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Christianity is the cause for most of the high divorces in the West:
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1- Christianity is the cause of most of the high divorces
in the West.
2- So how does Christianity have anything to do with the above?
3- So how does Islam deal with divorce, child custody and support?
Ever wondered why the Western nations and the Christian populations in general have high divorce rates? Ever thought about blaming the failure on Christianity for that? Let us look at some facts:
1- In the Western nations, which are mostly Christians and their constitutions are Biblically driven, when two spouses divorce, they split half of their wealth combined in half between them.
2- Men generally have higher education (especially in the difficult technical fields such as Engineering and Medicine), and they generally make more than women. Even though feminists generally blame their failure on the "male dominance" nonsense, but the reality is, there are far less "technical" women in the work force than men, especially in the fields that I mentioned above.
I once had a heated argument with a Christian feminist at work, and I asked her this simple question:
How come the Chess champions throughout history had always been males? How come we haven't seen a single female Chess champion yet? She became speechless and couldn't answer the question and started attacking Islam instead.
Ask yourself: How many female surgeons have you encountered? Probably none. Yes, I guarantee you that you will find thousands of female nurses in the hospitals, but you will find far more men in the much more advanced and complicated medical positions.
I am a computer programmer and consultant in the US myself, and quite frankly out of the 10s of programmers that I worked with in the past, only 4 females that I can honestly remember did what I did. But in the Sales and Marketing force in the companies that I worked at, most of the workers there were women, who mostly dressed in short mini "professional" skirts, relying on their cheap "sexuality" to bring business, because these jobs are "no-brainers".
3- Women have the better financial advantage than men when it comes to divorce, because as I said above, men generally make more money than women and hold better positions.
So how does Christianity have anything to do with the above?
Let us look at the following from the Bible:
" 'So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate.' (From the NIV Bible, Matthew 19:6)"
The interpretation of this verse is what caused the Western constitutions to combine the spouses' wealth and be split in half in the time of divorce. This is the injustice that is causing more than 60% of the Christian Western population to get divorced because feminists can simply afford it, and in most cases they would have the financial advantage over men.
In fact, we hear stories about younger women dedicating themselves in trying to marry older wealthy men so that when they divorce them, they would automatically get half of those men's wealth.
If the above in the Bible didn't exist, then we wouldn't see as much divorce rates in the West, who's constitutions are biblically driven, because there would be no room for anyone to even dream about stealing their spouses' wealth after the divorce.
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Question to you: Where is the logic and the justice for someone to inherit money from his/her parents and then lose half of what his/her parents worked so hard all their lives for to some loser (as far as the parents would be concerned) whom they never knew or raised?
So how does Islam deal with divorce, child custody and support?
Well, Islam is very fair in this area. Perhaps that is why there is far less divorce in the Muslim world than in the Christian one, even among the Muslims who are living in the West.
The marriage contract in Islam must have two dowry amounts paid by the husband to the wife: The first one is before the marriage and the second one is after the divorce if it were to occur. This is how my Islamic marriage contract was written when I got married and everyone else's marriage contract that I know of was also done the same way. So in the case of divorce, the woman would only get the dowry money that the man must pay in the time of divorce according to their marriage contract. However, if the woman seeks the divorce (which would be called the "Khala'") through the Islamic court, then she gets no dowry from the husband, because it was her and not the husband who terminated the marriage. This is how dowry is dealt with in the Islamic court.
The following Noble Verses deal with dowry in general:
"And give the women (On marriage) their dower As a free gift; but if they, Of their own good pleasure, Remit any part of it to you, Take it and enjoy it With right good cheer. (The Noble Quran, 4:4)"
"O ye who believe! Ye are forbidden to inherit women against their will. Nor should ye treat them with harshness, that ye may take away part of the dower ye have given them, except where they have been guilty of open lewdness; on the contrary live with them on a footing of kindness and equity. If ye take a dislike to them it may be that ye dislike a thing, and God brings about through it a great deal of good.(The Noble Quran, 4:19)"
"But if ye decide to take One wife in place of another, Even if ye had given the latter A whole treasure from dower, Take not the least bit of it back; Would ye take it by slander And a manifest wrong? And how could ye take it When ye have gone in Unto each other, and they have Taken from you a solemn covenant? (The Noble Quran, 4:20-21)"
There are other expenses that the Islamic court would also add in the time of divorce upon the man such as Child Support, Maintenance, and others if they are applicable:
"For divorced women Maintenance (should be provided) On a reasonable (scale). This is a duty On the righteous. (The Noble Quran, 2:241)"
In the case of child custody, the normal woman would get custody of the children until the daughter reaches the age of 9, and the son reaches the age of 7. After that, they would get transferred to their father.
Unless either of the parents is considered dangerous to the children, or there is some other exceptional case, this is how it is generally done.
The man would have to pay the child support while the children are with their mother. Once they are transferred to him, the mother is not obligated to pay any child support to the husband, because the children are not part of the mother's family. They belong to their father, and they carry their father's name. Once their mother divorces, she would then return to her original family name. And once she gets married again, she would then carry her new husband's family name and her new children would belong to his family.
Of course in Islam, the step siblings can not marry each others, nor can they marry their uncles or ants from their mothers' side either. I was actually shocked to learn that in the Pagan Hinduism the mother's brother (uncle) can marry his niece (the mother's daughter).
Anyway, whom ever the children are with, and what ever the marital status of either one of their parents is, the parent that doesn't have the child custody would have rights of visitation hours in particular days in the week determined and granted to him/her by the Islamic court and the agreement of both parents.
Christianity's marital system is utterly ridiculous. It is the main cause of the utter failure of marriage in the West. The Christians in opinion are the victims of the corrupted Bible. This book according to its Theologians and Historians is an utterly corrupted one, because no one knows who were the authors of the books and the gospels. These books were written by mysterious authors.
Islam's marital system on the other hand is quite rational and very fair and practical. But more importantly than all of this, Islam is the True Divine Religion of Allah Almighty.
What the world needs is Islam. The true moderate Islam, that is dynamic enough and understanding and fair enough to tackle any social issue and bring real justice to everyone, and not the Taliban and Salafi (Saudi Arabian) fanatical Islam that brings nothing but oppression to people. At any rate, this is not just my opinion. Famous non-Muslims share this view as well:
"I hope the time is not far off when I shall be able to unite all the wise and educated men of all the countries and establish a uniform regime based on the principles of Quran which alone are true and which alone can lead men to happiness." [Napoleon Bonaparte as Quoted in Christian Cherfils, 'Bonaparte et Islam,' Pedone Ed., Paris, France, 1914, pp. 105, 125]
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