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 and as result there are marriages from many different faiths every year, […] Continue Reading →

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

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 islamiti Continue Reading →

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

The British website ImamsOnline.com 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. It is somewhat striking (somewhat, because it makes a lot of sense […] Continue Reading →

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: http://www.sbs6.nl/programmas/undercover-in-nederland/videos/sE7QWWWzcPs/undercover-in-nederland-aflevering-123 Four Dutch mosques Continue Reading →