"Families also seek dowry payments to cope with conflict-related hardship." A father ran out of cash while buying qat — leaves habitually chewed as a stimulant in Yemen — so he gave his daughter to the dealer in marriage.
Another man married off his daughter three times in two years for repeated dowries, all before she turned 18.
(October 26, 2017) Young Girls Married off in War-Torn Yemen: Child marriages are increasing drastically in Yemen, due to the civil war and the poverty and the displacement it caused.
, fueled by a war that has thrown society into turmoil.
(The term termagant sums up the surprising way Westerners saw Muslim women before the seventeenth century.) Here are some examples of customs and social attitudes from the Muslim side of the divide (in reverse chronological order) that have me, for one, shaking my head.
I have made sure only to include instances in this weblog entry that represent a general outlook, and not just a single person's idiosyncrasy, anecdotes that reflect the Shari'a or societal consensus, not deviants and outcasts.
But the money raised was not enough to pay their debts to the hospital and relatives.
Their shy daughter, a shade under 4 feet tall, became their only source of income.
Somali mother of eight stoned to death for taking a second husband: Somalia's Al-Shabaab had Habiba Ali Isak, 30 and the mother of eight children, publicly stoned to death in the southern town of Sakow, Jubba, for having cheated on her husband by taking a second husband.
Mohamed Abu Abdalla, Al-Shabaab's ruler in Jubba, explained that "Her legal husband brought the case to the court.
She admitted she illegally married a second husband.