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Department
Religious Studies
Course
RELIGST 2Q03
Professor
Danny M.Pincivero
Semester
Winter

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Pre-Islamic Marriage - pre-islamic arabia tribe most important - islamic arabia, ummah most important, but in concrete social terms tribalism continues - individualism focuses on rights given to individuals, looks at gender rights, human rights... - community focuses not on rights given by community to individual but rights and duty individuals must give to community - modern "nuclear" family includes mom, dad, children, no grandparents, uncles - each individual has own duties - in islamic family each member has his/her rights and duties to family, equality not important in community approach - four types of marriage in pre-islamic arabia - permanent ---> somewhat arranged, tribe decided who marriage would be to ---> many times used to create unity amongst groups (political reconciliation) - temporary ---> muta (pleasure) ---> not arranged, more individual - polygeny ---> one man multiple wifes - polyandry ---> one women multiple wifes ---> many times used as a way to avoid dividing land amongst brothers - in islamic arabia permanent most popular, shi'i allow temporary, polygeny allowed with restr
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