Friday, May 27, 2022


‘Nightmare’ of underage marriage for Moroccan girls

Morocco's 2004 family code puts the legal age of marriage at 18, but it includes a clause allowing judges to give families special dispensation to marry off children under that age.

UAE issues first civil marriage licence for non-Muslim couple

A Canadian couple were the first to marry under a new law on the personal status of non-Muslims in the Emirati capital Abu Dhabi.

Putrajaya obliged to raise minimum age of marriage for Muslim girls, says rights group

LFL says the government is bound by its obligations under various international treaties and cannot allow individual states to have the final say in the matter.

Taliban release decree saying women must consent to marriage

The international community, which has frozen billions in central bank funds and development spending, has made women's rights a key element of any future engagement with Afghanistan.

Marriages drop 9.4% in 2020

The number of divorces meanwhile fell to 45,754 from 56,624 in 2019.

Strengthening family ties could help cut divorce rate

In the long run, this would contribute to creating a more harmonious and happy society that is beneficial to the nation as a whole.

Pandemic divorces: How the MCO caused families to crumble

The stress of financial concerns and enforced distance between couples has taken its toll on many households.

Iran unveils Islamic marriage app to create ‘healthy families’

The head of the group who created the app says, 'Family is the devil’s target, and Iran’s enemies seek to impose their own ideas on it.'

Microsoft pioneer Bill Gates to divorce after 27 years of marriage

Washington state community property laws mean the couple's US$100 billion fortune could be divided equally between them.

Is divorce inevitable now that social media rules?

When cupid flies out the door, should modern women follow or stay and try to patch things up?

On love, unions and conformity

Love does not have to be limited by the differences between two people, and it does not have to conform to the concept of sameness to which we are accustomed.

Marital lessons or just sex talk? Critics question two-day course for Muslim couples

They question, among others, its faithfulness to its original aim and its compulsory nature.

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