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Submitted by Sarah Thompson (Canada), Jul 1, 2006 at 16:02

In all truth, I am afraid I am not familiar about this concept of blood money in Saudi Arabia, or even in Islam. I was wondering if you can provide me a reference as to where in the Qur'an it talks about this sort of blood money concept. I know every country has their own weird law, maybe that's Saudi Arabia's own weird law..don't know. I mean there are laws like you can't eat ice cream on the sidewalk on sundays or you get arrested, or you can't scare a certain type of bird in i think Hawaii, or you get arrested. That could just be some law they put down- have no clue to why, but you should ask them I suppose. And if this concept is in Islam I will surley find out the reason to why..there is always a reason to everything.

Women in Islam are not treated badly. In America alone, to each man that converts into Islam, there are four women that convert. It is a common misconception to assume women are treated badly, the reason for the hijjab is given in www.drzakirnaik.com.

I am not paying a high price for those earings Daisy. I as a Muslim woman have never felt low, or unworthy compared to a man. I as a Muslim woman am glad that I have other Muslim women like Aisha, the wife of the Prophet (pbuh), to look up to, for she was a Muslim scholar who taught both men and women. I as a Muslim woman am glad that in Islam, ruining the reputation of a woman is a criminal act. I as a Muslim women am glad that since 1400 years ago, women in Islam were allowed to divorce theire husbands, and have the final decision in marrying a man. I as a Muslim woman am glad that all the money I make is completley mine. I as a Muslim woman am glad that I have certain rights over my husband. I as a Muslim woman have never been abused or treated wrongly, and I as a Muslim woman am very happy.

The following is a poem made by an American Muslim woman.

I am a Muslim Woman

I am a Muslim Woman

Feel free to ask me why

When I walk, I walk with dignity

When I speak, I do not lie

I am a Muslim Woman,

Not all of me you'll see

But what you should appreciate

Is that the choice I make is free

I'm not plagued with depression

I'm neither cheated not abused

I don't envy other women

And I am certainly not confused

Note, I speak perfect English

Et un petit de francais aussi

I'm majoring in Linguistics

So you need not speak slowly

I own my own small business

Every cent I earn is mine

I drive my Chevy to school and work

And no, that's not a crime

You often stare as I walk by

You don't understand my veil

But peace and power I have found

For I am equal to any male

I am a Muslim Woman

So please don't pity me

For God has guided me to truth

And now I'm finally free!

-Anonymous

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