Originally posted by Dock6
The above post illustrates that pedophilia is very much content of the koran and it was no effort at all to locate it, so I'm puzzled as to why
others would have this claimed difficulty. There are copious references to islamic pedophilia online, many of them exhaustively referenced.
The translation of the Qur'an that I have (the R. Khalifa translation) rendered that first verse you quoted in a markedly different way.
"As for the women who have reached menopause, if you have any doubts, their interim shall be three months. As for those who do not menstruate, and
discover that they are pregnant, their interim ends upon giving birth. Anyone who reverences GOD, He makes everything easy for him."
--The Qur'an, Sura 64, Verse 4
If you notice, in the translation I am reading, "those who do not mensturate, and discover that they are pregnant" represent *one* particular
demographic, not two. Thus in total we are talking about women of the age of menopause and women already able to menstruate who currently are not for
whatever reason. We don't appear to be talking about children.
You also removed a good deal of context clues... The footnotes I see for verse one in this Sura are "*65:1 The divorcee's interim, before becoming
eligible for remarriage, is a waiting period of three menstruations. This ensures that the divorcee was not pregnant (2:228)."
Referring back to Sura 2, Verse 228:
"The divorced women shall wait three menstruations (before marrying another man). It is not lawful for them to conceal what GOD creates in their
wombs, if they believe in GOD and the Last Day. (In case of pregnancy) the husband's wishes shall supersede the wife's wishes, if he wants to
remarry her. The women have rights, as well as obligations, equitably. Thus, the man's wishes prevail (in case of pregnancy). GOD is Almighty, Most
Now while there may be some things that annoy you about that verse, it seems pretty clear to me that the point is about ensuring that the woman is not
already pregnant -- not condoning pedophila.
I hate to sound like an apologist (I adhere to no religion personally), but I also don't like the deceptive nature of your posts.
[edit on 6-4-2007 by teleonaut]