Marriage Between Marriage And Marriage

1441 Words Jun 15th, 2015 6 Pages
Marriage is universal, in the sense that no matter where you go in the world there is marriage. The meaning of marriage might be different but it still exists everywhere. Marriage would be so much healthier and happier with a marriage contract signed and agreed between both parties. Many people commonly have a misconception of what a marriage contract really is. This type of contract involves a written document between two people, their respective rights and obligations in regards to the marriage. This document does not necessarily mean that the marriage will last forever but it is a commitment for both parties to hold on to in order to remain monogamous and thus preventing either spouse from having an affair. With a contract, a schedule can be made to make the relationship run smoother during the everyday activities that usually come with a marriage. In addition, marriage is a channel through which emotional and sexual feeling can be gratified and tension can be significantly reduced. (Landsburg) Under Islamic tradition and law, marriage contracts called nikah agreements must include a term in which the husband gives something of value to the wife called the mahr or sadaq. In some cases, Americans might commonly call the mahr or sadaq a bride price, a dower, a marriage gift, or a dowry. Oftentimes both parties tend to agree that the mahr should be delayed until the couple divorces or the husband dies so that the wife 's financial interests will be protected.…
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