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Muslim women have FULL right under Islamic Law to ask for a Divorce- it's called KHULA

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Submitted by Deen Muhammed (United States), Feb 25, 2009 at 11:05

Dear Dr. Pipes:

This is to clearify the point you made in your article. You mentioned:

"A reliable source informs me – and this is breaking news – that the police found Muzzammil repeatedly told his wife that she had no right, under Islamic law, to divorce him. They also quote him stating that Aasiya, because beheaded, cannot reach paradise"

POINT 1

Mr Muzzammil (the killer) has told a lie to the police. Islam gives full rights to the women to ask for a Divorce. It is called a KHULA in Arabic. And we know from Ahadith (sayings of the Prophet Muhammed) that in his time, his own cousin Zainab asked for a Divorce from her husband named Harith.

And the prophet honored that.

POINT 2:

Dr. Pipes, I can't really belive that you would accept that someone who is "beheaded" can't reach paradise according to Islam ?
Matter of fact God says one who is Killed without any reason, then on the day of Judgement all the sins for the Killed will be placed on the Killer (Muzzammil) and the Killed will be allowed to enter Heavens.

If Mr. Muzzamil and your "reliable source" has really said the above (top) quote then, I say they DO NOT know the knowledge of Islam, and they are spreading misinformation.

Thanks

Deen Muhammed

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Daniel Pipes replies:

I am not accepting the point about beheading and paradise; I am simply reporting what I was told Muzzammil Hassan had said.

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