Category Archives: Muslim Law

Muslim Law is the personal law of Muslims and deals with aspects such as marriage, adoption, divorce, succession etc. Our platform provides you with an in-depth understanding of Muslim Law and its basic principles through our well-designed study material.

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 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 the… 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 »

Distinction between Shia and Sunni Law of Marriage

The Shia and Sunni sect of Muslims have their separate traditions and beliefs and are regulated by those beliefs. Due to this, marriage in these communities also occurs in a different manner. This article shall look into the distinction between Shia and Sunni Law of marriage under the Muslim Personal Law. After the death of Prophet Mohammed, the… Read More »

Remission of Dower

Introduction In this article i.e. Remission of Dower, we will deal with the rights of a woman to remit a dower. Firstly, Dower is a custom which is a vital part of a Muslim marriage between the parties to the marriage. The dower is the right of a woman which cannot be waived off before the marriage through… Read More »

Types of Dower – Meaning and Relevance

Dower is a mandatory payment of a sum of amount as a gift by the husband to the wife[1]. This article discusses various types of Dower such as Muta, Prompt, Specified, Proper and Deferred. The dower is called a ‘Mehr’ and it is like a gift to the wife. This amount paid to the wife by the husband… 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 be a mark of respect given to a woman. Introduction to Dower Muslim matrimony is different from a Hindu one. A… Read More »

Difference between Hindu and Muslim marriages

This article deals with the Difference between Hindu and Muslim marriages. Hindu and Muslim marriage are similar in only one aspect. That is a religious aspect, where both marriages are legalised by virtue of the togetherness and union of two souls. However, the major difference is that Muslim marriage is a civil contract between two parties. Difference between… Read More »

Definition, Nature and Scope of Muslim Marriage

This article deals with the Definition, Nature and Scope of Muslim Marriage. Marriage is a contract under Muslim law. And when two people enter this contract, with it also comes certain rights and duties of both the man and woman. Etymologically, the meaning of marriage according to the Mohammedan dictionary is “the celebration of a marriage contract, marriage… 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 »

Sources of Muslim Law in India

The sources of Muslim law can be classified into two categories, i.e. (a) Primary Sources and (b) Secondary Sources. Primary sources are those sources that are based on religious beliefs mentioned in holy scriptures or books. And here the legislatures and judiciary are the secondary sources. Introduction Islam is one of the most followed religions in the world.… Read More »