“I kept telling him it hurts — please stop,” said the girl, whose body is so small an adult could circle her waist with two hands.
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She should bear in mind, above all, that like it or not every marriage to a Muslim is affected by Islamic law, whatever the country of residence. Islam is not just a faith; it is a way of life that is governed by Islamic law.
The Muslim is obligated to live by its values and requirements wherever he might live.
Believe me, the legislation governing marriage and the family is extensive, and by Western standards is not at all favorable to the woman, especially one who is not Muslim. In Islamic law the woman is inferior to the man; she is always subject to a male guardian, whether he be her father, brother, or husband.
The woman has only half the value of a man when it comes to blood-money, inheritance, and her witness in court. He may marry a non-Muslim provided she is of the "people of the Book" (i.e. The children of such a mixed marriage belong to the husband, and must be raised Muslim (this is why a Muslim woman may not marry a non-Muslim).