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RS REVIEW
MODULE 3 ­ MARRIAGE AND THE FAMILY
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 ceremony giving a homosexual couple the same
legal rights as a husband and wife
REASONS FOR ATTITUDE SHIFT:
Impact of secularisation (secular ­ decline in religion)
Subsequent changes in law to accommodate secular values
Increase of autonomy because of secular values
Impact of media and secular culture
THE ISLAMIC ATTITUDE TO SEX OUTSIDE MARRIAGE
Vocabulary:
Pre-marital sex ­ sex before marriage
Pro creation ­ making a new life
Adultery ­a sexual act between a married person and someone other than
they marriage partner
PREMARITAL SEX PROBLEMS ­
Shame
Poor reputation
Abortion?

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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 of money placed in trust for a bride by her husband at a
wedding Money or Goods
Walimah ­ celebration of the marriage and a sunnah of the holy prophet…read more

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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
3. Sermon (khutbah) and prayers by the imam. They does not have to be a
religious person present. Most Muslims like to hear prayers and readings
from the Quran for future of their marriage
4.…read more

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MODULE 3 ­ MARRIAGE AND THE FAMILY
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 suicide ­negative
Grandmother finds it strange that he asked if he could meet the bride
before marriage
Eating sweets and wearing red is purely Hinduism
Was the program fair to Islam and to practising Muslim?…read more

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Withdrawal
THE TRADITIONALIST ATTITUDE TO C…read more

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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 has failed
Khul ­the divorce of the husband by the wife
DIVORCE IS HALAL:
REASONS FOR DIVORCE:…read more

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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 any of his wives
Breaks up family and children are affected
Causes unhappiness, sadness ­ children can have behaviour problems
DIVORCE IS AN ABSOLUTLEY LAST RESORT!
THE QURAN SETS OUT PROCEDURES WHICH HAVE TO BE…read more

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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 society have become more secular therefore less religious
Islam condemns all form of sex that take place outside marriage.…read more

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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 city
killing all the inhabitants, but saved Lut and his family
Most Muslim's believe that we all have choices to make regarding our
sexuality.…read more

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MODULE 3 ­ MARRIAGE AND THE FAMILY
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 a gift that should be cared for
in order to make society a good and stable place in which to live
Muhammad said that the extended family is very important and it is the
duty…read more

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