If you haven’t already done so, you may want to go back and read Talking Point #20, Talking Point #31, and Talking Point #40 before you read this one. They will give you a better understanding of the Muslim viewpoint of women prior to heading into this Talking Point.
Recall from Talking Point #48 how one becomes a Muslim. It involves merely saying a phrase three times. This act is called “shahada” and is an act of testimony for many events in the life of a Muslim. In the Talking Point linked above, it is used to become a Muslim. But another event that involves shahada is a divorce.
That’s right. To divorce your wife in Islam, all you need to do is to repeat a phrase three times and it’s done! It’s that simple! Oh don’t worry about important things like God (of the Bible) and His design of the marriage as an example of our relationship with Him or the marriage as intended to be for life and the such – just repeat your phrase three times and enjoy the luxury of leaving your property (your wife) behind in your past life. It’s easy.
So, to get that official divorce through the system, all you have to do is tell your wife three times, “talaaq, talaaq, talaaq”, and it’s all done. Believe it or not, Shariah courts uphold this to this day.
But, just in case you’re wondering how the marriage is supposed to work, here are some quotes from the Bible on the matter:
“The Pharisees also came unto him, tempting him, and saying unto him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause? And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.”
“It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement: But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.”
“Whosoever putteth away his wife, and marrieth another, committeth adultery: and whosoever marrieth her that is put away from her husband committeth adultery.”
“And unto the married I command, yet not I, but the Lord, Let not the wife depart from her husband: But and if she depart, let her remain unmarried, or be reconciled to her husband: and let not the husband put away his wife. But to the rest speak I, not the Lord: If any brother hath a wife that believeth not, and she be pleased to dwell with him, let him not put her away. And the woman which hath an husband that believeth not, and if he be pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave him. For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy. But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases: but God hath called us to peace.”
1st Corinthians 7:10-15
Of course we also know that the divorce was allowed because of the hardness of man’s hearts. Is that really where we want to stand before God (of the Bible)? With “hardness of heart”? Is that something of which we should be proud and on which we want to build a case for divorce?
“And the Pharisees came to him, and asked him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife? tempting him. And he answered and said unto them, What did Moses command you? And they said, Moses suffered to write a bill of divorcement, and to put her away. And Jesus answered and said unto them, For the hardness of your heart he wrote you this precept. But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife; And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. And in the house his disciples asked him again of the same matter. And he saith unto them, Whosoever shall put away his wife, and marry another, committeth adultery against her. And if a woman shall put away her husband, and be married to another, she committeth adultery.
The primary point of this post is the same as all the others here: to show the difference between the Creator God of the Bible and the false god of Islam. Islamic law literally allows a man to divorce his property (his wife) by saying this phrase to her three times. He can even send her a text message if he wants, and as of the writing of this post, they are considering his leaving a message on Facebook to suffice as well! When I learn things like this, I have to ask: “Why would God write one set of marriage rules for one group of people and another completely different set for another set of people?” The answer is, you know He would not!
Bottom line, the god of Islam is NOT the same as the Creator God of the Bible. One loves His people and has set examples of that Love in our relationships. The other has degraded people’s lives and even the sanctity of marriage, bringing the entire existence to little more than 70 years of slavery and destitution. God (of the Bible) has even given us His Son AS A BRIDEGROOM for a “FOREVER” relationship. The god of Islam doesn’t even have a son to offer us, nor does he care for any kind of relationship. The guy named jesus in the
Holy Quran is not the Savior – I know because…
Jesus is NOT in the Quran!