In the Name of Allāh
The Beneficent, The Merciful.
Peace and blessings on Mohammad.
Allāh–the Glorious and the High,
Lord of the worlds
Mohammad–who brought the world
to our feet and eternity to our arms.
MOHAMMAD – CROSS-DRESSER
One critic claims that Prophet Mohammad was a cross-dresser. As proof he notes a hadith that “the people would present their gifts (to the prophet) when he was at Aisha’s house. The companions of Um Salamah said, “O Um Salamah! By Allah the people wait to give their gifts till it is Aisha’s day and we desire the good things just as Aisha does. So ask the prophet to command the people to give him his gifts in whatever house of his wives he may be in.” Um Salamah mentioned this to the prophet but would not respond to her. She repeated it a second time but he still would not respond to her, but on the third time he said, “O Um Salama! Do not hurt me with Aisha; for by Allah, the inspiration did not descent on me while I was in the coverings (lihaf) of any of you (women) except Aisha.”
How is it that this critic reads “cross-dressing” in this hadith?
“Lihaf” means “cover” or “coverlet,” much like a blanket or bedsheet. Perhaps even a shawl.
The Prophet condemned cross dressing–(Abu Dawud Vol. 3, #4086-4088).
If the Prophet was “cross-dressing” it is strange that no one called his attention to this “cross-dressing” and his condemnation of “cross-dressing” (which would be hypocrisy on the Prophet’s part for condemning it and yet indulging in it); and the Prophet received Divine revelation until shortly before his death.
Thus, with all the Revelations the Prophet received over his twenty-three years ministry, according to this critic of Islam the Prophet must have been “cross-dressing” a good part of these twenty-three years. And perhaps in public.
That Mohammad was wearing ‘Aisha’s dress, this critic will have to prove that Mohammad and ‘Aisha were the same physical size.
Mohammad may very well have been using ‘Aisha’s blanket or bedsheet and perhaps even her shawl as a “lihaf”–coverlet.
Even if Mohammad was a cross-dresser this would NOT make Jesus God, Son of God or vicarious atoner or make Christianity superior to Islam.
As shown, not only Islam is superior to Christianity. Judaism, Sikhism and Hinduism also are superior to Christianity. (See Islam is superior to all other religions).