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Codification of Muslim Family Laws of Pakistan and Malaysia: An Evolutionary Comparative Study

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Bibliographic Information
Journal Al-Basirah
Title Codification of Muslim Family Laws of Pakistan and Malaysia: An Evolutionary Comparative Study
Author(s) Muhammad, Niaz, Fazle Omer
Volume 4
Issue 2
Year 2015
Pages 39-58
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Keywords Codification, Family Laws, Marriage, Divorce, East India Company, Muslim Jurists, Malaysia, The Subcontinent
Chicago 16th Muhammad, Niaz, Fazle Omer. "Codification of Muslim Family Laws of Pakistan and Malaysia: An Evolutionary Comparative Study." Al-Basirah 4, no. 2 (2015).
APA 6th Muhammad, N., Omer, F. (2015). Codification of Muslim Family Laws of Pakistan and Malaysia: An Evolutionary Comparative Study. Al-Basirah, 4(2).
MHRA Muhammad, Niaz, Fazle Omer. 2015. 'Codification of Muslim Family Laws of Pakistan and Malaysia: An Evolutionary Comparative Study', Al-Basirah, 4.
MLA Muhammad, Niaz, Fazle Omer. "Codification of Muslim Family Laws of Pakistan and Malaysia: An Evolutionary Comparative Study." Al-Basirah 4.2 (2015). Print.
Harvard MUHAMMAD, N., OMER, F. 2015. Codification of Muslim Family Laws of Pakistan and Malaysia: An Evolutionary Comparative Study. Al-Basirah, 4.

Abstract

Codification is the creation of codes, the compilation of written statues, rules, and regulations that inform the public of the acceptable and the unacceptable behaviour. Muslim jurists had differed in their opinion of codification of Islamic laws; some supported the idea, while the others opposed it. However, in the contemporary global situation, Muslim scholars are emphasizing the importance of codification of Islamic laws and efforts have been initiated in many Muslim countries to codify them. In the current paper, the evolution of Muslim Family Laws of Pakistan and Malaysia has been comparatively studied. Malaysia has been selected due to its technological and economic advancement among the Muslim countries. Malaysia serves as an example in the modem codification of Islamic Laws. In Pakistan, Criminal and Penal Laws are codified while the Muslim Family Laws have not been codified and left scattered in various acts, ordinances and court decisions. The Malaysian Family Law are codified in one volume and enacted after necessary legislation through an act of the parliament. The objective of this comparative evolutionary study is to provide a practical model for the Islamization and codification of Muslim Family Laws in Pakistan.

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