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Courtship: Canada
(1,274 words)

The pre-existing notions of courtship and appropriate relations between the genders held by immigrants often change in response to new social, political, and cultural realities. The fluidity of interpretation and the emergence of modern discourse allow for creative responses to the practices of courtship in Muslim communities in Canada.

Muslims draw from traditional sources, the Qurʾān, ḥadīth collections, and juridical elucidations, to gain insight into how to live according to an Islamic standard. The Qurʾān gives details about the fundamental stru…

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Dane, Kirstin Sabrina, “Courtship: Canada”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 09 February 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0165b>
First published online: 2009

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