Sex, Sharia and Women
in the History of Islam

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الجنس ، والشريعة والمرأة

في تاريخ الإسلام

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سکس، شرع و زنان

در تاریخ اسلام

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Sex, Sharia and Women in the History of Islam

[Alternate title: Sex, Legislation and Women in Islamic History]


Sex, Sharia and Women in the History of Islam, by Mariwan Halabjaee (alt. sp. Mariwan, Marywan, Marewan / Halabjaee, Halabjayi, Halabjay, Halabjayee, Halabjaye)


By Mariwan Halabjaee

[ Mariwan Halabjayi ]

مه‌ریوان هه‌ڵه‌بجه‌یی


(alt. sp. Mariwan, Marywan, Marewan / Halabjaee, Halabjayi, Halabjay, Halabjayee, Halabjaye)


Photograph of Mariwan Halabjaee

The Salman Rushdie of Iraqi Kurdistan

The "blasphemous" book Sex, Sharia and Women in the History of Islam is about how Islam and Sharia law are allegedly used to oppress Muslim women. "I wanted to prove how oppressed women are in Islam and that they have no rights," said Mr. Halabjaee. "My book is based on Islamic sources such as the Holly Quran, Muslim and Bukhari books and many more."

Mr. Halabjaee was forced to flee to Norway from Iraqi Kurdistan because the Islamic League of Kurdistan issued a "conditional" fatwa to kill him if he did not repent and apologize for writing his book. The "conditional" nature of the fatal fatwa was uncertain at best. Mr. Halabjaee reported, "the mullahs and scholars said if I go to them and apologize they will give me 80 lashes and then refer me to the fatwa committee to decide if I am to be beheaded. They might forgive me, they might not."

Sex, Sharia and Women in the History of Islam, by Mariwan Halabjaee (alt. sp. Mariwan, Marywan, Marewan / Halabjaee, Halabjayi, Halabjay, Halabjayee, Halabjaye)

Mr. Halabjaee received telephone calls saying, "Now, in 10 years or 15 years, we will kill you." Another time, Mr. Halabjaee reported, "the Islamists said once from the radio, if they found out where I was, they would blow themselves up with me." The worst thing was realizing his wife and children were in danger. "With that book I wanted to defend women but the first thing I did was hurt my wife." As a result, Mr. Halabjaee went into hiding with his pregnant wife and three children.


Mr. Halabjaee fled Iraqi Kurdistan after the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) refused to offer him any protection or to arrest those who threatened his life. "The Kurdish authorities have not provided any protection from threats and fatwas," said Mr. Halabjaee, "any moment I am expecting a bullet or a hand grenade to be thrown into where I live."

Photograph of Mariwan Halabjaee (alt. sp. Mariwan, Marywan, Marewan / Halabjaee, Halabjayi, Halabjay, Halabjayee, Halabjaye)Black and White Photograph of Mariwan Halabjaee (alt. sp. Mariwan, Marywan, Marewan / Halabjaee, Halabjayi, Halabjay, Halabjayee, Halabjaye)

In response to the Halabjaee affair, the KRG Minister of Religious Issues, Dr. Mohammad Gaznayi, told protestors that according to the law of Iraqi Kurdistan, "defamation" or "criticizing" religion or religious figures is a crime and its punishment is severe. "We will give those who attack our prophets a sentence so that they can be a lesson for everyone," said Dr. Gaznayi. [Dr. Gaznayi is the same KRG Minister of Religious Issues who said, "I consider that those who turn to Christianity pose a threat to society."] Mr. Halabjaee was in possession of a warrant for his arrest issued by the Suleimaniya police department when he fled Iraqi Kurdistan.


Cover of Sex, Sharia and Women in the History of Islam, 10th ed. by Mariwan Halabjaee (alt. sp. Mariwan, Marywan, Marewan / Halabjaee, Halabjayi, Halabjay, Halabjayee, Halabjaye)

In August 2006, Mr. Halabjaee was granted political asylum in Norway.

In December 2007, Mr. Halabjaee was convicted in absentia in Iraqi Kurdistan for the crime of blasphemy. A court in Halabja sentenced Mr. Halabjaee to prison for writing that the prophet Mohammed had 19 wives, married a 9-year-old when he was 54 years old, and committed murder and rape. Mr. Halabjaee remains in hiding in Norway. The sentence states that he will be arrested upon his return to Iraqi Kurdistan.

Dagbladet - Truet av Krekar (Norwegian)

In September 2008, Mullah Krekar threatened to kill Mr. Halabjaee in an audio file published on the Kurdish website Renesans.nu. "I swear that we will not live if you live. Either you go before us, or we go before you," said Krekar. Mullah Krekar was the original leader of the Islamist terrorist group Ansar al-Islam in Iraq. Mullah Krekar compared Mr. Halabjaee with, among others, Salman Rushdie and Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Ironically, Mullah Krekar, like Mr. Halabjaee, currently resides in Norway as a refugee. Since February 2003, Mullah Krekar has had an expulsion order against him in Norway. The order has been suspended, however, pending Iraqi government guarantees that Mullah Krekar will not face torture or execution.


Picture - Mullah Krekar on the left and Mariwan Halabjaee on the right.


In February 2012, Mullah Krekar confirmed in Oslo City Court that he had issued a twenty page fatwa against Mr. Halabjaee. The fatwa was sent to several hundred Islamic scholars around the world.  While Mullah Krekar said he thought he might be able to "guarantee the safety" of Mr. Halabjaee, Mullah Krekar confirmed that his fatwa "implies" that it is "permissible" to kill Mr. Halabjaee in Oslo or anywhere else.  Mullah Krekar compared Mr. Halabjaee to Theo van Gogh, the film director who was killed by an Islamist in the Netherlands in 2004.



Human Rights Service - Interview with Mariwan Halabjaee


Human Rights Service - Mariwan Halabjaee Explains Qur'an Sura 4:34


Renesans.nu - Mariwan Halabjaee Threatened by Mullah Krekar


Voice of America - Editorial on Mariwan Halabjaee (With Book)


Voice of America - Editorial on Mariwan Halabjaee


Voice of America - Mariwan Halabjaee And Iraqi Kurdish Writers Threatened


Alice Cooper - Only Women Bleed (Sex, Sharia Remix) Music Video


Stuck Mojo - Open Season (Sex, Sharia Remix) Music Video


Stuck Mojo - I'm American (Sex, Sharia Remix) Music Video


Human Rights Service / Bivouac-ID - Interview with Mariwan Halabjaee in French


"I may disapprove of what you say,
but I will defend to the death your right to say it
."



Seventh Edition in Adobe Acrobat Format

Chapter 1: Sexuality of Men of God in Their Religious Environment

Chapter 2: Sexuality in the Mecca Period

Chapter 3: The Hijab - Social Phenomenon or Religious Belief?

Chapter 4: Polygamy and Society

Chapter 5: Mohammed and Sex

Chapter 6: Sexuality, Women and Sharia

Chapter 7: Muta (Temporary Marriage) - Justification for Prostitution in Islam

Entire Seventh Edition

Synopsis, Chapter Summaries and Afterword in German
Sexualität, Scharia und Frauen in der Geschichte des Islams


Sex, Sharia and Women in the History of Islam

In Farsi (Persian)

Translated by Arman Manouchehri

آرمان منوچهری


Book cover for Sex, Sharia and Women in the History of Islam, by Mariwan Halabjaee (alt. sp. Mariwan, Marywan, Marewan / Halabjaee, Halabjayi, Halabjay, Halabjayee, Halabjaye), translated into Persian - Farsi by Arman Manouchehri


Book cover for Sex, Sharia and Women in the History of Islam, by Mariwan Halabjaee (alt. sp. Mariwan, Marywan, Marewan / Halabjaee, Halabjayi, Halabjay, Halabjayee, Halabjaye), translated into Persian - Farsi by Arman Manouchehri


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Sex, Sharia and Women in the History of Islam, by Mariwan Halabjaee (alt. sp. Mariwan, Marywan, Marewan / Halabjaee, Halabjayi, Halabjay, Halabjayee, Halabjaye)Book cover for Sex, Legislation and Women in Islamic History, by Mariwan Halabjaee (alt. sp. Mariwan, Marywan, Marewan / Halabjaee, Halabjayi, Halabjay, Halabjayee, Halabjaye)


Sources

Wikipedia: Mariwan Halabjaee.


Mark Thomas flushes out a fatwa.
(Mirror)


The `Salman Rushdie of Iraqi-Kurdistan` forced to flee to Sweden.


"The Salman Rushdie of Iraqi Kurdistan" sentenced to jail for blasphemy.


Voice of America - Kurdish Author Threatened.


Voice of America - Iraqi Kurdish Writers Threatened.


Iraq: Christians face threats from all sides.
(Mirror)


Mariwan Halabjaee Granted Political Asylum in Norway.
Idag.no (Norwegian)
Bt.no (Norwegian)


Human Rights Service (Norwegian)
Bt.no (Norwegian)
UPI


Convicted author receiving advocacy (Norwegian).


Ukemeagasinet: Mariwan Halabjaee (Norwegian).


Mariwan Halabjaee, the Salman Rushdie of Iraqi Kurdistan, Threatened by Mullah Krekar.


Mener forfatter fortjener dødsstraff (Norwegian).


Krekar drapstruet meg (Norwegian).


Krekar hardt ut mot forfatter (Norwegian).


Mullah Krekar Threatens Author With Death.


Krekar mener forfatter fortjener dødsstraff - Vi forbyr oss selv livet dersom du lever (Norwegian).


Jeg frykter hele tida at noen skal komme bakfra og drepe meg (Norwegian).


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