Islam-requires virginity checks


In the name of Allāh,
the Beneficent, the Merciful.
Peace and Blessings of Allāh 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.

Nonie Darwish states in her book Cruel and Usual Punishment: “All traditional Egyptian marriages have a virginity check.” (p. 31).

Response: Aren’t brides of the British crown-prince subjected to “virginity check”?
Egyptians may have this “virginity check” but Islam does not require it. Islam does not require proof of a woman’s virginity after consummation of her marriage either.

It is Christianity (and Judaism) that requires a “virginity check” on the damsel, the absence of which would result in her being stoned to death (honor killing):
“But if this thing be true, and the TOKENS OF VIRGINITY be not found for the damsel: Then they shall bring out the damsel to the door of her father’s house, and the men of her city shall STONE HER WITH STONES THAT SHE DIE: because she hath wrought folly in Israel, TO PLAY THE WHORE IN HER FATHER’S HOUSE: SO SHALT THOU PUT EVIL AWAY FROM AMONG YOU”–(Deut. 22:20-21).

Islam esteems womanhood as the symbol of purity; and exhorts its women (and men) to carnal purity.
Allāh requires the Muslim male and female to do our own “virginity check,” in fact we are required to even check on our acts, such as amorous speech and touching, which could lead to sullying our innocence:
“And go not nigh to fornication/adultery: surely it is an obscenity. And evil is the way”–(Qur’an 17:32; zina means sexual intercourse between people who are not married to each other, and includes both adultery and fornication);
“Surely the men who submit and the women who submit, and the believing men and the believing women…and the men who guard their chastity and the women who guard…—Allāh has prepared for them forgiveness and a mighty reward”–(Qur’an 33:35).
And the illustrious Messenger of Allāh, Mohammad, is reported to have said in words to the effect: guard what is between the cheeks (tongue/speech) and what is between the legs (genitals/chastity) and he will guarantee us Paradise.

Allāh loves us.
Allāh wants to guide us.
Allāh wants us to be pure.
Allāh wants us to have a life in Paradise.
Islam is our