It is reported last week. 1) Why not four spouses for Muslim women too? (A judge, who is a Muslim, asking), 2) Denmark Crown Princess Refuses To Wear Headscarf On Saudi Visit, and 3) Pakistan police rescue nine-year-old girl from wedding. On 2012, there was an interview of Al-Jazeerah TV with Sheikh Ahmad Al Katani, the president of The Companions Lighthouse for the Science of Islamic Law in Libya, In every year 6 million Muslims convert to Christianity in Africa alone. So we can imagine the worldwide numbers. (After reporting this Al-Jazeera removed this interview and details, but “Muslim Statistics” got the screencap from the original story).
The power of the Holy Spirit is moving all over the world. And God enabling the Muslim world to confess from their sins and accept Lord Jesus Christ as their Saiviour.
Please pray for the Muslim world, especially for the people of Middle East. They must be experiencing the Salvation of Jesus Christ. The Word of God will change them. The Blood of Jesus Christ will purify them.
Ordinary people are thirsty for the Word of God. As an underground ministry, “bibles4mideast”, evangelizing the entire Mideast, distributing Bibles among them and establishing house churches. Oc course, JESUS will win the Middle East. For His return is imminent.
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Why not four spouses for Muslim women too?
Kerala (India), 14 March, 2016: Justice B Kamal Pasha, a judge in Kerala High Court in India, stirred a hornet's nest on Sunday by asking why Muslim women could not have four husbands while the men enjoyed the same privilege under the Muslim personal law. Justice himself also a Muslim.
Addressing a seminar organized by an NGO run by women lawyers in Kozhikode, Pasha said Muslim personal laws are heavily loaded against women. He blamed religious heads for establishing the hegemony of men and wanted them to introspect during religious discourses on sensitive issues.
Under the Muslim personal law, a man can marry four times. Although many Muslim countries have banned polygamy, it is still prevalent in India.
"Religious heads should do self-introspection whether they are eligible to pronounce one-sided verdicts. People should also think about the eligibility of persons who are pronouncing such verdicts," he said, adding that women were deprived even of the rights enshrined in the Quran.
Pasha also said that it was unfair to oppose a uniform civil code. "Even the highest court is a bit reluctant to interfere in this. Women should come forward to end this injustice," he said.
Denmark Crown Princess Refuses To Wear Headscarf On Saudi Visit
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Saudi Arabia: 14 March, 2016: On Sunday, 6 March, the Crown Princess Mary and Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark had a controversial five-day tour of Saudi Arabia. But Princess followed in Michelle Obama's footsteps by opting not to wear traditional headscarf as she kicks off during the visit.
The Australian-born Princess and her husband with the Saudi royal family and their meeting with King Salman bin Abdulaziz at the Royal Palace. The 44-year-old Princess covered up for the occasion in a long black top, loose-fitting black trousers, a soft pink silk scarf and large Dolce and Gabbana sunglasses and was accompanied by 44 Danish representatives.
The Princess decided to forego a headscarf, but while Saudi females are required to wear a headscarf and loose robes in public, scarves are not required for foreigners and some women choose not to wear them.
Mary was later pictured shaking hands with various representatives dressed in a stunning, conservative black Prada coat, a pastel pink scarf and black trousers with her hair pulled back in a slick bun.
In January 2015, First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, was criticised by both people in America and Saudi Arabia after she visited the country and decided not to wear a headscarf.
American politician Hillary Clinton also decided to forego a scarf during her visit in 2012 and in 2013, Duchess of Cornwall Camilla opted for a simple blue headscarf while visiting Saudi Arabia - but did not cover up her hair.
Pakistan police rescue nine-year-old girl from wedding
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Pakistan, 14 March, 2016: Pakistani police rescued a nine-year-old girl from being married off to a 14-year-old boy to settle a family dispute on Friday and arrested four village elders who had ordered the "compensation wedding".
The intervention in Pakistan's largest province, Punjab, is rare in a country where it is often culturally acceptable to use marriage to build and strengthen alliances, settle disputes or pay off debts.
Police arrested all four members of the village council who had decreed that the girl be given in vani, or compensation marriage, to settle a dispute between two families in Rahim Yar Khan district of Punjab province.
"The girl's brother's wife died due to some health problems a few weeks ago, and (the wife's) relatives suspected foul play and accused her family of murder," deputy superintendent of police Mamoonur Rasheed told Reuters.
"On March 3, the village council decided to give the little girl in vani to settle the suspected murder."
The council decided that the girl would be married to a 14-year-old cousin of her brother's deceased wife, while the brother would pay 150,000 rupees ($1,430) to his dead wife’s family.
Three percent of girls in Pakistan are married before they turn 15 and 21 percent before the age of 18, according to UNICEF data.
The parents of child brides are often poor and use marriage as a way to provide for their daughter's future, especially in areas where there are few economic opportunities for women.
In January, a powerful religious body that advises the government on the compatibility of laws with Islam blocked a bill to impose harsher penalties for marrying off girls as young as eight or nine.
Under existing laws, parents of child brides are punishable by only a month in prison and a fine of 1,000 Pakistan Rupees.