Islamic Family Law: Divorce in Islam, Islamic Family Law by Country, Marriage in Islam, Muhammad's Wives, Islamic Marital Jurisprudence, Nikah Mut'ah, Nikah Misyar, Talaq, Rights and Obligations of Spouses in Islam, Iran's Family Protection Law

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General Books, Sep 4, 2011 - Law - 122 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 28. Chapters: Divorce in Islam, Islamic family law by country, Marriage in Islam, Muhammad's wives, Islamic marital jurisprudence, Nikah mut'ah, Nikah Misyar, Talaq, Rights and obligations of spouses in Islam, Iran's Family Protection Law, Malian Family Code, Nikah 'urfi, Iddah, Islam regarding intentions to marry, Mahram, Polygyny in Islam, Nikah Halala, Interfaith marriage in Islam, Islamic adoptional jurisprudence, Triple talaq, Scholars allowing Nikah Mut'ah, Walima. Excerpt: Muhammad's wives were the eleven or thirteen women married to the Islamic prophet Muhammad. Muslims refer to them as Mothers of the Believers (Arabic: Ummah?t ul-Mu?min?n). Muslims use the term prominently before or after referring to them as a sign of respect. The term is derived from Qur'an 33:6: Muhammad's life is traditionally delineated as two epochs: pre-hijra (emigration) in Mecca, a city in northern Arabia, from the year 570 to 622, and post-hijra in Medina, from 622 until his death in 632. All but two of his marriages were contracted after the Hijra (migration to Medina). During his life Muhammad married eleven or thirteen women depending upon the differing accounts of who were his wives. Muhammad's first marriage lasted 25 years. In Arabian culture, marriage was generally contracted in accordance with the larger needs of the tribe and was based on the need to form alliances within the tribe and with other tribes. Virginity at the time of marriage was emphasized as a tribal honor. Watt states that all of Muhammad's marriages had the political aspect of strengthening friendly relationships and were based on the Arabian custom. Esposito points out that some of Muhammad's marriages were aimed at providing a livelihood for widows. Francis Edwards Peters says that it is hard to make generalizations about Muhammad's marriages: many of them were politi...

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