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Marriage: Islamic Discourses: Overview
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Attitude toward marriage (and celibacy ) in Islam

Before examining the complex relationship between a woman and a man within the context of marriage in Islam, one should note that the Qurʾān adopts a positive attitude toward marriage. It encourages Muslims who are able and willing to marry a “virtuous” or “chaste” man or woman, regardless of differences in s…

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Hassan, Riffat, “Marriage: Islamic Discourses: Overview”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 02 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0182>
First published online: 2009

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