Our Moslem Sisters: A Cry Of Need From Lands Of Darkness by Annie Van Sommer, Samuel Marinus Zwemer

By Annie Van Sommer, Samuel Marinus Zwemer

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The seventh was a queenly young woman, gentle and refined in all her ways, in whom the heart of her husband might well rejoice, yet the terror daily hung over her that she might be divorced in time like the other six. It was pathetic to see how she tried to cultivate every little feminine art to please her husband, how she tried to improve her mind so as to be a companion to him, but constantly with the fear of divorce lurking in her tender and loving heart. Among the lower classes marrying and divorcing in rapid succession is a form of dissipation.

Picture the degradation of the poor women who are the victims (often unwilling victims) of such orgies. It would be interesting to bring in here everything that Mohammedan law says about divorce, but the rules are many and complicated and almost too revolting to put into words. It is enough to say that the husband may divorce his wife without any misbehavior on her part or without assigning any reason. , etc. A certain man had been away for a week or so on a business trip. " so she packed up her things and went off.

It is they who make the marriages for their sons; and they rule their daughters-in-law. They keep many a man from acting up to his religious convictions, and drag many a one back to the denial of his faith. They submit in many things; they are weaker, but it is true that work for women lies at the very foundation of mission work. org — All Rights Reserved IV THE WOMEN OF EGYPT ONCE MORE "Hasten the redemption of woman . . " —MAZZINI. WHAT are the women like? Are they pretty? How do they bring up their children?

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