The general agreement of scholars is that is sura was revealed shortly before or after the Battle of the Trench in 5 AH. This sura opens with a short introduction to the revelation of the Quran, as many other sura do - that is a reminder and a clear sign for people to look to. The sura thus begins with various explanations and decrees on or relating to corrupt sexual acts, family law, and specifications on the giving of testimony. Foremost amongst these rulings is God's punishment for adultery. This section ends with the pronouncement that good men and women should be paired together, as should corrupt men and corrupt women. This discussion turns into reflections on privacy and modesty, namely of hosts and women.
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
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I would ten thousand times rather that my children should be the half-starved paupers of Ireland than to be the most pampered among the slaves of America. I would rather drudge out my life on a cotton plantation, till the grave opened to give me rest, than to live with an unprincipled master and a jealous mistress. The felon's home in a penitentiary is preferable. He may repent, and turn from the error of his ways, and so find peace; but it is not so with a favorite slave. She is not allowed to have any pride of character. It is deemed a crime in her to wish to be virtuous. Flint possessed the key to her husband's character before I was born.
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When American playboy Matt Claiborne George Brent embarks on a mission to Tripoli, he finds forbidden love and political intrigue when he falls for a dancing girl involved with rival lords. Matt is supposed to trade gold with the Pasha for American sailors being held hostage. But when EI betrays Francesca, she and Matt join forces and find true love. The film was originally called The Flame of Tripoli.
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