The Prayer of a Married Man Is Equal to Seventy Prayers of a Single Man The Central Role of Marriage Among Upper-Middle-Class Muslim Egyptians

@inproceedings{Sherif1999ThePO,
  title={The Prayer of a Married Man Is Equal to Seventy Prayers of a Single Man The Central Role of Marriage Among Upper-Middle-Class Muslim Egyptians},
  author={Bahira Sherif},
  year={1999}
}
This study examines the central role of marriage among upper-middle-class Muslim Egyptians in Cairo, Egypt. It is based on ethnographic fieldwork carried out over a total of 20 months by the author between 1988 and 1996. Using religious and legal sources as well as semistructured interviews and participant observation among two generations of 20 households, this study indicates that marriage continues to occupy a significant place in the life course of both upper-middle-class Muslim men and… CONTINUE READING