Nasir’s Nikah: One Woman’s Marriage Contract

Ayesha Nasir's recent article on Slate about signing her religious marriage contract in Pakistan tells of the family pressures that she and many of her "well-educated female friends" faced that led them to sign marriage contracts without reading them fully.The article is generally well-written, and brings up some important points.  Nasir talks about the ways that the Islamic marriage contract can be ideally used to protect the women who sign it (through the possibility for including sti … [Read more...]


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