Secret marriages, spiritual abuse, and our Scholars: An introduction to “Not all Marriages are Equal”

Note: This piece is an introduction to Dr. Mohammad Fadel’s scholarly article on Islamic marriage, temporary marriage, secret marriage and polygamous marriage.   Sometimes even holy men have their wicked schemes. Over the past few months, my colleagues and I have learned from multiple sources about a set of Muslim celebrity-scholars…

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MuslimMatters: Celebrity Shaykhs and Spiritual Abuse

Shaykha Zaynab Ansari delves into what she calls a toxic environment involving our religious leaders — one where boundaries are crossed and women are deceived. At the center of this toxicity? The celebrity Shaykh. I believe the celebrity Shaykh is a victim of his own success, a product of the…

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