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« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2011, 08:28:23 AM »

Adam: Thanks God for Eve. Why did you make her so beautiful?
God: So you would love her.
Adam: Okay. But why did you make her so stupid?
God: So she would love you, my son.

Heheh. Is this why so many intelligent women are single?

Is this why Lillith was banned from Eden? She was INTELLIGENT?Huh?Sad
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« Reply #16 on: January 17, 2011, 16:15:45 PM »

Changing the clothes upon completion of the menses
*Please appropriately reference this fatwa to: www.fatwa-online.com, thankyou!*
Question: Is a menstruating woman required to change her clothing after she has [completed her menses and] purified herself, keeping in mind that no blood or impurity has fallen on her clothing?

Response: She is not required to do so. This is because the menses do not make the body impure, rather the blood of the menses makes impure whatever it touches; Because of this, the Prophet (sal-Allaahu 'alaye wa sallam) ordered the women whose clothing had any [menses] blood on them to wash them and [then] pray in them. [Transmitted by al-Bukhaaree - 227, and Muslim - 110].


This does not give any indication what Muslim men should do.   Considering that men are inclined to be messy, I would suggest washing the clothes, especially after prolonged menstruation.   As for praying - if you're male and have been menstruating, I suspect Allah might be a bit peeved with you, so keep it short.   
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« Reply #17 on: January 17, 2011, 17:01:28 PM »

I suspect that if men could menstruate, the religious prescriptions around menstruation would be much more lax and accommodating.  Perhaps the occurrence of the menses would even be viewed as a cause for celebration and menstrual blood taken to be a holy blessing.

Remember that we have patriarchs of old, at worst misogynistic and at best merely patronising ones, to thank for what religions have to say about the matter.  If men could menstruate, there’s little doubt that the affair would, as a matter of self-interest, be treated far more charitably in religious canons.

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