Petition from a captive wife (1853)

By Rozaliya Garipova[1] Mahibädär ‘Abdurrakhman qizi sent a petition to the Orenburg Muslim Spiritual Assembly (hereafter the OA) on December 12, 1852. The OA received the report on the 20th … Continue reading Petition from a captive wife (1853)

Married but not Married (1861)

By Rozaliya Garipova[1] In the previous case we saw that the two sides negotiated a marital contract but since the side of the groom could not pay the appointed mahr, … Continue reading Married but not Married (1861)

Married Before Marriage (1853)

By Rozaliya Garipova[1] On October 15, 1853, akhund[2] ‘Izzatullah ‘Abdulaziz ughli[3] prepared a report to the Orenburg Muslim Spiritual Assembly[4] (hereafter the OA) after hearing the testimonies of all the … Continue reading Married Before Marriage (1853)

Mahr (Dower) in the Volga-Ural Muslim Community in Nineteenth Century Russia: Introduction

By Rozaliya Garipova In my series of essays this month, I will analyze three cases involving disputes over dower (mahr) in which Muslims of the Volga-Ural region in the Russian … Continue reading Mahr (Dower) in the Volga-Ural Muslim Community in Nineteenth Century Russia: Introduction

The California Court of Appeal In re the Marriage of Turfe

By Iman Abdulkadir Mohamed The California Court of Appeal In re the Marriage of Turfe,[1] examined a novel legal theory made by a Muslim husband that claimed that he was … Continue reading The California Court of Appeal In re the Marriage of Turfe

Islamic Law in U.S. Courts: In re: The Marriage of Awatef and Nabil Dajani (Cal. Ct. App. 1988): Divorce Proceeding

In a divorce proceeding involving a prenuptial agreement (Islamic marriage contract) between a Muslim husband and wife, the California Court of Appeals considered the validity of a provision requiring the … Continue reading Islamic Law in U.S. Courts: In re: The Marriage of Awatef and Nabil Dajani (Cal. Ct. App. 1988): Divorce Proceeding