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Eva F Nisa

spouses of citizens (2012). This article discusses marriage from a different angle. It discusses unregistered marriages among Indonesian migrant workers who live in Malaysia. The migrant workers in this study belong to the category of low-skilled and semi-skilled workers who are only allowed to work

Annelies Moors, Martijn de Koning and Vanessa Vroon-Najem

state. As the support of the Dawah Group indicates, it is also concerned about the position of women in unregistered marriages. Such concerns were voiced more broadly. A well-known convert active in public debate welcomed the Undercover report precisely because ‘brothers’ abuse ‘sisters.’ He called

Marriage Registration among Palestinians and Syrians in Jordan

Debating Identity, Society, and Displacement

Dina Zbeidy

been some cases of unregistered marriages before the Syrian war, this issue only became a real problem, a ‘phenomenon,’ with the arrival of Syrian refugees. As a social worker at the Association of Jordanian Women ( AJW ) explained, Syrians have what they themselves refer to as either ‘ zawāj barrāni

Religious-Only Marriages in the UK

Legal Positionings and Muslim Women’s Experiences

Rehana Parveen

Project: Context, Sources, and Methods After I started my empirical work in 2012, the issue of religious-only unregistered marriages among Muslims (that is, nikaah -only marriages) increasingly came to be seen as problematic. It has featured prominently in the media (see, for example, the awareness

Pluralistic Norway  297 Anja Bredal Religious-Only Marriages in the uk : Legal Positionings and Muslim Women’s Experiences  316 Rehana Parveen Unregistered Marriages of Indonesian Migrant Workers in Malaysia: Contrasting Positions of State Agents  338 Eva F Nisa Marriage Registration among

research currently focuses on social media and daʿwa, migrant workers, Muslim refugees and philanthropy, halal business, and diverse types of Muslim marriage, including mutʿa (temporary) marriage, unregistered marriage, online siri (secret) marriage, and online Shari’a-compliant matchmaking platforms

The Rights of Children Born out of Wedlock

Views of Muslim Women’s Organizations on Constitutional Court Judgement 46/2010


Tutik Hamidah

reformed their family law, such as Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, and Lebanon, emphasize marriage registration as the procedure for legal recognition (p. 71). In another country such as Indonesia, marriages should be registered in order to be legitimate. In Egypt, unregistered marriages are

Tineke Hellwig

1974 Marriage Law and so-called PP10, the 1983 government regulations for civil servants. While the 1974 Law was successful in reducing the rate of divorce and polygamy, its Article 2 led to ambiguity regarding the question whether an unregistered marriage was ‘valid’ and/or ‘legal’. Many polygamous

Muhammad Latif Fauzi

of unregistered marriage ( nikah siri ), they remain strongly influenced by classical interpretations of Islamic law. Nikah siri is legitimate according to the religion, while the rights and obligations that emerge from this type of marriage should not differ from registered ones. Nanda Amalia

Contesting the Boundaries between Civil and Religious Marriage

State and Mosque Discourse in Pluralistic Norway

Anja Bredal

hands of religious institutions necessarily implies that religion gets the upper hand. Debates about marriage authorization have been linked to the issue of unregistered marriages. As in other European countries, unregistered Muslim marriages, sometimes called nikah 1 marriages, have drawn