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Dawoud El-Alami and Doreen Hinchcliffe

Whilst other works exist which examine the Islamic law of personal status, this is the first to set out in a single volume the laws relating to marriage and divorce in the Arab states, both codified and uncodified, in a manner which will enable the reader to look up the provisions of the law in specific areas and, where required, to compare the positions of the laws of different countries.

Eva F Nisa

Indonesia is known in Malaysia as the main supplier of migrant workers. Under the Immigration Act and based on their working contracts, Indonesian migrant workers cannot marry in Malaysia during their contract period. Hence, unregistered marriages are common among Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia. This article investigates both the perspectives of migrant workers who have entered into non-state-registered marriages and the strategies of Indonesian diplomatic representatives in dealing with unregistered marriages of Indonesian migrant workers. Observing a growing trend of both unregistered marriages and of the recognition of such marriages by state agents, this article emphasizes the importance of taking into account the social, political, and religious context to understand how the law operates and how these workers navigate the constraints they are facing.

Ralph Grillo

law to ensure that civil marriages are conducted before or at the same time as an Islamic marriage; Developing programmes to encourage civil registration; Regulating Shari’a councils via a state body which would create a code of practice. 5.1 Shari’a Councils Regarding Recommendation 3


Máire Ní Shúilleabháin

and Divorce Recognition The strikingly different levels of development of (a) Islamic marriage recognition and (b) Islamic divorce recognition can be attributed to a number of factors. First, this is a reflection of the long era of indissolubility of marriage under Irish law. While marriage has always

Mahmoud Jaraba

Amina realized that an amicable end to her nikāḥ (Islamic marriage contract) was unlikely, she asked Abdullah, an Egyptian imam at the mosque where she and her husband had married, to help end her marriage by judicial khulʿ , hoping that he would use his authority as an imam to enforce the khulʿ

Contesting the Boundaries between Civil and Religious Marriage

State and Mosque Discourse in Pluralistic Norway

Anja Bredal

for marriage. However, there is no indication that such complaints have been made. Political Debates about Islam and Marriage While the Norwegian debate on marriage authorization of faith communities has been dominated by the controversy over same-sex marriage, Islamic marriage and divorce have

Civil Code, sections 5–53. German translation in Internationales Ehe- und Kindschaftsrecht. “Family code” (code de statut personnel). Law 59 of 17 Sep 1953. Amended by Law 34 of 31 Dec 1975 in Gazette21 Jan 1976. Translated in Islamic marriage and divorce laws of the Arab world. Selected sections