ISIS marriage advice warns husbands not to gossip about their relationships behind their jihadi brides’ backs (no matter how many wives they’ve got)
ISIS have issued marriage advice warning husbands not to gossip about their relationships behind their jihadi brides’ backs.
An article published in the terror group’s Rumiyah magazine entitled ‘The Flesh of Your Spouse Is Poisonous’ states no matter how many wives a fighter may have, they must not share operational details.
Previous issues of the magazine have featured how-to articles on terror tactics and how best to kill Westerners.
The magazine, Rumiyah, published by the Al Hayat Media Center, offers advice on ‘establishing the Islamic State’.
In the bizarre feature on marriage, the author recommends: ‘The relationship between a husband and his wife transcends the limits of this world. Due to the implications of the Hereafter, it rises beyond mere desire and pleasure.’
Offering surprising insight into the failings of the human condition, the magazine claims all people are ‘imperfect and fallible’ meaning ‘no home is completely spared of family problems’.
The article warns of a major danger: ‘Some spouses – be they men or women – are not careful when it comes to exposing their homes to gossip and idle talk.
‘We often find husbands talking about the problems that happen between them and their wives in both private and public gatherings, and also find that wives do so as well.
‘Each of them might mention the other, in the latter’s absence, with displeasing terms.’
The article warns of grave consequences of speaking ill of your partner: ‘You Must Not Backbite One Another Backbiting is a disease of the tongue that only incurs ruin and loss.’
Women, according to the article ‘know that it is a disease of the tongue’ and will speak about their husband and ‘co-wife’ to others ‘assuming that eating their flesh is allowed’.
The article is critical of those who listen to gossip as ‘most of those listening enjoy it, their curiosity raised about the conduct and stories of these absent spouses’.
The author claims: ‘Some women help one another and support each other in this wrongdoing. When one woman complains against her husband, some of her friends react with incitement and provocation. Worse still, some women even guide their sister to the court and explain the procedure for divorce. They beautify to her the termination of her relationship with her husband, hoping to marry her off to one of their relatives or to one of their husband’s relatives – not doing anything for her out of love or in an endeavor to fix her problem.’
When a man speaks out of turn, it is claimed ‘he exposes the secrets of his relationship with his wife, as if to remove her veil in front of other men’.
This gossip ‘is evidence of a lack of manliness. Only one who makes a fool of himself does such a thing’.