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Jihad Al Nikah: Saudi Arabia Should Openly Condemn the Practice






By New Age Islam Edit Desk

25 June, 2014


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Headlines like this in the national and international media have alarmed and bewildered Muslims the world over for the last several months.

Jihad al Nikah, a Takfiri trend among the jihadists in Syria and Iraq has the support of the Salafi muftis. The self proclaimed warriors of Islam have endangered the honour and dignity of Muslim women in their captured territory by their diktat that Muslims should offer their daughters in temporary Nikah to the warriors of Islam who are away from home and wives for months. Earlier, during the civil war in Syria, a Sunni mufti of Saudi Arabia had issued the fatwa urging girls to offer their services to the warriors. Following the fatwa dozens of girls from neighbouring countries had set out for Syria. One man even divorced his wife to enable her to offer herself to the ‘holy warriors’ and both arrived in Syria. However, the fatwa did not make it mandatory for the Muslims to offer their girls to them. So only those who believed in the legitimacy of the fatwa and wished to serve Islam were expected to follow the fatwa. Another mufti Yasir al Ajlawni went to the extent of saying that the fighters should rape the non-Sunni women, particularly Shias (more specially the women of Bashar Al Assad’s sect Alawite). Non-Sunni included Christian and other non-Muslim communities as he presented the precedence from Quran citing the verse in which Melk Al Yamin mentioned meaning ‘all your right hand possesses’.

The ISIS has issued a similar fatwa. They have issued an edict asking the Muslims of their captured territories to offer their daughters and sisters in temporary Nikah to the holy warriors as they are sex starved for months, and to continue to holy war in the best of spirits they need girls who offer themselves to the soldiers in temporary marriages. This edict was binding on all and those who will oppose or ignore it will be considered Adu Allah (the enemy of Allah).

This temporary marriage is also a misleading alibi. Once the girls go to them became sex slaves for many men. They are beaten up, tortured and humiliated.

A report on Press TV says:

Foreign-backed ISIL militants in Iraq have called on the residents of the country’s major northern city of Mosul to offer their women to the Takfiri militants for sex. In a statement released nearly a week ago, the notorious and well-armed militants have also threatened Iraqis in the northern city, with consequences if they fail to comply with the order.

This order of the ISIS has made the parents in the captured territories very much worried as the dignity and honour of their girls and women are under threat from those who claim they are fighting to establish the rule of God.

This order is in sheer violation of the Quran and Hadith which guarantees the safety and security of life, property and dignity of the people of conquered territory by the Islamic army. The Quran prohibits forced sex with ‘Laundis’ (woman slaves) as the Jews would force their ‘Laundis’ (women slaves) to have sex with their ‘clients ‘for money. How can then daughters or sisters be forced to have sex with people against their wishes, and that too extramaritally? Please have a look at this video..


Nowhere in the Islamic history, did the Islamic army seek the sexual services of women outside of marriage though during the time of the prophet pbuh battles lingered on for months. The soldiers of Islam who ventured into foreign lands never threatened the honour of the women of the country.

This notorious un-Islamic trend caught up with the Muslim world last year during the Syria civil war when a Saudi cleric called Al Arifi issued a fatwa calling Muslim girls to go to Syria and offer their services to the Sunni fighters fighting the secular government of Syria to establish an Islamic caliphate. Other Salafi Muftis, ignorant of true Islamic principles and tenets, similar Fatwas asking Muslim girls to join the sex jihad to get the status of martyrs in Allah’s way. Unfortunately, no Muslim country bothered to fight against this menace officially. No official fatwa denouncing or condemning such Fatwas were made by Saudi Arabia or any other Islamic country or individual muftis or scholars.

When the Fatwas favouring sex jihad went viral, girls embarked on their journey to Syria. A captured rebel fighter told the media that he saw 13 girls on the war front who were from different countries. Instead of being Islamic, this practice of offering girls for religious service is more a practice adopted by the Christian countries during the Crusade when Christian girls were employed to seduce Muslim soldiers of Salahuddin Ayyubi. The girls were told that by offering their sexual services to the Muslim soldiers, they were actually serving God for which they will get rewards in the Hereafter. By issuing such Fatwas, the Muslim muftis are following the same practice of the Christians and the Jewish media is spreading these unscrupulous Fatwas to fulfil their own objectives.

A Tunisian minister had told the National Constituent Assembly of Tunisia that a girl attended 20, 30 or 100 soldiers during her stay.

Surprisingly, the recent order of the ISIS has not been condemned by any Saudi, Egyptian and Qatari Salafi mufti or scholar. Allama Al Qaradhawi who had issued a fatwa calling all Sunni Muslims from across the world to join the jihad against Shias in Syria is tight lipped on the order. No Saudi mufti has said anything opposing or condemning the fatwa of the ISIS. This shows their complicity and approval of such a practice which is in violation of Islamic and Quranic teachings. The Quran disapproves of temporary marriage. This becomes more disturbing when it is known from various circles that most of the fighters are from Saudi Arabia and Saudi Arabia and Qatar are the main supporters and fund providers to the ISIS. Last year the State TV of Syria had aired the interview of a captive fighter of Jabhat ul Nusrah, Baher Abdul Karim Elvis who said that the main supporter of Jabhat ul Nusrah is Saudi Arabia. He also said that Yousuf Al Qaradhawi and Md Al Arifi were in constant touch with the leaders of Al Nusrah. He further said that the group had links with Saudi, Qatari, American, Israeli and British officers apart from Yousuf Al Qaradhawi and Md Al Arifi.

Recent reports have also confirmed the financial help and support of Saudi Arabia and Qatar to the fighters of ISIS and training given to them by the US army officers.

In the given circumstances and in the light of the facts that have emerged, it is evident that Saudi Arabia and other Sunni Arab countries are behind the ISIS and so their silence on the ISIS orders implementing forceful sex with the women of the conquered territory tantamount to their approval of this un-Islamic act.

Saudi Arabia and other Islamic countries are accountable for the promotion of this un-Islamic practice that has tarnished the image of Islam which is the upholder of the rights of women and guarantees them the right to honour in its territories. The Saudi Arabia must issue an official order condemning this un-Islamic practice promoted by the ISIS in clear terms. Veiled Fatwas issued by it against temporary marriages will not help. It should be noted that recently the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia has issued a fatwa invalidating temporary marriages by Arabs in foreign lands.

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  • Mr Lodhia,

    The indian rape epidemic, horrifying as it is, is a different kettle of fish from this systematic sexual exploitation that is being done in the name of Islamic Jehad. 

    I can look at both phenomena and comment on both, not being hampered by unitrack vision.

    By secularlogic - 6/26/2014 5:53:33 AM

  • @Non Muslim,

    To be afraid of death is a normal and natural instinct for any living thing. It is crucial for the survival of species. Only extremely spiritually evolved or extremely crazed individuals (jehadi, suicidal) display lack of this self-preservative instinct.

    The theory of rebirth is intriguing, and it can be pondered upon even without a belief in God. One only needs to assume the existence of a life force.

    Having said that, I am a rebirth agnostic. But if the soul does get reprocessed, there is very high probability of being born Muslim/Indian, given the respective birthrates. So the fear is not misplaced :)

    By secularlogic - 6/26/2014 5:50:40 AM

  • Alim-e-Dauran Raza sb kahan gaye. Unke pas 5oo alfaz ka  ek murasla hai jo taqleed ke sare masail ka hal hai. Jahan kahin bhi taqleed par bahas hoti hai waha aa dhamakte hain aur apna 500 alfaz ka nuskha pesh kar dete  hain aur samjhte hain ke iske bahar koi bat ho hi nahi sakti. Aur phir mar ke bhag jate hain. Aise hi logon ko kaha gaya hai padha likha jahil.
    By pasha - 6/26/2014 4:01:29 AM

  • Since Quran was revealed in Arabic, its the original, official and authentic version of God's verse. When we recite the Quranic verses in Arabic, we make sure that no misinterpretations are done unconsciously. If we recite the vernacular translation, we will expose ourselves to mistranslations leading to misinterpretations. That's why we should adhere to Arabic versio while performing religious services. For understanding the Quran, we should read the translations.
    By logic - 6/26/2014 3:58:06 AM

  • lodhia
    "Are you going to stop praying in Arabic? I doubt that you or any Muslims will."

    Doesn't Allah know other languages? or he is a language freak? majority of Muslims just keep parroting the verses.

    By rational mohammed yunus - 6/26/2014 3:43:42 AM

  • Another( Saudi) mufti Yasir al Ajlawni went to the extent of saying that the fighters( in Syria) should rape the non-Sunni women, particularly Shias (more specially the women of Bashar Al Assad’s sect Alawite). Non-Sunni included Christian and other non-Muslim communities as he presented the precedence from Quran citing the verse in which Melk Al Yamin mentioned meaning ‘all your right hand possesses’....((....well this is dangerous...)

    By Soulat Pasha - 6/26/2014 1:14:38 AM

  • @secularlogic

    Since you are a self proclaimed atheist, why should you fear rebirth? :) :)

    By non muslim - 6/26/2014 12:34:05 AM

  • Sultan Shahin sb. says, "we have to keep contributing whatever little we can according to our capacities." . . .


    By Ghulam Mohiyuddin - 6/26/2014 12:24:20 AM


    Secular Logic wrote as follows:


    Now I have another reason to be afraid of death.


    Why hang around “New Age Islam”? Stay away and you will feel like living again.   


    What if there is rebirth, and I am reborn as a Muslim, or worse still, a Muslim woman, or the worst possible punishment, a Muslim woman in a jehad affected Muslim country? *shudder*


    I think you should reflect upon the rapes that’s becoming very common in your backyard. Why be so concerned about being reborn as a Muslim? Stay away and you fear will evaporate in the thin air.   


    Better start working towards that rebirthless state of Nirvana.


    Again, you do not have to. Practice your yoga and be at peace with yourself. Leave the Muslims alone. We will hash it out one way or the other. Stay away and you will be happy ever after.  


    Mohammed Rafiq Lodhia   

    By Mohammed Rafiq Lodhia - 6/25/2014 11:38:23 PM

  • Aftab Saheb,


    As-Salaam Alay-Kum


    I am sorry to be blunt. It is not the Arabs who have colonized our minds. On the contrary, it is the Mullahs and Ayatollahs who have hijacked our minds to the wilderness of barbaric world.


    Are you going to stop praying in Arabic? I doubt that you or any Muslims will. Well then, don’t get carried away when someone steers you in a different direction.


    Prophet of Islam was a noble Arab and so were his faithful companions. (May Peace Be Upon All of them.) If you want to “Disassociate, then stay far away from the “Bearded Buffons” who teach ordinary Muslims to hate their fellow humans.


    Then again, do not forget that “Hate America, Hate Israel” slogans came out of Iran. Hence, let’s not blame everything only on the Arabs.


    Very respectfully yours,


    Mohammed Rafiq Lodhia  

    By Mohammed Rafiq Lodhia - 6/25/2014 11:13:23 PM

  • Now I have another reason to be afraid of death. 

    What if there is rebirth, and I am reborn as a Muslim, or worse still, a Muslim woman, or the worst possible punishment, a Muslim woman in a jehad affected Muslim country? *shudder*

    Better start working towards that rebirthless state of Nirvana. 

    By secularlogic - 6/25/2014 10:48:53 PM

  • "The prospects for an Islamic Renaissance look bleak."

    You are right, Ghulam Mohiyuddin Saheb, but we can't leave it at that. I am sure you agree with me that we have to keep contributing whatever little we can according to our capacities.

    By Sultan Shahin - 6/25/2014 10:00:49 PM

  • non muslim is absolutely right: "The first thing Indian Muslims (and Indian government) should do is to disassociate themselves from the wretches called Arabs, completely."

    But I very much doubt it is going to happen any time soon. The Arab attempt to "colonise Muslim minds" - I think a phrase used by Mr. Sultan Shahin in one of his speeches - is going apace and very successfully.  

    By Aftab Farooqi - 6/25/2014 9:50:48 PM

  • The first thing Indian Muslims (and Indian government) should do is to disassociate themselves from the wretches called Arabs, completely.

    I couldn't care less about what happens in Arabia as long it doesn't affect this country. But unfortunately that's not possible in a world that is connected so closely.

    The only way I see is...

    Indian Muslims must in every possible way distance themselves from this culture. Possibly even historically.

    Let's not kid ourselves. The history of Arabia is one of bloodshed and violence and not that of progress and knowledge.

    If not for the oil money, they would still be herding sheep in the deserts.

    Here is an exception in the Middle East: Iran. Iran is an enigma, despite being under dictatorship, despite having been denied opportunities, Iran is at the forefront of culture and progress. It's a culture of moderation (not the Ayatollahs) and really progressive thinking.

    India should start dealing more and more with Persians and less and less with the barbaric Arabs.

    By non muslim - 6/25/2014 6:52:18 PM

  • Saudis themselves are so backward that to look to them to condemn the commoditization of women is silly. But then who speaks for modern Islam? We have condemned such practices in the pages of NewAgeIslam many times and so have columnists in many Pakistani and Turkish publications, but our voices are weak. Deoband and Al Azhar are strangers to Ijtihadi Islam. The most regressive voices hold the most effective means of communication. Europe, North America and the Indian subcontinent are places where progressive agendas should be expected to germinate but even there the liberals are scattered and week and show no inclination to unite and organize so that they can project a positive vision. The prospects for an Islamic Renaissance look bleak.

    By Ghulam Mohiyuddin - 6/25/2014 1:42:37 PM

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