Legal Codes and Contemporary Fatawa: Muslim Women and Contesting Paradigms

Title:
Legal Codes and Contemporary Fatawa: Muslim Women and Contesting Paradigms
Authors:
Abul-Magd, Zeinab; Stowasser, Barbara
Abstract:
In this paper we wish to explore the legal notion of the family in contemporary legal codes and fatwa literature, and how it differs from legal stipulations regarding the nature and purpose of the marriage contract in the pre-modern Sunni fiqh. We are pursuing this brief comparative study by focusing on the issue of tahlil marriage as a legal construct that all of the four classical Sunni madhahib (law schools) did embrace, even though at least one of them tried to restrict its validity. By contrast, its role in the modern family codes is that of an awkward relic of the past, and some modern muftis in their fatwas even attempt to get away from it altogether.
Citation:
Abul-Magd, Zeinab, and Barbara Stowasser. 2008. "Legal Codes and Contemporary Fatawa: Muslim Women and Contesting Paradigms." Hawwa: Journal Of Women Of The Middle East And The Islamic World 6(1): 32-51.
Publisher:
Brill
DATE ISSUED:
2008
Department:
History
Type:
article
PUBLISHED VERSION:
10.1163/156920808X298912
PERMANENT LINK:
http://hdl.handle.net/11282/309521

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dc.contributor.authorAbul-Magd, Zeinaben_US
dc.contributor.authorStowasser, Barbaraen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-23T16:11:22Zen
dc.date.available2013-12-23T16:11:22Zen
dc.date.issued2008en
dc.identifier.citationAbul-Magd, Zeinab, and Barbara Stowasser. 2008. "Legal Codes and Contemporary Fatawa: Muslim Women and Contesting Paradigms." Hawwa: Journal Of Women Of The Middle East And The Islamic World 6(1): 32-51.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1569-2078en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11282/309521en
dc.description.abstractIn this paper we wish to explore the legal notion of the family in contemporary legal codes and fatwa literature, and how it differs from legal stipulations regarding the nature and purpose of the marriage contract in the pre-modern Sunni fiqh. We are pursuing this brief comparative study by focusing on the issue of tahlil marriage as a legal construct that all of the four classical Sunni madhahib (law schools) did embrace, even though at least one of them tried to restrict its validity. By contrast, its role in the modern family codes is that of an awkward relic of the past, and some modern muftis in their fatwas even attempt to get away from it altogether.en_US
dc.publisherBrillen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1163/156920808X298912en_US
dc.subject.departmentHistoryen_US
dc.titleLegal Codes and Contemporary Fatawa: Muslim Women and Contesting Paradigmsen_US
dc.typearticleen_US
dc.identifier.journalHawwa: Journal Of Women Of The Middle East And The Islamic Worlden_US
dc.subject.keywordTahlil marriageen_US
dc.subject.keywordIslamic lawen_US
dc.subject.keywordModern Arab codesen_US
dc.subject.keywordFatwasen_US
dc.subject.keywordMuslim familyen_US
dc.subject.keywordIslamic marriage contracten_US
dc.identifier.volume6en_US
dc.identifier.issue1en_US
dc.identifier.startpage32en_US
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