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Marriage Practices: United States
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Marriage is central to social life and religious practice for Muslims throughout the Islamic world as well as in the United States. Given the considerable diversity of the American Muslim population – composed of first- and second-generation immigrants of many different nationalities, long-established Arab and African American Muslim communities, and converts to Islam – it is not surp…

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Peek, Lori, “Marriage Practices: United States”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 02 October 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0183i>
First published online: 2009

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