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Arranged Marriages in Islam

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Arranged Marriages in Islam

In Islam Muslims are all people are expected to marry even in modern

society. In modern most men only have one wife due to the civil law of

the country in which they are staying in even though in Islam they are

allowed many wives. Often in modern society marriage is not as

traditional as it used to be and now marriages are not as much

arranged as it used to be. Now young Muslims tend to look for their

soul mate or 'the one' to get married to. This may be due to the

society in which they live in as they may be influenced by other races

to feel different things or think in different ways. For example if

they see their Christian friends doing things with people of the

opposite sex they may want to do the same thing, but are not allowed

due to their religion as they do not have the same freedom. As their

religion of Islam have stricter rules.

Muslims are often urged to choose their partners for life carefully

and remain loyal to them for the rest of their lives. For this reason,

Muslim marriages are often arranged for young couples by their

parents. In the west, most young people think it is natural to fall in

love, get engaged and then get married. Muslims sometimes regard

'being under the influence of love' as a dangerous and intoxicating

state of mind that could easily cloud their judgement. This is why

parents seek to find good, compatible partners for their kids, and may

not approve of an unwise romance. However, marriages in Islam should

always be with the consent of both parties, and they have the right to

disagree with the partner's choice. A forced marriage is forbidden in

Islam and is usually do...

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... have to be performed in a registered building and

by a registrar. So people not getting married in a church must have a

legal ceremony at a resister office. Divorce is subject to British

law, although Muslim immigrants could return home for a divorce, which

would then be recognised in Britain. The lowest age for sex and

marriage in Britain is 16, but is often lower in Muslim countries.

Muslims are not allowed to live in Britain with younger brides whom

they have married abroad. So Muslim life can be extremely affected by

the law in Britain and Muslims have to follow these laws. Also due to

the mixed culture and different opinions in Britain young Muslims

attitudes and feelings can be affected by the people around them.

Which is one of the reasons why Muslims in the west are not following

the Muslim traditions as much.
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