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ISIS published a rule-book on how to live as a woman. It's as dreadful as you'd expect.

Ever wondered what it would be like as a woman under the law of the Islamic State? Now you can find out.

If we were living under the rule of the Islamic State, most of us would be married by now. We wouldn’t be studying, working, shopping at Zara or leaving the house at all.

According to the Islamic State’s guidelines for women, girls are eligible for marriage at the age of nine, and should ideally be wed by the end of their teen years.

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A young Australian women who fled her home in Vienna to join Islamic State and is now reportedly married to an ISIS fighter. (Photo: Interpol)

As the guidelines — entitled The Women of the Islamic State: Manifesto and Caste Study and published last month — make clear, girls’ education should be ceased at age 15, excepting further study of Islam, which should be done at home.

The manifesto also condemns fashion and beauty as the work of the devil, and holds the Western model of treating women “failed the minute that women were ‘liberated’ from their cell in the house.”

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According The Guardian, the guidelines were published on a jihadi forum and is thought to be written by the al-Khanssa Brigade, an Islamic State female militia. It was later translated to English via the London-based Quilliam Foundation.

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Iraqi Shiite women, volunteering to help forces ISIS forces. (Image via Getty)
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Here is what it suggests:

On marriage.

“It is considered legitimate for a girl to be married at the age of nine. Most pure girls will be married by 16 or 17, while they are still young and active. Young men will not be more than 20 years old in those glorious generations.”

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On clothing.

“It is always preferable for a woman to remain hidden and veiled, to maintain society from behind this veil…”

“This urbanisation, modernity and fashion is presented by Iiblis [the devil] in fashion shops and beauty salons.”

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According to Islamic State, young men should marry by 20. Women should be married by 16. (Image via Getty)

On education.

“From ages seven to nine, there will be three lessons: fiqh (understanding) and religion, Qur’anic Arabic (written and read) and science (accounting and natural sciences).

“From 10 to 12, there will be more religious studies, especially fiqh, focusing more on fiqh related to women and the rulings on marriage and divorce. This is in addition to the other two subjects. Skills like textiles and knitting, basic cooking will also be taught.

“From 13 to 15, there will be more of a focus on sharia, as well as more manual skills (especially those related to raising children) and less of the science, the basics of which will already have been taught. In addition, they will be taught about Islamic history, the life of the prophet and his followers.”

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