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Marriage and Divorce in Islam


  • Ahmad Bello, Dogarawa


This paper discusses the concepts of and Islamic rulings concerning various issues relating to marriage and divorce. The aim is to outline the purposes, goals and benefits of marriage; pillars and conditions of marriage; some dos and don’ts of marriage; causes of marriage breakdown and success factors in marriage; marriage discord and ways of handling it; the what, why and how of divorce; and finally suggest ways by which the institution of marriage would be safeguarded and marriage breakdown leading to widespread divorce be curbed among couples in Muslim societies.

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  • Ahmad Bello, Dogarawa, 2009. "Marriage and Divorce in Islam," MPRA Paper 23194, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:23194

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    Marriage; Divorce;

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    • Z12 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Religion


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