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Luhx might like to explain her position

Reader comment on item: Advice to Non-Muslim Women against Marrying Muslim Men
in response to reader comment: Posted back in 2017

Submitted by Prashant (United States), Aug 12, 2021 at 01:51

Dear Dr Pipes, your reader Luhx said, "However most women with experience should know that if a man is asking you for money, no matter which way he frames it - He isn't the kind of man you would want to marry anyways because he certainly isn't READY to be a husband!"

This statement is perfectly reasonable because no person should try to deceptively extort money from their spouses. On that I am with the reader Luhx 100%.

But this sentence takes a different meaning in the Islamic context. I hope that Luhx is not advertising the Islamic version of this sentence.

In falsely misrepresenting the status of women in Islam, many Islamic apologists say that In Islam men give dowries to women. Bear the responsibility of running the house, and "a woman's money is hers to keep for ever".

I hope that Luhx is not propagating this view because it is not tenable, moral, justified, or ethical. In modern times a woman can earn as much as her husband or even more. Husband's contribute their time and money to make it possible that their wives have successful careers. Without honest and reasonable interpretations, the above sentence will encourage irresponsibility among women and will be unfair to men. And, if a man has four wives, it may get unfair times four.

Islam's creator Muhammad lived with his rich wife before creating Islam. I hope he paid for everyone and did not depend on the rich wife. Likewise, Muhammad's son-in-law lived in a house near Muhammad's. Hope he paid for this house and did not acquire it from Muhammad or loot it from nearby tribes in the than Yatrib.

Things get very complicated when we look at Islamic history and we should never refrain from digging deeper.

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