Legitimacy and Acknowledgement in Muslims

A person born in lawful marriage is said to be the legitimate child of the spouses. So the main point in case of legitimacy of a child is marriage between his or her parents.

Special notes regarding the Presumption of Legitimacy

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

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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

Wakf Explained

Wakf literally means tying up or detention.

According to accepted view it is the detention of the property in the ownership of the God. Quran is silent regarding Wakf but Quran says something about charity.

In simple words when a person ties up his property to the God and remains the usufruct for the benefit of public. It may be religious or charitable.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