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Family Life In Mekka

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This chapter provides an approximate picture of the different varieties of family that occur in Mekkan households. It passes to some of the more important points of time in the life of the family so far as these are more or less solemnized. This chapter discusses the significance of the art for the religious and scholastic life. It also provides a mere outline of an ordinary marriage, but rich people put in many other expenses, so that it is easy to understand that bankruptcy is often the result. A Mekkan, however deeply in debt, will rather contract new loans than give up any part of the marriage festivities. The chapter finally discusses the Mekka usages on the occasion of death.

Keywords: family life; Mekka; Mekkan marriage; Mekkan women; Qur’an

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