Codifying Polygamy in the 1957 Moroccan Mudawwana

Morocco editor Ari Schriber discusses Morocco's 1957 Personal Status Code, the country's first unified set of family law statutes. He addresses the provisions concerning polygamy in particular, and the government's attempts to evoke an Islamic basis for legalizing polygamy while simultaneously appearing to limit it in the name of protecting women. "The 1957 Personal Status Code (Mudawwanat … Continue reading Codifying Polygamy in the 1957 Moroccan Mudawwana

The Limits of State Religion and Non-Muslim Minorities: The Moroccan ‘Baha’i Affair’ of 1962

Amidst the tensions raised by Islamic constitutional states as they deal with non-Muslim minorities, worth considering is how Muslim-majority states have resolved the issue in the past. Morocco editor Ari Schriber considers the political ramifications of Islamic laws governing religious minorities in an episode that faced Morocco as it gained independence: Morocco's 1962 Baha'i Affair. Morocco's then-recent independence heralded a … Continue reading The Limits of State Religion and Non-Muslim Minorities: The Moroccan ‘Baha’i Affair’ of 1962