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Excerpts from the Shari'a
(Islamic Law)

From the Koran:

Chapter 2 (v.190) - "And fight in God's cause against those who wage war upon you; but do not commit aggression; verily God does not love aggressors."

Chapter 50 (v.228) - "And women shall have rights similar to the rights against them, according to what is equitable, But men have a degree [of advantage] over them..."

Chapter 52 (v. 254) - "Those who reject Faith -- they are the wrongdoers."

Chapter 62 (v.15) - "If any of your women are guilty of lewdness,... confine them to houses until death do claim them."

Chapter 62 (v.16) - "If two men among you are guilty of lewdness, punish them both. If they repent and amend, leave them alone."

Chapter 72 (v.38) - "As to the thief. Male or female, cut off his or her hands: a punishment by way of example, from God, for their crime."

From Sayings of the Prophet Mohammed:

"All men are equal, like the tooth of a comb."

"Hearing and obeying are the duty of a Muslim both regarding what he likes and what he dislikes, as long as he is not commanded to perform an act of disobedience to God, in which case he must neither hear nor obey." [Hadith]

"You have rights over your wives and they have rights over you. You have the right that they should not defile your bed and that they should not behave with open unseemliness. If they do, God allows you to put them in separate rooms and to beat them, but not with severity."