The women from Magreb sre the largest group of female migrants in Spain, due to the increading number of single and divorced women who decide to emigrate by their own, in order to work in our country. Thus, they often become the main source of incomes for their families. These women come from countries where the Islamic religion represents the first source of legitimacy for the normative codes of society: from the civil code Mudawana, the legal system, which regulates the family relations, to the honour and moral codes which control the citizenship behavior and relationships, especially those concerning gender and relatives. This way, the religious beliefs and practices intervene in big extend in every day lige and in the plans for the future of individuals. The social functions of Muslim women, that is, being a wife and mother, circumscribe them within the domestic ambit. This way, the female mobility and the exterior work is refrained, as it is interpreted as a desertion or carelessness of their family duties and responsibilities as well as a defiance to her subordination towards her husband and the patriarchy institution. Migration, labour insertion in an advanced economy, and the social and cultural context of a Western country will transform significantly the perspective of Islam that Muslim women have, inciting them to a redefinition of their gender and family relations and to a reformulation of their Muslim moral and values.These transformations in the religious belief of Muslim women after migrating to oru society is the central topic of this research.
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