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Women's rights to succession in unregistered marriages: a reference to the instrument of wasiyyah

Halim, Akmal Hidayah and Abdullah, Mohamad Asmadi (2008) Women's rights to succession in unregistered marriages: a reference to the instrument of wasiyyah. IIUM Law Journal, 16 (1). pp. 125-139. ISSN 0128-2530

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Abstract

It is an essential requirement for a marriage to be registered according to the procedures as provided by the law. Non-registration of a marriage leads to the non-availability of a marriage certificate, being the main proof of the existence of the marital relationship. This situation results in various legal complications in claiming the rights, including a right to property under the law of succession which arises upon the death of the spouse. Such a right, even though guaranteed by the Syarīcah, is not recognized by Malaysian law. This article seeks to examine the women’s rights to succession in cases of unregistered marriage with special reference to the execution of a waṣiyyah as a useful instrument to protect the rights of the unregistered wives against husbands’ estates.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3140/26395
Uncontrolled Keywords: Unregistered marriage, Women's right
Subjects: K Law > KBP Islamic Law
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Islamic Law
Depositing User: Assistant Prof. Dr. Akmal Hidayah Halim
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2013 13:23
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2013 13:23
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/26395

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