Important Terms in Muslim Law

Muslim law is a part of personal laws or family laws. It is not a codified law. People belonging to Islam are governed through shariyat. While studying, there are many terminologies and terms which are difficult to be understood. Most of the terms are in Arab, but it is not that difficult.

Important Terms in Muslim Law

1. Ayyam-e-jahiliya- It refers to the pre-Islamic era.KEEP READING

Sources of Muslim Law

Muslim law is believed to have been derived from the divine. Muslim law in India is considered as that portion of the Islamic law that is applicable as personal law to Muslims. Muslim law applies to Muslims, but not in all matters.

The sources of Muslim law are classified into two major heads:
A. Primary sources
B. Secondary sourcesKEEP READING

What is Wakf

Wakf literally means tying up or detention. The one who makes Waqf is called Wakif. Deed is Wakf-nama.

According to the accepted view, Wakf is the detention of the property in the ownership of God.

Quran is silent regarding Wakf, but Quran does say something about charity.KEEP READING

Muslim Marriage, Dissolution of Muslim Marriages Act

An Act to consolidate and clarify the provisions of Muslim law relating to suits for dissolution of marriage by women married under Muslim law and to remove doubts as to the effect of the renunciation of Islam by a married Muslim woman on her marriage tie.

WHEREAS it is expedient to consolidate and clarify the provisions of Muslim law relating to suits for dissolution of marriage by women married under Muslim law and…KEEP READING

Legitimacy of Child in Muslims.PNG

1. A child born within six months after the marriage – the child is Illegitimate unless the father acknowledges the child.

2. A child born after six months from the date of marriage is presumed to be legitimate.

3. A child born after dissolution of marriage is legitimate-
a. Under Shia Law if born within 10 months.
b. Under Hanafi Law if born within 2 years.
c. Under Shefai and Maliki if born within 4 years.KEEP READING

Muslim Marriage and Nikah Halala

It is often said that marriage under muslim law is simply a contract which unites bride and groom fulfilling certain conditions like consent, witness etc. But what I want to ask is “how can a marriage be a contract?”

Why are we putting a sacrament called marriage into the shutter of contract! Is it only because its essentials correlate or are similar with that of a contract. Is this why we have termed it as a contract?KEEP READING

Wakf Act 1995 Bare Act

WAKF ACT, 1995 and 1954   Here is the Wakf Act, 1995, and 1954 in PDF format. You are free to download it and read it at your convenience. Please know that this PDF is not created by me, but I got this from the official Government of India website, CentralKEEP READING