• April 21, 2024
What is Islamic law or sharia, shariah?

What is sharia law?

What is sharia or Islamic law? Sharia is followed by millions of people in Islam-dominant countries. Below are the popular elements of sharia purportedly ordained by Islamic holy writings, including the Quran and sahih hadiths, as asserted by many Muslim authorities over the centuries. Although the law differs from one…

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Best and worst countries for women

(According to Newsweek magazine, out of 165 countries.) No. 165 is Chad, in Central Africa. Iceland (#1) gets a 100 rating overall, and the U.S. (#8) receives an 89.89, while Chad gets a 0. Israel is #51 on the list, with a 78 rating, not far above Mexico (53) with…

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Arabic word for ‘nakedness,’ ‘shame’ also means ‘woman’

Do we wonder why there is so much sexism and misogyny in the Arab world and elsewhere? It’s embedded in the language: In Arabic, for example, an important word for “shame” and “nakedness” – which represents a grievous sin in Islam – also commonly connotes “woman,” according to Wikipedia and…

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30 million women and children trafficked globally

Makes one feel like crying. What a world. It’s just shocking to the system to consider that I’m breathing the same air as these vile sex slavers and their depraved clients. Human Trafficking: Modern Day Slavery Affecting 30 Millions Women and Children Most people think that slavery is a crime…

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What does the Koran say about women?

Following are pertinent quotes from the Koran/Quran regarding women, from the Dawood translation with the side-by-side Arabic. At the bottom of this post appear the sahih or authorized translations from Quran.com, saying essentially the same things, although Dawood is more literal, direct and blunt. Below is also a summary of…

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Islamomisogyny

“Women are your fields: go, then, into your fields whence you please.” Quran 2:223 “Men have authority over women because God has made the one superior to the other… Good women are obedient. As for those from whom you fear disobedience, admonish them, forsake them in beds apart, and beat…

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Barbara G. Walker this weekend on Aeon Byte!

My friend Miguel/Abraxas has a very special radio show playing all this weekend, May 8th and 9th.  On this program, Miguel interviews the fabulous Barbara G. Walker, who discusses her wondrous life’s work as found in her new book, Man Made God. Here is where you can listen in to…

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Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a great humanitarian

The beautiful and dignified Ayaan Hirsi Ali overcame severe hardship and rose to prominence by possessing innate morality, kindness and decency. Having come from Somalia – the most dangerous country in the world, where she suffered under a brutal and violent social system that included having her genitals hacked off…

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