By Hena Zuberi Arranged marriages are the cultural norm for (many) Muslims across the world.Men and women who are ready to get married may meet their future spouse through family or friends.People can be introduced through families, well-meaning community members, matchmaking services, on-line matrimonial sites, through imams, teachers and friends with the preplanned goal being marriage.
Other families threaten to disown the offspring if he or she does not accept the prospective spouse especially if it is a cousin from the homeland.
In other places, the women are not given the right to even think that they can say no.
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They sometimes think that being parents gives them rights which are not given to them by God.