Islam…! What are the Veil, Divorce, and Polygamy for?
too! How couldn’t the creature practice praying for love and
beauty except by this paper that can be blown with the wind?
§ The Muslim scholar: My brother, the Western scholar…I
shall go on in the dialog a little in order to arrive at the results of
this paper, and you can evaluate the problem by its results and
ends. Let us suppose we have refused the paper so the young man
loves the beautiful girl. She also loves him and they have
practiced love without the paper and procreated boys and girls.
Then the lover dies suddenly. The question: Who will take care of
the boys and girls and this beloved woman broken at the death of
her protector who plucked the flower of her youth and threw her
without security in destitution, poverty, lowness and disgrace?
What is the destiny of the orphan c hildren? Surely, the inheritors
of the young man and his family will throw the orphans and their
mother to the street because their illegal father died and calamity
befell on his widow and his children. Yes, the inheritors, like a
brother, a sister, a father, and a mother and relatives, will take
with them everything: beds, chattels, victuals, drinks and the
residence by the power of law. They will say to them „the
inheritance is for the legal kinsmen, and you shall have the stone’.
Then my brother western scholar for the sake of beauty and
consummation you can see what did what you called a mere paper
do, i.e. „the Marriage Lines’. If that paper could make from the
adulteress an honest woman and from the children of the
adulteress respectable legal sons, co uld anyone rob the legacy of
their father or drive them out of their residence. They will become
poor and criminals, enemies of the severe society as they see it,
only because of this paper! What will the community call the
woman „an adulteress prostitute, or an honest wife’? Who would
like to share life with her as a wife and her offspring a heavy
burden and an earmark of shame? Where is her inheritance? How
could she live in prostitution after her youth withered away? How
could she bear the difficulty and bitterness of life? Who will