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  USC-MSA Compendium of Muslim Texts
In its 'ibadah aspect, marriage is an act pleasing to Allah because it is in accordance with his commandments that husband and wife love each other and help each other to make efforts to continue the human race and rear and nurse their children to become true servants of Allah.
Marriage is forbidden (haram) to a man, according to the Hanafi school, if he does not possess the means to maintain his wife and children or if he suffers from an illness, serious enough to affect his wife and progeny.
In order that problems should not arise after marriage the Prophet (peace be upon him) recommended that, in the selection of his bride, a man should see her before betrothal lest blindness of choice or an error of judgment should defeat the very purpose of marriage.
www.usc.edu /dept/MSA/humanrelations/womeninislam/marriage.html   (2326 words)

Marriage is the legal creation of the status of husband and wife between two parties who consent to enter into the relationship.
Finally, a marriage must be solemnized by a judge of a court of record; a public official whose powers include solemnization of marriages; or a religious society, religious institution, or religious organization of the state, according to the rules and customs of the society, institution, or organization.
One reason that common law marriage is recognized is to protect the widow and children of the relationship, so that when one partner dies, the surviving partner is entitled to inherit the assets of the deceased partner, just the same as if the parties had been married under the more traditional ceremonial manner.
www.familylawyerservice.com /marriage.htm   (773 words)

  Marriage in Turkey - All About Turkey
In their place came civil marriage and divorce, both to be registered with the civil authorities and both entailing equal rights for the man and the woman.
Polygamous marriages did not cease immediately, and in some cases the marriage to one wife was officially registered and the children of the other wife or wives, married in religious ceremonies, were then registered as her offspring.
Traditionally, marriage had been, and frequently continues to be, a contract negotiated and executed by the betrotheds' families and blessed by a representative of the religious establishment.
www.allaboutturkey.com /marriage.htm   (955 words)

This is an important part of the marriage ceremony in which the bride’s parents give her away to the groom by entrusting her to the bridegroom.
The marriage pole is the pillar of marriage representing the solidity of the new household life to be entered upon.
On the occasion of marriage in the family, a havan is conducted by a priest before the hardi ceremony, and before the barat proceeds to the bride’s residence.
www.hinduism.co.za /marriage.htm   (14858 words)

marriage was required to be before a clergyman until the statute passed in 1836, and all other marriages excepting those of Quakers and Jews, were null.
Marriages contracted without conforming to a statutory regulations are valid in a number of states and not in others.
In Denmark the marriageable age is twenty for men and sixteen for women, and consent of parents must be obtained by minors under the age of twenty-five.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/09691b.htm   (2185 words)

 Judaism 101: Marriage
Because marriage under Jewish law is essentially a private contractual agreement between a man and a woman, it does not require the presence of a rabbi or any other religious official.
Children of a married man and a woman who is not his wife are not mamzerim (because the marriage between the parents would not have been prohibited), although children of a married woman and a man who is not her husband are mamzerim (because she could not have married him).
A kohein is not permitted to marry a divorcee, a convert, a promiscuous woman, a woman who is the offspring of a forbidden marriage to a kohein, or a woman who is the widow of a man who died childless but who has been released from the obligation to marry her husband's brother.
www.jewfaq.org /marriage.htm   (2451 words)

 Marriage of U.S. Citizens Abroad
The validity of marriages abroad is not dependent upon the presence of an American diplomatic or consular officer, but upon adherence to the laws of the country where the marriage is performed.
Inquiries regarding the validity of a marriage abroad should be directed to the attorney general of the state in the United States where the parties to the marriage live.
Marriages abroad are subject to the residency requirements of the country in which the marriage is to be performed.
travel.state.gov /law/info/marriage/marriage_640.html   (664 words)

 Marriage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A: A marriage license is a document that authorizes the person performing the marriage ceremony to marry the man and the woman.
Same-sex marriages are also prohibited by every state, but that may change very soon as advocates for same-sex marriages convince state legislatures to revise their state's law.
Generally, a common law marriage is recognized when a heterosexual couple lives together in a common law marriage state for a "significant period of time." No state defines the time period, but typically it is a period of ten years.
agselaw.lawoffice.com /CM/FSDP/PracticePage/Family-Law/Marriage.asp   (1409 words)

 Marriage - Wikiquote
Marriage is really tough because you have to deal with feelings...and lawyers.
Nearly all marriages, even happy ones, are mistakes: in the sense that almost certainly (in a more perfect world, or even with a little more care in this very imperfect one) both partners might be found more suitable mates.
On rare occasions one does hear of a miraculous case of a married couple falling in love after marriage, but on close examination it will be found that it is a mere adjustment to the inevitable.
en.wikiquote.org /wiki/Marriage   (683 words)

 Hawaii State Department of Health - www.hawaii.gov/health
The marriage certificate is prepared and filed by your licensed marriage officiant or performer with the Department of Health.
A newly married couple receives one (1) certified copy of the marriage certificate at no extra charge, upon payment of the marriage license fee, which will be sent to the couple by mail (60-120 days) after the marriage has been performed.
Marriage performers must be duly licensed by and in the State of Hawaii to perform the marriage ceremony.
www.hawaii.gov /health/vital-records/vital-records/marriage/index.html   (835 words)

Before conducting the marriage ceremony, the officiant must announce the couple's intention to marry by means of a notice posted for 20 days before the date of the marriage at the place where the ceremony is to be held and at the courthouse nearest that place.
A civil marriage solemnized by a clerk or deputy clerk of the Superior Court may take place at a courthouse or, with permission, at the place where an intended spouse who is mobility impaired is located, or in the correctional facility where an intended spouse is confined.
A civil marriage solemnized by an officiant other than a clerk or deputy clerk of the Superior Court may be held in any other place agreed on with the intended spouses, provided that the place is in keeping with the solemn nature of the ceremony and is suitable for that purpose.
www.justice.gouv.qc.ca /english/publications/generale/maria-a.htm   (4038 words)

 Instructions to Obtain a Marriage Certificate Copy
If you are requesting a certificate for a marriage that occurred prior to 1907, please check our list of earliest registered marriages to see if we may have the record.
Because of the high demand for copies of marriage certificates, requests for uncertified copies of marriage certificates are not completed on the same schedule as certified copies and may take three to six months to complete.
If you are requesting a marriage certificate for a person with a common last name such as Henderson, Johnson, or Smith, you must include additional identifying information such as the name of the wife of the county of occurrence.
www.dhfs.state.wi.us /VitalRecords/marriage.htm   (2197 words)

 Marriage - Wex
Marriage was viewed as the basis of the family unit and vital to the preservation of morals and civilization.
Today the underlying concept that marriage is a legal contract still remains but due to changes in society the legal obligations are not the same.
For example, prohibiting interracial marriage is not allowed for lack of a valid reason and because it was deemed to violate the Equal Protection Clause of the Constitution.
www.law.cornell.edu /topics/marriage.html   (404 words)

 Constitutional Topic: Marriage - The U.S. Constitution Online - USConstitution.net
Marriage is found in all societies and religions, including the major religions of the West like Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, as well as those of the East like Buddhism and Hindi.
Children are a prime goal of marriage, and continued marriage is of importance to the continuation of the faith as children are raised by devout parents.
Common law marriage is marriage for all civil purposes, but it has a "waiting period." In a common law marriage, a couple is assumed to be married if they have lived together for a certain period of time.
www.usconstitution.net /consttop_marr.html   (1604 words)

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Sacrament of Marriage
marriage was not expressly and formally included among the sacraments earlier and the denial of it branded as heresy, is to be found in the historical development of the doctrine regarding the sacraments; but the fact itself may be traced to
marriage arose in a very few isolated cases, when the attempt was made to formulate, according to speculative science, the definition of the sacraments and to determine exactly their effects.
marriage was raised to the dignity of a
www.newadvent.org /cathen/09707a.htm   (7911 words)

 The Marriage Debate
Marriage is a fundamental social institution, deeply rooted in all societies, which has been tested and reaffirmed over thousands of years.
Marriage is a fundamental social institution, providing the foundation of a harmonious and enriching family life and the basic building block of our society.
Marriage is being threatened in the courts through a series of decisions that seek to overthrow the customs, laws, and social norms of human experience.
www.heritage.org /Research/Family/MarriageDebate/TheMarriageDebate.cfm   (329 words)

Although the first marriage is bashert, it is still possible to have a good and happy marriage with a second spouse.
The Roman woman scoffed at this, saying that arranging marriages was a simple task, but the rabbi assured her that arranging marriages properly is as difficult as parting the Red Sea.
Marriage is not solely, or even primarily, for the purpose of procreation.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/Judaism/marriage.html   (2664 words)

 CBC News Indepth: Marriage
The average age for first marriages is rising steadily for both brides and grooms.
With the passing of the Divorce Act in 1968, grounds for divorce were extended to include "no-fault" divorce based on separation for at least three years; in 1986, the separation period was revised to one year.
Within a decade of the introduction of the Divorce Act, the total divorce rate (the percentage of marriages that dissolved in the previous 30-year period) rose from 14 per cent of all marriages in 1969 to 30 per cent in 1975.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/marriage   (625 words)

 marriage - Definitions from Dictionary.com
Marriage, wedding, nuptials are terms for the ceremony uniting couples in wedlock.
Marriage is the simple and usual term, without implications as to circumstances and without emotional connotations: to announce the marriage of a daughter.
But in general the marriage was celebrated by a feast in the house of the bride's parents, to which all friends were invited (29:22, 27); and on the day of the marriage the bride, concealed under a thick veil, was conducted to her future husband's home.
dictionary.reference.com /browse/marriage   (1072 words)

 Discovery Health :: Top 10 Marriage Myths
Marriage Myth 5: Couples who live together before marriage, and are thus able to test how well suited they are for each other, have more satisfying and longer-lasting marriages than couples who do not.
Marriage Myth 6: People can't be expected to stay in a marriage for a lifetime as they did in the past because we live so much longer today.
Fact: Contrary to the proposition that for men "a marriage license is a hitting license," a large body of research shows that being unmarried — and especially living with a man outside of marriage — is associated with a considerably higher risk of domestic violence for women.
health.discovery.com /centers/loverelationships/articles/marriage_myths.html   (1069 words)

 Marriage in the 19th Century
Under this Act, which is still in force, a man can obtain the dissolution of the marriage if he can prove one act of infidelity on the part of his wife; but a woman cannot get her marriage dissolved unless she can prove that her husband has been guilty both of infidelity and cruelty.
Marriage, like all other human institutions, is not permanent and alterable in form, but necessarily changes shape with the changes of social development.
Marriage can never reach its full stature until women possess as much intellectual freedom and freedom of opportunity within it as do their partners.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /Wmarriage.htm   (2889 words)

 Maggie Gallagher on Marriage on National Review Online
Marriage will become (as it is in Sweden) a religious rite, with little public or social significance.
Legitimating same-sex marriage amounts to an official declaration that, as Evan Wolfson put it in a debate with me in a just-released book Marriage and Same-Sex Unions: A Debate: "What counts is not family structure, but the quality of dedication, commitment, self-sacrifice, and love in the household." Family structure does not count.
Marriage is not an option, it is a precondition for social survival.
www.nationalreview.com /comment/comment-gallagher071403.asp   (1001 words)

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