Category Archives: Muslim Law

Muslim Law

Classification of Marriages under the Muslim Personal Laws

This article specifically deals with the classification of marriages under Muslim personal laws. Marriage, in Mohammedan culture, has always been considered as a social necessity. There are several kinds of marriage under Islamic law. Marriage in Islam is considered to be a social contract. The husband and the wife and their respective families enter into an agreement whereby… Read More »

Enforcement of Right to Dower

This article deals with the enforcement of the right of a woman towards her dower. It basically highlights the other remedies the woman in the marriage or after the marriage can revert to, to ensure enforcement of the right to dower. Introduction The right of dower is an intrinsic right of Muslim marriage and it cannot be taken… Read More »

Concept of Dower

Dower is also called ‘‘Mehr’’. Dower is in the form of consideration which is the right of a Muslim woman­. She receives consideration for contracting to get married to the man. However, Islamic scholars, believe this to a mark of respect given to a woman. Introduction to Dower A Muslim matrimony is different from a Hindu one. A… Read More »

Schools of Muslim Law

This article shall be dealing with Schools of Muslim law. Basically, highlighting the source or the roots of Muslim law and understanding of various Muslim scholars divided into different Schools. If you are interested in reading about its development and evolution in India, you can read my previous article called Development of Muslim laws. To understand the division… Read More »