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Muslim marriage (non) recognition: implications and possible solutions

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dc.contributor.author O'Sullivan, Kathryn
dc.contributor.author Jackson, Leyla
dc.date.accessioned 2017-02-10T14:26:46Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/5521
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Differences between traditional Muslim marriage practice and the statutory formalities required for entry into a legally recognised marriage in England and Wales have resulted in serious question-marks hanging over the legal status of a seemingly significant proportion of Muslim marriages. This article places the spotlight on the vulnerability of spouses who remain unaware of the lack of legal status which may attach to their marriage or who may have been misled by their spouse as to the latter’s intention to obtain legal recognition for the marriage. The article first considers the statutory formalities required under English law for entry into a legally recognised marriage before drawing on the most up-to-date empirical research to highlight the apparently widespread non-compliance with the formalities within the Muslim community. The article then reflects on the various practical implications which may arise for parties to an unrecognised Muslim marriage before considering how the situation may be ameliorated. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Social Welfare And Family Law; 39, (1) pp. 22-41
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09649069.2016.1272767
dc.rights This is an Author's Original Manuscript of an article whose final and definitive form, the Version of Record, has been published in the Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law © copyright Taylor & Francis, available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09649069.2016.1272767 en_US
dc.subject Muslim marriage en_US
dc.subject Islamic marriage en_US
dc.subject non-existent marriage en_US
dc.subject marriage Act en_US
dc.subject nikah ceremony en_US
dc.title Muslim marriage (non) recognition: implications and possible solutions en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2017-02-09T16:48:43Z
dc.description.version ACCEPTED
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/09649069.2016.1272767
dc.date.embargoEndDate 2018-08-09
dc.embargo.terms 2018-08-09 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 1618936
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law
dc.description.status peer-reviewed


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