Mauritanian women say no to polygamy

Many Mauritanian women and their families are now stipulating the one-wife as a prerequisite before marriage, but religious scholars have condemned it as a violation to Islamic teaching.

Islamic clerics object to one wife rule

Husband pledges in contract not to remarry/Al Arabiya (RoP)

“In order to be granted that right we neither ask for big dowries nor a divorce settlement,” she told AlArabiya.net. “We also don’t care about the apartment, furniture or the honeymoon.”

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In the U.S., Blacks Flock to Islam. In Africa, Half A Million Slaves Want Out of Islam

 “It is our religion and custom”-

Half a million African slaves are at the heart of Mauritania's presidential election    

Supporters of General Mohamed Ould Abdelaziz Photo: AFP/GETTY

 “Paradise is under your master’s foot.”

A year after she ran away from her master, Barakatu Mint Sayed prays that the election on July 18 will mark the beginning of the end of slavery in Mauritania.

Her nation is one of the last places on Earth where large numbers of humans are still kept as property.

And like thousands of other slaves and freed slaves across the Saharan country, her hopes are fixed on an inspirational candidate, a man born to slave parents who has sworn to put an end to the practice of “owning” humans if he is elected president.

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