Religions tend to support and encourage marriage and the breakdown of a marriage is regarded with sadness. Muslims believe marriage is a contract between a man and woman to live as husband and wife.
What does it mean to be heterosexual?
Someone who is physically attracted to someone of the opposite sex
Someone who is physically attracted to someone of the same sex
Someone who is not physically attracted to anybody else
What is contraception?
Having lots of children
Preventing unwanted pregnancy
Never having any children
When is contraception acceptable in Islamic teaching?
When a couple does not have enough money to raise a child
When a couple decides they have had enough children
Where pregnancy would be a health risk for a woman
What is the purpose of marriage in Islam?
To ensure fidelity between partners and to raise children in the Islamic faith
To share property and belongings
To enable a couple to share decisions
Is sex seen as shameful in Islam?
Yes - people should try to avoid sexual relationships
No - sex is a gift from Allah but should only be enjoyed in a marriage between a man and a woman
No - all kinds of sexual relationships are acceptable
Is cohabitation permitted in Islam?
Yes, if a couple love each other
Yes, if a couple cannot afford to marry
No, because Muslims believe pre-marital sex is wrong
What is adultery?
Being married to more than one person
Having pre-marital sex
Having sexual relationships with someone other than the married partner
Why are men and women required to dress modestly in Islam?
It is fashionable in Muslim countries
To show respect for themselves and others
To protect themselves from the sun
What is an assisted or arranged marriage?
When parents force their son or daughter to marry against their will
When a couple arranges an elaborate wedding celebration
When parents look for a suitable partner for their adult child
Why is homosexuality forbidden in Islam?
The Qur'an says it is against the will of Allah
It is against the law in Wales
The Prophet Muhammad had many wives