Divorce in Islam
In the laws of Islam (sharia) there are three kinds of divorce, each with separate rules. When a man has initiated a divorce, the procedure is called ṭalāq (Arabic: الطلاق‎). When a husban...
Marriage in Islam
In Islam, marriage is a legal contract (Literary Arabic: عقد القران ʻaqd al-qirān, "matrimony contract"; Urdu: نکاح نامہ‎ / ALA-LC: Nikāḥ-nāmah) between two people. The bride is to consent t...
Mut'ah
Mutʿah (متعة) is an Arabic word which literally means enjoyment, delight, or gratification.In terms specific to Islamic law, mutʿah refers to the compensation paid to a divorced woman; in the legal ph...
Islamic adoptional jurisprudence
Islamic views on adoption are generally distinct from practices and customs of adoption in other non-Muslim parts of the world like Western or East Asian societies. Raising a child who is not one's ge...
Wives of Muhammad
Muhammad's wives were the eleven or thirteen women married to the Islamic prophet Muhammad. Muslims refer to them as Mothers of the Believers (Arabic: Ummahāt ul-Muʾminīn). Muslims use the term promin...
Walima
Walima (Arabic: وليمة‎ walīmah), or the marriage banquet, is the second of the two traditional parts of an Islamic wedding. The walima is performed after the nikah, (Arabic: نكاح‎...
Mahram
In Islamic sharia legal terminology, a mahram (Arabic محرم, also transliterated mahrim or maharem) is an unmarriageable kin with whom sexual intercourse would be considered incestuous, a punishable ta...
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Nikah 'urfi
Nikah 'urfi is a "customary" Sunni Muslim marriage contract that is not registered with state authorities. This form of marriage does not require witnesses. Couples repeat the words, "We got married" ...
Mahr
In Islam, a mahr (in Arabic: مهر‎; also transliterated mehr, meher, or mahrieh) is a mandatory payment, in the form of money or possessions paid by the groom, or by groom's father, to the br...
Nikah mut‘ah
Nikāḥ al-Mutʿah (Arabic: نكاح المتعة‎)," is a type of marriage used in Twelver Shia Islam, where the duration of the marriage and the dowry must be specified and agreed upon in advance. It i...
Iddah
In Islam, iddah or iddat (Arabic: العدة‎; period of waiting) is the period a woman must observe after the death of her spouse or after a divorce, during which she may not marry another man. ...
Algerian Family Code
The Algerian Family Code (French: Code de Famille, Arabic: قانون الأسرة‎), enacted on June 9, 1984, specifies the laws relating to familial relations in Algeria. It includes strong eleme...
Nikah Misyar
In Islamic law, Nikah al-Misyar (Arabic: ‏نكاح المسيار‎ or more often zawaj al-misyar Arabic: زواج المسيار‎ "traveller's marriage") is a type of Nikah (marriage contract) that is o...
Interfaith marriage in Islam
Islamic Law has different regulations on interfaith marriage, depending on which of the two spouses is Muslim. It permits a Muslim man to marry up to four non-Muslim women from the People of the Book ...
Dowry
A dowry is a transfer of parental property at the marriage of a daughter.Dowry contrasts with the related concepts of bride price and dower. While bride price or bride service is a payment by the groo...
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Women in Islam
Women in Islam are guided by primary Islamic sources of personal law, namely the Quran and hadiths, as well as secondary sources such as the ijma, qiyas, ijtihad in form such as fatwas; the secondary ...
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Polygyny in Islam
Under Islamic marital jurisprudence, Muslim men are allowed to practice polygyny, that is, they can have more than one wife at the same time, up to a total of four. Polyandry, the practice of a woman ...
Wife selling
Wife selling is the practice of a husband selling his wife, and may include the sale of a female by a party outside a marriage.Wife selling has had numerous purposes; and in not all sources is wife sa...
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Islamic marital jurisprudence
In Islamic law (sharia), marriage (zawaj زواج) is a legal bond and social contract between a man and a woman. In Islam, marriage is not compulsory and a Muslim has the right to live a single life if h...
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Dower
Dower (Latin: dotarium, donatio propter nuptias, Byzantine: ὑπόβολον hypobolon; French: douaire, Dutch: weduwgift, German: Mitgift) is a provision accorded by law, but traditionally by...
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Nikah Halala
Islamic Sharia disallows a couple remarrying after having been through three divorces. Some Sunni schools view a triple talaq, when the husband saying "I divorce you" three times in a row, as equival...
Malian Family Code
The Malian Family Code (French: Code de Famille) is the family law in Mali, passed in 1962. In 2009, an amendment was proposed (which has not yet been enacted) as widespread protests forced the pr...
Scholars allowing Nikah Mut‘ah
There are a number of Scholars allowing Nikah mut‘ah.
Muhammad ibn Idris ash-Shafi`i, a 9th century Sunni Shafi'i Islamic scholar writes:
Khula
Khula (Arabic: خلع) is the right of a woman to seek a divorce from her husband in Islam for compensation (usually monetary) paid back to the husband from the wife. Based on traditional fiqh, and refe...
History of Algeria
The history of Algeria takes place in the fertile coastal plain of North Africa, which is often called the Maghreb (or Maghrib). North Africa served as a transit region for people moving towards Europ...
History of Algeria - Wikipedia
Brideprice
Bride price, also known as bride token, is an amount of money, property or other form of wealth paid by a groom or his family to the parents of the woman he has just married or is just about to marry ...
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Iran's Family Protection Law
In 1967, Iran adopted a set of progressive family laws, the Family Protection Act, which granted women more rights in the family; those rights were expanded in the Family Protection Law of 1975. Thoug...