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in response to reader comment: Uh-- maybe you need to read the news, and the reality about Talaq customs...

Submitted by Gems (United States), May 25, 2008 at 16:24

Who wouldnt defend their religion ? should we start bashing it too?

the reality is that many muslims incorporate culture into Islam, and thats fine, as long as it doesnt clash with the religion- yet the fact remains that many muslims incorporate non-Islamic cultural practices too. It clearly states in the quran and sunnah that Divorce is NOT to be taken lightly or over some petty issue... as obiviously the men in the articles you have given me the links to have done.

This is a clear example of culture Vs. Islam... and the divorce, no matter what these "village elders" say, is not valid. THe husband is strictly told in the Quran and Sunnah to not say these words over trivial, insignificant issues... As my parents are originally from india, i happen to know that many of these "village elders" do not practice true Islam... they blend in superstitions, customs, and traditions which are clearly outlawed by Islam (such as the practice of calling djinns to place curses on people, fortune telling..etc)

Yes, Muslims do acknowledge that the PEOPLE following Islam have problems...but the religion itself does not.

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