The latest issue of Brill’s Islamic Law and Society explores khulʿ practices in the modern world. Khulʿ is a type of Islamic divorce procedure. Although it usually refers to a type of divorce initiated by the wife, the articles below highlight many regional differences, including in the role of the husband and the role of the judiciary in approving the divorce.
Khulʿ: Local Contours of a Global Phenomenon (open-access) by Nadia Sonneveld and Erin Stiles
“It is Your Right to Buy a Divorce”: Judicial Khuluu in Zanzibar by Erin E. Stiles
The Practice of Khulʿ in Germany: Pragmatism versus Conservativism (open-access) by Mahmoud Jaraba
Extra-Judicial Khulʿ Divorce in India’s Muslim Personal Law by Sylvia Vatuk
Divorce Reform in Egypt and Morocco: Men and Women Navigating Rights and Duties (open-access) by Nadia Sonneveld
The latest issue of SSRN’s Islamic Law & Law of the Muslim World eJournal also includes:
This article examines recent decisions by Italian courts that found that regional laws restricting the building of mosques and requiring religious services to be performed in Italian were unconstitutional.