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date: 09 May 2021

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American Muslim communities continuously negotiate the ideals as well as realities of marriage and family life through references to the Qur’an, the prophetic tradition and Islamic law on the one hand, and, on the other, public discourses on gender roles, family structures, and sweeping changes in sexual and gender practices in American society. This chapter positions American Muslims as a religious minority community as well as part of transnational Muslim communities whose marriage practices are framed by Muslim discourses on Islamic tradition, religious authority, and interpretation as well as changing attitudes to sexuality, gender, and family in American society. This chapter represents marriage and family as part of the religious discourses and practices of Muslims as well as in terms of the impact of public perceptions of Islam and Muslim attitudes to gender roles.

Keywords: gender roles, marriage, family, religious authority, American Muslims, Islamic law, sexuality

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