Islamic preachers often boast that Islam gave special rights to women, for example, Islam made it obligatory only for a man to give Mahr (Dowry) to the woman in Nikah, and not vice-versa.
But this excuse is false, while:
- Firstly, Muhammad copied this custom of Mahr from pre-Islamic Arabic culture (link).
- Secondly, according to Islamic logic, Mahr is given to a woman, while a man takes SEXUAL Pleasure (تمتع) from her, and reserves her vagina solely for himself.
- While the husband is free to marry other women and to have TEMPORARY sexual relationships with dozens of slave women.
- And she has to provide him with sexual services, whenever he demands it, even if they are travelling on the back of a camel (according to Muhammad).
- Thus, Mahr is the payment of those sexual services, which she is obliged to provide to her husband on DEMAND.
- She is prohibited to leave the house without the permission of her husband.
- She is even prohibited to visit her parents without his permission.
- Her husband gets the right to beat her in the name of teaching her "respect".
- She has to give up her right to go outside of the house and earn money for herself (but in exceptional cases, a husband may allow his wife to earn money for herself).
- But she should be ready to provide sex services to her husband whenever he demands it.
- Thus, in case of a divorce, a woman has no money of her own to survive. Thus, Muslim preachers themselves claim that the purpose of Mahr money is this that a woman can survive in case of divorce.
A woman gets a right to divorce through CONTRACT if the husband takes another wife
Muslim preachers also boast about it, and consider it to be a special right that Islam gave to a woman.
But they forget to tell that Muhammad copied this practice from the customs of pre-Islamic Arabia, where a woman was allowed to put this condition at the time of marriage.
Marriage by agreement (in Pre-Islamic Arabia):
The reason for intertribal marriages was to ensure the protection and possession of the children the couple would produce. Women in some intertribal marriages had more freedom and retained the right to dismiss or divorce their husbands at any time.
Furthermore, there is no unanimous consensus among Muslim jurists regarding whether women can obtain the right to divorce through contractual agreements in Islam.
While there are occasional fatwas or religious rulings discussing this right, there are no direct Quranic verses or explicit Hadiths addressing the subject. As a result, the vast majority of Muslim women, around 99.99%, are unaware of this possibility, and it has been rarely practiced throughout the fourteen centuries of Islamic history.