By Anne-Marie Delcambre
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No horses, camels or noble animals for the Jews, but asses…which, according to the noble Qur’an, resemble them! What can we say about the obligation to humiliate the People of the Book, inscribed in the holy Qur’an? Sura 9, v. ” For the believing Muslim it was a work of piety to express publicly his aversion for the Jews. Forced to live in areas apart (ghettos), the laws concerning housing were just as draconian as those concerning clothing: there could be no question that a Jew might possess a house higher or finer than the houses of the Muslims.
1 5 Islam and Women? ” In it, he compared the two periods of the conjugal life of the Prophet of Islam. In the first period, at Mecca, Muhammad is rigorously monogamist, while in the second, at Medina, he is, on the contrary, abundantly polygamist. Because of this analysis, considered sacrilegious, Fahmy was expelled from the staff of the university in Egypt, and he was doomed to live despised. One cannot avoid noticing the enormous difference between the period at Mecca, where Khadîja is free to engage in commerce and to marry whom she pleases, and the period at Medina, where Muhammad, on the advice of certain of his companions, such as the authoritarian Umar, limited the liberty of his very numerous wives.
The man has pre-eminence over the woman. He can force her to obey, order her about, oblige her to remain in her room, even beat her. Sura 4, v. 34: “Men are in charge of women, because Allah has made some of them excel the others, and because they spend some of their wealth. Hence righteous women are obedient, guarding the unseen which Allah has guarded. And those of them that you fear might rebel, admonish them and abandon 34 Anne Marie Delcambre Inside Islam them in their beds and beat them…” The man has the role of head of the family, financial responsibility is his, and it is to him that the initiative of repudiation is given.
Inside Islam by Anne-Marie Delcambre