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Thursday, May 03, 2012

Imam leads campaign against forced marriages

A Muslim scholar has launched a groundbreaking campaign against forced marriage in Scotland. Shaykh Amer Jamil says the practice has no place in Islam. During the next few weeks leaflets and sermons are being given in mosques as part of an initiative to educate the community. "In the Muslim community there's a misconception amongst some people that religion allows this, that parents have an Islamic right to choose partner of their children, and that they don't have a choice in this," says the Glasgow-based Imam. [...] "The only thing that can break a cultural norm for Muslims is the religion," he explains. "So when you come down and say in Islam the prophet was against this practice, nobody can argue with you," he says. Read the whole article at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-17908548


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