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Al Ghazzali

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He also wrote, “It is a fact that all the trials, misfortunes and woes which befall men come from women."
He mentioned the following sufferings for women due to the fruit that Eve ate, “When Eve ate the fruit which Allah had forbidden to her from the tree in Paradise, the Lord, be He praised, cursed women with eighteen punishments:
* Menstruation
* Childbirth
* Separation from mother and father and marriage to a stranger
* Pregnancy
* not having control over her own person
* a lesser share in inheritance
* her liability to be divorced and inability to divorce
* its being lawful for men to have four wives, but for a woman to have only one husband
* the fact that she must stay secluded in the house
* the fact that she must keep her head covered inside the house
* the fact that two women’s testimony has to be set against the testimony of one man
* the fact that she must not go out of the house unless accompanied by a near relative
* the fact that men take part in Friday and feast day prayers and funerals while women do not
* disqualification for leadership and judgeship
* the fact that merit has one thousand components, only one of which is attributable to women while 999 are attributable to men
* the fact that if women are profligate, they will be given twice as much torment as the rest of the community at the Resurrection Day
* the fact that if their husbands die they must observe a waiting period of four months and ten days before remarrying<ref>''Counsel for Kings''. Al Ghazzali.</ref>
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