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Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Iran Promotes Temporary Marriages

Iran's Interior Minister, Mostafa Pour-Mohammadi, has started promoting temporary marriage as a solution to the country's social problems. Shia Islam allows a man and woman to marry for a fixed period of time, ranging from an hour to a century. A man can also have any number of temporary marriages - or sigheh, as they are known.

Read the BBC article (last visited August 10, 2007 bgf)

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