Our Moslem Sisters: A Cry of Need From Lands of Darkness by Annie Van Sommer, Samuel Marinus Zwemer

By Annie Van Sommer, Samuel Marinus Zwemer

Excerpt: ... nearly starved from time to time. She weeps many sour tears and curses the faith into which she was once born. The Prophet Mohammed's faith makes many a guy a heartless tyrant. he's drastically to be pitied simply because a sufferer via inheritance to this tremendous approach of evil. Wild animals express extra affection for his or her offspring and positively take (for some time at the least) extra accountability for his or her younger than many Moslems do in Palestine. Werdie is one other case. This identify in Arabic skill "a rose." there are lots of candy younger roses within the East yet, hidden away between thorns and brambles, their perfume is frequently misplaced. This Werdie, a good younger blue-eyed woman whose six personal brothers had all died, lived together with her father and mother and his different better halves in a truly huge Oriental apartment (not a home). She lived in the course of continuous strife, cursings, "evil eyes," and fights. This family is a individual family members of their city! Pg 156 occasionally the quarrels lasted for lots of days with no cessation and Werdie continually took half in them as her mother's champion. The quarrels have been among her father's better halves, [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]

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Their lives centre largely round the three annual feasts, in preparation for and enjoyment of them. Every birth, circumcision, wedding, death, and even serious illness, is an opportunity, for those allowed sufficient freedom, to receive and pay visits, feast, enjoy the accompanying minstrels, appear in their most gorgeous dress and criticise that of others. Meanwhile they engage in empty and profitless conversation, which too often passes into the injurious both for body and soul, of young and old, hostess and guests.

God's "season" comes when all has gone down to despair. So we look round on our Moslem field, and triumph in the dryness that is so like death, for it shows that we need not have long to wait. ***** But a great fight is fought overhead in the natural world out here before the rains are set free: the poor dry CHAPTER PAGE 34 lands seem to wrestle against the one thing that they need. Before the clouds burst there will come days--weeks, perhaps, off and on--of fierce sirocco, hurling them back as they try to gather.

It was touching to see her gentleness to him and the evident trust of each in the other. I have never seen such another in the Hausa country. Yet what possibilities of the future! Very few girls attain the most elementary standard of education. But some few do and every facility is provided for those who can and will go farther, and I have known girls, mostly those whose fathers were mallams, who learned to read and write the Koran well, and who were considered quite proficient; and at least one case I know of a woman who, because of her wisdom and education, was entrusted with the rule of two or three cities in her father's Emirate.

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