Sadly, many Muslim women in the West have abandoned Islamic ethics. This is most obvious in cases of divorce.
A Texas judge earlier this year ordered that a Muslim woman seeking a divorce appear before a tribunal governed by Sharia, a move that her lawyers said was unconstitutional.
In March, Collin County District Judge Andrea Thompson ordered that Mariam Ayad, a woman attempting to divorce her husband, Ayad Hashim Latif, forgo the usual legal paths and instead submit to arbitration under a Fiqh panel, governed by a traditional Muslim group based in Saudi Arabia. Thompson’s reasoning rested on a prenuptial agreement between the two in which Ayad agreed to allow her marriage to be arbitrated according to Sharia.
How sad that you need to get a contractual agreement from a Muslim woman promising that she will follow the Sharia. Shouldn’t that be guaranteed? Imagine you go out of your way to specifically marry a religious Muslim woman, but whenever it is convenient for her, she decides to abandon Islamic requirements of the marriage. What a nightmare!
But the really sad thing is that the Muslim husband took the extra step of making sure he obtained a prenuptial agreement that would contractually obligate this woman according to non-Muslim laws to arbitrate potential divorce according to Sharia. And she still is trying to get out of it!
How unjust are these women?
Ayad said that when she signed the document, she did not realize that she was submitting to Sharia, according to court documents. Instead, she said she thought she was signing two copies of a marriage acknowledgment form. Under Sharia, a woman’s testimony in divorce proceedings is worth half of a man’s, making her plea to be removed from that agreement especially urgent, her attorneys wrote.
Ayad argued that she should be released from the agreement because she did not sign it voluntarily and because the agreement itself violates the due process clause of the Fifth Amendment.
She claims that when she signed the prenuptial agreement, she did not realize it required submitting to the Sharia. What an outrageous, despicable argument!
Hey woman, are you a Muslima? Or are you a kafira? Even without the agreement, you should be striving to obey the Sharia!
This is the nature of the American legal system, by the way. Woman are not accountable for any of their agreements anymore. They can always plead ignorance.
“Oh, I didn’t know what I was getting into. I was just an innocent, naive girl being taken advantage of by an evil brutish Muslim man.”
Oh, you were too innocent and naive? Ok. This is EXACTLY why Islam says your testimony is only worth half. This is EXACTLY why Islam says you need a wali/guardian. This is EXACTLY why Islam says you are prohibited from being leaders.
These feminists want to have it both ways. They want to have equal authority as men and equal privilege. But when they get in trouble or when things don’t go their way, they want no accountability.
Think about it. This pleading ignorance argument can get women out of any contractual obligation because they can always claim to have been taken advantage of! They can always claim they were duped because “muh patriarchy” and retroactively withdraw their consent from agreements they signed. And any judge who disagrees will be blasted by the feminist media as an evil misogynist.
Under the agreement, her husband has the sole right to seek or deny a divorce and Ayad “will not have a meaningful right to be heard,” her attorneys wrote.
This is pure nonsense from these vile feminist lawyers. A judge in the Sharia listens to what a wife says, her reasons for wanting a divorce, and her complaints in general. Whether her complaints are Islamically valid or not, that is the question the judge is there to decide.
Notice how the lawyers include the word “meaningful,” as if to say, “Yes, women are heard in Sharia courts, but they are not meaningfully heard.” What does that even mean? It means that as long as women are not given preferential treatment according to the gynocentric feminist standards of the Superior West, it’s not “meaningful.”
Do Women Have Right of Divorce in Islam?
No. One of the clearest rules in Islam is that only men have the right to divorce. Women do not have this right. Only men.
Some incompetent imams and Islamic teachers have tried to appease feminists by claiming that khul` is the equivalent of divorce (talaq) for women. This is completely false. All that khul` means is that a wife can request a divorce in exchange for her to return her mahr or some other compensation. The husband, however, has full right to accept or reject the request. If he rejects, no divorce takes place.
The only situation where a wife can divorce her husband without his consent is if he has violated her Islamically-prescribed rights in marriage AND a qualified Islamic judge (qadi) determines that such a violation has taken place. The qadi then has the authority to nullify the marriage against the husband’s wishes. But these Islamically-prescribed rights are very specific. “He is mean to me sometimes,” or, “He didn’t buy me the new car I deserve,” are not acceptable reasons.
A Note to Muslim Women
Unfortunately, the Western legal system empowers you for evil. It empowers you to violate Islamic Law. Satan comes to you and says, “Destroy your husband. He didn’t treat you like the queen you are. Ruin his life. Rip away his children from him. Make him suffer.” The agents of Satan, i.e., feminist lawyers, come and tell you the same.
Don’t listen. Tell Shaytan you are not interested in becoming his slave. You are the slave of Allah. And when Allah commands, you obey. Just look at what Allah commands in Surat al-Talaq. Read:
O Prophet, when you [Muslims] divorce women, divorce them for their waiting period and keep count of the waiting period, and fear Allah, your Lord. Do not turn them out of their [husbands’] houses, nor should they [themselves] leave [during that period] unless they are committing a clear immorality. And those are the limits [set by] Allah. And whoever transgresses the limits of Allah has certainly wronged himself. You know not; perhaps Allah will bring about after that a [different] matter.
And when they have [nearly] fulfilled their term, either retain them according to acceptable terms or part with them according to acceptable terms. And bring to witness two just men from among you and establish the testimony for [the acceptance of] Allah. That is instructed to whoever should believe in Allah and the Last Day. And whoever fears Allah – He will make for him a way out
And will provide for him from where he does not expect. And whoever relies upon Allah – then He is sufficient for him. Indeed, Allah will accomplish His purpose. Allah has already set for everything a [decreed] extent.
And those who no longer expect menstruation among your women – if you doubt, then their period is three months, and [also for] those who have not menstruated. And for those who are pregnant, their term is until they give birth. And whoever fears Allah – He will make for him of his matter ease.
That is the command of Allah, which He has sent down to you; and whoever fears Allah – He will remove for him his misdeeds and make great for him his reward. [Surah 65: 1-5]
Allah promises to provide for those who obey Him. Allah promises a great reward. Are you going to listen to Allah or Satanic lawyers? The choice is yours.
Islam completely solves the feminist problem. But these raging Muslim women and their simping imam and mufti friends want to ruin everything. Allah will eventually give them what they deserve for their treachery. And the good Muslim women who are patient and obedient, He will reward endlessly.
In the meantime, hopefully more of these non-Muslim judges put the feminists in their place.