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Subj: Harems are not "Muslim," particularly. They're more to do with the Ottoman Empire. The word is Turkish, not Arabic.
Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 at 08:17:55 pm EST (Viewed 226 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Just What Is Ir With This Harem Thing?And What Daughter?
Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 at 05:34:19 pm EST (Viewed 10 times)
The Mandarin was shown to have a harem in Invincible Iron Man Annual #1. Harems, though not always called that, predate Islam by quite a bit -- Genghis Khan had a bevy of concubines, as did the Old Testament figure Solomon.
There's actually a Chinese word for the same thing, huogong,and that tradition goes back even further than the harem tradition in the Middle East. So that's presumably what the Mandarin would call it.
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