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Misyar marriage between Shari'ah texts, realities and scholars' fatawa: an analysis

Osmani, Noor Mohammad (2011) Misyar marriage between Shari'ah texts, realities and scholars' fatawa: an analysis. In: Reading on women issues. IIUM Press, Kuala Lumpur, pp. 115-150. ISBN 9789670225838

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Marriage is a sacred bond in Islam that ties a man and a woman into a lifelong relationship of love, compassion, mutual understanding, respect and security. It is a firm pledge that one makes in the name ofAllah for one-another. 'Misyar marriage', 'Convenience marriage' or Travelers' marriage' is a newform of marriage practiced widely in Saudi Arabia, Egypt and other gulf states. The 'Misyar bride' sacrifices some of her marital rights, such as expenses, fixed duration, and an abode. The scholars in Islam have different opinions about this form ofmarriage. Some ofthem supported it vehemently, as it could reduce the number of ladies without husbands; while yet others strongly oppose it, as it sounds like part-time wives, which has no roots in Islamic heritage. READING ON WOMEN ISSUES The present study therefore aims to explore the real status of 'Misyar or convenience marriage' in the texts from the Qur 'an, the Prophet s Sunnah, the practices of his rightly guided Companions and the Fatawa of the traditional and modern scholars. It will analyze them in the light of the current realities and situation prevailing in many countries of the Muslim world. The study adopts a critical yet objective approach in dealing with the issue. It is believed that the study will help the Muslim men and women to have clear insights on the issue based on the Shari 'ah texts, scholars' Fatawa andpresent day realities.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 4471/18525
Uncontrolled Keywords: marriage, misyar, shari'ah, fatawa, realities
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP173 Islamic sociology
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 Qur’an and Sunnah
Depositing User: Dr. Noor Mohammad Osmani
Date Deposited: 02 May 2012 10:32
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2017 08:21
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/18525

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