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Temporary Marriage in Sunni and Shi'ite Islam: A Comparative Study.


Temporary Marriage in Sunni and Shi'ite Islam: A Comparative Study

Khalid Sindawi



134 pages


Arabisch-Islamische Welt in Tradition und Moderne; Band 9


Sindawi analyzes the issue of temporary marriage in Islamic canonical law in light of contemporary positive and civil law in a number of Muslim countries. He also discusses the social aspects of temporary marriage as well as the influence that social sentiments may have had on the way in which this institution has been appraised in Islamic law. Drawing on a number of Islamic legal scholars both modern and historical, he considers such aspects as matrimonial institutions abolished by Islam, disputed marriage types that are still practiced today, usufruct marriage among Twelver Shi'ites, and travel marriage in Islamic jurisprudence and social tradition among Sunnis. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)

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Date:Mar 1, 2015
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