Part I, Written by Saadia Haq of The Human Lens in collaboration with Theresa Corbin
The topic of prevailing child marriages among Muslim communities makes the bravest of the brave writers think twice, as this thorny subject is sure to bring negative backlash to the persons ‘considered traitors for airing the dirty linen’ in public.
But let’s not be fools as to bury our heads under the sand as certain groups use all sorts of excuses for global pedophilia. The prevalence of child marriages is evident in Africa Sub Saharan, Middle East and Asia. And when girls aged 7, 9 or 14 are married off, that’s just plain sick. Still in much of the Muslim world and or where Muslims live, the practice of child marriages continues because its part of the native ‘tradition and culture’.
… Continue reading about victims of this inhuman and unIslamic practice in part 1 here on Saadia’s website.
Part 2 here
‘The Myth v. Reality: Excavating Shariah’ is a featured serial collaboration focusing on Sharia Law interpretations leading to serious human rights concerns within the Muslim communities. This is a joint initiative of two Muslimah writers- American, Muslim Convert Theresa Corbin of islamwich and Pakistani Feminist and women’s rights activist Saadia Haq of The Human Lens.
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