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Why this obsession with Sex in a Scripture?

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in response to reader comment: YOU CAN'T CONDEMN A RELIGION ACCORDING TO SINNERS

Submitted by B.N.Gururaj (India), Feb 7, 2009 at 23:38

Mr.Hafiz's post is quite right. Why blame the religion for the sins of the followers? But, then Koran is the only scriputure which delves deep into man-woman relationship, giving second place to a woman. Four marriages are alright. Fifth and thereafter are mere irregular, but not prohibited. This is so at least according to Hanafi law practised in India. Why does a scriputre bother to tell men that they can have as many women as their right hand can hold? Why does the scriputure tell its followers that they can scoure their women, if they are disobidient? Why does the scripture lesser credence to the evidence given by women?

The fact that Prophet Mohammed's first wife was a business woman and enterpreneur shows that during the so-called jahiliya, women were more free, but not after the enlightenment by Islam. If men look down upon women in Islamic world as mere unlabelled slaves or objects of pleasure, anti-women ideology drummed in by the fourteen hundred years of conditioning by Islam has to take its responsibility. This problem is aggravated by the tribal practices getting mixed up with Islamic permissions and exhortations. No wonder, that Islam gets the blame for whatever muslims do, though all of it may not have the approval of Koran or Sunnah. Religious sanction is a powerful force of encouraging evil, if it approves unequal treatment of women in matters of matrimony, and sex.

This article should be read by Indian pseudo secularists who proclaim that Islam is a religion of equality and that Prophet Mohammed was the first feminist!

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