Happy functional families are the basis of successful communities/countries. Judge Mornington argues that Muslim family life in the UK is in crisis. Muslims have the lowest rate of educational and economic achievement and the highest for health problems. Muslim women have three times the suicide rate of any other group. As with other misguided cultural practices common in some regions of the world, some families are overwhelmed by misguided concepts of “Izzat” or honour, forced and ill matched transcontinental cousin marriage and domestic violence. All of this from a religion that puts family life at its centre. So how do the Muslim families in the UK reform and heal themselves and reconnect to Islam so that their members and in particular their women achieve their full potential and position in society?
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