The Truth About Child Marriages: Part 2

Much of the Islamic directive to treate women fairly and with kindness goes against deeply ingrained misogyny and patriarchal cultures. So what have cultural Muslims done? They have buried their daughters alive in marriages that they have not consented to, sentencing them to a life full of rape, servitude, and torture before they are even fully grown. The Muslims who claim that forced and child marriages are Islamic have changed the words of God into the words of man and sold it as divine law in order to fulfill their sick desires. And I ask of you, dear reader, is there a worse crime?

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Written by Theresa Corbin in collaboration with Saadia Haq of The Human Lens

As we read in Part 1 (here), penned by our feminist friend, proud Pakistani, and human rights worker, Saadia Haq, we have a serious crisis in the Muslim world. Just one?! No, not by a long shot. But this particular crisis girls are facing is quite serious. Marriage. No child should even have to think about, much less fear the “M” word.

We are seeing a number of underaged Muslim girls being forced by their parents into marriages, all while being told that the injustices done to them are perfectly acceptable in Islam.

There is nothing new about claiming power illegitimately in the name of the Divine. It is the basis of my series, Take Back Islam. It happens in all faiths and at all levels, from familial to governmental.  

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The Truth About Child Marriages: Myth v. Reality-Excavating Shariah

The topic of prevailing child marriages among Muslim communities makes the bravest of the brave writers think twice, as this thorny subject is sure to bring negative backlash to the persons ‘considered traitors for airing the dirty linen’ in public.

But let’s not be fools as to bury our heads under the sand as certain groups use all sorts of excuses for global pedophilia. The prevalence of child marriages is evident in Africa Sub Saharan, Middle East and Asia. And when girls aged 7, 9 or 14 are married off, that’s just plain sick. Still in much of the Muslim world and or where Muslims live, the practice of child marriages continues because its part of the native ‘tradition and culture.’

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Part I, Written by Saadia Haq in collaboration with Theresa Corbin

The topic of prevailing child marriages among Muslim communities makes the bravest of the brave writers think twice, as this thorny subject is sure to bring negative backlash to the persons ‘considered  traitors for airing the dirty linen’ in public.

But let’s not be fools as to bury our heads under the sand as certain groups use all sorts of excuses for global pedophilia. The prevalence of child marriages is evident in Africa Sub Saharan, Middle East and Asia. And when girls aged 7, 9 or 14 are married off, that’s just plain sick. Still in much of the Muslim world and or where Muslims live, the practice of child marriages continues because its part of the native ‘tradition and culture.’ Something is truly wrong when people don’t find anything strange in a 40-year-old man marrying a minor of…

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How to Make the Perfect Dua During Ramadan – And Get It Answered!

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Dua, or supplication, is a very powerful concept in Islam. The word is derived from the Arabic root meaning to call out or to summon. Dua is a means of conversing with God, of calling out to Him, our Lord, our Creator, the All Powerful.

Dua is the most powerful and effective form of worship, and is particularly important during Ramadan. Without relying on God, what would be the need to pray? If we didn’t have anything to ask for, our prayers would be empty, meaningless. Dua puts meaning and purpose into our worship. It is dua that reminds us of our need for Allah.

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