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Protecting women's interest (Maslahah) in marriage through appointment of a guardian (Wali) under Islamic law

Mohd, Azizah and Ibrahim, Badruddin and Abdul Razak, Syafiqah (2015) Protecting women's interest (Maslahah) in marriage through appointment of a guardian (Wali) under Islamic law. In: 4th International Conference on Law & Society (ICLAS IV) 2015 , 10th-11th May 2015, Auditorium, Academic Building (UniSZA), Kuala Trengganu.

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Wali in general refers to a person who consents or leads a marriage contract. Under the majority school of law (jumhur) including the Shafi’is, wali constitutes one of the pillars of marriage the absence of whom will render the marriage void. On the other hand, under the Hanafi school of law, wali is not a pillar but merely one of the conditions for execution of a marriage contract. Even though under the Hanafi school, the absence of wali does not seem to render the marriage invalid so long as the marriage fulfills some other conditions and the wali does not intervene in the marriage of his ward. Nevertheless, this condition does not seem to deny the importance of wali in the marriage of his ward. This paper is to highlight and emphasize on the fact that the appointment of wali in marriage of a woman is significantly to protect women’s or wards welfare (maslahah). The paper among others wishes to examine the importance and wisdom of having a wali in marriage of a woman and exploring further the reason why the presence or consent of a wali is considered crucial particularly under the majority school of law. Examination will extend the analysis on the requirement of wali under the law in Malaysia and several Muslim Countries to serve as comparison. The research is basically library research. Minor part of the research might involve interviews on certain opinions of the scholars on the wisdom of having wali in marriage. It is believed that this research will significantly contribute to knowledge and be beneficial for reference to researchers, students, academics, legal fraternity and public as a whole.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 1931/43325 (ISBN: 978-967-0899-00-8)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Marriage, Wali, Women’s Interest, Maslahah
Subjects: K Law > KBP Islamic Law
K Law > KBP Islamic Law > KBP1 Islamic law.Shariah.Fiqh > KBP490 Furūʻ al-fiqh. Substantive law. Branches of 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: Dr Azizah Mohd
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2015 11:57
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2015 11:58
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/43325

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