Information and Guidance on Muslim Marriage and Divorce in Britain
This publication is aimed at Muslim women in Britain so they are better informed about their rights and practices relating to marriage and divorce. The contents of this report will also be useful to family law professionals, politicians, government officials, academics, students, religious authorities (mosques, Shariah Councils and scholars) and women's rights organisations.
This resource includes real case studies received by MWNUK, and covers common questions posed to us, for example, whether the permission of parents is required for marriage (guardianship), to polygamy and marrying outside of their faith. It also covers legally valid and invalid marriages as well as the barriers that Muslim women face when they are trying to get divorced.
The chapters include:
The Model Muslim Marriage Contract
Legally Valid and Invalid Marriage
Grounds for Divorce
Divorce in Islam
Procedure for Islamic Divorce
Procedure for Civil Divorce
Recognition of Foreign Divorce
Annulment of a Marriage
Cost of Divorce
Preventing Discrimination Against Women in Marriage and Divorce - Potential Solutions
Conclusion and Key Recommendations
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