiti woman).

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  • truebearing

    Islam is a license to commit evil.

    In this country it is illegal to kill someone for any reason other than self-defense. It is illegal to beat, rape, enslave, or murder a woman, including your wife. We have al lkinds of laws to protect civil rights and outlaw the relegation of an ethnic groups, or gender, to second class status. Yet all of these crimes and more are not only legal but encouraged by Islam.

    Liberals and leftists have claimed they were “empowering” women by passing laws dealing with sexual harassment, glass ceilings, etc. They have brow-beaten whites over the slavery that only some whites were guilty of…over 150 years ago. But they enable the spread of Islam in America and take its side against Israel. We need to put the question to the Left in public forums: do you support women’s rights or do you defend the Muslim’s right to rape women? Do you really hate slavery, and if so, why do you facilitate it? This is an either/or and it is time the Left is forced to publicly choose.

    • Softly Bob

      I’ve tried it and they don’t listen. They either ramble on about Christianity being much worse (which it isn’t) or they label you a racist for even daring to mention Islam. Any misogyny by Islam, they will claim, is simply misinterpretation by a tiny minority of extremists. Plus, they are cowards and are terrified of showing any criticism of the ‘religion of peace’.
      They don’t listen and they won’t listen because like Muslims they too are in league with the Devil. If you force the Left to publicly choose which side they are on, most of them will publicly choose Islam.

      • Davros11

        Softly Bob, I also have tried, and you are right they don’t listen. I think it has something to do with the pussification of American men. not only liberals but conservatives too are cowards and they are scared of muslims. they really do believe they will be attacked and get their head cut off! Not to mention the public hanging that will be done by the leftist media!!!

        • JRR

          I’m old enough to remember clips of the Holocaust being shown with the idea that if we didn’t forget, perhaps we wouldn’t allow another Holocaust.

          Now I think we need to make this required viewing:

          wnd.com/2014/03/christians-throats-slit-in-pagan-slaughterhouse/

        • tagalog

          I’ve already been accused of being an anti-gay “brownshirt” because I’ve advocated resistance to the gay lobby using the McCarthyite tactics they use, but I’ll say it again: there’s nothing about any of this idiotic stress on some bizarre conception of “tolerance” that a good hard punch in the snoot wouldn’t cure.

      • Conservative not Republican

        The goal is not to change the minds of liberal bigots (which is impossible) but to sway the idiot masses in the middle who think that they get all the news from watching natural born liars like Brian Williams on NBC.

      • truebearing

        If they choose Islam, they choose slavery, rape, and an admission of their hypocrisy. Forcing them to confront this hypocrisy isn’t about making them honest, it is about showing the rest of America what awaits them if we don’t crush the Left and prevent the spread of Islam in America. If we don’t do it now, when will we?

    • Davros11

      I agree 100%, I have been trying to figure out a way to get leftists to commit to one side or the other. As you have explained perfectly, liberals need to choose between female slavery and concubine status and rape, or the civilized way of life, I that they have freedom to live without that being forced upon them…

      • Conservative not Republican

        Sadly, liberals live constantly in a world of double-standards and so they don’t have to choose anything. They have only one aim: to be against “the power” which is anything white, male, Christian, hetero.

      • CaoMoo

        It’s like trying to catch a greased eel with your bare hands knee deep in water. They have too much room to maneuver and they’re slimy.

      • 1stworlder

        If you force them to chose they will always take what is worse for civilization.

    • Conniption Fitz

      Islam is conditioned or learned inhumanity, sociopathy, psychological pathology – in other words: a mental and social illness.

      • truebearing

        It is an indoctrination cult of evil.

    • Cindy Garcia

      I stand by the laws of America, no violence against women, No rape that is filth and evil, God would never permit such a thing. Our bodies belong to God as his temple and to one husband, God has commanded men to love there wives as Christ loved the Church and the woman is to respect her 1 husband. What God has joined together let no man separate

    • wiki

      is slavery/sex with slaves forbidden in christianity and judaism? If no, dont you think these religions should also be banned?

  • Hass

    “Now, the same Islamic cleric who issued this last “rape fatwa” has issued another fatwa urging destitute women in war torn Syria to become the “right hand possessions” of any man willing to support them—basically, to sell themselves into sex-slavery.”

    Can you imagine if this was done by the Coalition?
    Can you imagine the endless outrage by MSM and every Lefty?

    Every single Soldier would face serious charges.

  • Demetrius Minneapolis

    Another instance of an individual who is purported to be an expert and member of islam who makes an absolutely ludicrous statement based upon it’s teachings. Time after time we read about these fatwas from clerics who supposedly read all the books and historical teachings, and yet we have people defending islam saying that “they are not speaking for my islam”. BS.

    There are not many muslims who have actually read both copies of the quran, nor the hadith and sira. Yet they denounce someone who has. Islam is nothing but violence, enslavement and ridicule. This jackenhammer Sheik is just stating the truth about islam.

    There is no point listening to some Joe Slub (or is that Abdul Slub?)who attends the mosque yet has no understanding of what really is contained within the books.

  • Lanna

    Don’t it just figure….Islam keeps their women in bondage and in chains…they are used for pleasure, and every other misguided sick perversion, and at the same time treated lower than dogs.

    • The March Hare

      And one would think that would make the left, and women in particular, turn against Islam, however, the left is only using Islam as a tool to pit groups against each other so they might gain power over all of them.

  • Aterg

    Islam is a curse a malignancy on humanity and all living beeings. evil, draconic are the kindest words for those that practice it. Islam makes us believe that a devil truly exists.

  • masteradrian

    I think that for his own education if would probably be better when he would start stopping to macho, and be the slave he in fact is….. the slave of evil and sick, apart from being a stupid moron! (wanted to say another word, starting with a and the 2nd and 3d letter being and s, but considering that not everywhere such words can be used……..)

  • Habbgun

    “since the rules governing female
    “right hand possessions” forbid them from wearing the hijab (as
    sex-slaves, they are required to be partially naked, differentiating
    them from Muslim women”

    So they are publicly reinstating Harems. From what I read (fiction not fact) male slaves were also partially naked. Is that true and at all related? Now we are getting to the Islam the Left likes so much. One with one person having sexual power over another no questions asked.The one where sexually deviant Europeans found a home at the expense of the native population of the countries they ran to.

  • Conniption Fitz

    Then, after recruiting the women for sexual favors, the beasts will accuse the women of sorcery, uncleanness, etc., then stone the women to defend against feelings of shame and guilt for using them.

    Islam is the religion of hypocrisy, lies, lust, perversion, misogyny, violence, death, torture, and the most inhumane acts and violations of human rights.

    As the Bishop of Nigeria said, Islam needs to rein in its ‘mad dogs.’

    He was talking about the Boko Haram – I’m talking about all Islamic males and many females who can be just as despicably dishonest and violent.

    • Drakken

      Islam like any rabid animal needs to be put down period.

      • Bassam

        BS, US presi bows to our King.

        We own the US $ Suck it Infidels!

  • GFRF

    Ah, Islam!
    Let’s all convert!

  • JRR

    Islam, the Religion of Piece

  • JRR

    Let’s not insult innocent animals by calling these Muslims “animals.” Let’s call them “monsters” instead!

    • CaoMoo

      what did dracula ever do to you?
      Time for misunderstood beings against malignancy lol

  • Seek

    This pious rubbish is what passes for “scholarship” in the world of Islam. I grant you that all religions have their ludicrous side, but Islam is hands-down the worst. And it has no capacity for self-reform, unlike Christianity and Judaism.

  • CaoMoo

    “for it is the only legitimate way to guarantee that displaced Syrian women who have no one to rely on but Allah are not physically or sexually exploited or beaten in ways that contradict Sharia. ”

    Just sexually exploited or beaten in ways that coincide with sharia

  • 12banjo

    Gee, has this guy been reading about Bill Ayres and all his victims? Shades of “Destructive Generation”!

  • A Z

    Where are our Muslim or Lefty trolls like Mohammed to defend this upright Iman?

  • quinton x

    nasty religion

  • Bill Powell

    It’s truly a shame that most people don’t realize that from the beginning, even Mohammad used the promise of booty and bootay to draw his followers.

  • ChangeHopeInAZ

    When I hear stories like this it continues to amaze me how this religion ever became one of the world religions. These people must have very desperate and sad lives to believe this nonsense and support people who preach it! They always like to say that it’s just a radical group but radicals breed radicals and you don’t have to look very far in the world today to see where that leads too!

    • Oliver Felts

      Islam is not a religion it is an ideology with NO redeeming qualities akin to the Democratic ideology today known as Progressives. Progressives create ideas to solve or mitigate a problem. (if it fails they just create another idea) Conservatives challenge a problem with reality and look to see how it came to be a problem not what they ‘think’ to be said problem.

      • Seek

        Of course Islam is a religion. It holds that transcendent God (“Allah”) is the Creator who makes rules by which everyone must obey. The problem is that it is a rotten religion, even more intolerant than Judaism or Christianity at their worst. And the idea that it similar to Progressivism is laughable. Islam is a revolt against modernity, not an affirmation of it.

  • Tom

    obama and the democrats and especially the democrat women or so called females, love this evil cult!!

  • Hard Little Machine

    Why is this a bad thing? Anything they can do to send their societies back into the Dark Ages is to be applauded.

    • Davros11

      I agree, lets try our best to keep all of them trapped in the 12th century. Eventually we will have space exploration capabilities, and we can leave all the muslims here and move off to another planert with no muslims!!!! I know I am a big dreamer. But what a great dream, a world with no muslims!!!!

  • Burkasrugly

    Muslims have no respect for life…human, animal or anything else. Speaking of Syria, this Syrian nun tells the story that happened in 2007 of a baby of 18 months old was kidnapped and beheaded by Muslim jihadists. http://actjonesboroar.wordpress.com/2014/04/05/baby-beheaded-and-cooked-by-muslims/
    Islam is just an excuse to do evil and we are going to have to damn well stand up and stop it because the wimpy government with the Head Muslim (Obama) is not going to do it. If they start killing our children like this in America….all holds are barred.

  • laura r

    so they are lower paid prostitutes. islam has an answer fr everything. btw, i wonder how different they look from most western women these days.

  • Veracious_one

    “Now, the same Islamic cleric who issued this last “rape fatwa” has issued another fatwa urging destitute women in war torn Syria to become the “right hand possessions” of any man willing to support them—basically, to sell themselves into sex-slavery.”
    of course it’s probably because of Islam that these women are widows, destitute, homeless, and miserable…..

  • GranDam

    He should be arrested and put on trial for Pimping, because that’s just what he is doing. All through the ages, and all over the world, poor women were ‘convinced’ by creatures like this immoral sex-maniac, to become prostitutes in order to feed themselves, and perhaps their families, or die of starvation…while making a packet for their ‘protectors’ otherwise known as pimps. So, can some female lawyers charge him for pimping and get him into a courtroom to be tried and, hopefully, found guilty and put behind bars for as many years as possible?

  • steves5687

    Finally a sensible comment from a radical Muslim cleric that civilized people can all agree with! LOL

    • Bassam

      Thank you for respecting Muslims sir.

  • tagalog

    So, if the woman is having her period and she agrees to a “right-hand” contract, or whatever it’s called, her contract is void? Do I have that right?

  • Bassam

    You people are fools and you don’t understand. This is a chance for those Western women to redeem themselves and what better way than doing service to (sbhl) Allah? In which this is highly regarded in our peaceful religion. And don’t ask me how do I know, I have this from a very respected Imam from our community.

  • Davros11

    Muhammad was a child rapist and pedophile! Also was a complete and total lunatic! Period……

  • Jay McQueen

    My Muslim friend confided in me that at his local mosque his imam was preaching for all Muslim men to marry multiple wives in order to gain money from state non muslm government. He also said that behind doors in Islamic schools and mosques in western countries preach jihad and possessing non muslims and converting them into Muslim women in the hope to islamise the world with Islam and sharia law. I have question for muslims let’s say a western country which has accepted you and provided you care, wealth and safety and off course welfare for free becomes an Islamic country what happens with welfare payments no more where will go to if there is no democracy and welfare system if everyone are muslims. That’s the reason most muslims come to west for welfare and spread Islamic ideology doctrine of hate and destruction just look at any Islamic country on this planet, e.g, Iran, Iraq, Egypt, Pakistan ,Afghanistan and Libya etc. just ask muslim from Islamic country if they are happy living in sharia govern country ?

  • Steel Harris

    lol smh@ all this hypocrisy I’m reading.LEARN YOUR OWN RELIGION, You wont be left with much to say about any other religion. Its funny most xtians cant answer question about their faith, deny passages that mention anything not so rainbow n butterflyish… Why is it ok to say “those arent real xtians” but we cant say “those arent real muslims” Xtain are constantly saying a script doesn’t mean what others say it does but ,muslims cant. Ppl deny the Quran and the Bible having the same script(htf?) and when the same script is pointed out in the bible xtians get stuck on stupid. Yes they’re are muslims who are a hot mess and many who are evil but again, i have the right to say just like a xtians SURELy would “they aren’t real muslims” “youre.they’re twisting the interpretation”. btw, GEESh You ppl are so childish with the post, Discuss like adults. GROW UP! KKKianity the religion of do what you want to do, fornicate daily, drink, blaspheme, its ok cause the devil said so. Yes anyone with sense can see ppl in ALL groups(religious,racial,age…) are f’ed up or even evil but then there are the rest…http://www.evilbible.com/Slavery.htm <<< i dont condone this site but yes ppl can say the same things about "KKKianity" THE RELIGION USED TO KEEP AFRICANS AS SLAVES RIGHT HERE IN AMERICA. May God have mercy on You hypocrites and love to all the loving "Christians" who aren't hypocrites and practise real "Christianity"