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Shariah Perspective on Marriage Contract and Practice in Contemporary Muslim Societies

International Journal of Social Science and Humanity, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 263-267, 2013.

Posted: 21 Dec 2012 Last revised: 15 Dec 2013

Shamreeza Riaz

International Islamic University Islamabad

Date Written: December 20, 2012

Abstract

Forced marriages are worldwide phenomena and also exist in Pakistani society. It involves the lack of free and full consent of at least one of the parties to a marriage. Mostly, females are victims of forced marriages. It is prevalent in the name of religion in many Muslim countries; however, it is purely a traditional and cultural phenomenon which has nothing to do with religion. Forced marriages are different from arranged marriages in which both parties freely consent to enter into marriage contract and they have no objection on the choice of partner selected by their parents. This study will highlights different forms of forced marriages in Pakistani society.

Keywords: Shariah, honour killings, forced marriage, child marriage, elements of marriage contract in Islam

Suggested Citation

Riaz, Shamreeza, Shariah Perspective on Marriage Contract and Practice in Contemporary Muslim Societies (December 20, 2012). International Journal of Social Science and Humanity, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 263-267, 2013.. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2192164

Shamreeza Riaz (Contact Author)

International Islamic University Islamabad ( email )

Faculty of Shariah & Law, IIUI
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Pakistan
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