As far as Muslim marriage rules, most of the traditions related to the wedding or marriage itself can differ by culture.

Most Muslims consider the actual wedding to be the religious ceremony and not its legal registration.

Even though Islam teaches that the law of the land and requirements of religious ceremony must be met at the same time upon the marriage of the couple, a lot of Muslims don’t really pay much attention to its legal aspect.

However, since these men still identify as Muslims, the dissonance eventually catches up with them.

Add increasing pressure from families to wed the “right” sort of person (i.e.

Since divorce is not encouraged, Muslims are urged not to agree to marriage until they reach maturity to understand the commitment they will be making.

The Muslim marriage rules focuses more on the ceremony as more of a social contract and not necessarily a romantic partnership.

While Muslims state a lot of reasons to explain this difference, the common explanation is that even if Islam ensures freedom o belief to a Muslim’s Christian or Jewish wife, other religions might not allow a Muslim wife to continue practicing her faith.

While Islam does not necessarily require it, most Muslim marriages have been arranged by the parents of the couples.

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In other areas such as the Unite Kingdom, in means that most Muslim partners are not legally considered as married even though they were given rights as common law partners.