Islam and Sex with Infants

Recently Mr. Richard Dawkins sent a tweet asking whether there is any truth to the story that Khomeini had allowed sex with infants. Someone said that he read this story on and I confirmed its authenticity. This fatwa is made by Khomeini in volume 4 of his book Tahrir ul Vasila (The Means of Freedom).  The book was written in Arabic and I have published this fatwa below.  By copy pasting the first line of the paragaph, you’ll be able to find dozens of sites that have published the entire volume online. I copied it from the site

It is the question # 12.

Tahrir ul vasilah

مسألة 12 :

لا يجوز وطء الزوجة قبل إكمال تسع سنين ، دواما كان النكاح أو منقطعا ، و أما سائر الاستمتاعات كاللمس بشهوة و الضم و التفخيذ فلا بأس بها حتى فى الرضيعة ، و لو وطأها قبل التسع و لم يفضها لم يترتب عليه شى‏ء غير الاثم على الاقوى ، و إن أفضاها بأن جعل مسلكى البول و الحيض واحدا أو مسلكى الحيض و الغائط واحدا حرم عليه وطؤها أبدا لكن على الاحوط فى الصورة الثانية ، و على أي حال لم تخرج عن زوجيته على الاقوى ، فيجري عليها أحكامها من التوارث و حرمة الخامسة و حرمة أختها معها و غيرها ، و يجب عليه نفقتها مادامت حية و إن طلقها بل و إن تزوجت بعد الطلاق على الاحوط ، بل لا يخلو من قوة ، و يجب عليه دية الافضاء ، و هى دية النفس ، فإذا كانت حرة فلها نصف دية الرجل مضافا إلى المهر الذي استحقته بالعقد و الدخول ، و لو دخل بزوجته بعد إكمال التسع فأفضاها لم تحرم عليه و لم تثبت الدية ، و لكن الاحوط الانفاق عليها مادامت حية و إن كان الاقوى عدم الوجوب .


The site has published the Persian translation of Khomeini’s book here.

كسيكه زوجه اى كمتر از نه سال دارد وطى او براى وى جايز نيست چه اينكه زوجه دائمى باشد، و چه منقطع ، و اما ساير كام گيريها از قبيل لمس بشهوت و آغوش گرفتن و تفخيذ(4)اشكال ندارد هر چند شيرخواره باشد، و اگر قبل از نه سال او را وطى كند اگر افضاء نكرده باشد بغير از گناه چيزى بر او نيست ، و اگر كرده باشد يعنى مجراى بول و مجراى حيض او را يكى كرده باشد و يا مجراى حيض و غائط او را يكى كرده باشد تا ابد وطى او بر وى حرام مى شود، لكن در صورت دوم حكم بنابر احتياط است و در هر حال بنا بر اقوى بخاطر افضاء از همسرى او بيرون نمى شود در نتيجه همه احكام زوجيت بر او مترتب مى شود يعنى او از شوهرش و شوهرش از او ارث مى برد، و نمى تواند پنجمين زن دائم بگيرد و ازدواجش با خواهر آن زن بر او حرام است و همچنين ساير احكام ، و بر او واجب است مادامى كه آن زنده است مخارجش را بپردازد. هر چند طلاقش داده باشد، بلكه هر چند كه آن زن بعد از طلاق شوهرى ديگرى انتخاب كرده باشد كه بنابر احتياط بايد افضا كننده نفقه او را بدهد، بلكه اين حكم خالى از قوت نيست ، و نيز بر او واجب است ديه افضا را كه ديه قتل است بآن زن بپردازد اگر آن زن آزاد است نصف ديه مرد را با مهريه ايكه معين شده و بخاطر عقد دخول بگردنش آمده به او بدهد، و اگر بعد از تمام شدن نه سال با او جماع كند و او را افضاء نمايد حرام ابدى نمى شود و ديه بگردنش نمى آيد، لكن نزديكتر به احتياط آن است كه مادامى كه آن زن زنده است نفقه اش را بدهد هر چند كه بنا بر اقوى واجب نيست .


And the following is the translation of this fatwa in English.

It is not permissible to have sexual intercourse with one’s wife before she has reached nine years of age, be it permanent or temporary marriage. But there is no problem with all other sexual pleasures such as lustful touch, embracing, kissing and takhfiz (rubbing one’s penis against her thighs) even if the wife is still a baby being breastfed. A man having intercourse with a girl younger than nine years of age has not committed a crime, but only an infraction, provided the girl is not permanently damaged. If she is, however, permanently damaged, i.e. if her urethra and her vagina, or her anus and her vagina become one, it will be permanently haram for him to have intercourse with her. This is however for precaution. In any case, by damaging her, the marriage does not become void, and all the laws of marriage are still applicable, meaning she will inherit from him and he will inherit from her and he can’t marry a fifth permanent wife.  And he can’t marry the sisters of her, and other laws.

It is also incumbent on him to pay her expenses, as long as she is alive, even though he divorces her, or that she marries another man. He will be still obliged to pay for the damage which is the same as blood-wit. If she is a free woman, he has to pay her half of the blood-wit of a man plus her dowry for having penetrated her.

If a man has intercourse with a child after she reaches the age of nine and damages her, she won’t become prohibited to him and he has not committed any infraction. However, it is better that as long as she lives, he pays her expenses, even though it is not obligatory for him to do so.


The Arabic word for robbing one’s penis between the thighs of a baby isالتفخيذtafkhiz. There is no equivalent word for tafkhiz in English, just as there is no equivalent word for democracy in Arabic. Each nation invents words that it needs. Did you know, for example, that the Inuits have 15 words for snow?  So we either have to invent a word for this Islamic practice, something like “thighing” or simply use the Arabic word.

I asked my friend Mr. Sam Solomon to help me translate this passage from Arabic. Sam is an ex-Muslim jurist. He studied Sharia for 15 years and knows Islam very well. He told me that takhfiz is not an invention of Khomeini or Shiite Islam, but it is part of the Islamic jurisprudence accepted by all Muslims, Shiites and Sunnis alike.

It must be said that apart from Aisha, Muhammad attempted to have sex with three other young girls, but all three screamed, and to his credit, he let them go. He also lusted after a toddler telling her mother that when she grows up and if he is still alive, he would like to marry her. Fortunately for the baby, he died before she grew up. The details of these stories are in my upcoming book The Life of Muhammad under the light of Reason.


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31 Responses

  1. Maning says:


  2. countryfirst says:

    Dssc7, looks like you know Islam more than khomeni

  3. GeertWildersWillRule says:

    In a documentary, I saw also that Komehini used taqiyya to gain support among Persians.
    Persians wanted democracy and secularism, and Komehini promised those things, but when he started to rule, he imposed Shariah.

  4. Akshat says:

    Hi Mierchee,

    I was writing a reply and it became long so I  posted same as a article on freedom bulwark also. 

    Actually we have to understand this skeleton of politics to get into the skin of this topic. There are two ways of ruling in World politics i.e. democracy and autocracy. Autocracy is best suited for Islam as it helps an autocrat to rule the people hiding behind the cause of Islam. If seen from the surface Most of the autocrats in world were hiding behind a cause and presented them self as only an ambassador of that cause But deep inside they were filling their wishes under the cover of that cause. Hitler was riding on the cause of Nazism, Stalin was riding on cause of communism and Muhammad was riding in the cause of Allah.
    People are ready to be ruled by one who offer them something that people aspire, that is why politicians are also called the "merchant of promises" Most of politicians offers are materialistic like Healthcare, housing, development, good governance etc. but few offers are non materialistic like "Islam" .
    Asad-al- basher, Saddam Hussain, Khomeini.. what they offered to their people. They offered nothing except Allah’s cause. All foolish Muslim countrymen are happy in poverty, backwardness, misery only for reason that there leader is working for the spread of Islam.
    Even in democratic countries same concept exists in another form called appeasement. They don’t make any promise or effort to make better the life of Muslims but they appease them by blazing candles for Gaza's cause. By removing terror charges from terrorists calling them misguided youths, By Initiating Islamic banking, by wearing skull caps, and many more.
    Once Muslim population of a nation starts increasing then this endless dirty game starts. You can easily identify the stage of game in a particular country just by seeing the percent of Muslim population of that country.
    Politicians are parasites of power. They can take help of anything unethical and dangerous as long as it is helping them to stay in power. All of them can see the fruits of Islam. But they are turning blind eye as they find Islam a good tool to retain the power without actually offering something materialistic to the countrymen’s.
    We can’t change a parasite but what the thinking minds of that country are doing? Can’t they come forward and save their country and in turn save the humanity? Unfortunately knowledge has always been crushed by the power in human history.  Alexandria library was destructed by an illiterate powerful Islamist Amr-ibn.
    So it is all over or there is any last ray of hope… Yes not only a ray but sun is waiting to rise below the horizons. The age we are living in is the last darkest hour of this black night.
    Yes thinking minds are not as powerful as governments but they have the lethal most weapons with them i.e. knowledge and this era is an explosion of knowledge. Internet changed the rules of game first time in human history.  The current phase is the phase of grouping the individuals just by spreading the truth of Islam. Once number of awakened people reaches a critical mass then a revolution is inevitable. Knowledge and awareness will be the primary weapons for the fight against Islam. 

  5. Here Forever! says:

    You are right, so as you have understood, we have less time left. don't waste it in thinking, be a man of Action, start posting about it, writing blogs about it, commenting on this.will tell you my example, I came to know about ali from a comment on an online newspaper news that said "who is Ali sina?" and I am now here forever! 

  6. Jesus says:

    Lions will kill the cubs of a deposed rival so that the lioness will go into heat and he can impregnate her with his offspring.

  7. dssc7 says:

    Yesus said in Mathew 10: 34-36
    34 “Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword. 35 For I have come to ‘set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law’; 36 and ‘a man’s enemies will be those of his own household.’ What do you think of it, Reaper?

  8. Reaper says:

    Jesus said;…."whoa to those that hurt the most innocent of us…..children" islam is Truthfully the Most Evil thought stream ever. It's adherents are ashamed of themselves. Their destruction is right around the corner coming very soon…to their delight No Doubt….No wonder these lost souls want to die from this existence…What does it take for a man to strap bombs to his body and kill others with himself?…….Answer = Muhammad and his insanity.

  9. dssc7 says:

    Ayatullah khomeini is a charismatic Muslim leader, but we should not justify all his behavior. Our obligation is pray for him, hopefully he was husnul khatimah, and forgiven all his sins, and accepted all his shaleh charity. Aamin yaa rabbal `aalamiin.

  10. dssc7 says:

    According to another ` Aisha was married at the age of 19-20 years . Let me explain . Aisha had a sister named Asma ` . According to Abdurrahman ibn Abi Zannad , " Asthma was 10 years older than Aisha ra " ( At- Tabari , Tarikh al – Mamluk , Volume 4 , p . 50 ). According to Ibn Hajar Al – Asqalani , Asma lived to be 100 years old and died in 73 or 74 AH ( Al – Asqalani , al – Tahzib Taqrib , p . 654 ), so she was 27 or 28 years old at the time of Hijrah, and Aisha was 17 or 18 years old. As we know, Aisya started living with the Prophet Muhammad as husband and wife in 2AH , meaning she was 18 or 19 years old . Do you still accuse the Prophet Muhammad sallallaahu ` alayhi wa sallam as a person with pedophilia ?

  11. dssc7 says:

    Aisa radliallaahu `anha is the daughter of Abu Bakr . According to Al – Tabari , Abu Bakr had four children, born before he converted to Islam or before 610 AD. ' Aisha was married in the year 620 AD, and began to live as husband and wife in the year 623/624 M. Based on the above history Aisha began life as a married couple over the age of 13 years instead of 9 years .

  12. Mierchee says:

    Dear Akshat, thank you for your view. I also have a similar way of thinking for quite some time. I had a strange feeling that the ongoing progress of islam is not merely a consequence of legacy. Rather it is motivated by interest groups. There are very, better say, extremely powerful entity who want to control the whole world for their interest. And who doesn't know that fools are best and easiest to control. Which dictator wants thinking mass? Muslims are the choicest mass for any narcissist power station. Thus there is certainly something to be worried about. What do ya think?

  13. michael says:

    where are you man ?

    awaiting your reply , please refute claim above soon. i wants to see you defend him.

  14. Akshat says:

    Dear Ali,

    I am also of a view that Islam can not survive the positive changes the humanity is going through but I feel that in last 1 year (specially development in last 3-4 months) scenario took a considerable shift. Rise of ISIS, boko haram and silence of the west, US and media on same and it forcing me to reconsider my view.

    it seems that muslim's are solwly but steadily and comfortably moving towards there goal i.e. islamization of nations through fear and Zihad. Unfortunately Media and governments are still not disclosing the real enemy which is Islam. But they portrait all wrong happenings as a act of terrorist who have nothing at all to do with Islam. In-fact same media still portraying muslim's a victim of wrong perception.

    What more proofs are required to show the Evil of Islam. how much more bloodshed will it take for  governments and Media on  to realize that there wrong stand is pushing humanity towards its graveyard.

    Do you feel changes (Internet, freedom of speech, equality) humanity is going through in any way impact positively those merciless killers. I feel reverse is also possible. Those bastards can kill freedom of speech,
    and equality and ban the internet as they doing in Islamic nations. I feel whatever happens Islam won or Islam lose, both ways will be full of killing and bloodshed. 

    I am unable to visualize so asking you. Please speak something how exactly "The Positive Change" will take birth which humanity is now pregnant with . 

  15. Phoenix says:

    Islamic moral principles can be simply condensed as "blind imitation".Muslims engage in sexual relations with children because their leader did it.
    A rational agent's moral principles does not derive from moral actions because the latter presupposes an already existing objective moral principle as a benchmark.Without objective moral principles,the individual's actions are merely self-interests.

  16. Laandya says:

    Gems of wisdom from Khomeini

    “A man can have sex with animals such as sheep, cows, camels and so on. However he should kill the animal after he has his orgasm. He should not sell the meat to the people in his own village, however selling the meat to the next door village should be fine.” – From Khomeini’s book, Tahrir al-Vasyleh, fourth volume, Darol Elm, Gom, Iran, 1990

    “A man can have sexual pleasure from a child as young as a baby. …This girl, however would not count as one of his four permanent wives. The man will not be eligible to marry the girl’s sister.” – ”Ayatollah Khomeini in Tahrir al-Vasyleh,” Fourth Edition, Darol Elm, Qom, Iran, 1990.

  17. WoodPecker says:

    If Muhammad penetrated Aisha when she was nine years old, how old was Aisha? The Islamic calendar is 11 to 12 days shorter than the Gregorian calendar, Aisha must have been 108 days to her 9th birthday as we know it before she was last tafkhized .

    Not that it matters a great deal, it’s just that there are a number of pre-adolescent young girls living in my neighborhood.

  18. Lecher Mohammed says:

    What are you doing here? Go and rape 9 year old girl children so that you can get the address of Jannat ( heaven) where you will get opportunities to rape 72 virgins.
    You muslims can do nothing except raping girls. What about your daughter ? Offer her to Muhammad to satisfy his lustful desire.

  19. anand77 says:

    your muslim source said so ?
    anyway what is your justification for the above. i believe you definitely have since you are muslim

  20. Sam Sudhi says:

    Slave ! I appreciate , you have the skin of a rhino….

  21. slaveofprophet says:

    I am not Shiite Muslim but I have enough to support Khomenie.

  22. slaveofprophet says:

    @Be Real
    Kid, it is Christianity & Hinduism on the bank of eradication. 

  23. slaveofprophet says:

    Oh, stop, stop stop just take little breath.

  24. slaveofprophet says:

    @Sam Sudhi
    Dont worry kid, I will come.

  25. michael says:

    see whether any shiite come for the rescue 

  26. Be real says:

    This is so perverted and disgusting.  Islam must be eradicated. 

  27. Supriya says:

    Dr. Sina
    Muhammad was a wicked imposter, liar,deceiver, pedophile,rapist,mass-murderer, robber. He was a devil and first-born child of SATAN.After the death of Khadija, he became prey to his evil passions.

  28. Supriya says:

    Dr. Sina
    Khomeini is true muslim and he is following Muhammad very seriously and sincerely.

  29. Sam Sudhi says:

    What happened to Shabeer & Slave of Pedophile Mo.
    At least they should be man enough to come with some defense to protect Islam .
    Come on… do some cutting & shaving at least Shabeer !

  30. Srinivasan K says:

    F**k him

  31. Grace Ali Harrel says:

    It's so sad that all these human beings are worst than animals. Even animals have compassion on their young.

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