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Behind the Harem Doors: What the Real Life of Arab Wives Is Like

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Arrange marriage picture is from Pakistan documents in urdu
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I’m an Arabic woman who lived more than 20 years in the gulf area and now living in Canada
I can say that some of the information provided are not true
Women can live the life they want at the same time they respect and obey their religion Islam that enforce rules just to protect them
For example regarding divorce no need for the husband to repeat 3 times the phrase and it’s not compulsory for the wife to stay with him if he just changes his mind
She can reject him too, furthermore she can ask for divorce first; nobody can force her to stay with him
However, there is some people who aren’t following Islam’s rules but this doesn’t mean that they are doing the right thing same like here in Canada or everywhere in the world
I’m not going to talk about every aspect of this article but I wanted to say that We Arab women follow Islam rules because it’s like the law which has been constituted just to protect us and to protect our interests, for instance women supposed to take their husbands' permission before going out, not because they are not allowed to if he doesn’t give his permission, but rather to respect him and inform him so that he can be aware that she might needs his help or his presence and vice-versa he also supposed to be respectful to his wife by letting her know where he’s going, it’s just a kind of cooperation that preserves love and mutual care between the couple and not because she doesn’t have a free will
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Ye.... right... keep foolling yourself that your life as an islamic woman are so great. In fact - Arab women suffer from violence, you arr rulled by old and primitive religious institutions, and are controlled by men. Many of them use their power in an abusive way. Buy hey everything is good. Thank god I don't live there.
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This has nothing to do with Islam! It actually has to do with turning away from the teachings of Islam and following old tribal traditions in violation of Islam itself! And hey as if women do not suffer from violence, abuse, treated only as a sex object worldwide! U keep lie to ur self saying u give women freedom while all u actually care about is the freedom to reach women anywhere anyhow!
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"to reach women anywhere anyhow"

So the solution is to restrict women from their freedom instead of promoting their rights and educating the society to respect them.
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I am an arab muslim woman living in Jordan, almost every word is described incorrectly, here a woman has more rights granted by islam and more we wear the nicest design conver up if we wish or not, we serve allah the way we can, and want we can cover up from head to toe or get out in shorts, Islam and muslim countries are the first to grant women equally and in some parts more rights than tge men. The men have to serve and provide the women as tge women has to serve and obey the men its a contract of love and respect.

Please visit us talk to us we are always welcoming and we have bad apples like all religens and countries, but if you try to talk a look maybe you will be suprised and you might visit to stay??
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yes but all these things also happens in other religions not only Islam.
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11 months ago
If comments are hidden, there's a reason for this.
As an Arab Muslim woman I tell you thank god you don't live with is because you abviously get yoyr info from one place and have no idea how is our real life.
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5 months ago
The comment didn't pass the sanity test.
That's so true . Bravo
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I don't think that the word vice-versa is in the right place

Because unfortunately man can go wherever he wants and at any time he wants without consulting his wife
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Not if he is a true muslim, it is only as a none muslim arab man wiuld do if he do not respect his wife. It happens in every place. It depend on how hw was raised.
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6 months ago
This comment space is on lease.
I married A muslim girl from a ruthlessly traditional background and did so by doing everything required for us to be legitimate instead of eloping. So i am a member of the family.

I am ridiculed for the liberty I grant my wife and i am branded as being weak and lacking in the masculinity that Arabic men demonstrate in the domination of the females under their guardianship. My wife is eternally grateful for having the freedom that no other female in the history of her bloodline has ever been afforded. Her sisters are in disbelief that she shares a joint bank account with me with no conditions for its use, and i am always ’informed’ by the other males in the family that my encouragement for my wife to flaunt her persian beauty with designer dresses and accessories as opposed to the expected ‘modesty’ forced on the rest of the girls is what they describe as disrespectful towards my wife as they oogle her at every event and function with an intensity unseen in public spaces where such expression of one’s appearance are common place.

Were it not for my wealth and abilities to assist those in her family who were in a position to bless our union, it is clear that many ‘potential suitors’ were lining up infront of her father to attempt to strike a deal for the ownership of a wife unlike any available in London or the UK both in appearance and unconditional dedication towards her husband.

Given the opportunity to flourish without a guardian of any sort to prohibit her progression, she has become the most envied female in her bubble and with my blessings of success and t the realisation of those who wanted her hand for themselves seeing how incredible and superior to any other female in her entire circle, i am hated in secret but admired in person.

Experiencing what i have, seeing what i do, noting the relationships of the males in particular who would have taken her had I not moved mountains to steal her from them, i can tell you that Arabic men are the most generally controlling cultures i have seen, pay no mind to their wives and see them simply as an asset such as a car or a service and due to the rarity of laying eye on a female of their culture who openly shows their beauty, they are also the most perverse men (along eith similar cultures such as indian) and stare at my wife far more intensely than the public here in London.

Eith the benefits of the loyalty and beauty provided by her persian culture and the honesty and faithfulness of our religion of Islam, once given the freedom that us British take for granted she makes a wife far more superior than any in British culture and only because she has been liberated from the control of Arabic patriarchal society that you deny exists...
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wow lol nicely said
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And by the way not all arabic men are controling dont assume
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yeah you are right not all of them but the majority.
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8 months ago
The comment was deleted by a neighbor's dog.
8 months ago
This is so personal that we just can't show it to you.
8 months ago
The comment has been deleted but it will stay in our hearts forever.
from where do you get such information - some are right - but some are extremely wrong
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You forgot to mention... If a man says the 3 "ur divorced" for 3 times....he can remarry on one condition..... That she marries another man, have intercourse with him, and then once she gets a taste of the new man and gets the pre-arranged divorce can her 1st husband remarry her... Fair Enough i guess lol
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6 months ago
Nothing will stay buried forever, apart from this comment.
I think that was legal decades ago now it's illegal . anyway it didn't make sense divorce is the decision of 2 ppl.
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religion doesn't change with time sweetie.
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hmm yes true
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There is one true statement where it says the womans primary responsibility is to have babies and raise them. Muslim women drop baby after baby after baby after baby. they are then raised in islamic fashion. when old enough they are taught the koran and what they must do to infidels.
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Hi, why do not you try to approach us, we are a nice people of different races and cultures. You are welcome to take a better look at our life. I belive you will love it. It is tge most relaxed and safe and comfortable that you will ever experience, we work, study, travel, or set home and relax it is our choice as long as we are safe
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Why are you people so concerned about eastern women when you should actually be focusing on women in your own country.
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That's the fact they don't get the shit about there women & religion and now they are talking about our !
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? Good point, maybe because we are interesting and our lives is extremly better
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they do. you are looking at article about eastern women .what did expect talking about? aliens.
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Women had all the rights to do....they can go out without any fear even in midnight...but it's only in attach country's...but in India we don't have such a safe environment... expect in Pondicherry state...
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Actually every one have their own opinion... according to me...the Islamic religion only teach us the good thing...I feel safe when I go out with my hijab...and the rules and regulations for women in the Quran are truely amazing...
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most of these info are wrong, life is changing now in most of the Arab countries, I can't deny that we still have problems according to women rights, but now a day a girl can choose what she wants in all aspects of life!!!
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Arab woman over here! Who the fuck wrote this?
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About Divorce ??? This is you get from who?I really wanna know who the person is who can say i take you bake then nothing happens its not mentioned in anyway
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Don't spread wrong things about islam do other stuff you but don't get into any religion!
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The best way is ignore this channel and unsubscribe all muslim for spreading wrong things about islam.
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you are more than welcome to go.
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It had been my favorite app. Today, I have come to know that you guys have very poor researchers in your team. Most of the information present here is totally wrong.
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From what i know, in Islam it isnt allowed to have more than 4.. the limit is 4..
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Befire islam men all over tge world were having relation with hundreds islam came to put a limit and aldo made it difficult. You have to do justice to all in everyway.
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6 months ago
This comment was too dangerous for society.
In general, the article is excellent. And the photos of the girls are well chosen.
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This is the most incorrect article about women in Arabic countries I have ever read. Where did you get these information from. I am from Syria, and only part of Muslim females wear Hijab.. most women (with or without Hijab) wear casual European style clothes in their daily life activities, and the majority of women are employed. I have visited Jordan and Egypt where the case is the same. Same applies in Tunis, Algeria and Morocco. Also, when you say Hareem, it does not mean Arabic Women. It means the female section in a Sultan's palace.
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I agree I'm an Egyptian and we wear all sorts of clothes in public and many don't wear hijab. And we have mixed weddings were we eat and dance normally no alcohole sure but no separate weddings. These facts are more of Gulf area facta not all Arab countries
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6 months ago
Oops, the admin pressed "delete".