Did you know that more than 50% of Muslims report at least one significant marital issue, and more than 55% of Muslims are looking for community support? This infographic lists some of the major reasons for marital conflict among Muslim Americans, along with strategies to help improve your marriage. For more resources on this topic take a look at our Divorce Support Toolkit .

This resource is meant as a guide and to help you begin transforming marital conflict into marital success. Please feel free to pass this infographic along to friends and family and check them out as more shareable social posts as well!

The infographic is based on data from the following research studies:

Killawi, A. (FYI Research Fellow), Daneshpour, M., Elmi, A., Dadras, I,. & Hamada, H. (2014). Recommendations for promoting healthy marriages & preventing divorce in the American Muslim community. Institute of Social Policy & Understanding. 


Chapman, A., & Cattaneo, L.B. (2013). American Muslim marital quality: A preliminary investigation. Journal of Muslim Mental Health, http://hdl.handle.net/2027/spo.10381607.0007.201.


Macfarlane, J. (2012). Islamic Divorce in North America: A Shari’a Path in a Secular Society. https://oxford.universitypressscholarship.com/view/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753918.001.0001/acprof-9780199753918


Mogahed, D. (2020). American Muslim Poll: Amid Pandemic and Protest. Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, https://www.ispu.org/five-facts-about-divorce/


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The infographic was created through a generous grant from The Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center.

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