From August 5-7, the Islamic Society of Boston (ISB) is once again hosting the Islamic preacher Hussain Kamani, a notoriously extreme cleric who runs the Qalam Institute.
In a pamphlet titled, ‘The Prophetic Code,’ published by the Qalam Institute, Kamani cites Quranic verse and commentary, in which he tells Muslims: “do not resemble the Jews.” Parents are also advised to “beat” their children “if they do not [pray].”
Kamani has also called upon God to “reward the martyrs of Palestine.”
But Kamani’s most strident sermonizing is saved for the wickedness of sexual desires and the permissibility of sex slavery.
In a talk titled ‘Sex, Masturbation and Islam,’ Kamani explains that a Muslim man must only fulfil his sexual desires “with his spouse…[or] with a female slave that belongs to him.”
Muslims must not be led astray by Western society, Kamani elsewhere declares, in which “we are surrounded by filth … our environment is full of this filth, everywhere we turn.” This “filth”, he concludes, has led to a crisis of widespread masturbation and adultery. Muslims who masturbate, Kamani claims, spiritually will be cursed; and physically will suffer from digestive problems, impotency and premature ejaculation.
Those who commit adultery or have sex outside of marriage, Kamani also states, must be “stoned to death.”
During another talk on ‘Rights Of A Wife In Islam,’ Kamani explains “how to deal with the women folk” and how Muslim husbands can “train their wives.” Beating women, Kamani concedes, should only be a “last measure.”