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Marriage

A legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife.
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The grundnorm of our domestic law is The Holy Qur'an, which is silent on the issue of marriageable age, albeit for one verse which states: 'And test the orphans [in their abilities] until they reach marriageable age.
Recently, a family that was in search of a life partner for their son of marriageable age visited many households in search of prospective brides but no girl met their standard.
A marriageable spouse must be someone who's responsible, mature, capable of handling some certain situations in marriage.
JUI-F Senator Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haidri said increase in the minimum marriageable age to 18 years is against the Islamic principles, adding that, puberty is a condition for marriage in Islam.
Pakistan has ratified international conventions dedicated to preventing child marriages and increasing the marriageable age to eighteen.
"Our results suggest that mothers may pass on their marriageable characteristics and relationship skills to their children -- for better or worse," said lead author Claire Kamp Dush, Associate Professor at The Ohio State University.
And precisely because there is no clear injunction, Muslim countries around the world have varied laws on the subject, taking into consideration their own environment, including life expectancy, nutrition, population growth, violence against women and literacy levels when determining the marriageable age.
Ensuring property rights to women, increasing ages of marriageable men and women, new provision for men to seek divorce are some important feature of the new code.
Moreover, the population's sex imbalance will become ever more pronounced and China will face an increasing shortage of marriageable and working age people.
This is because menstruation is often viewed as a sign of maturity meaning girls have reached a potentially marriageable or child bearing age.
4 pride and prejudice and zombies (2016) JANE AUSTEN'S famous novel about a family of five marriageable sisters in search of husbands was given a supernatural twist with a plague of flesh-eating zombies also standing in the way of romance.
It contends that 21st-century wifedom is part of neoliberal conceptualizations of labor and professionalism and part of identity formations encouraged by postfeminist entrepreneurial regimes, detailing how the work of wifedom occurs online, on reality television, in memoirs, on social media, and on the campaign trail, and arguing that fitness for wifedom requires women to show they are marriageable, as they use this identity to market themselves and turn themselves into business managers who must manage their wifely brand.