Forced Marriage and Islam
International Islamic University Islamabad
December 20, 2012
Forced marriages are worldwide phenomena and also exist in Pakistani society. It involves the lack of free and full consent of at least one of the parties to a marriage. Mostly, females are victims of forced marriages. It is prevalent in the name of religion in many Muslim countries; however, it is purely a traditional and cultural phenomenon which has nothing to do with religion. Forced marriages are different from arranged marriages in which both parties freely consent to enter into marriage contract and they have no objection on the choice of partner selected by their parents. This study will highlights different forms of forced marriages in Pakistani society.
Keywords: Shariah, honour killings, forced marriage, child marriage, elements of marriage contract in Islamworking papers series
Date posted: December 21, 2012
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