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Why some Syrian refugees see marriage as the only option
Customary marriage — known as nikah 'urfi — is a type of marriage where the contract is not registered with the state and no witnesses are required.
I do... for now. UK Muslims revive temporary marriages
The temporary marriage, or nikah mut'ah, is an ancient Islamic practice that unites man and woman as husband and wife for a limited time. Historically it was used so that a man could have a wife for a short while when travelling long distances.
How Tunisia is Turning Into a Salafist Battleground
For the men who control them. To touch a woman, one needs the intervention of god, jihad, or a marital decree known as urfi. ...
Algeria Wrestles With Effects of Jihadists' Temporary Marriages
Zawaj mu'aqqat (temporary marriage), commonly known as pleasure marriage or nikah mut'ah marriage, is a concept that is not new in the jargon of jihadist Islamists who believe they are fighting for the cause of Allah.
The Rising Sex Traffic in Forced Islamic Marriage
For example, marriages known as nikah ufr ("customary marriages") have become popular among young Egyptian students who choose to live together as couples without the legal and social complications of a registered, public marriage.

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