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Saudi Arabia turns back 1000 Female Pilgrims

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#1    libstaK


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Posted 29 September 2012 - 10:10 AM

I really didn't imagine this was an issue for the Hajj, in fact I recall an interview somewhere with a couple of white American converted Muslim women who attended unaccompanied, wish I could remember the docos name, I'd post a link, hopefully it will come to me or someone else has similar anecdotes?  I find it hard to believe this was always the case in the past in regards to Islam - am I wrong?

I really wonder about the evolution of mankind in this kind of increasingly polarized and discriminatory environment.


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Posted 29 September 2012 - 10:16 AM

ahh humanity at it's finest.
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Posted 29 September 2012 - 10:40 AM

Let's see here, 1,000 devout Muslim women and none of the Clerics present would offer to "accompany" them? Yet, many will say that Islam treats women well. How ironic.

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 11:56 AM

Ahh those wacky mullahs are at it again... those guys!  Well...at least they didn't beat anyone.

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 04:26 PM

Another reason why I would stay well away from religion...I could never lower myself to get treated like that by anyone..

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 07:10 PM

View PostLilly, on 29 September 2012 - 10:40 AM, said:

Let's see here, 1,000 devout Muslim women and none of the Clerics present would offer to "accompany" them? Yet, many will say that Islam treats women well. How ironic.

No unrelated cleric may act as a 'mahram' for these women :" an unmarriageable kin". Only father, grandfather, father in law, brother, son, nephew, husband....may act as mahram. For strict Wahhabis like SA, women may not travel anywhere, not just for Haj, without a guardian; in other words they are minors, everywhere and permanently!

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 01:06 AM

Thank goodness I am not a Muslim woman. They treat their camels better than their women.

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 12:02 PM

you don't understand .. it's not the " accompany them " is the problem
the women who attend to haj should have male companion whom's is forbidden from her " in sexual way "
a brother,father,uncle, son , nephew . etc
like meryt said .. some people are more strict than others and would not have women traveling anywhere
but to most muslims that's the case in haj only

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