I’ve just caught a Christian Islamophobe plagiarising Robert Spencer’s fallacious interpretation on Surah 2:223 of the Holy Quran. Muslims should be alert to the sources of these ignorant claims as the most popular Christian Islamophobes are ignorantly regurgitating these lies about Islam. Imam Moustafa Zayed corrects and admonishes Robert Spencer’s blunder concerning Surah 2:223:
On page 173, the author [Robert Spencer] again interprets a famous verse in the Holy Quran in a way that is totally different from all the interpretations of the verse in any Islamic reference. In the Holy Quran (our translation):
“Your women are a tilth for you, so perform your tilth in whichever way you want to...” 2:223
The verse addresses an incident when some of the companions of the Prophet asked him about a Jewish myth that if the intercourse happened in a certain position, the baby would be born cross-eyed. The verse later was revealed to indicate that as long as you’re having natural intercourse with your wife, then you can have that intercourse in any position you want together. The verse never meant by any stretch of the imagination in 1400 years of Islam that a man can do to his wife whatever he wants. Mr. Spencer’s interpretation is just that offensively absurd.
[The Lies About Muahmmad – How you were Deceived into Islamophobia by Moustafa Zayed p337]
Dealing with Christian Lies Concerning this Verse: