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It might be helpful to go read the Qur'an before making such statements.

Reader comment on item: Resisting Islamic Law
in response to reader comment: Muslim women are sad and miserable

Submitted by M. Siddiqui (United States), Aug 24, 2009 at 01:24

Hmmmm...Don, have you ever cracked open the Qur'an or actually attempted to learn anything about Islam? I happen to be a young Muslim woman and I am quite content and happy with my life. In fact, I feel quite blessed that I am Muslim while so many other people, such as yourself, are living in ignorance. It's your personal choice to disagree with a particular religion or set of beliefs, but maybe you should actually KNOW what you're going against. It's simply not possible to group up every single Muslim woman and say that they are miserable. Your statement about these women is proven false by my very existence.

"O ye who believe! Ye are forbidden to inherit women against their will. Nor should ye treat them with harshness, that ye may take away part of the dowry ye have given them,; on the contrary live with them on a footing of kindness and equity. If ye take a dislike to them it may be that ye dislike a thing, and Allah brings about through it a great deal of good." (An-Nisa 4:19)


I pray that you will be able to come past you're own delusions enough to be able to see the good (or maybe even respect) the religion of Islam. This doesn't mean you have to believe it or become a Muslim yourself, although I will pray for that as well. Allah (SWT) gives knowledge and wisdom to whom he will. However, if a person is set on something or so deluded about something then he/she can extract the most heinous and ridiculous meaning from just about anything. I pray that Allah (SWT) gives you the good sense to look at things (all things in life) more objectively.

Thank you.


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