Friday, July 04, 2008

Have You Ever Wondered What Zihar Is?

I should make this a regular "Friday" feature; posting Fatwas. Maybe I will...

According to this, "Zihar is that a man says to his wife, You are to me like the back of my mother meaning You are prohibited to me, which means that I have got nothing to do with you."

Interesting. There, now we all know what "zihar" is.


  1. They taught us this at school. I still don't understand it. Why would anyone say that to his wife?

  2. Ahmed, figure out why men say a lot of things to women and you will solve half of the world's problems!

  3. ahmed it was a way of keeping women in a state of limbo way back when. He wouldn't outright divorce her leaving her to remarry and get on with life. But wouldn't keep a real marriage with her.. who sleeps w/ their mom?

  4. I had no idea about this! Oh my!


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