The Faculty congratulates Ms Sarah Vahed (LLM winner) and Ms Tamrynne Barnes (LLB runner up) for their sterling achievements in the 2014 Ismail Mahomed Law Reform Essay Competition. Ms Vahed completed her LLM in 2014 and submitted her winning essay on “Protecting the child in a Pluralist State: Assessing the practice of Ukuthwala in South Africa”.
The Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria is proud to announce that Aadelah Shaik Yakoob is the winner of the South African Law Reform Commission's (SALRC) 2015 Ismail Mahomed Law Reform Essay Competition in the LLB category. Her essay, title.
In the last few weeks there has been hype about reforming the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act (MMDA). Irrespective of three decades of struggle to reform this archaic Act by Muslim women, Muslim Members of Parliament (MPs) have only now come forward to iron out differences in the two sets of recommendations given by Justice Saleem Marsoof’s committee early last year.For this reason I am an advocate of an entire reconstruction, reinterpretation and reformation of Islamic family law in order to establish a system that allows women to live as part of a free egalitarian society and do not believe that Islamic family law as it is today is congruent with notions of gender equality. About Essay Sauce.Law: Modern Legal Reform Modern legal reforms originated both within the tradition and from political leaders who imposed changes in conjunction with government modernization programs. Encounters with the West led to extensive borrowing of substantive and systemic features from European legal models.
Family law, which is often perceived to be “Islamic law”, continues to be at the centre of much political debate and controversy in most Muslim-majority countries. From a bird’s eye perspective, the MENA region might look relatively homogeneous, but a closer look reveals striking differences in the ways Morocco and Jordan engaged in reform.Read More
The demand for a substantial reform in the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act (MMDA) of 1951 from within the Muslim community in Sri Lanka has a long history.A number of Muslim academics, intellectuals, professionals, civil societies and women’s organizations have been demanding this reform for more than forty years. Committees were appointed in 1970, 1984, 1990, 2005 and 2009 by.Read More
This case which developed the Common Law by recognizing a duty of support flowing from an Islamic marriage has been used as a precedent and applied in a number of subsequent cases In his capacity as a Shariah expert, Mr MS Omar has drafted a number of Shariah compliant products and has expressed diverse Shariah opinions.Read More
This book contains eight chapters which provide a framework to the administration and practice of Islamic law in Malaysia. Chapter One provides the background to the study on the administration of Islamic law. It briefly explains three important.Read More
Islamic Law. Pre-Modern Islam was faced with the new ideas of modernity through reform and expansion, which soon brought new powers and stratified classes. The Islamic culture, which is very similar to Judaism, focuses on the actions of believers, the religious observance, and obedience to God’s law.Read More
Legal education reform is a hot topic today. However, legal educators generally avoid discussing this important topic. Although legal education in Saudi Arabia is unique and complex, it is very hard to find academic literature about it. While this paper provides a brief explanation of legal education in Saudi Arabia, the main purpose of this paper is to discuss whether or not the current.Read More
Assessment Essay Question. Sources of Islamic law as it is a usual practice in Islamic law to put a specific problem to a jurist so that he may interpret it in order to find a proper answer or fatwa to the same. In this situation students might be divided into those who ask and those who answer.Read More
Islamic Law Essays. The essays below were written by students to help you with your own studies. If you are looking for help with your essay then we offer a comprehensive writing service provided by fully qualified academics in your field of study.Read More
Gender Justice and Islamic Family Law 123 Muslim society with Western civilisation and the influence of reformist ideas of Muhammad Abduh as well as Qasim Amin in Egypt towards Malay intelligentsia, which in turn created the conflicting ideas between the conservatives and the reformists.Read More
Sources of Islamic Law and sources of Law in Pre Mugbal Period and Mugbal Period Muslim law or Islamic law was one of the major important legal systems of the medieval world. It had structured a new idea or new political, social and cultural ideas. In India, the Islamic laws also played very significant role in structuring the Indian.Read More