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21 August, 2007

Ajman Bluebeard strikes again

Who can forget Ajman's most famous resident, the one-legged Bluebeard Daad Mohammed Murad who has already worked his way through fifteen different wives in his absurd quest to have one hundred children?

When we last met Daad in 2005, he was about to take his twelfth wife and was up to 68 children. In the past two years he's squired another ten offspring and shed three more brides. And he's looking for more:

A one-legged Emirati father of 78 is lining up his next two wives in a bid to reach his target of 100 children by 2015, Emirates Today reported.

Daad Mohammed Murad Abdul Rahman, 60, has already had 15 brides although he has to divorce them as he goes along to remain within the legal limit of four wives at a time.

"In 2015 I will be 68 years old and will have 100 children," the local tabloid quoted Abdul Rahman as saying.

"After that I will stop marrying. I have to have at least three more marriages to hit the century."


A Baluchistani belle has already been lined up. And now Daad is off to Jaipur to pick up an artificial leg and a "beautiful Rajasthani girl".

Seventeen wives, 78 children (soon to be eighty), 49 grandchildren, 15 houses and Dh1,000 of mutton a day.

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51 Comments:

Blogger DUBAI JAZZ said...

I am willing to bet that what this guy is doing is religiously prohibited:

1- He can’t marry a woman with the prior determination of divorcing her later on.
2- He should make sure that he has/will have the financial and psychic capacity to bring up all these children (which is virtually impossible)…

21 August, 2007 09:28  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who cares if its religiously prohibited? If this is the only way to make Islam the fastest growing religion, so be it.

21 August, 2007 11:06  
Blogger Kiwi Boy said...

I can only hope that his 100 children will not have a mentality even remotely similar to his.

21 August, 2007 12:51  
Blogger Qatar Cat said...

What kind of example is that?? Not a word of reproach from a newspaper. It is as if this kind of behaviour is acceptable. The tone of the article was advertising, no less!! But of course, he's helping poor orphans and widows, right?

What if he has an accident and leaves all this brood to fare for themselves???

21 August, 2007 15:01  
Anonymous Kyle said...

So this Big Daddy's going to stop production after hitting his hundredth home run or go even farther?

That'll be a record to cheer in 2015 :)

21 August, 2007 16:09  
Anonymous Bukowski said...

To Qatar Cat - we see here the basic misunderstanding of "news" commonly encountered in this region... The job of a newspaper is not (necessarily) to reproach, encourage, rant, endorse or condemn anything (although plenty do - which is their right in a free society where people can say what they want... oops...) The job is to report the news.
I actually take my hat off to the Toady for making the editorial choice (for once) not to preach, praise or condemn and just tell a funny story straight, leaving it to the readers to make their mind up. This compared to the usual approach of labelling people as guilty before they have been charged or had a fair trial (think Wafi City heist, think "if they weren't guilty they wouldn't be arrested"), or praising every damn thing the government does as further proof of its "wise vision", "bold strategy" or what have you.

21 August, 2007 17:09  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What the hell are these women thinking? thats what I want to know.

-RB

21 August, 2007 19:22  
Anonymous Cartouche_ said...

Wonder why my comment was refused.

21 August, 2007 22:56  
Blogger Qatar Cat said...

Bukowski - you are right and I agree with you. The newspaper's job is to report the news, not to issue verdicts. It's just that I am used to reading about those poor souls deported because of an "illicit relationship" of some kind yet here is the happy family portrait of a man who is in a string of illicit relationships... I cannot call them marriages... and he's got nothing to fear!

It's just not fair, dammit!

21 August, 2007 23:02  
Blogger MuFi101 said...

How old is the oldest? How does he afford this??

22 August, 2007 10:13  
Blogger stillill said...

An interesting hobby, you must admit.

22 August, 2007 20:58  
Blogger J-T Sullivan said...

'Dh1,000 of mutton a day.'

That's amounts to what; 275 bucks a day. Fantastic; maybe that's the secret to his priapic vitality - LOL

18 wives; 100 children. Whatever happened to love & passion instead of this wham-bam, thank you Ma'am episode of absurd production?

So, is he lined up for a mention in Guinness?

22 August, 2007 21:18  
Blogger Cairogal said...

Whose your Daad-y??

23 August, 2007 01:41  
Anonymous lee the red said...

amusing. but then.. what if his children's children do not know that they are relatives and will marry each other?

23 August, 2007 11:28  
Blogger rosh said...

Someone, please chain down the psycho, and perform a permanent vasectomy!! Think am gonna throw up!

23 August, 2007 21:09  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have to admit that I found the story eccentric and funny, and the man somewhat endearing.

On a more serious note, If a man takes his reproduction so seriously, one would believe that he was doing this partly from a sense of proving his virility to all comers (oh dear...) and part from a sense of religious duty.

I would have to say that as he is marrying and sticking to the legal maximum, and doing it in such a way that I assume follows the original Islamic idea (marrying women who would otherwise live in poverty or would not find husbands and therefore possibly die) he would seem to be genuine. But how can any of us ever tell whether someone's motives are genuine or not?
That he is, is given some support by the fact he is choosing brides from areas such as Rajasthan. (although Arab marriage links to India go back millennia)

And I would imagine that as the law says he has to treat all wives equally, there must be a business transaction system going on here - perhaps the wives are given economic security in return for offspring. I can't imagine he would be allowed to divorce them and leave them nothing.

I think we have to be careful not to pass judgement quite so easily here (as anywhere)

Dar Al Hemeer

23 August, 2007 22:12  
Blogger Qatar Cat said...

Dar Al Hemeer,

Does "marriage with intention to use a woman as a womb and then divorce her" mean nothing to you? The guy actually PLANS to marry and divorce as many women as it would take to have 100 kids! Yeah lets not pass judgement indeed...

23 August, 2007 22:57  
Blogger rosh said...

"perhaps the wives are given economic security in return for offspring. I can't imagine he would be allowed to divorce them and leave them nothing. "

If intention is to help less than financially privileged women, just give them the monies as charity. Surely, this is more noble in Islam, than marrying a woman, with an intent to divorce and "reimburse" for the off springs & pain caused - all because he wants a silly, mind numbing record?

23 August, 2007 23:19  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Qatar Cat:

"marriage with intention to use a woman as a womb and then divorce her"

The language you use is loaded with presuppositions and views that may not be those of the people involved here. We have no idea what the man's intentions are; what his private agreements with the women are; what the women feel about the matter and perhaps most importantly what will happen to these women and their children.

You make assumptions that the women are of the mindset you are. What do we know of their backgrounds and opinions? How can you judge how someone feels even assuming they are unaware of a limited term arrangement. It is dangerous to assume on so little actaul proof. Without further evidence there just isn't enough room here for slating the man or his motives.

What are the consequences of his actions? I really think that as long as noone is being duped, that this is between the man and his spouses.

Isn't it possible that if this man wants a lot of children he may be doing it for positive reasons?

Dar Al Hemeer

24 August, 2007 02:45  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rosh:

Perhaps he wants to have a higher number of mothers so having so many children wouldn't be dangerous?

Maybe he's a Casanova?

Maybe it's lots of reasons all tied together--things often are.

I don't think there's enough evidence to make a solid judgement here, that's all.

DAH

24 August, 2007 02:48  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think he just wants to sleep with as many women as possible.

He has found a loophole and is exploiting it. The govt doesn't bother him cos he is obviously complying to the perfect law system. And he gets some free publicity as well.

I'm a bit jealous. :-)

-RB

24 August, 2007 12:27  
Blogger The Sandpit Scullion said...

But how DID he lose that leg? The middle one seems to be holding up firm, though!

24 August, 2007 13:01  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyways I think good luck to him. By the way I must say he must have been high up in the army if you get a military pension worth 24000 a month. Not bad going.

I couldnt tell from the name, but hes probably a bedouin in which case having more than one wife is not so uncommon.

Whatever the case I say good luck to him. he has many children, but he also takes care of all of them by the mere fact he acknowledges them and provides for them.

If I could get away with it, and had a pension that big, I would have done it too :)

24 August, 2007 13:19  
Blogger Qatar Cat said...

"You make assumptions that the women are of the mindset you are. What do we know of their backgrounds and opinions? How can you judge how someone feels even assuming they are unaware of a limited term arrangement?" - did I at any point blame the women?? Women might not have a choice better than what he offers, that is true. But that hardly justifies his actions. If he truly wants to help those women - he can simply give them money as one commentator here has already suggested. But no, what he wants is wombs because he wants to have a 100 kids. Is there any verse in Islam that would approve of such behaviour? I doubt it. Shouldn't a man have a valid reason to divorce his wife? Saying "I want a new one in order to have more babies" hardly stands as a sound reason to me.

24 August, 2007 16:13  
Anonymous Fan of SD said...

SD ,I request you to close this chapter and move onto next topic . such silly people dont deserve a place on your exclusive blog.

24 August, 2007 18:05  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fan of SD,

so you are the only one who deserves a place on SD?
What gives you the right to talk about us that way?
I never see you giving any positive comment, the only thing you ever do, is telling SD how much you like her, and her blog.
Djeez.

24 August, 2007 19:01  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmm...perhaps I should read the link articles before making a comment...

Seems Mr Daad is a bit of a nutter - and an unpleasant nutter at that: Mr Eugenics 2007 may be his next title.

DAH

24 August, 2007 21:14  
Blogger rosh said...

"Seems Mr Daad is a bit of a nutter"

*Bit* of a nutter? His nuts are working OT for the 100th child :)

25 August, 2007 04:16  
Anonymous SevenSummits said...

And I always thought that there is a distinguishable difference between men (homo sapiens) and other living organisms on earth …. sapience!!!!!
I am definitely going to puke!

25 August, 2007 12:30  
Anonymous xaqvvwh said...

Dar Al Hemeer:

Glad you've had a re-look at things, but here's an example of what you would call pre-supposition:

"there must be a business transaction system going on here - perhaps the wives are given economic security in return for offspring. I can't imagine he would be allowed to divorce them and leave them nothing."

"Perhaps" just ain't good enought, especially for those who know that "It is dangerous to assume on so little actaul proof."

25 August, 2007 13:58  
Anonymous Fan of SD said...

Hey Anonymouse ,
there is a misunderstanding here .
what i meant was that the ajman guy does not deserve a place on SD .

26 August, 2007 12:58  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Spineless women with no self respect! Who else would agree to sleep with this deranged di(c)k head?! This is prostitution endorsed by religion and the state!

26 August, 2007 21:49  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And guess who is paying for the proliferation of these retarded minds?

Expats!

We are ensuring the perrenity of local supidity.

27 August, 2007 13:50  
Blogger The Stranger said...

Disgusting.

28 August, 2007 09:43  
Blogger The Stranger said...

Perrenity ?

28 August, 2007 09:52  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just in case anyone one wants to do a good deed today!
Some guy needs blood

28 August, 2007 11:12  
Blogger manimalcruelty said...

what a dirty ol' one-legged man.

28 August, 2007 11:28  
Anonymous SevenSummits said...

Perrenity …. Mmmh, first I thought I was stupid, then I thought my PC is stupid (no sorry, the other way around, of course) But Google claims 58 references to that word, usually used as a synonym for “enduring, sustainable”. Maybe from the origin “perron” – “platform”??? (which again found its origin in Latin?) Conclusion: cool word and maybe the Anon is Swiss, French or Dutch – we should definitely use it more often :- )))))

But the statement was still true! A combination of foreign labor, human rights abuse, disrespect for women and lack of human compassion is promoting this perverted attitude. However it certainly has absolutely nothing to do with Islam!!!! (unless people which to abuse the religion for their own distorted motives) Nevertheless, I am sorry to disappoint this dude, but I believe I know several guys in Sub Saharan Africa that have (in the absence of the four women limitation) surpassed this sick brain in the production process.

28 August, 2007 13:03  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"And guess who is paying for the proliferation of these retarded minds?
Expats!"

Or Really, thats news to me. I dont really agree what this man is doing, but I certainly dont want the state interfering with it.

Man like these have always existed, if you stop him all you have is the other guys that does this will be doing with multiple unmarried women, having plenty of bastards. The father is probably not going to acknowledge his children as well.


I say good luck to this dude. Its his business and the state has no right to interfere. As long as he provides for his children, then no one has a right to interfere.

In a place that hasnt got alot of freedoms, any freedom should be celebrated. Well done Daal.

28 August, 2007 13:06  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://uncyclopedia.org/wiki/United_Arab_Emirates

28 August, 2007 16:52  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I leave you a video on non violence. I hope you enjoy.
Big Hug, Roberto
Contact: crisol1950@gmail.com
http://video.google.fr/videoplay?docid=6753184449967918648&hl=fr+

29 August, 2007 07:57  
Anonymous unJane said...

to anon @ 28 August, 2007 16:52
thanks for the link - it's amazing - where have I been all my life????

29 August, 2007 08:11  
Blogger Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Allow me to barf...

As long as the women and their families accept finding themselves in a situation like that, it will go on.

29 August, 2007 13:56  
Blogger صلعم said...

I've known a guy like this. He was like a reciprocating engine if you know what I mean. Anyways, to get to his knowledge of fountain I saw him one day in the fish market so I followed him. He was buying these small local fish. I will not tell you what type of fish because if I do then I will have to kill you.

Cheers from an Emarati Atheist

31 August, 2007 10:28  
Blogger Rider of Rohan said...

When my dad read this bit of news in the newspaper a week or more ago, he was horror-struck. I won't deny I found his quest ludicrous and amusing. But the women are willing to marry him despite his antecedents or his decision to divorce them later..
Imagine- with one leg he can create so many. I wonder what kind of explosion it would've been if he was biped like the rest of us.

31 August, 2007 11:45  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Disgusting!

02 September, 2007 17:46  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SD

interesting for new blog, not related to bluebeard's ghost.no need to post this comment.

http://www.escapeartist.com/efam/94/art_20_Reasons_Not_Move_to_Dubai.html

03 September, 2007 17:48  
Blogger cool_sansari@yahoo.com said...

Anonymous says: Good luck to this man!
It would be fun though to see Mr. Anonymous' mother and sister as Mr. Daads' wives - hah!!! yeah Id wish both of them best of luck:) Sick mentally retarded people to the core - I need to change my religion.

03 September, 2007 18:48  
Anonymous SAExpat69 said...

Sounds more of a case of the Blue Balls to me, instead of Bluebeard.

04 September, 2007 17:45  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I saw someone who remained anonymous say that this was the only way to keep Islam the fastest growing religion, I stopped reading the comments. Some of the other ones could have been good:(
It doesn't matter what religion it is, it's a matter of providing for the children you are having and having respect for these people as human beings which the guy doesn't. I agree with the comment from Dubai Jazz and that what he is doing isn't the right way because it's impossible for him to provide financial support for all his wives and 78 children...really. I feel very sad for all the children and future ones because they are obviously not going to be growing up in a household with their mother and biological father [or any father most likely.]
I really love reading all the blogs on this writer's site. Never stop bringing news to people.

10 October, 2007 05:31  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if any girl or woman is intersted in marrying me ,you r welcome ,mail at shazbak66@yahoo.com
long live Daad Mohammad
iam shahzad 42 from pakistan

07 January, 2009 13:14  

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