Shari`ah Marriages Booming in France

By Hadi Yahmid PARIS – Parisians are used now to seeing a decorated motorcade carrying a young Muslim groom and his bride to a mosque to tie the knot under Shari`ah terms as many Muslims are keen on striking a balance between civil and Islamic marriages. “Shari`ah-compliant marriages are booming in France,” Daw Meskin, the head of the French council for Imams, told Friday, July 13. “French Muslims of the second and third generations are even more keen on having Shari`ah-compliant marriages than civil ones.”