• The law of marriage and its different types of marriage, also covering respective duties, condition of marriage and defects, terms of marriage, duration of marriage and dowry (mehr/mahr),
• The law of divorce and its different forms of divorce, also covering the disbanding of the contract, death of a partner and the waiting period,
• Guardianship, (walāyah),
• The Custody of children (kefālah)
• Maintenance (nafaqah),
• Polygamy, (taa’dod al azwaj)
• Marriage related Inheritance laws, (werāthah)
• bequest (waşiyyah)
• Family planning
• Islam and gender, and the rights of the women
With the aim of providing an overview of the topics as well as focusing on specific issues, each session above will address the relevant Islamic legal framework and particular contemporary issues of special importance but will only touch on comparative aspect leaving the bulk of this work to the module of Comparative Law and legal systems.
Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy
Individual coursework (4000 words), class presentation on a selected topic demonstrating ability to debate and explore ideas; a print-out of the slides needs to be submitted, two critical review activities to be graded on topics agreed with the lecturer during class requiring students to enhance their understanding of the facts and concepts presented to them in class (1500 words each).
Individual coursework: 60%
Comparative Study presented in the class: 20%
Review Activity: 20%
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