The Status of Women under Islamic Law and Modern Islamic Legislation: Third Edition of the Revised and Updated Work

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BRILL, Apr 24, 2009 - Law - 246 pages
There has long been a need for an objective study such as this dealing with the legal rights and obligations of women under the Sharia and under modern Arab Islamic legislation. Seen within the broad principles of Islamic law, the book examines the status of women with regard to marriage, the iddat, parentage and fosterage and custody, and fi lls an important gap left by recent and more general publications on Islamic law.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Chapter One The Branches of Islam and the Schools of Law
11
Chapter Two The Womans Right to Education
15
Chapter Three Inheritance Rights for Women
19
Chapter Four The Islamic Institution of Marriage
21
Chapter Five The Modern Marriage
31
Chapter Six Marriage Impediments
37
Chapter Seven Guardianship in Relation to Marriage
49
Chapter Thirteen The Dower
87
Chapter Fourteen Maintenance
105
Chapter Fift een Dissolution of Marriage
117
Chapter Sixteen The Iddat
159
Chapter Seventeen Parentage
169
Chapter Eighteen Fosterage Suckling and Custody
183
Chapter Nineteen Confl ict of Laws
205
Conclusion
211

Chapter Eight The Preliminaries of Marriage
53
Chapter Nine The Form of the Contract
63
Chapter Ten Marriage Formalities
67
Chapter Eleven The Eff ects of Marriage
75
Chapter Twelve Mixed Marriages
85
Bibliography
213
Glossary
217
Index
221
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