Assalamualaikum wbt and peace be upon you,
After the film "The Innocence of Muslims" became an issue, many people have been researching about the culprit behind it.
He is actually an American of Egyptian descent and a Coptic (Qibti) Christian.
Why is he so stupid as to attack the integrity of his own Prophet?
I say this because our beloved Prophet Muhammad saw, at one time, was presented with a beautiful lady as a gift from the King of Egypt. She was Mariam Qibtiyah (r.a) or Maria al-Qibtiyah. She was a Coptic (Qibti) Christian.
Maryam embraced Islam and gave Prophet Muhammad saw a son whom he named Ibrahim. Prophet Muhammad saw loved Ibrahim very much but the boy died at the age of 18 months.
Maryam Qibtiyah (R.A)
also known as Maria al-Qibtiyah. Maryam and her sister were sent to
Prophet Muhammad￼ as gifts. They had been raised in Egypt as Copts,
before they reached Madina both girls accepted Islam. Maryam is said to
have married Prophet Muhammad(pbuh). Maryamâ€TMs sister was married to Hasan b. Salat.
Maryam was not allotted an ordinary hut where the other wives lived,
but a garden house was built for Maryam in upper Madina. Maryam bore a
son who was named Ibrahim. Maryam was the only wife beside Khadija to
have the Prophetâ€TMs(pbuh) child. Maryam was loved and liked by all the wives as she had brought joy into the Prophetâ€TMs￼
life. The Prophet(pbuh) spent much time with them in their garden home
playing with his son. Unfortunately when Ibrahim was only 18 months old,
Ibrahim became seriously ill and died.
Maryam spent three
years with the Prophet￼, until his death, and died five years later in
16 AH. During the last five years of her life she remained a recluse and
almost never went out except to visit the grave of the prophet or her
Since Maryam was a wife or lady of the Prophet, she also became the Mother of the Muslims.Please read www.zaharuddin.net for more info.
During the Prophet's time, slavery was still practiced. It's not clear whether Mariam was a wife or the Prophet's possession but many believe she was one of the wives of the Prophet.
was only by Allah revelations that Prophet Muhammad(pbuh) was allowed
to marry many women: O Prophet (Muhammad) Verily, We made lawful to you
your wives, to whom you have paid their Mahr (money given to wife at
time of marriage), and those whom your right hand possesses out of
prisoners of war whom Allah has assigned to thee; And daughters of thy
paternal uncles and aunts; And daughters of thy maternal uncles and
aunts, who migrated (from Makkah) with thee; And any believing woman who
dedicates her soul to the prophet if the prophet wishes to wed her â€"
this is only for thee, and not for the Believers (at large)â€¦.. Surah
33 Al-Ahzab, Verse 50. Also equally it was by Allah revelation that
Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) did not marry more women: It is not lawful for
you (O Muhammad, to marry more) women after this, nor exchange them for
other wives, even though their beauty is pleasing to you, except those
whom your right hand possesses; And Allah is always watching over
everything. Surah 33 Al-Ahzab, Verse 52 after this revelation Prophet
Muhammad(pbuh) did not marry again.
Therefore, the Coptic Christians do not have a reason to attack our Prophet because one of their own ancestors was a Mother of the Muslims.