(continued from Muhammad's Naskh)
It is interesting to note that this 'inspiration' for Muhammad to take as many wives as he wanted occurred to him not while Khadijah, his dominant first wife was alive, but after she died and during Muhammad's ensuing mid-life binge of taking wives, including Ai'sha, a 6-year old child who was said to be his favorite "wife" (see below).
Second, Quran 4:129 states Muhammad's prohibition of polygamous husbands having sex with only some of their wives while leaving other wives "hanging":
"And you will never be able to be equal between wives, even if you should strive. So do not incline completely [toward some wives] and leave another hanging. And if you amend and fear Allah - then indeed, Allah is ever Forgiving and Merciful." - Quran 4:129
Then Quran 33:51 stipulating Muhammad's sole right to prefer some wives and "put aside" the others conveniently occurred to him:
"You, [O Muhammad], may put aside whom you will of them or take to yourself whom you will. And any that you desire of those [wives] from whom you had [temporarily] separated - there is no blame upon you [in returning her]. That is more suitable that they should be content and not grieve and that they should be satisfied with what you have given them - all of them. And Allah knows what is in your hearts. And ever is Allah Knowing and Forbearing." - Quran 33:51
Third, when Muhammad wanted for himself Zaynab, the wife of his adopted son, Zayd, his desire was made known to Zayd, who "offered" to divorce her, at which point Quran 33:4 and 33:37 suddenly occurred to Muhammad, declaring that an adopted son is not a son and that Zaynab specifically had been given to Muhammad by divine intervention:
"Allah has not made for a man two hearts in his interior. And He has not made your wives whom you declare unlawful your mothers. And he has not made your adopted sons your [true] sons. That is [merely] your saying by your mouths, but Allah says the truth, and He guides to the [right] way." - Quran 33:4
"And [remember, O Muham'mad], when you said to the one on whom Allah bestowed favor and you bestowed favor, "Keep your wife and fear Allah ," while you concealed within yourself that which Allah is to disclose. And you feared the people, while Allah has more right that you fear Him. So when Zayd had no longer any need for her, We married her to you in order that there not be upon the believers any discomfort concerning the wives of their adopted sons when they no longer have need of them. And ever is the command of Allah accomplished." - Quran 33:37
595 AD: Married Khadijah, the daughter of Khuwailid (she died in 619 AD)
Here are some of the other dubious Errors in Quran.
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