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Triple talaq: revocable or irrevocable? an analysis in the light of Maqasid approach

Subhani, Zulqernain Haider and Bouhedda, Ghalia and Farid Ali, Mohammed (2021) Triple talaq: revocable or irrevocable? an analysis in the light of Maqasid approach. In: INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FAMILY LAW, FAMILY JUSTICE AND MAQASID AL SHARIAH (ICFL 2020), FEBRUARY 2021, KL. (In Press)

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Abstract

Triple Talaq which is also referred to as instant Talaq has been a point of dispute and discussion among Muslim scholars and jurists since the very early period of Islam regarding whether this will be considered one revocable Talaq, or it will be regarded as three and irreversible one. Ironically, both the opponents and the proponents refer to the almost same verses and Prophet’s traditions to justify their positions with little exclusive grounds. It has become more critical today as it has caused conflicts between civil courts of several countries and Shari’ah boards as was the case recently in India. This paper tries to relook into the issue from Maqasid al-Shari’ah perspective as scholars say that when there are shreds of evidence on both sides, then Maqasid plays an essential role in giving preference of one position over the other as well as reconciliation between opposing opinions with different contexts. To achieve the goal, textual and comparative analysis methods are used in addition to three levels of Maqasid as a tool of analysis to decipher the general, specific and particular objectives of the Shari’ah, as well as to study the evils (Mafsada) and interests (Maslaha) of the issue. The study finds that Maqasid-imbued-preference is an effective tool to reconcile conflicting issues and Malaysia stands as a good example of regulating and institutionalizing the procedure of talaq according to the Maqasid which essentially solves the problem of triple talaq.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Additional Information: 4155/84552
Uncontrolled Keywords: Triple Talaq, Jurisprudence, Maqasid al-Shariah, Law, Islam, Malaysia.
Subjects: K Law > K670 Family Law
K Law > KBP Islamic Law
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: Assoc. Pro Bouhedda Ghalia
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2020 10:32
Last Modified: 12 Nov 2020 10:32
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/84552

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