Episode 5: Oppressive rulings and legislations against women (1/3)

    Here are some of those rules:

    Whomever Allah provides with a female child must either be patient with humiliation and the further disgrace that may result later on, or he buries her alive. Indeed Allah has made reference in His Holy book to this ignorant practice and this horrible deed by His statement: “When news is brought to one of them, of (the birth of) a female (child), his face darkens, and he is filled with inward grief! With shame does he hide himself from his people, because of the bad news he has had! Shall he retain it on (sufferance and) contempt, or bury it in the dust? Ah! What an evil (choice) they decide on?”

    This was one of the harshest laws and filthiest of constitutions that the Arabs had practiced for many years. It is a rule that takes away a human's right to live without any crime or sin. Allah says: "And when the female infant, buried alive, is questioned: for what crime she was killed?" (Surah At-Takwir)

    This extreme hatred towards women is what pushed the polytheists to attribute daughters to Allah, about which the Lord of the Universe said: "And they attribute to Allah that which they despise" i.e. daughters.


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