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Marriage Practices: Canada
(995 words)

Marriage in Islam secures the foundations of family and community and supplies a moral basis for relations between the sexes; it is a social contract based upon traditional Islamic sources and Canada provides a new context, translating established practices, interpretations, and notions of marriage within the Muslim community.

Community life is valued in Islam, and Muslims have created sizeable communities throughout Canada. Success of marriages and the creation of families, who identify as being Muslim, are reflective of the role that religi…

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Dane, Kirstin Sabrina, “Marriage Practices: Canada”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 15 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0183b>
First published online: 2009



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