Did the Prophet Muhammad wear Women's clothing?


Dr. Deceiver is Just Being a Good Evangelist



Sam Shamoun is just being a good Evangelist.  His Bible falsely claims that God (Allah) sent a ?spirit' to lie; I Kings 22: "And there came forth a spirit, and stood before the LORD, and said, I will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets."  Consequently, Shamoun became a lying demon in the mouth of Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, inventing lies and corrupting Quranic and Prophetic texts in a massive way and falsely attributing his lies to Allah, the Quran and Prophet Muhammad.  Shamoun belongs to a flock of fanatical Evangelists who, even though hardly representative of their own Christian sect let alone Christians in general, have an unholy mission in life: to defame and slander Islam.  The team that Jochen Katz assembled at AnsweringIslam, including Shamoun, took up the profession of lying and deceiving, especially since they came to the conclusion that their only hope in stopping the blessed, worldwide advance of Islam is by lying and corrupting Islamic texts.


Here are two Hadeeths that this shameless man, Shamoun, intentionally corrupted, forgetting a minor detail: the Hadeeths are all in Arabic and there are millions of Arabs who will refute his blatant lies and expose his utter ignorance.



Shamoun wrote, "Muhammad wearing Aisha's clothes: From the book Sahih Bukhari, Hadith Number: 2393.Narrated by Ismail, narrated by his brother, narrated by Sulaiman, narrated by Hisham Ibn Urwah, narrated by his father, narrated by Aisha who related that the wives of the prophet were divided into two groups. One group consisted of Aisha, Hafsa, Safiya and Sawdah while the other group consisted of Um Salamah and the rest of the women that belonged to the prophet. The Muslims had learned of the great love that the prophet had for Aisha so that if one of them had a gift he desired to give to the prophet, he would delay giving it until the prophet came to Aisha's house. Then the group who sided with Um Salamah came to Um Salamah and asked her to tell the prophet that he should command the people that if any of them had a gift to give to the prophet, they should give it him in whatever house of his wives the prophet was in at the time. So Um Salamah went and talked with the prophet but he did not respond to her. When the group asked her what the prophet said she told them that he did not respond. So they asked her to go talk to him again until he responds.then the prophet said to her, ?Do not hurt me with Aisha, for the inspiration did not come upon when I was (wearing) A WOMAN'S CLOTHES (Thowb) EXCEPT THAT OF AISHA.' (Source- http://hadith.alislam.com/Display/Display.asp?hnum=2393&doc=0)"



Evidence Why ?Dr. Deceiver' Deserves This Title



Here is the text of this Hadeeth that Shamoun so corrupted:


First: Al-Bukhari (2393) narrated that Hisham Ibn Urwah said that, his father said that, Aishah said that Allah's Prophet, peace be upon him, said to Um Salamah, his wife, "Do not hurt me regarding Aishah, as the Divine Inspirations do not come to me while I am Fee the Thaub of any woman, except that of Aishah.


Note: Shamoun translated ?Fee' as ?wearing'.


Second: Al-Bukhari (3491) reported the same Hadeeth from Hisham Ibn Urwah, from Urwah, from Aishah, may Allah be pleased with her, using these words, "Do not hurt me regarding Aishah, for by Allah, the Divine Inspirations do not come to me while I am Fee the Li`haf of any woman among you (his wives), except that of hers (Aishah)."


Third: Imam Muslim (4427) collected the same Hadeeth from Aishah, where Aishah said that the Prophet's wives also sent Fatimah, the Prophet's daughter, after sending Um Salamah, and she asked for permission to enter "while he (the Prophet) was laying with me Fee my Mirt (i.e., Thaub; Li`haf)."  Next, the Prophet's wives sent Zainab Bint Ja`hsh, the Prophet's wife, who asked for permission to enter while the Prophet was still with Aishah Fee her Mirt, as he was when Fatimah entered on him.


1.      Note: The various narrations for this Hadeeth stated that the Prophet, peace be upon him, was Fee (which Shamoun translated as ?wearing') the Thaub, Li`haf, or Mirt of Aishah; this is the same Hadeeth, but with different descriptions of the same term.


2.      None of the narrations for this Hadeeth said that the Prophet was ?wearing' his wife's ?clothes', i.e. as one wears a dress or a shirt; no Muslim scholar ever uttered this ludicrous notion or understood from this Hadeeth that the Prophet wore women's clothing.  I challenge Shamoun to prove otherwise.


3.      Why did Shamoun mention the first Bukhari narration using the word ?Thaub', but not the second Bukhari narration using the word ?Li`haf'?


4.      How did ?Thaub', used in the first Hadeeth in the singular, end up translated as ?clothes', which if it were in the Hadeeth, would read, ?Thiyab (plural)' not ?Thaub'?


5.      Shamoun is a liar for knowingly corrupting the meaning of the Hadeeth he quoted.  He is also either a deceiver, if he knew about the various narrations for this Hadeeth and hid them, or else he is an ignorant who does not know what he is talking about.  It is possible, though, that Shamoun may have been told by his beloved ?Christian Prince' -a lunatic Arab Christian with a peculiar nickname who does translations for the AnsweringIslam gang- that Arabs call the blanket they cover with in bed ?Li`haf'.  [Arabs still call a blanket ?Li`haf'.]  If Shamoun knew these facts, then indeed, Sam Shamoun, Dr. Deceiver, deceives and also hides, without objection from Mr. Hide himself, Jochen Katz.


6.      Here is why Dr. Deceiver did not use the translation of Hilali-Khan for this Hadeeth.  Just read their words: "Do not hurt me regarding Aishah, as the Divine Inspirations do not come to me on any of the beds except that of Aishah.


Note how they translated ?Fee' as ?on', not ?wearing'.


7.      Arabic is far more sophisticated and complex than any other language.  Arabs use various words to mean the same thing and have various meanings for the same word.  This is a good example to the depth of this wonderful language, and here is the unequivocal proof:


a.      Shamoun, who translated ?Fee' as ?wearing', is hereby challenged to bring any proof that in this Hadeeth, ?Fee' means ?wearing'.  ?Fee' has a host of meanings, such as ?in; under; on; above; inside, within, etc.'  Read the rest of the article for evidence.  I should note here, though, that had ?Fee' in the Hadeeth Shamoun corrupted meant ?wearing', then, the narration of the same Hadeeth by Imam Muslim (4427) would mean that both the Prophet and Aishah were wearing her Thaub.  That would be one huge Thaub!


b.      `Aun al-Ma`bud fi Shar`h-i Sunan-i Abi Dawud, defines ?Li`haf' as: ?Whatever you cover with (i.e., blanket)', as Abu Ubaid stated, adding that ?Li`haf' is in reference to every ?Thaub' used as a ?Li`haf', i.e., as a blanket as Abu Ubaid stated above.  In, al-Misba`h: ?Mil`hafah (as in ?Li`haf'!) is defined as: every ?Thaub' used to cover with.


c.       `Aun al-Ma`bud, defines ?Thaub' as both sewn clothes and un-sewn garments (as in ?Li`haf', as in ?what one covers with in bed', as in ?blanket').  Imam Ibn Hajar al-Asqalani stated in, Fat`h al-Bari, that originally, ?Thaub' is in reference to un-sewn garments.


d.      ?Li`haf' was used by Aishah herself to mean what she covered with in bed.  Al-Bukhari (478) and Muslim (795) narrated that Aishah said, "I would be laying in bed and the Prophet, peace be upon him, would come and pray facing the middle of the bed. Since I disliked standing in front of him in his prayers, I used to slip away slowly and quietly from the foot of the bed until I got out of my Li`haf (quilt)."  Also, an authentic Hadeeth, from the grade Hasan, collected in Sahih Ibn Majah (526) reported that Um Salamah, the Prophet's wife, said, "I was with Allah's Messenger Fee (under) his Li`haf when what touches women (menses) touched me; I slipped out of the Li`haf."  It would be a huge Li`haf if both the Prophet and his wife ?wore' it together.


e.       Arabs also use ?Shi`aar' and ?Izar' to describe what one covers with, as stated in `Aun al-Ma`bud, wherein is also stated that ?Izar' is what Arabs used to cover with for sleep.


f.        The Arabs also use ?Kisaa', ?Qateefah' and ?Shamlah' to mean blanket.  Here is an example where ?Kisaa' is used to mean ?Li`haf (or, blanket)'.  Imam A`hmad collected a Hadeeth (2441), graded by Shaikh A`hmad Shakir as authentic from the grade Hasan, wherein is reported that Abdullah Ibn Abbas said that he visited his maternal aunt, Maimunah, the Prophet's Wife, and she took a Kisaa, which she folded, and threw a Namruqah (a pillow) on it, then threw another Kisaa on top of it and went Fee it (i.e. under the upper Kisaa, which she used as a blanket while using the other Kisaa as a mat).  When the Prophet, peace be upon him, came, he covered himself with an Izar (i.e., waste garment), took off his Thaub (here it means ?long shirt') and went into bed with her in her Li`haf (i.e., Kisaa).


Note how this Hadeeth mentioned a different meaning for ?Thaub' and mentioned ?Kisaa' in the context of ?Li`haf', both meaning blanket.


g.      Words like ?Thaub' and ?Kisaa', used to describe both regular clothes and un-sewn garments such as those used as blankets, are defined by the Context.


8.      Thus, the Hadeeth Shamoun corrupted is about the Prophet laying next to his wife, Aishah, ?Fee' (i.e., under) her ?Thaub' or ?Li`haf', i.e., under her bed-cover, i.e., in bed, not wearing her clothes with his other wives and his companions visiting him while he was wearing women's clothes.  The very notion Shamoun uttered here demonstrates the extreme lows Dr. Deceiver, Sam Shamoun, and Mr. Hide, Jochen Katz, are willing to sink into in their mission to slander and defame Muhammad, peace be upon him, the honorable man who cursed men who imitate women and women who imitate men (al-Bukhari 5435).  Is there an end to their mission of deceit, lying, slander, deep hatred and defamation?  Only Allah knows.



?Mirt'!  What is a ?Mirt'?



Shamoun continues, by writing, "From the book of Sahih Muslim, Hadith Number: 4415.Narrated by Abdal Malik Ibn Shu'aib ibn Laith Ibn Sa'ad, narrated by his father, narrated by his grandfather, narrated by Ukail Ibn Khalid, narrated by Ibn Shihab, narrated by Yahya Ibn Sa'id Ibn Al Aas who narrated that Aisha, the wife of the prophet, and Uthman related to him that Abu Bakr requested permission from the prophet - pbuh- to enter when the prophet was lying down on Aisha's bed WEARING HER GARMENT (Mirt). So the prophet gave permission to Abu Bakr to enter while he (Muhammad) was in that state and Abu Bakr finished what he needed and left. Later, Umar came and requested permission to enter and the prophet gave him permission to enter while he (Muhammad) was in that state. So Umar finished what he needed and left. Later, Uthman requested permission to enter to the prophet, so Muhammad sat up and told Aisha, ?TAKE ALL THE CLOTHING THAT BELONGS TO YOU.' So Aisha did as the prophet requested and left. Afterwards, Aisha asked the prophet -pbuh- ?O prophet! Why is it that I didn't see you anxious when Abu Bakr or Umar came like you were when Uthman came in?' The prophet replied, "Uthman is a bashful man, and I feared that if I gave him permission to enter in the state that I was in, he would not have finished what he came for.' (Source- http://hadith.al-islam.com/Display/Display.asp?hnum=4415&doc=1)'"



Dr. Deceiver Strikes Again!



Shamoun is just being a good Evangelist.  The very Hadeeth that Shamoun so corrupted here, is also found in, al-Musnad, by Imam A`hmad Ibn `Hanbal.  Here are the correct narrations for both the Hadeeth that Shamoun corrupted here and the Hadeeth Imam A`hmad Ibn Hanbal collected.


First: Muslim (4415) reported that Ibn Shihab az-Zuhri said that, Yahya Ibn Sa`eed Ibn al-`Aas said that, Sa`eed Ibn al-`Aas reported from Aishah and Uthman that Abu Bakr sought permission from Allah's Messenger, peace be upon him, for entrance as he (the Prophet) was laying on his bed Labisun Mirta Aishah, and he gave permission to Abu Bakr in that very state.Then, Umar sought permission and it was given to him in that very state.'Uthman reported: "Then I sought permission from him and he sat up and said to Aishah: ?Ijma`ii `Alaiki Thiyabaki.'" 


1.      ?Labisun Mirta Aishah' means, ?covered with the bed-sheet of Aishah', not ?WEARING HER GARMENT', which insinuates that the Prophet wore women's clothes.


2.      ?Lubs (as in ?Labisun')' is used in various contexts, as explained by this Hadeeth.  Al-Bukhari (367) and Muslim (1053) collected a Hadeeth from Anas Ibn Malik, who said, "My grandmother Mulaikah invited Allah's Messenger, peace be upon him, for a meal which she herself had prepared. He ate from it and said, 'Get up! I will lead you in the prayer.' I took my Hasir, washed it with water as it had become dark Min Tuli ma Lubisat and Allah's Prophet stood on it.[and] led us in the prayer." 


a.      Note: ?Hasir' means, ?woven mat'.  Until today, I have never heard of anyone wearing a woven mat as one wears a shirt.  Unless, that is, Shamoun and Katz do wear woven mats, which will not surprise me if it happened.


b.      Imam Ibn Hajar al-Asqalani, author of the explanation of Sahih al-Bukhari entitled, Fat`h-ul-Bari, wrote that, "'Min Tuli ma Lubisat', indicates that sitting on something is called ?Lubs (i.e., wearing [as a figure of speech])'. This Hadeeth was used as evidence that mere sitting on silk garments [for men] is disallowed, because of the general implication of [the Prophet's Hadeeth] forbidding wearing silk [for men].'"


c.       There is not a single narration for the Hadeeth that Shamoun corrupted here that says the Prophet was ?wearing' Aishah's clothes, i.e. guests visiting him while he wore a woman's dress.  This is a Shamounic lie.  The Prophet, peace be upon him, used to do what normal married couples do: they lay in bed under the same cover.


d.      Note what the Prophet, peace be upon him, said in the Hadeeth Shamoun corrupted, "Ijma`ii `Alaiki Thiyabaki", i.e., ?Wrap yourself well with your clothes', and how Shamoun translated it, "TAKE ALL THE CLOTHING THAT BELONGS TO YOU."  Shamoun's version insinuates that when Uthman came, the Prophet took off Aishah's dress, told her to take her dress back and collect ALL THE CLOTHING THAT BELONGED TO her, because Uthman did not like to see men wearing women's clothes or to see clothes scattered all over.  Meanwhile, Abu Bakr and Umar did not seem to mind seeing their Prophet wearing a woman's dress, if anyone believes Shamoun's sick logic that is.  No doubt, if there is a bid to a contract with dishonor, then, Shamoun will qualify to be the front runner to win it.


e.       In Arabic, ?Khudh' is ?take', ?Ijma`', in this context, is ?wrap', and ?`Alaik' means ?on you'.  If we use Shamoun's "take all the clothing that belongs to you", it would actually mean that her clothes were scattered all around and he wanted her to tidy up the room.  Uthman was a shy man, he only felt comfortable when those in his attendance were formal in their clothing regardless if the room was tidy or not.  Imam Muslim (4414) narrated that Aishah said, "Allah's Messenger, peace be upon him, was lying in bed in my room with his thigh uncovered when Abu Bakr sought permission to get in...and he conversed in the same very state (the Prophet's thigh uncovered). Then 'Umar sought permission and it was given to him and he conversed in that very state. Then 'Uthman sought permission.and Allah's Messenger sat down and set right his clothes."  Aishah said, "Abu Bakr entered and you did not stir and did not observe much care (in arranging your clothes), then 'Umar entered and you did not stir and did not arrange your clothes, then 'Uthman entered and you got up and set your clothes right."  He said, "Should I not show modesty to one to whom even the Angels show modesty."


f.        There are numerous Hadeeths in Bukhari (such as Hadeeth No. 352) and Muslim (such as Hadeeth No. 538) wherein different people are reported to have ?Jama`a `Alaihi Thiyabah', i.e., ?wrapped himself well with his clothes', or, ?straightened his clothes to look more formal in appearance'.  In, `Aun al-Ma`bud, there is this definition for ?Akhadhta bi-Talbibi Fulan': when you wrap (?Ijma`' or hold) the Thaub that one is wearing [in your hands] and pull him by the Thaub (in today's expressions ?pull him by the collar towards you').'  Similarly, saying that one has ?Jama`a `Alaihi Thiyabah' does not mean that one is collecting his clothes, but rather, one is wrapping himself well with his clothes.  In his explanation on Sunan an-Nasaii, as-Sindi said that ?Jumi`at' [means] ?wrapped well', so that one's body is not exposed.


g.      Conclusion: ?Ijma`ii `Alaiki Thiyabaki' means ?Wrap yourself well with your clothes', while ?Labisun' means ?covered with (or ?sitting on')'.  The Prophet was with Aishah under the cover of her Mirt, i.e., her blanket, not wearing her Mirt or her clothes.  Shamoun is such a shameless liar.  Here is more proof.


Second: Imam A`hmad (24174) collected the very Hadeeth Shamoun corrupted here using the same chain of narration as reported above from Muslim.  In this narration, Aishah said that Abu Bakr [then Umar] sought permission to see the Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him, "While I was with him (the Prophet) Fee Mirt-in Wa`hid. He gave him [then gave Umar] permission while he was still with me Fee the Mirt.then Uthman asked for permission and the Prophet sat up and wrapped his clothes."


a.      Ahmad's narration for the same Hadeeth by Muslim that Shamoun corrupted contains these words: "I was with him ?Fee Mirt-in Wa`hid (under one blanket)' and explains Muslim's narration ?Labisun Mirta Aishah (?wearing' Aishah's Mirt)'.  The Prophet, peace be upon him, was with his wife, Aishah, under her blanket.  The two narrations for this Hadeeth collected here report the very same incident.  ?Labisun' in the first narration by Muslim is a figure of speech clearly explained by the second narration by Ahmad.


b.      Many people visited the Prophet, peace be upon him, while he was resting on his bed ?Labisun (sitting on, or lying under)' Aishah's ?Mirt'.  Imam Muslim (4472) narrated that Aishah said, "The Prophet's wives sent to him the Prophet's daughter, Fatimah, who sought permission to enter while he was laying with me Fee my Mirt." 


c.       Shamoun translated ?Fee' as ?wearing', and thus, if we adopt his sick logic, Aishah's dress was big enough for both the Prophet and his wife to wear it together.


1.      Meaning of ?Mirt':


a.      `Aun al-Ma`bud, defines ?Izar' as what Arabs used to cover with for sleeping.  Al-Misba`h, defines ?Mil`hafah (as in ?Li`haf'!) as every ?Thaub' used to cover with.


a.      In his explanation on Sahih al-Bukhari, Ibn Hajar al-`Asqalani defined ?Mirt' as ?Izar'.


b.      In his explanation on Sahih Muslim, Imam an-Nawawi said that ?Mirt' is a type of ?Kisaa (i.e., ?Li`haf')'.  An-Nawawi also reported the same meaning from Imam al-Khattabi, who, along with Ibn al-A`rabi and Abu Zaid, said that ?Mirt' is used as an ?Izar'.


c.       In, Shar'h Sunan an-Nasaii, ?Mirt' is defined as a ?Mila`hafah (i.e., ?Li`haf')' and ?Izar'.


d.      Conclusion: ?Mirt', in this Hadeeth, pertains to what Aishah used to cover with in bed.  The Prophet was under Aishah's bed-cover next to her.  He was not wearing her dress and letting people see him ?in this state'.  Shamoun is such a disgraceful liar.


2.      Narrations that prove the meaning given here for ?Mirt':


a.      Imam A`hmad (22244) collected a statement from `Hudhaifah Ibn al-Yaman who is reported to have said, "I went to the Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him, and found him standing in prayer Fee (wrapped in) a Mirt that belonged to one of his wives, with patterns of camel saddles on it (on the Mirt). When he saw me, he let me in where he had set camp and threw the side of the Mirt on me."  According to Shamoun's deranged explanation, the ?Mirt' of the Prophet's wife would have been her dress and wide enough for two men to wear it.


b.      In fact, the ?Mirt' the Arabs wore for clothes must have been wide enough for five people to wear it together, if we were to adopt Shamoun's sick logic that is.  Muslim (4450) reported that Aishah said that Allah's Messenger, peace be upon him, went out one morning wearing a Mirt made of (camel's or sheep's) black hair with patterns of camel saddles on it. Al-Hasan Ibn Ali (his grandson) came and he let him in the Mirt with him. Then, Husain (Hasan's brother) came and he let him in with him. Then, Fatimah (his daughter) came and he let her in with him. Then, Ali (Fatimah's husband) came and he let him in with him."  Thus, ?Mirt' here means ?blanket', a garment used to wrap one's body.


c.       Muslim (798) reported that Aishah, may Allah be pleased with her, said, "The Prophet, peace be upon him, used to pray at night while I was next to him, at a time when I had my period, while I had a Mirt on me a part of which was also on him, on his side."  In another authentic narration for this Hadeeth collected by an-Nasaii (Sahih an-Nasaii 767; this is a Hasan, Sahih Hadeeth), Aishah said, ".I had a Mirt on me a part of which was on the Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him."  Also, Imam Abu Dawud (Sahih Abu Dawud 370) collected an authentic Hadeeth, from the grade Sahih, where the Prophet's wife, Maimunah, reported a similar narration to Aishah's narration about Maimunah and the Prophet, peace be upon him.  In another Hadeeth collected by Imam A`hmad (17255), Nu`aim Ibn an-Nahham is reported to have said that one early morning during a cold day, Muslims were called to congregate "when I was Fee (in) the Mirt of my wife."  Finally, Imam A`hmad (23790) reported that Aishah said, "I would be under my Kisaa between the Prophet and the Qiblah (direction of the prayer). Since I disliked moving in front of him, I used to slide from beneath the Qateefah (i.e., Kisaa, Izar, Shi`ar, Shamlah, Li`haf, Thaub, Mirt, blanket, bed cover, quilt)."



Dr. Deceiver vs. the Lying Spirit of I Kings 22



Shamoun is just being a good Evangelist.  Indeed, there must be a close relationship between him and the lying spirit of I Kings 22, since Shamoun invents lies and puts them in the mouth of those who never spoke them.  Shamoun and his lying cohorts at AnsweringIslam spend their time inventing concepts and lies about Islam and about Prophet Muhammad, twisting the meaning of the Ayat (Verses) of the Quran and corrupting the Prophetic Statements to mean what the Quran and the Sunnah never preached.  This article is a good example for the evilness of these liars.  For instance, whom among Muslim scholars ever said that the Prophet, peace be upon him, used to wear women's clothes? 


Shamoun should spend his time convincing his fellow Christians not to ordain gay priests or marry men to men and women to women.  This is better for him than acting in this shameful manner and coming up with these ridiculous lies. 


I have repeatedly refuted Shamoun and Katz in articles I post on my website: WWW.IslamLife.Com.  By Allah's help, I have refuted them in various efficient ways to convince those who may still be blinded by their lies to open their eyes, discover the deceit and abandon the deceivers and liars.  I encourage everyone who reads this article to realize that if this is how Shamoun lies in this one article, then his other articles are even bigger and more substantial in the art of lying.  If this is how efficiently Muslims can expose the lies of Shamoun, Katz and their cohorts, then, the liars should be abandoned and ignored, their articles never read.  They are dying for fame, and thus, should be deprived of it. 


All thanks and praises are due to Allah, Creator of every thing, and may Allah's peace and blessings be on Muhammad, the Last and Final Messenger and Prophet from Allah, and on all of Allah's Prophets and Messengers, especially Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses and Jesus."


Jalal Abualrub