Marriage contracts are a matter of civil law, so Catholic canon law does not exclude them in principle (e.g. B to determine how property would be distributed among the children of a previous marriage after the death of a spouse). Marriage contracts in Canada are governed by provincial legislation. Every province and territory in Canada recognizes marriage contracts. For example, in Ontario, marriage contracts are referred to as marriage contracts and recognized by section 52 of the Family Law Act.  In most Arab and Islamic countries, there is a marriage contract, traditionally known as aqd qeran, aqd nikkah or aqd zawaj, long established as an integral part of an Islamic marriage and signed at the time of marriage. In Egypt, Syria, Palestine, Jordan and Lebanon, this treaty is widely known as Katb el-Kitab. The treaty is similar to that of Ketubah in Judaism and describes the rights and duties of the groom and bride or other parties involved in the matrimonial proceedings. However, this differs from the marriage contract in that it does not define how property is to be distributed or bequeathed in the event of divorce or the death of a spouse.  A marriage contract is different from the historical marriage contract, which did not focus primarily on the effects of divorce, but on the creation and maintenance of dynastic families or on a divorce agreement entered into by the parties as part of the dissolution of their marriage. The courts will not impose any requirement for a person to perform all household chores or for children to be educated in a particular religion.