Contextualizing Muslim Religious-Only Marriages

Date

2018-09-28

Advisors

Journal Title

Journal ISSN

ISSN

2213-140X

Volume Title

Publisher

Brill

Type

Article

Peer reviewed

Yes

Abstract

This special issue focuses on Muslim religious-only marriages, which are marriages not recognized by state authorities but which at least one of the parties involved considers religiously valid. The practice of informal religious marriages has manifested in different parts of the world, and such marriages have become a topic of debate and intervention. In a tripartite dynamic, state authorities are involved in attempts to regulate or criminalize religious-only marriages, religious actors play a variety of roles, and the couples involved are left to navigate an increasingly controversial field. This special issue explores these issues in detail by investigating the interactions among state authorities, religious actors, and the couples themselves, and the motivations of each in their engagement with the others.

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Keywords

Religious-only marriage, Muslim marriages, mosques, unregistered marriages

Citation

Moors, A., Akhtar, R.C. and Probert, R. (2018) Contextualizing Muslim Religious-Only Marriages. Sociology of Islam, 6, pp. 263-273

Rights

Research Institute

Centre for Law, Justice and Society