‘Permit Kuwaiti women to buy good-looking men’ Islamic thinker describes proposal as strange and odd

KUWAIT CITY, June 25: A few weeks after creating waves with the suggestion that Kuwaiti men be allowed to keep concubines to satisfy their urges, former national assembly candidate and activist Salwa Al-Mutairi has called for issuing a law that would allow Kuwaiti women to buy good looking men from Muslim countries. The men, however, should have ‘slave qualities’ and should be ready for marriage.

According to Al-Mutairi, the proposal would solve the problem of spinsters in Kuwait and would help face the phenomenon of increasing divorce rates in the country.

Talking about the qualities of a slave man, Al-Mutairi said “the purchased man should be polite, modest and good looking. He should obey the orders of his wife and treat her well, so that she spends her life with him in a beautiful way, away from clashes, fights and disputes.”

 Salwa added that such ‘husbands’ should be recruited through offices in Islamic countries, not just from Russia, and said ‘wanted husbands for women’ advertisements should mention that the candidate should either be a Muslim or should be willing to embrace Islam.

A Kuwaiti woman can select her husband by looking at the photos of the applicants, she said, adding the proposal will also help eugenics in Kuwait.  Al-Mutairi said she would do the job if she was given legal authorization and would visit European and Asian countries which have large Muslim populations and hire men who have the qualities needed to satisfy Kuwaiti women.

Salwa also claimed that a former minister who spent 14 years in his position proposed to her and that he loves her very much but she refused to marry him because he is 30 years older than her. She said she is ready to get married to a young good looking European, even if he is poor.

Meanwhile, Islamic thinker Mohammad Al-Ansari described the proposal on purchasing slaves as “strange, odd and not in tune with the current times.”


By: Mohammad Al-Ahmad - Special to the Arab Times

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LOLWassim Hussain | 8/7/2011 1:39:27 PM well i am gonna open a recruitment agency which will have installment plans and also 2-3 years leasing and financing scheme.How about facility for a test drive???
Desperate To Be Wives...Russylle C. Malig-on | 8/1/2011 9:41:06 AM Life's imperfection is part of God's perfection. Life isn't fair but we've got to deal with it. This "odd proposal" might be just a way of getting even with the promiscuous men to keep their concubines but still I find it 'absobloodylutely low taste" at all. The world now is fighting against slavery and buying for equality towards humanity and yet this proposal has gone crazy wild. Despite our cultural and religious differences in taking matters, but still we have to consider that money isn't everything. MONEY can't buy us LOVE... Even if I am the poorest of the poor, I won't be a sex slave, thanks I'm not good- looking though... But this is totally ridiculous. I have read a lot of mindless proposals but this has gone beyond cognition... no wonder that the spinster population is growing fast and this is the best move they can think about... We should think about the sanctity of marriage, not only to satisfy our urges...
ULOL ( ultimate laugf out load )Geri | 7/5/2011 2:35:03 PM Oh my god! They hve time to think of this than the sponsorship to be abolish!!! Mybe the pople bhind this idea is so desperate to hve a handsome husband! Is their any qualification will be in this law? Size? Hieght? Weight? Level of sexiesness? Or level of hottness? My GOD pls push to abolish the sponsorship than wasting ur time to satisfy ur bed needs...
Male is Superior than Female in IslamPrakash | 6/29/2011 12:33:18 PM The Creation of GOD has some hidden meanings, He created humanbeing equally, He will Judge the mischief maker according to their deeds, Let they make Law which will be supporting Humanity not Nationality.
3% have a Psychopath GeneFred Jones | 6/29/2011 9:16:58 AM According to recent studies up to 3% of the population possesses the psychopath gene, so if you have 100 Face book friends, at least one of them qualifies. The scale reads, serial killers at the top end to ‘ordinary angels’ at the bottom end and somewhere in the middle there are people who may not break the law, but are still extremely damaging to those around them. The frightening part is that when you meet a psycho, you may not realize it, in this case you do.
DAY OFFabbas satellite | 6/27/2011 10:23:12 PM WILL HE GET A DAY OFF EVERY FRIDAY ?
All Muslims are equalhafeez | 6/27/2011 1:51:27 PM There is a strong warning for anyone who enslaves free people. al-Bukhari reported from Abu Hurairah that he said: The Prophet said, "Allah said, 'I will be an opponent to three types of people on the Day of Resurrection: 1. One who makes a covenant in My Name, but proves treacherous. 2. One who sells a free person and eats his price. 3. One who employs a laborer and takes full work from him but does not pay him for his labour" . Abu Dawood reported in another narration: "And any man who makes a free man slave" . Ibn al-Jauzi said: 'The free person is the slave of Allah. So, anybody who enslaves him, Allah as his Master, will defend and support this free person'. Others say: "His sin is great because anybody who sells a free person he prevents him from acting freely in his property and made him bound to lowness which Allah has saved him from?", Non-Arb Muslim idealize Arb, so please dont shake our confidence and stick with real teachings of Islam. Allah knows best
Slave Man?STEPHANIE DAVIS | 6/27/2011 12:24:34 PM I feel this is a poor choice in words being that slavery has so many ill feelings attached. What are slave qualities? I do agree with Mohammad Al-Ansari, very odd. Why not pore more money into counseling before marriage or educational programs dealing with social behaviors of men and women (something that is supposed to be taught at an early age), geared towards how it takes 100% from both parties to make a marriage work or that it involves love, kindness, selflessness, support from both, and heartfelt feelings to give a marriage the luster that it needs to shine. Love is the key here not just marrying because you have to, or because you want someone beautiful, or because it is socially accepted to do so. I would divorce a man too if I had to marry because of money or having to keep it in the family type scenario. As a human first and woman second I would like to choose my own destiny and if that includes finding (not buying) my own true love! Can’t wait to see which direction this “slave” buying project will go. This goes back to the old saying of “Money can’t buy you love.” In the end we only have to answer for ourselves and to answer the question of how many humans I suppressed and oppressed could be quite unforgiving.
Kuwaiti citizen rana | 6/27/2011 1:24:51 AM How about his citizenship when he will get his Kuwaiti passport and how long it will take to get his children Kuwaiti citizen ship 20 ,30 ,or 50 years?as a non Kuwaiti husband?
To buy?Roland | 6/26/2011 12:02:41 PM Can she get also a loan if he's very expensive or rent him? Since when humans are materials? "Hey, I want to buy this young good looking man but he's quite expensive! Ah? Why is that? Well he speaks 4 languages!! He's European but muslim!!" Oh dear Lord...please help us here...The world is completely going nuts. Instead of doing a law to protect citizens that get raped, treated very bad, they think of doing a law to buy men to satisfy women and marry them...this is ridiculous. Such a shame.
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