Marriage & Family

Meditations on Marriage: Intimacy, Commitment, Spiritual Beauty [Forthcoming]

Posted by on Dec 7, 2011 in Marriage & Family | 4 comments

Meditations on Marriage: Intimacy, Commitment, Spiritual Beauty [Forthcoming]

What follows is not intended to be a fully-fledged discussion on marriage, or nikah, in Islam. Instead, I offer some reflections and meditations on certain hadiths, or prophetic utterences, looking at aspects of marriage, meaning, companionship, intimacy and cultural change. A sacred social and legal institution, marriage is seen in Islam as the bedrock of social order and communal harmony, regulating moral, sexual and familial relationships. If the institution of marriage and family crumble, so too does society.

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