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Socio-legal implications of cross-border marriage among Muslims in Malaysia: an empirical study

Md Said, Muhamad Helmi and Md Hashim, Noraini and Abdul Hak, Nora and Wok, Saodah and Che Soh @ Yusoff, Roslina (2019) Socio-legal implications of cross-border marriage among Muslims in Malaysia: an empirical study. Al-Shajarah: Journal of The International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization (ISTAC), 24 (1). pp. 67-96. ISSN 1394-6870

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Marriage is a sacred bond between a man and a woman. Such a relationship is blessed by Allah as is mentioned in the Qur’an and the traditions (Sunnah) of the Prophet (PBUH). The laws created by man are meant to streamline the conduct of marriage, apart from thealready provided ḥukm laid down in Islam. There are peoplehowever who violate these laws due to their own ignorance and thisviolation affects the future of the marriage as well the people who areinvolved in it. A cross-border marriage is a marriage conductedwithout permission from the registrar of marriage in each State andits solemnisation can be contracted in Malaysia or outside Malaysia.The purpose of this study is to examine and analyse the differences inthe demographic information respondents have with regard to theimplications of cross-border marriage among Muslims in Malaysia.The sample consists of four hundred respondents from four regionsin Malaysia. A survey using a questionnaire was the main method ofcollecting data. To support the empirical evidence, a semi-structuredinterview was also conducted in the study. The research reveals thateven though the respondents were aware of the implications ofcross-border marriage, a new mechanism is still required to controlthe occurrence of this type of marriage as it affects the people whoare involved, especially the women and children.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 1600/73104
Uncontrolled Keywords: awareness, cross-border marriage, court, implications
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
K Law > KBP Islamic Law
K Law > KBP Islamic Law > KBP1 Islamic law.Shariah.Fiqh > KBP490 Furūʻ al-fiqh. Substantive law. Branches of law. > KBP524 Aḥwāl shakhṣīyah
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Communication
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Saodah Wok
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2019 10:23
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2019 18:21
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/73104

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