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The Marriage Book by Lisa Grunwald & Stephen Adler

The Marriage Book by Lisa Grunwald & Stephen Adler

Author:Lisa Grunwald & Stephen Adler [Grunwald, Lisa & Adler, Stephen]
Language: eng
Format: epub
Tags: Family & Relationships, Marriage & Long Term Relationships, General, Literary Collections
ISBN: 9781439169650
Google: ncsNBAAAQBAJ
Amazon: 1439169659
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Published: 2015-05-11T23:00:00+00:00


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MUSLIM INSTITUTE AND ISLAMIC SHARI’AH COUNCIL

MUSLIM MARRIAGE CONTRACT, 2008

With 1.25 billion Muslims living in dozens of countries, contemporary Islamic marriage practices naturally differ widely. In many places, details of the marriage are still arranged between the groom and a male guardian of the bride, known as the walee, to prevent premarital interactions, and polygamy is permissible as authorized by the Qur’an. However, in an effort to create a marriage contract complying with both Islamic religious law (Shari’ah), and British law, Muslim leaders in Great Britain collaborated in 2008 to produce a modern marriage contract that barred polygamy and made the walee optional.

“Security of gaze” refers to the Islamic admonition that men and women should lower their eyes to avoid sexual temptation.

MUTUAL RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS

Marriage is a union for life having mutually inclusive benefits and fulfillment for the contracting parties including the following: • Preservation of chastity and security of gaze

• Companionship inside and outside home

• Emotional and sexual gratification

• Procreation and raising of any children by mutual consultation

• Agreement to live together in a mutually agreed country and establish their matrimonial home therein • Working collectively towards the socio-economic welfare and stability of the family

• Maintaining their individual property rights but contributing to the welfare of the family according to their capacity • Maintaining social contacts with family and friends mutually beneficial for the family • Managing their individual activities/roles inside and outside the home by mutual consultation OBLIGATIONS OF THE HUSBAND

In addition to the mutual duties and obligations, the husband undertakes not to:

• Abuse his wife/child(ren) verbally, emotionally, physically, or sexually

• Desert/be absent from the marital home for more than 60 days unless by mutual agreement • Withhold economic contribution towards his wife/family

• Sexually transmit disease or other transmissible diseases

• Misuse/interfere with the wife’s property

OBLIGATIONS OF THE WIFE

In addition to the mutual duties and obligations, the wife undertakes not to:

• Abuse her husband/child(ren) verbally, emotionally, physically, or sexually

• Desert/be absent from the marital home for more than 60 days unless by mutual agreement • Sexually transmit disease or other transmissible diseases

• Misuse/interfere with the husband’s property

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

• Both parties reserve the right to amend/alter the contract through mutual written agreement • Both parties undertake to stay loyal to each other and never to engage in extramarital affairs with the oppos[ite] or same sex • The husband is not to enter into formal or informal nikah (Muslim marriage) contract in the UK or abroad with another woman, as it is unlawful under the laws of England and Wales as well as the Scottish legal system • The husband is to procure separate/independent accommodation from shared or parental abode • The husband delegates his power of divorce (talaq al-tafwid) to his wife

• Details of any additional special conditions mutually agreed upon by bride



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