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Socio legal implications of cross-border marriage among Muslims in Malaysia: An empirical evidence

Md Said, Helmi and Md Hashim, Noraini and Abd Hak, Nora and Wok, Saodah and Che Soh @ Yusoff, Roslina (2016) Socio legal implications of cross-border marriage among Muslims in Malaysia: An empirical evidence. In: 1st International Conference on Women and Children: Legal and Social Issues (ICWC 2016), 17th-18th October 2016, Subang, Selangor.

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Marriage is a sacred bond, a tie between a man and a woman. Such relationship is blessed by Allah as it is mentioned in the Quran and the tradition (Sunnah) of the Prophet (pbuh). The laws created by man are meant to streamline the conduct of marriage, apart from the already provided hukm laid down in Islam. However, there are people who tend to violate these laws due to their own ignorance and this violation affects the future of such marriage and as well other people who are attached to it. Cross- border marriage is a marriage without permission from the registrar of marriage in each States and its solemnisation can be contracted in Malaysia or outside Malaysia. The purpose of this study is to examine and analyse the differences between demographics information of respondents towards the implications of cross-border marriage among Muslims in Malaysia. The sample consists of four hundred respondents came from four regions in Malaysia. Survey using questionnaire was the main method in collecting the data. To support the empirical evidence, semi structured interview has also been conducted in this study. The research reveals that even though the respondents aware about the implications of cross-border marriage, still it requires a new mechanism to control this type of marriage from continuing in the future as it affects the people who are attached to it especially the women and children.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 1600/54591
Uncontrolled Keywords: Awareness, Cross Border Marriage, Court, Implications
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Legal Practice
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Nora Abdul Hak
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2017 09:13
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2017 09:13
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/54591

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