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They vividly remember their disappointment during discussions of this issue with various imams just a few years ago.

What are the implications of this momentous announcement by the Tunisian president?

The young imam, a specialist in Islamic law, stated that even though it is has been internalized by the majority of believers and imams, “the prohibition” of such a marriage was based on a false interpretation of the Koran.

For the leaders of the GFIC, this statement is “amazing”.

About half of those women marry non-Muslim men who either convert or, like Ali’s husband, suggest to mosque imams they intend to, but don’t follow through, Haddad says. and Europe, the repercussions for women who marry non-Muslims are less brutal than in many Muslim countries, but they’re still serious. I’m feeling calmer now.”Children are the crux of the Muslim law against women marrying outside the faith.

The other half marry non-Muslim men, and live with the consequences.“That means 15 per cent of Canadian Muslim women, and probably a higher percentage in the U. Women would not dare discuss the marriage bind in hard-line Muslim countries such as Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh or Afghanistan, where fundamentalists have interpreted Islamic teaching to mean single Muslim women must be flogged if found alone alone with a man, a raped woman is unfit for marriage and female writers must face death threats for saying religious laws don’t give women full rights. They include stigma, shame, anger and often separation from the extended family. Islam teaches that Muslim identity is transferred through the father.

But, for Muslim women, the pressure is increased a hundred times over because of the religious prohibition,” Adel points out. The whole thing took about twenty minutes,” Matthieu recalls.

Some of the men who fell in love with Muslim women agreed to go through what they call a “conversion of convenience”. In order to have his marriage recognized in Tunisia, he complied with the local procedure: making an application and then being summoned - with a few other French men like himself - to appear before the Grand Mufti of the Al-Zaytuna Mosque in Tunis. “I treated it as a mere administrative procedure, but it really wasn’t very pleasant.” For him and others, the statement made on Saturday by Mohamed Bajrafil, the Imam of Ivry-sur-Seine, lifted a weight from their hearts.

My husband says, `Tell the truth.’ But sometimes it’s so hard for me.”Muslim women face conflict with their religion, families and Canada’s multicultural ethos because of this devastating formula:1. Or they marry non-Muslim men, which Islam judges a grave sin.

The issue of the “legitimacy” of a marriage between a Muslim woman and a non-Muslim man is one of the most frequent topics of discussion among the members of the GFIC.

“We Muslim men experience family pressure and often also the misgivings of our Catholic in-laws.

“I’m waiting to see whether this will actually happen in reality, whether the government will follow through,” says Leïla.

Manel, who is also Tunisian and about to marry Florent, observes: “This is only the beginning of a long process.

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