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in response to reader comment: you are not correct, as usual

Submitted by Fazal Habib Curmally (Pakistan), Sep 13, 2007 at 00:35

My Dear Sister Susan,

I don't need to learn my religion again. I am close to 70 years in age and am a born again Muslim. What laws prevail in Egypt are civil laws. I suggest you read Pakistani Laws. We have a term for Rape and it is Zinnah bil Jabbar. Roughly translated, it means "forced adultery."

In Islam, marriage is not divinely sanctioned but a civil contract that is duly witnessed and registered. So adultery is punishable because of one party's inability to fulfill his or her contract and rape, is a degree worse. I will be most happy to reply to you.Once you have looked at and studied Zinnah Bil Jabbar, and the Muslim concept of marriage.

With best wishes

Fazal Habib Curmally.


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