Getting Married – British Muslim Style

Ahmad, Fauzia; Raja, Mizan and Omar, Mustafa. 2016. Getting Married – British Muslim Style. In: S. Abdallah Schleifer, ed. The Muslim 500: The World's 500 Most Influential Muslims, 2016. 2016 Amann, Jordan: The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre, pp. 218-222. ISBN 9789975428372 [Book Section]

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Marriage remains a significant and aspirational feature for British Muslims and is frequently referred to as ‘half the deen’ (faith). However, getting married and staying married are one of the biggest personal dilemmas facing second and third generation British Muslims. How and where to look for a spouse are no longer the sole preserve of parents and family networks with hundreds of matrimonial agencies offering their services through online services or planned events. Younger British Muslims, who make up nearly 45% of the British Muslim population according to the most recent Census data, are upwardly mobile, and have high expectations for prospective partners.

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Muslims, British Muslims, marriage, Muslim women, marriage apps

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06 Sep 2019 13:30

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06 Sep 2019 13:30


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