• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Arranged marriages

Extracts from this document...


Arranged marriages In Islam Muslims are all people are expected to marry even in modern society. In modern most men only have one wife due to the civil law of the country in which they are staying in even though in Islam they are allowed many wives. Often in modern society marriage is not as traditional as it used to be and now marriages are not as much arranged as it used to be. Now young Muslims tend to look for their soul mate or 'the one' to get married to. This may be due to the society in which they live in as they may be influenced by other races to feel different things or think in different ways. For example if they see their Christian friends doing things with people of the opposite sex they may want to do the same thing, but are not allowed due to their religion as they do not have the same freedom. ...read more.


'The prophet said "A woman should only be married to a person who is good enough for her or compatible to her"'. In Islam the only compatibility that really matters is faithfulness. The prophet permitted marriages between people of vastly different social status and financial backgrounds, knowing it was not these factors which made for compatibility, but what they were like in their hearts. The most important thing in Muslim marriages are shared values and beliefs, so even if couple come from different cultures and background, they possess the same basic world view, attitude and habits which will bind them together. 'Do not marry only for a person's looks; their beauty might become the cause of moral decline. Do not marry for wealth, since this may become the cause of disobedience. Marry rather on the grounds of religious devotion.' The aim in marriage is that the partner should also be one's 'best friend', the one who shares the concern and responsibilities of life. ...read more.


If however he has married several wives abroad and then comes to live in Britain there is nothing to stop him living in Britain with all of them. Marriages in Britain have to be performed in a registered building and by a registrar. So people not getting married in a church must have a legal ceremony at a resister office. Divorce is subject to British law, although Muslim immigrants could return home for a divorce, which would then be recognised in Britain. The lowest age for sex and marriage in Britain is 16, but is often lower in Muslim countries. Muslims are not allowed to live in Britain with younger brides whom they have married abroad. So Muslim life can be extremely affected by the law in Britain and Muslims have to follow these laws. Also due to the mixed culture and different opinions in Britain young Muslims attitudes and feelings can be affected by the people around them. Which is one of the reasons why Muslims in the west are not following the Muslim traditions as much. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Hajj section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Hajj essays

  1. Pilgrimage is an important part of Christian life

    The pilgrimages at Lourdes are for all, but there are also different pilgrimages for different people. For example, apart from general pilgrimages for all, there is: * A 'Sick and Disabled' pilgrimage, held at The Accueil Notre-Dame which is exclusively reserved for the sick and disabled pilgrims as well as those who accompany them.

  2. In the following essay, you will read about Islam marriage and family life, including ...

    God, at the end of the world, on how they have brought up their children. Islam sees the family as the basis of society and believes that without the family, society would collapse. The family is also important in Islam because it is the place where children learn about right

  1. Islam is believed to be the fastest growing religion in the world.

    non-Muslim, but does living in a country where Islam is a minority faith have any effects on the practise of the five pillars? "The edifice of Islamic religious belief and social practise rests on these five pillars."3 The five pillars of Islam include the Shahada, (the profession of faith)

  2. What is Islam?

    depictions of living things (photographs, stuffed toys), length of beards, wear of clothing, and so on.16 Citizens suffered through invasions of privacy, violent beatings, and public executions. It was a return to the Middle Ages, but the success of Operation Enduring Freedom marked the end of the Taleban, and the stronghold for Al-Qa'ida.

  1. Religious Education Hajj Coursework

    Following the 2004 stampede, Saudi authorities embarked on major construction work in and around the Jamarat Bridge area. Additional accessways, footbridges, and emergency exits were built, and the three cylindrical pillars were replaced with longer and taller oblong walls of concrete to enable more pilgrims simultaneous access to them without the jostling and fighting for position of recent years.

  2. "What are Islamic sexual and moral codes and how are these affected by living ...

    to which they belong. The influences and pressures on them come from a range of different, often conflicting, directions, and all of which are at a higher extreme in multi-cultural societies. Certain acts that take place in multi cultural environments are considered to be the norm but are regarded as haram (prohibited)

  1. Religion, wealth + Poverty

    Then my favour will shine on you like the morning sun, and your wounds will be quickly healed. I will always be with you to save you; my presence will protect you on every side. When you pray, I will answer you. When you call to me, I will respond.

  2. Running Head: Islam Culture Versus Islam Religion & The Western Perception of Islam

    Without this fundamental belief, their Islam is just as "dead" and is not Islam at, but rather a tainted version of the word of Allah and the teachings of the Prophet Mohammad. Re-education is required to reintroduce Islam to the country and not confuse or infuse the two separate religions and cultures.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work