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Marriage in Islam

Islam considers marriage as a solemn family relationship between a man and a woman, based on mercy and love. More information about marriage and married life in Islam, including courtship, the marriage ceremony, and the spousal relationship.
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An Introduction to Islamic Marriage
In Islam, marriage is a social and legal relationship intended to strengthen and extend family relationships. Islamic marriage begins with a search for an appropriate partner, and ends with an agreement of marriage, the contract, and the wedding party.

Courtship and Dating in Islam
What is the process of courtship and dating in Islam? How do Muslims find marriage partners?

Personal stories of Islamic courtship
Muslims share their personal stories of Islamic courtship - how they met their future husband or wife. See submissions

Polygamy in Islam
How is polygamy practiced in Islam? How many spouses can a Muslim have, and under what circumstances?

Online Muslim Matrimonials
In modern times, Muslims are increasingly turning to the Internet to search for a potential spouse. Consider the advantages and disadvantages, protect yourself, and check this list of online matrimonial sites for Muslims.

Interfaith Marriage in Islam
Is interfaith marriage allowed in Islam? What does Islam say about a Muslim marrying a Christian or Jewish person, or a person of another faith?

Married Life in Islam
Muslims view marriage as the foundation of society and family life. In a practical aspect, Islamic marriage is thus structured through legally-enforceable rights and duties of both parties. In an atmosphere of love and respect, these rights and duties provide a framework for the balance of family life and the fulfillment of both partners.

The Islamic Marriage Contract
The Islamic marriage contract must contain certain elements in order to meet Islamic legal requirements.

Islamic Marriage Contract - Share an Example of Your Islamic …
Share and read examples of Islamic marriage contract conditions and mahr (dowry).

Contraception in Islam
What does Islam say about contraception? Is it allowed for Muslims to use birth control?

Weddings Customs of the Muslim World
In the Muslim world, wedding traditions maintain some similarities based on faith. However, there are also colorful, cultural variations from place to place. Here you can find information and wedding photos from around the Muslim world.

Unique Wedding Customs from Around the World
After a couple signs the Islamic marriage contract, families usually hold a public wedding party (walima). A wedding is always a happy time for families to celebrate. In the Muslim world, there are colorful, cultural variations from place to place. The various wedding traditions reflect the diversity of the Muslim world.

Islamic Marriage - Married Life in Islam
In Islam, the marriage relationship is characterized by safety, comfort, and love. Married life in Islam is also governed by mutual rights and responsibilities of husband and wife.

Weddings in Afghanistan
Weddings in Afghanistan contain elements of Islamic tradition and local culture.

Steps to an Islamic Divorce
When a marriage breaks down beyond repair, Islam allows for divorce. Certain steps must take place to ensure that both parties are protected through this difficult process.

Definition of "Mahr"
What is the meaning of mahr in the Islamic marriage process? Is it correctly translated as "dowry?"

Definition of "Walima"
What is the meaning of "walima" in the Islamic marriage process?

Definition of "Nikah"
What is the meaning of nikah in the Islamic marriage process?

Why You Need A Prenuptial Agreement
This article from Soundvision.com shows how drafting prenuptial agreements can be a way for Muslim couples in America to retain their Islamic rights in a non-Islamic land.

Muslim Women - Married Names
Is it common for a Muslim woman to change her last name upon marriage, or does she usually keep her "maiden" name?

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