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The Marriage Contract in Islamic Law

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ISBN13: 9781853337192
ISBN: 1853337196
Published: April 1992
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

This book is an analysis of the contract of marriage according to the Islamic Shari'ah and of the way in which this is applied in the Personal Status Laws of two modern Islamic states. It examines the prerequisites for marriage, the elements which go to form the contract, the processes involved in making the contract, and the institution of marriage itself. The author expresses the essential Islamic concepts of marriage faithfully whilst making the work as accessible as possible to readers of various backgrounds. It will be of interest to legal professionals, to academics and students of Islamic Law, and to those interested in Islam, the Middle East and North Africa. Useful Tables of Laws and Cases are included.

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Islamic Law
Supremacy of Shari'ah in personal status law; Egypt, Morocco; prelude to marriage and its definitions; form of the marriage and its definitions; form of the marriage contract; freedom of parties from legal impediments; legal capacity; requirements for the validity of the contract; requirements for the contract to be binding; legal procedure in marriage; consequences of the invalid contract.