The Betrothal and Marriage - According to Islamic Law (Shariah) and Under the Secular System
11 Pages Posted: 18 Oct 2016
Date Written: October 15, 2016
It is known that the family is an extremely important social institution, namely one of the main agents of socialization. Given its social importance, societies have tried to create norms that govern relationships between family members and others. The importance of family lies in the growth and education of children and the continuity of the life of human society on earth. This paper analyzes two different approaches to marriage as an institution establishing the family: the secular, non-religious approach and the Islamic religious approach. The paper includes discussion of legal regulation and religious-Islamic marriage, the rights and obligations between spouses, and the conclusion of marital relations. Academics, who often treat these issues in terms of secular legal doctrine, may encounter different issues than the religious right in making various comparisons in order to achieve certain objectives. How much is the right one or the other depends on the obedience of each individual, the nature of his education, and the society in which he lives, as well as other factors.
Keywords: Family, Betrothal, divorce, marriage, spouse, etc.
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