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Forced Marriages & Islam

Does Islam allow forced marriages? Forced Marriages in the light of the Quran (Ch 30 verse 21), hadith and fiqh Forced marriages are in the news again because the British government has passed a law making it a criminal offence to force a person to marry another. We applaud and fully support these efforts. In this khutba we look at what Islam [...]

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Saudi Scholars: Forced marriages against Islam

Forced marriages are entirely against Islamic teachings, scholars told Makkah daily on Tuesday. The scholars said the United Nations has classified these types of unions to be a serious violation of human rights. Mohammed Al-Suhali, director of the Islamic studies center at Umm Al-Qura university and member of the National Society for Human [...]

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Forced conversion to Islam embarrasses Pakistan rulers

Pakistan hopes for the rapid resolution of a controversy over the conversion of a Hindu woman to Islam that has seized the Pakistani public were dashed on Monday, when the Supreme Court declined to decide the matter for at least three more weeks. Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry ruled that Rinkel Kumari, a 19-year-old Hindu student [...]

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Forced conversions hike Pakistan minorities’ fears

It was barely 4 a.m. when 19-year-old Rinkal Kumari disappeared from her home in a small village in Pakistan’s southern Sindh province. When her parents awoke they found only her slippers and a scarf outside the door. A few hours later her father got a call telling him his daughter, a Hindu, had converted to Islam to marry a Muslim boy. [...]

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