IJSSH 2013 Vol.3(3): 263-267 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2013.V3.241

Shariah Perspective on Marriage Contract and Practice in Contemporary Muslim Societies

Shamreeza Riaz
Abstract—Forced marriages are worldwide phenomena and also exist in Pakistani society. It involves the lack of free and full consent of at least one of the parties to a marriage. Mostly, females are victims of forced marriages. It is prevalent in the name of religion in many Muslim countries; however, it is purely a traditional and cultural phenomenon which has nothing to do with religion. Forced marriages are different from arranged marriages in which both parties freely consent to enter into marriage contract and they have no objection on the choice of partner selected by their parents. This study will highlights different forms of forced marriages in Pakistani society.

Index Terms—Child marriage, elements of marriage contract in islam, forced marriage, honor killings, marriage in shariah.

Shamreeza Riaz is with the Department of Law, and Faculty of Shariah & Law, International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan (e-mail: shamreeza.riaz@iiu.edu.pk).

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Cite:Shamreeza Riaz, "Shariah Perspective on Marriage Contract and Practice in Contemporary Muslim Societies," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 263-267, 2013.

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