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Talaq through electronic medium under Islamic and Malaysian law: The impact on ‘iddah and ruju’

Mohd, Azizah (2021) Talaq through electronic medium under Islamic and Malaysian law: The impact on ‘iddah and ruju’. In: Family fiqh in Malaysia: An Analysis of the Selected Issues. Contemporary Fiqh Reserach Unit (CFRU), IRKHS In Collaboration with Islamic Book Trust, Kuala Lumpur, pp. 89-107. ISBN 978-967-0526-83-6

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Abstract

Talaq in general refers to the dissolution of a valid marriage through pro-nouncement of divorce by the husband. In Islam, talaq is permissible, especially when-ever harm is perceived if the marriage continues or the couple fears that they cannot observe the limitation ordained by Allah swt. In Malaysia, the pronouncement of talaq is regulated in the sense that a husband should pronounce a talaq in court or otherwise he can be guilty of fine and imprisonment. Such a regulation to a certain extent controls the husband power and authority to pronounce talaq even though the husband’s pro-nouncement of talaq is still counted as effective if it took place outside the court. The rapid growth of digitalization seems to open a flood gate for more pronouncement of divorce outside the court. Various electronic means of social communication like Face-book, WhatsApp, email, Instagram, telegram, twitter etc will become the medium of divorce communication between the husband and the wife. This paper wishes to exam-ine the position of talaq through electronic medium under Islamic law (the Shari’ah) and the Islamic law as codfied in Malaysia. Examination will include the effect of such pronouncement to ‘iddah and ruju’ especially when the husband is not a knowledgeable person on the rules of Islamic law. Finally, the paper will provide recommendation where necessary especially to improve the law on the pronouncement of talaq in Ma-laysia where the talaq is uttered through electronic mediums outside court.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 1931/86450
Uncontrolled Keywords: Talaq Outside Court, Divorce, ‘Iddah, Ruju’, Islamic law.
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
Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Islamic Law
Depositing User: Dr Azizah Mohd
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2020 17:50
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2020 17:50
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/86450

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