Tag: forced marriage

The Issue Of Hindus And Christians Forcefully Converted To Islam In Pakistan

It has been reported by the media that there are Pakistani Hindus who lose their daughters to forced Muslim marriages. It is claimed a 17-year-old, Anila Dhawan, was kidnapped last spring from her home in Hyderabad, forced to convert to Islam and made to marry her abductor. In a report cited by USA Today, they… Read More ›

Biblical Law Forces Rapist To Marry Victim (‘anah/inna’)

We continue to examine the Hebrew ‘anah’ (inna) in this fourth piece. Previously (which can be seen here, here, and here) we mentioned how some have argued that the captive women mentioned in Deuteronomy 21:10-14 were treated humanely, no rape took place, they claim. However, as we looked at the Hebrew words closer, we seen… Read More ›

Islam on Forced Marriage

Kaleef K. Karim It has been a custom in the media frenzy to link forced marriages that are committed in some Asian-Muslim communities, to link it to Islam.  This prompted me to write this article and show that Islam forbids forced marriages. In Islam for a marriage to be valid there has to be mutual… Read More ›

Does Deuteronomy 21:10-14 condemn rape or does it sanction rape-forced marriage?

The answer to the above is that, Yahweh does not condemn rape, but actually encourages/allows rape-forced marriage. The above passage mentioned is thrown around by Evangelists, according to them this passage gave captives a right, they were not allowed to be mistreated i.e., they were not allowed to be raped. However it is evident from… Read More ›