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Right of Muslim women in refusing polygamy from Islamic perspective and Islamic law in Malaysia

Mahmud , Mek Wok and Naping, Herna (2015) Right of Muslim women in refusing polygamy from Islamic perspective and Islamic law in Malaysia. In: 4th International Conference on Law & Society (ICLAS IV) 2015 , 10th-11th May 2015, Auditorium, Academic Building (UniSZA), Kuala Trengganu.

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The practice of polygamy is severely and frequently criticized especially by the feminist groups. Those people argue that polygamy contributes to discrimination of women, matrimonial disharmony and the worst thing to divorce.Thus, the purpose of this study is to determine whether Muslim women have the right to refuse polygamy. At this juncture, it is significant to have a clear mind that basically a wife cannot stop her husband from marrying other women to the maximum of four.Nonetheless, it is essential for the wife to know whether she has the right to refuse or challenge subsequent marriage or not. This study will adopt a content analysis method whereby the jurists’ opinions, Shari’ah Courts’ decision as well as the Islamic law pertaining to polygamy are referred to.The findings revealed there are some existing factors and situations that wives have the right to refuse or challenge polygamy.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 717/43330 (ISBN: 978-967-0899-00-8)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Muslim women, polygamy, right, Islam, Islamic law
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Fiqh and Usul al-Fiqh
Depositing User: Mek Wok Mahmud
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2015 14:24
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2015 14:26
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/43330

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