Different Types of Marriage in Islam


Secondary Level

Tracy Flynn, social studies teacher, Hickory High School, participants on 2007 Fulbright Hays Group Projects Abroad

As a result of this lesson, students will be able to:

• compare and contrast the practices of monogamy and polygamy in Islamic countries today
• analyze the various functions of marriage in societies, both historically and in modern times
• establish differences between practice and reality in Islamic traditions in regard to polygamy
• evaluate the similarities and differences between Muslim, Jewish and Christian practices of polygamy
• assess the implications of misrepresenting Islamic practice in western societies