Jesus ‘n’ Mo ‘n’ periods

December 28, 2022 • 9:15 am

Today’s Jesus and Mo strip, called “less”, came with a note:

This joke was actually made by Mohammed himself, as recorded in Sahih Bukhari 304 . Thanks, Mo!

This is from the link to this collection of the hadith, compiled around 846 A.D.

Chapter 6. A menstruating woman* should leave observing Saum (fasting)

Once Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) went out to the Musalla (to offer the prayer) of `Id-al-Adha or Al-Fitr prayer. Then he passed by the women and said, “O women! Give alms, as I have seen that the majority of the dwellers of Hell-fire were you (women).” They asked, “Why is it so, O Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) ?” He replied, “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 Messenger! What is deficient in our intelligence and religion?” He said, “Is not the evidence of two women equal to the witness of one man?” They replied in the affirmative. He said, “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.”

Remember that when you’re arguing with a Muslim about their beliefs.

Here Mo proclaims himself infallible (or “inflammable,” as Archie Bunker might say: 

The updated Qur’an would say “a menstruating person”. 

3 thoughts on “Jesus ‘n’ Mo ‘n’ periods

  1. Mo: “Is it just me, or is this Musalla somehow special the way the sunbeams radiate around it?” Jesus: “It’s not just you. Others have mentioned experiencing the Gazebo Effect.”

    1. So … when a man with an intermittent (say) thyroid deficiency is suffering “an episode”, he too can neither pray nor fast?
      Or is that asking for too much logic and consistency from theology?

      Of course, the counter-argument (which also applies to Paul @2’s question) is that the hormonal status of a woman, menstruating or not, is normally variable. As was the legal status of women in 600CE Mecca was likely different from in Medina, in Eliat, in Sanna, in Oman … probably.

      Anyone know an Imam who is stupid enough to try to answer questions in public?

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