An anthropology of Muslims in Europe - A modest attempt by Martijn

Category Archives: Marriage

Muslim marriage in the UK


A new channel 4 documentary presented by Dr Myriam François and directed by Anna Hall which looks into whether age-old marriage laws in the UK need to be updated once again. Britain is not the same country as it was 100 years ago…

Tentoonstelling en documentaire: ‘Trouwen voor Allah – Persoonlijke verhalen van bekeerlingen’

ik kreeg zelfs twee bloemen. de wereld is klein ;)

In de tentoonstelling en documentaire vertelt een diverse groep mannen en vrouwen openhartig over twee belangrijke onderwerpen in hun leven: hun bekering en (de zoektocht naar) een partner om hun leven mee te delen. Een partner vinden na je bekering, hoe pak je dat aan? Wat als je al een partner hebt, en je dan pas bekeert? Wat is ‘halal’ dating en wat komt er eigenlijk kijken bij een islamitisch huwelijk?

‘Ways of connecting to God’s will’ – Khola Hasan on connecting to nature, women’s issues and sharia council


The British website has an interesting series ‘What British Muslims Really Do‘. It has different episodes (with highlights and extended interviews) with different British Muslims doing, well you know, different things. There are of course episodes with imams but also with others.…

Undercover Islamic Marriages in the Netherlands


The Dutch undercover TV report ‘Undercover Nederland’ had a program yesterday on Islamic marriages in the Netherlands. They showed examples of a couple wanting to marry without a prior civic marriage and polygamous marriages. You can watch the program here: Four Dutch…

Islamic marriages in the Neterlands and refusing to divorce – A wrongful act

A Dutch court has ruled the refusal of a divorce to a woman in the case of a Islamic marriage is a unlawful act. Islamic marriages in the Netherlands are, in a legal sense, without consequences as they are not recognized by civil…

Rachel Rinaldo – Mobilizing Piety: Islam and Feminism in Indonesia


Are Islam and feminism inherently at odds? Is there a contradiction between piety and gender justice? This is the guiding theme for Rachel Rinaldo, professor of Sociology at the University of Virginia, in her book Mobilizing Piety: Islam and Feminism in Indonesia (Oxford…

Anthropology @Amsterdam: Four PhD candidates Muslim Marriages project


The AISSR and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Amsterdam are looking for PhD candidates who will participate in the ERC-funded research project ‘Problematizing “Muslim Marriages”: Ambiguities and Contestations’, directed by Prof. Dr. Annelies Moors.


We cannot load blog data at this time.

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 11,671 other subscribers

Hours & Info

Lunch: 11am - 2pm
Dinner: M-Th 5pm - 11pm, Fri-Sat:5pm - 1am