Muslims account for over twenty percent of the population of the world and more than that fraction of primeaged girls for religious and cultural reasons these girls tend to be quite inaccessible to outsiders and often have their romantic and sexual choices restricted or simply made on their behalf.
Note to readers this weblog entry on official advice to women not to marry muslim men has to my surprise and delight become the springboard for an intense heated and personal dialogue between nonmuslim women romantically involved with muslim men.
Under sunni and shia islamic marital jurisprudence muslim men are allowed to practice polygyny that is they can have more than one wife at the same time up to a total of four polyandry the practice of a woman having more than one husband by contrast is not permitted polygamy for muslims in practice and in law differs greatly throughout the islamic world.
The deepest differences between muslims and westerners concern not politics but sexuality each side has a long history of looking at the others sexual mores with a mixture of astonishment and disgust.
The shahada also spelled shahadah is the islamic creed one of the five pillars of islam the word shahada comes from the verb shahida meaning he testifies or he bears witness in reciting the shahada a muslim bears witness that allah is the only true god and that.
As a followup to tuesdays post about the majorityminority public schools in oslo the following brief account reports the latest statistics on the cultural enrichment of schools in austria vienna is the most fully enriched location and seems to be in roughly the same situation as oslo many thanks to hermes for the translation from unzensuriertat.
Corey heller is the founder of multilingual living and the editorinchiefpublisher of multilingual living magazine multilingual living is the place where she shares her knowledge about raising multilingual and multicultural children corey an american and her german husband live in seattle where they raise and homeschool their three children ages 15 14 and 12 in german and english.
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If we review this original manu smriti one can proudly assert that there is perhaps no other text in world except vedas of course that accords so much of respect and rights to women.