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Opinions of contemporary Muslim Jurists on the registration of marriages

Mahmud , Mek Wok (2011) Opinions of contemporary Muslim Jurists on the registration of marriages. In: Reading on women issues. IIUM Press, Kuala Lumpur, pp. 81-114. ISBN 9789670225838

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Registration of marriages is one of the debatable issues among contemporary Muslim scholars. Considering the fact that it was not implemented during the Prophet S s. a. w time, many scholars discuss the validity ofits practice as one ofShari 'ah requirements to recognize a marriage contract. Thus, the main objective of this paper is to critically analyze the opinions of Muslim contemporary scholars on the registration of marriage as a requirement for a marriage contract to be recognized and officially authenticated, as currently practiced in many Muslim countries. This paper will give adequate attention to the issue regarding the Shari'ah status, as the registration of marriage has no basis among the Shari'ah requirements for a valid marriage contract. At the end of this research, findings based on the general principles of Shari'ah show that the registration of marriage, though not basically required for a Shari'ah compliant marriage, cannot as such be regarded as alien to Islamic law, as it is comfortably fitted into those aspects of Shari'ah meant for accommodation of contemporary issues. Prominent among these are al-Qiyas, Saddal-Dhara'i'. al-Istilsan, Maqasid al-shari'ah and as-Siyasah al-shar'iyyah otherwise known in "the principles of Islamic Jurisprudence" as secondary sources of Shari'ah.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 717/18520
Uncontrolled Keywords: opinions, jurists,marriages
Subjects: K Law > KBP Islamic Law > KBP1 Islamic law.Shariah.Fiqh > KBP490 Furūʻ al-fiqh. Substantive law. Branches of law. > KBP524 Aḥwāl shakhṣīyah
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Fiqh and Usul al-Fiqh
Depositing User: Mek Wok Mahmud
Date Deposited: 02 May 2012 09:59
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2017 16:49
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/18520

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