Ye enjoin right conduct and forbid indecency; and ye believe in Allah. And if the People of the Scripture had believed, it had been better for them. Some of them are believers; but most of them are evil-doers.
In addition, a man is given the right to beat his disobedient wife until she obeys Sura 4: According the Quran, "Men are in charge of women, because Allah has made some of them to excel others Here are six translations of Sura 4: An example of Muhammad himself beating his wife is documented in the Sahih Muslim Hadith, number Note, the Arabic word for beat is the same word as how you would treat a slave or a camel.
Of note, a Sura conveniently appeared to give Muhammad an exception to the 4-wife rule Sura One of his wives was six years old when he married her, but nine years old when he consummated his marriage with her.
This relationship with Aisha could be the basis for charges of pedophilia in non-Muslim cultures. He arranged for his adopted son Zaid to divorce Zainab so he could marry her. Faced with the refusal of Zaid to dissolve his marriage, Muhammad had another convenient revelation from Allah, which not only commanded Zaid to give up his wife to Muhammad, but also decreed that there was no evil in a father-in-law taking his daughter-in-law away from his own adopted son Sura Is this how husbands should think of their wives?
Is this an example of the perfect divinely inspired revealed truth dictated from Allah to Muhammad? Men are superior to women in Islamic teaching.
English translations vary considerably here. For example, in 4: Women are only entitled to inherit half of what men do Sura 4: Prostitution is common in some Muslim countries, especially Africa.
Some Muslims justify prostitution by marrying the woman for the night, which seems to be okay as long as they stay within the limit of four wives at one time. Prostitution may be partly a result of the attitude in Muslim societies that men can do whatever they want, while women have limited rights.
Genital mutilation of women is a widespread practice in Muslim countries. See the link at the bottom of the article entitled "Islamic Sexuality.
According to a reliable witness we personally know who grew up in Pakistan, rape is not prosecuted even today in the Muslim world in some circumstances, especially if the victim is a non-Muslim.
Apparently at least some Muslims consider these passages as giving permission to rape.
See organized gang rape. Interestingly, Islam teaches that the majority of people in hell are women Bukhari 1. According to the prophet of Islam, "I looked at Paradise and found poor people forming the majority of its inhabitants; and I looked at Hell and saw that the majority of its inhabitants were women.
Fundamentalist Christianity condones none of the above abuses of women. While Old Testament figures had multiple wives, this is seen as sinful behavior. Jesus insisted on the sanctity of marriage with one woman Mark Two books of the Old Testament are named for and are about women. While the Bible teaches different roles for women than for men, the New Testament elevates women in many ways.p.
XXVIII. KNIGHT OF THE SUN, OR PRINCE ADEPT. GOD is the author of everything that existeth; the Eternal, the Supreme, the Living, and Awful Being; from Whom nothing in the Universe is hidden.
The general idea behind the Pareto principle is that “not all things are equal” — some contribute more than others. 80/20 is a general rule of thumb, but for things that can’t be quantified (like emotions), the concept that some things count more than others is probably the key insight.
By: Jay Smith, Alex Chowdhry, Toby Jepson, James Schaeffer “The first to present his case seems right, till another comes forward and questions him.” (Proverbs ) The Charge of Contradiction.
The Islamic concept of Taqwa is closely related to conscience. In the Qur’ān verses & Taqwa refers to "right conduct" or "piety", "guarding of oneself" or "guarding against evil". Qur’ān verse says that God is the ultimate source of the believer's taqwā which is not simply the product of individual will but requires inspiration from God.
Exploding myths of Polygamy in Vedas - the final authority of Hinduism. Another rebuttal to Dr Zakir Naik. Cover of the book A Brief Illustrated Guide to Understanding Islam. Click on the image to enlarge.
A) The Quran on Human Embryonic Development. B) The Quran on Mountains. C) The Quran on the Origin of the Universe. D) The Quran on the Cerebrum. E) The Quran on Seas and Rivers.