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Muslim marriage contract. In Islam, marriage is not a sacrament but a legal, binding contract between a man and a woman. The Koran (or Qur'an) (4:21) refers to marriage as a mithaq, a sacred...
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nikah

Muslim marriage contract. In Islam, marriage is not a sacrament but a legal, binding contract between a man and a woman. The Koran (or Qur'an) (4:21) refers to marriage as a mithaq, a sacred agreement held between husband and wife, and orders that it be written down. The acceptance of the contract by the spouses involves a mutual commitment...
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