In Minor Marriage in Early Islamic Law, Carolyn Baugh offers an in-depth exploration of 8th-13th century legal sources on the marriageability of prepubescents, focusing on such issues as maintenance, sexual readiness, consent, and a...
Traditional Muslim Family Law and the Compatibility of the Proposed Muslim Marriage Legislation with Shari’ah
The South African Law Reform Commission compiled a draft Bill on Muslim Marriages in 2003. Similar to the Recognition of Customary Marriages Act of 1998 with regard to customary marriages, the draft Bill proposes recognition of all Muslim marriages irrespective of...
In rural Zanzibar, both lay people and legal professionals argue that women’s options in marriage could be improved by closer adherence to Islamic law....
This comparative study examines the legal requirements for marriage in Islam as well as the legal requirements for mutʿa within Shiʿi traditions...
This essay focuses on recent divorce reforms in Egypt (2000) and Morocco (2004), with equal attention to the positions of men and women who end their marriages...
In this article, the writer examines how Muslim women who are religiously-married in Germany might initiate no-fault divorce in the absence of a German registered civil marriage...
Granting men the right of divorce is the most natural and logical way possible because giving it to the couple probably would not end well, for if not coming into an agreement on...
According to Islam, marriage is the basic institution which aims at establishing the family, the primary unit of society. It is desirable and recommended by itself but if a person is in need of marriage and is...
An extremely important issue of today, faced by all of us, in particular by Sayyid families, which is deliberately being avoided in our religious addresses, publications and other means of religious teaching, simply to obscure the previous examples of such...
In this essay, the writer examines one area of substantive law (furū' al-flqh) which figured prominently in the Akhbārī-Uṣūlī dispute in Shī̒̒'ī legal history: the legality of the marriage of one man to two women descended from the daughter of the...