Furthermore, the Qur'an continues to go on and describe certain things that must happen in a marriage. It even states that a Muslim man can either marry a Muslim woman or a woman that is included in the People from the Book. The People of the Book are referred to as the Kitabi in Islam. This would mean a Muslim man could go onto marry a Christian or Jewish woman; however, thi... ... middle of paper ... ...des aid to the husband by completing household duties and by bearing children. Divorce in Christianity is not encouraged; in fact, everything possible is to be done to save the marriage.
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"The dowry, previously regarded as a bride-price paid to the father, became a nuptial gift retained by the wife as part of her personal property" (Fanar). This quote sums up the transition of women from being property to an individual person. Women used to be sold and purchased, but Islam raised the status of the women within a society that never thought much of the female. In the past, certain societies believed marriage was nothing more than a status symbol. Women were thought of producing children and establishing a man’s family tree.
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... ... middle of paper ... ... 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.
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The question for researchers may be why veiling has continued to be so important for many Muslims. It might be natural to assume that veiling is a uniquely Islamic practice, but history proves otherwise. Nashat and Tucker say that it is difficult to state for sure why the veil was introduced in ancient times. Most likely, it was part of the attempt to isolate women from men for several reasons depending on different periods. According to studies of early history, the purpose of the veil was to protect upper-class women from the "gaze of common men," but the reasons here are not ultimately clear.
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