Different Types of Marriage in Islam

Objectives

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

Contributed Material: 
Target Grade Level: 
Junior High (7-9)
Senior High (10-12)
Author: 
Tracy Flynn
Author Institution: 
Hickory High School, Social Studies Teacher
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