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Don't marry a Muslim man until you read quran 33-4

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Submitted by Prashant (United States), Oct 24, 2021 at 22:01

Dear Dr Pipes, Many women when they complain about their Muslim husbands and boyfriends state that Muslim men are often mama's boys. Of course, no human should not respect his or her mother but it is only the illustrious quran that pits the moms in direct competition with wives and declares the moms the winners. I am not cooking it up. Weird are the ways of Allah Sir who is merciful who knows the best. In quran 33-4 Allah made it very clear that the wives have no chance against moms.

Like everything else in Quran, 33-4 is also ambiguous. But after reading at least 5 English translations of this verse, I think that it says that just like Allah did not give two hearts to any man, so did he did not create a wife equal to one's mother even if one might think so. Allah did not stop at that. He also made it clear that no adopted son is as good as a real son (I have no idea if Allah applied and exclusions toward adopted daughters. I guess daughters may not even be adoptable!)

So dear non-Muslim ladies, if you don't want to marry a good Christian or Jew or Hindu (etc) man because they cannot defy their mom, let me warn you fair and square that you don't have any better chance among Muslim men. A mama's boy is what you will find up there with three other wives. But, still, Islam is the best. Go figure.

And, dear Muslim ladies, my sympathies with you.

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Daniel Pipes replies:

Allah "did not create a wife equal to one's mother":

No, that is not what this complex aya means. Rather, it condemns a pre-Islamic form of divorce whereby the husband compares his wife to his mother's back.

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