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ATTITUDINAL CHANGE WITHIN MODERN UK SOCIETY

Vocabulary:

Promiscuity ­ having sex with a number of partners without commitment
Cohabitation ­ living together without being married
Homosexuality ­ sexual attraction to a person of the same sex
Civil partnership ­ a legal…

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Family crisis ­ kicked out / abandoned
STI's
Depression ­ suicide self harm

EXAM QUESTION




Islamic marriage

Vocabulary:

Contract (Nikkah) ­ the marriage contract ­ the legal document of marriage
which gives both couples rights and responsibilities
Mahr ­ a sum…

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THE NIKKAH PROCESS

1. Stating in front of 2 witnesses that you want to marry. This is a legal
requirement in Britain. Licensed buildings
2. Sighing the nikkah and giving Mahr. This gives both husband and wife equal
rights and responsibilities…

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DVD - MARRYING A STANGER

How the issue of arranged marriages was presented? ­ negative/ positive
Parents go round to each others house to set things up
Husband and wife do not meet
Put under unnecessary psychological stress ­can lead to…

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Withdrawal




THE TRADITIONALIST ATTITUDE TO C ­

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THE MODERIST/ MAJORITY ATTITUDE TO C ­

Most Muslim authorities allow most methods of contraception to preserve
the health of the mother and the wellbeing of the family

EXAM QUESTION




DIVORCE

Vocabulary:

Divorce ­ the legal dissolution of marriage when reconciliation…

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Adultery
Non-compatibility ­ too many big differences which sets them apart
Abuse ­ violence



Non-consummation ­ after marriage (arranged or force) ­ can't have sex



MORAL ABSOLUTIST MUSLIM'S SAY THAT WE SHOULD NEVER GET
DIVORCED

Because the prophet Muhammad never divorced…

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HOMOSEXUALITY

Vocabulary:

Homosexuality ­ sexual attraction to the same sex
Civil partnership ­ a legal ceremony giving a homosexual couple the same
legal rights as a husband and wife
Procreation ­ making a new life




MUSLIM ATTITUDE TO HOMOSEXUALITY

Attitudes in…

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Homosexuality is regarded as a sin WORSE than adultery because it does
not allow procreation to take place
Because of the Quranic evidence concerning prophet Lut (lot) who lived in a
city where homosexuality was common. Allah condemned and burned the…

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Family provides love and the environment where children learn their values
and basic rules
Muslim's believe that if the family is a strong unit then the rest of the
society will be secure
They believe that Allah gives the children as…

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