How Mohammed Received a Revelation to Allow His Muslim Soldiers to Rape POWs

Last Updated on May 6, 2022 by Shaun Snapp

Executive Summary

  • Mohammed received a revelation to allow his Muslim soldiers to allow them to rape POWs.
  • This was a critical motivation to recruit for Jihad.


Muslims frequently lie about Arab involvement in slavery. However, how slavery is one of the primary reasons that Islam spread so successfully. Globally, outside of Southeast Asia, the primary method of conversion to Islam has been through conquest. Mohammed hit on a foolproof way to continually recruit and motivate Islamic soldiers. This was to offer a religious justification for slavery and sex slavery.

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The Revelation for Raping POWs

Umm walad (mother of child) is a title given to a woman who gave birth to her master’s child.[1] If a female slave gave birth to her master’s child she still remained a slave. However, the master would no longer be allowed to sell her. She would also become free once he died.

The Banu Thaqif and Banu Hawazin tribes decided to go to war against Muhammad under the leadership of Malik ibn Awf. Malik had the unfortunate idea of bringing the women, children and livestock with his army. He believed that by bringing their women and children with the army, all his soldiers would fight more courageously to defend them. When Muhammad was informed that the Hawazin had brought their women, children and livestock with them, he smiled and said “Inshaa Allah, all these will become the booty of war for the Muslims.”

The Muslim army defeated the Hawazin and captured their women and children. The pagan soldiers fled.[67] The war booty which the Muslims obtained was 24,000 camels, more than 40,000 goats, 160,000 dirhams worth of silver and 6,000 women and children.[68] Muhammad waited ten days for the Hawazin to repent and reclaim their families and properties. However, none of them came. Finally, Muhammad distributed the war booty among the Muslim soldiers.[69] The Muslim soldiers initially hesitated to have sex with the married female captives, until a verse was revealed giving them permission to have sex with them:

Imam Ahmad recorded that Abu Sa`id Al-Khudri said, “We captured some women from the area of Awtas who were already married, and we disliked having sexual relations with them because they already had husbands. So, we asked the Prophet about this matter, and this Ayah (verse) was revealed, Also (forbidden are) women already married, except those whom your right hands possess). Consequently, we had sexual relations with these women.” (emphasis added) – Wikipedia

Muslims receive our Golden Pinocchio Award for lying about Mohammed and Islam’s position on sex slavery. 


There is no way around the fact that Mohammed and Islam have been staunchly in favor of sex slavery. Muslims enslaved most people in human history, and slavery allowed Islam to spread through conquest so successfully. Islam proves that large numbers of men want slaves and sex slaves.