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Muslim Marriage and Divorce in Sri Lanka. Aspects of the relevant jurisprudence


Abduroaf, Muneer; Moosa, Najma (2016). Muslim Marriage and Divorce in Sri Lanka. Aspects of the relevant jurisprudence. Electronic Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law (EJIMEL), 4:97-108.

Abstract

Muslims form 10 per cent of the Sri Lankan population. The country applies a mixed legal system. For many decades Muslim marriages and divorces have been governed by a separate piece of legislation. Courts in Sri Lanka have interpreted some of the legislative provisions. The purpose of this article is to highlight the case law emanating from Sri Lankan courts interpreting the provisions of the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act 13 of 1951 dealing with different issues: age for marriage; proof of marriage; co-existence of a civil marriage and a Muslim marriage; maintenance of children especially children born out of wedlock; and types of divorce.

Abstract

Muslims form 10 per cent of the Sri Lankan population. The country applies a mixed legal system. For many decades Muslim marriages and divorces have been governed by a separate piece of legislation. Courts in Sri Lanka have interpreted some of the legislative provisions. The purpose of this article is to highlight the case law emanating from Sri Lankan courts interpreting the provisions of the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act 13 of 1951 dealing with different issues: age for marriage; proof of marriage; co-existence of a civil marriage and a Muslim marriage; maintenance of children especially children born out of wedlock; and types of divorce.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:Journals > Electronic Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law (EJIMEL) > Archive > 4/2016
Journals > Electronic Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law (EJIMEL) > Archive > 4/2016 > Articles
Dewey Decimal Classification:Unspecified
Language:English
Date:2016
Deposited On:08 Dec 2016 16:14
Last Modified:20 Feb 2017 16:31
Publisher:Center for Islamic and Middle Eastern Legal Studies (CIMELS), University of Zurich
ISSN:1664-5707
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Official URL:http://www.ejimel.uzh.ch

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