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Muslim women's right to marriage dissolution in the case of missing husband: a juristic analysis on missing passengers of MH 370

Tengku Muda, Tengku Fatimah Muliana and Mohd, Azizah (2015) Muslim women's right to marriage dissolution in the case of missing husband: a juristic analysis on missing passengers of MH 370. Jurnal Syariah, 23 (3). pp. 495-516. ISSN 0128-6730

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March 8th has marked a catastrophe in Malaysians’ calendar as the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 (MH370) which was a scheduled international passenger flight disappeared while flying from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Beijing Capital International Airport. The aircraft was carrying 12 Malaysian crew members and 227 passengers from 15 nations. Months have passed, still there is no news nor debris of the unfortunate aircraft found. This incident is one of the many more incidents involving disappeared persons; some have been disappeared for months, while others for years. Narrowing the scope of the discussion, certainly a wife whose husband has been missing for a long time is deprived of her protection, companionship, pleasure of life and financial support. In view of this, the article aims at analyzing the juristic legal opinions specifically in the case of missing husbands 1 Lecturer, Centre of Shariah Studies, Faculty of Islamic Contemporary Studies, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Kuala Terengganu, tg_fatimah@unisza.edu.my 2 Associate Professor, Department of Islamic Law, Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws, International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, azizahmohd@ iium.edu.my Jurnal Syariah, Jil. 23, Bil. 3 (2015) 495-516 496 amongst Muslim women. In relation to that, it will then discuss on their right to apply for divorce under the Islamic family law in Malaysia. Classical jurists writings and statutory provisions are gathered and analyzed during the research. The findings indicate that there has been dissenting views among one madhhab (sect) to another on the legal implication of a missing person. Where Malaysia law is concerned, the provision has adopted a more convenient view amongst the jurists which allows a dissolution of marriage under certain specified conditions.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 1931/47713
Uncontrolled Keywords: missing person, presumption of death, divorce, legal implication, mafqūd
Subjects: K Law > KBP Islamic Law > KBP1 Islamic law.Shariah.Fiqh
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: 08 Jan 2016 09:40
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2016 10:04
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/47713

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