Many of the provisions contained in the model Muslim marriage contract are not unique to today’s Britain:
- They draw upon classical Muslim fiqh or Islamic jurisprudence and are well rooted in the Shariah.
- They are also found in family laws in other Muslim contexts and are supported by court judgements from across the Muslim world.
- Finally, they address the social realities of the lives of British Muslims today.
This section provides supporting arguments for the model Muslim marriage contract from each of these three perspectives. These resources are only a small sample of the documents and analysis that exists. The links page provides some suggestions for sites that may provide additional information.
- Shariah /classical Muslim fiqh / Islamic jurisprudence
- Family laws in Muslim majority and minority contexts
- Case studies of Muslim family law and Islamic marriages in Britain
- Shariah Queries Pose Challenge: Proponents of traditional form of justice have to deal with equality issues, says Muslim scholar by Ghayasuddin Siddiqui