Comparison Of Marriage In Judaism, Christianity And Islam

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Comparison of Marriage in Judaism, Christianity and Islam Religions
In Christianity, Islam, and Judaism the form and practices of marriages may differ, however, all three faiths emphasize their special covenant with God, for Judaism through Moses, Christianity through Jesus, and Islam through Muhammad. The following analysis compares each religion’s views on men and women, multiple partners, conversion before marriage, restrictions of marrying outside of the religion, sexual morality and views on resolution of marriage.
From a Christian’s point of view, marriage is an institution created by God between a man and a woman (Mat 19:3:4) (King James Bible, 1990). The book of Matthew goes on to show that for the sake of marriage a man would leave
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A Muslim should not marry an unbeliever nor allow his daughters to be married to unbelievers (Sura 2:22). A Muslim woman can marry a man from another faith only after his conversion to Islam (Basis on Sura 5:5 and Sura 2:221). A Muslim husband has permission to exert a lot of Patriarchal authority. Sura 4:34 permits men to hit their wives. If a Muslim married man converts to another faith, his marriage dissolves. He is an apostate and worthy of capital punishment (Muslim laws). If a Muslim married woman converts to another faith, her marriage still remains intact but she should be punished (Jabbaar, 1994). As far as sexual morality, Islams encourage early marriage since they feel that once a child gets to puberty they begin having sexual desires and premarital sex is …show more content…
Christianity accepts God’s covenant with and revelation to the Jews but traditionally has seen itself as superseding Judaism with the coming of Jesus. Thus, Christianity speaks of its new covenant and New Testament. So, too, Islam and Muslims recognize Judaism and Christianity: their biblical prophets (among them Adam, Abraham, Moses, and Jesus) and their revelations (the Torah and the New Testament, or Message of Jesus). In addition, Islam makes frequent reference to Jesus and to the Virgin Mary, who is cited more times in the Quran than in the New Testament (Esposito,

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