Religion and Human Relationships revision (Importance of family (Muslim…
Religion and Human Relationships revision
Importance of family
Provides a support network
Elder & palletive care
Provide guidance to each other
On the Day of Judgment, Muslims will be judged on how well they have provided care and comfort to each other
Features of a wedding and their format
Muslim wedding ceremony
A simple Muslim ceremony is called a Nikhah
Traditionally the marriage contract is signed separately so they do not feel forced
Women are separated from men in the Mosque when the man signs the contract
The imam offers prayers and talks about marriage
Marriage is encouraged
Basis of family life
There must be two witnesses who have attained adulthood and are good Muslims.
There is the payment of a
(dowry or marriage gift) by the groom to the bride
A sermon is given to bless the marriage
A marriage contract is signed by the bride and groom and witnesses. For the nikah there must be the consent of both parties.
Vows are not necessary but may be exchanged if the bride and groom choose to do so. Traditionally the bride would vow to be honest, obedient and faithful and the husband would vow to be helpful and faithful
The wedding ceremony ends with prayers for the bride and groom, their families, the local Muslim community and the worldwide Muslim community.
The wedding banquet or
is traditionally held by the groom after the nikah has taken place. It may take place immediately following the nikah or on the following day but the purpose of the banquet is for family and friends to share in the groom's happiness on the occasion of his marriage and to give thanks to God.
A separate civil ceremony must also take place to make the marriage legal.
The Roman Catholic Church (Catholics)
Jesus said it was wrong
Marriage is a sacrement (given by God)
What is made by God should not be broken
at least one of
They did not understand
One of the party was forced into marriage
The marriage was not consummated
One of the party was not baptised
An annulment would require special permission
Protestant (Church of England and Methodist)
Divorce is OK in
Jesus gave permission for divorce to happen if adultery has happened
Humans make mistakes and relationships break down
God forgives sins
With forgiveness, those who divorce can still have happiness with another
The Church of England sees marriage as a lifelong commitment but understands that some circumstances happen that need divorce to be an option
Muhammad said it is 'the most hated of lawful things'.
Most marriages are arranged by the family so divorce goes against family wishes
Muslims believe they will be sent to hell if they harm their children and divorce is likely to do this.
The Qur'an teaches that families should try to rescue the marriage before divorce.
The Qur'an allows divorce and sets out the terms and conditions for it.
Muslim (Shari'ah) law allows divorce.
Most Muslims believe lesser evil than making a couple live in hatred or bitterness.
Marriage is a contract in Islam and divorce is mentioned in this contract.