The Bohemian and The Bulbul: Journeys in the Middle East (and further east), by Mira Baz

Posted on July 22, 2011 - by

Amal, the betrayed wife


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    July 22, 2011


    ST said:

    When did this Bride trading start? was it always like this? Is Islam to blame for this? or is it a cultural issue rampant in certain societies?

    more importantly, is it good for the people living within those traditions?

    Do Traditions out way progress and personal development?

    What can or should one do to challenge the status quo?

    I am personally not sure that marriage has always been like this. I would say go back to the Prophet Mohammad’s (S) time and ask how did he get married the first time?

    FYI: to make a long story short, Khadijah asked Muhammad’s (S) hand in marriage; time for Yemeni women to take charge of their lives.

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    July 24, 2011


    Mira said:

    Good questions, ST. That’s the raging debate in Sanaa in the human rights community. Here’s an article I wrote last year on the controversial issue of early marriage. It illustrates how both sides uphold the prophet’s example to support their cause – the law to ban early marriage wasn’t passed:

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    September 22, 2011


    Melissa Field said:

    Wow, incredible post Mira. Thank you so much for sharing your experiences. I found this blog from a link on Abolute Write Water Cooler. I’ve bookmarked your blog and I look forward to reading the rest of your posting!

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    September 23, 2011


    Mira said:

    Thanks, Melissa, and thanks for visiting the blog. I’m glad you like it. I’ve been having technical problems, but am happy to finally say that the Yemen series will resume next week.

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