Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
Divine protection for the Christian woman versus the mistreatment of the women in Islam.
Thursday, October 18, 2001
“Meodh ki-yaphah” = extremely beautiful.
praise = piel imperfect halal (hallelujah) = to praise, to boast about, to rave, to be made praiseworthy, to praise the beauty of Sarah.
GEN 2:22 “And the Lord God fashioned into a woman the rib which He had taken from the man, and brought her to the man.”
GEN 6:2 “the women before the flood called the daughters of men were extremely beautiful.”
GEN 12:14 – Sarah was a beautiful woman.
1SA 25:3 – Abigail was intelligent and beautiful.
EST 1:11 – Queen Vashti was extremely beautiful.
She was not invited, she was taken = a sad commentary on Abram.
“was taken” = pual imperfect – laqach = wattuqqach = she was seized or taken forcibly.
Qal stem of laqach = to take and to carry away, to take someone or something from a person. Niphal stem = to be captured, to be taken away, to be removed. Hophal stem = to be taken unto, to be brought unto. Hithpael stem = to take hold of oneself, to brought unto.
Pual stem = to be taken from, to be stolen from, to be taken captive, to be taken away, to be removed.
They teach that women have a deficiency in intelligence, and religion, etc.
“Once Allah’s Apostle went out to offer the prayer of Id-al-Adha or the Al-Fitr prayer. Then he passed by the women and said, ‘O women! Give alms, because as I have seen, the majority of the dwellers of Hell-fire were you women.’”
“Why is it so, O Allah’s Apostle? Why is it that the majority of the dwellers of Hell-fire were women? Because you curse frequently and are ungrateful to your husbands. I have not seen anyone more deficient in intelligence and religion than you.”
“A cautious sensible man could be led astray by some of you.”
The women asked, “O Allah’s Apostle! What is deficient in our intelligence and religion? Is not the evidence of two women equal to the witness of one man? They replied in the affirmative.”
“This is the deficiency in her intelligence. Isn’t it true that a woman can neither pray nor fast during her menses?” The women replied in the affirmative. He said, “This is the deficiency in her religion and many go to hell.”
The Prophet said: “I was shown the Hell-fire and that the majority of its dwellers were women who were ungrateful.” It was asked, “Do they disbelieve in Allah? or are they ungrateful to Allah? “They are ungrateful to their husbands and are ungrateful for the favors and the good charitable deeds done to them.”
If you have always been good and benevolent to one of them and then she sees something in you not of her liking, she will say, “I have never received any good from you.”
The things which annul the prayers were mentioned before me. They said, “Prayer is annulled by a dog, a donkey and a woman if they pass in front of the praying people.”
The right to make an oath only belongs to the husband of the woman, and the master of the slave. (Maliks Muwatta Book 36, Number 36.4.7).
Women should not raise their heads from prostrations till men had sat straight up.
Turn to ISA 47:8-11
MAT 7:13-14 “Enter by the narrow gate; for the gate is wide, and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and many are those who enter by it. “For the gate is small, and the way is narrow that leads to life, and few are those who find it.”
1TI 6:9 “But those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a snare and many foolish and harmful desires which plunge men into ruin and destruction.”
HEB 10:39 “But we are not of those who shrink back to destruction, but of those who have faith to the preserving of the soul.”
Abram is trying to solve problems in the energy of the flesh, and when we do that, we simply complicate our lives and add to the problem.
Abram tried to solve his problems by leaving Canaan (promise land), and going to the Negev (apathy and indifference toward doctrine), resulting in neglect and going to Egypt (cosmic system).
2JO 1:8 “Watch yourselves, that you might not lose what we have accomplished but that you may receive a full reward.”
The danger is what is neglected today is rejected tomorrow.
This was the pseudo-wealth of reversionism and what it produces, pseudo-prosperity.
GEN 14:23 – Abram refused a tremendous amount of wealth because it involved compromise, but there he refused it as a mature believer.
Doctrine makes a man out of a wimp, whereas reversionism makes a wimp out of a man, and at this point it is wimpy Abram.