[SOON] Marriage: between Norm, Obligation, and Freedom

Either on a novel, a film, or a game, marriage always existsas a form of the unity of two people who love each other. Yet, if marriage is indeed aboutthe unity of love, why do they need to be married? We can just live together with our partners without marrying each other, can’t we? So, why there is a need to be married? In this peace of electronic writing, I will discuss about marriage and its entailment with norm and religion, especially in Islam. [to be continued]

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