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Debunking The Myth: Angels Cursing Hadith

By Dr. Azizah al-Hibri and Ghada Ghazal. KARAMAH October 2018 ABSTRACT This is the second installment in our white paper series entitled “Debunking the Myth.” The series addresses religiously significant issues that are of special concern to Muslim women. In this paper, we address the above-captioned hadith (saying of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)) that Muslims interpret as requiring wives …

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Arain v. Arain

The court denied Father’s petition seeking a change of physical custody of daughter for lack of evidence that the Mother had violated a divorce decree with the order that the child must be raised in accordance with the Muslim faith. Arain v. Arain, 209 A.D.2d 406, 619 N.Y.S.2d 591 (1994); Supreme Court of New York, …

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Jabri v. Jabri

The Court refused to mandate religious upbringing in Islam for the children where there was no written agreement between the father and the mothers. Jabri v. Jabri, 193 A.D.2d 782; 598 N.Y.S.2d 535 (App. Div. 1993) Court: Supreme Court of New York, Appellate Division, 2nd Department The Court refused to mandate religious upbringing in Islam …

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Ahmad v. Naviwala

The court granted the Mother custody of four children after the Father sought to remove the Mother from the children’s lives. Ahmad v. Naviwala, 306 A.D.2d 588; 762 N.Y.S.2d 125 (2003)Court: Supreme Court of New York, Appellate Division, 3rd Department The court found custody with the Mother to be in the best interests of four …

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Ellehaf v. Taffaf

The court determined that a religious ceremony was insufficient for a legal marriage where it failed to satisfy other statutory requirements. Ellehaf v. Taffaf, 2006 WL 736561 (Mich. Ct. App. 2006) Court: Court of Appeals of Michigan Father and Mother held a religious marriage ceremony in Michigan. Neither of them obtained a marriage license from …

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Farah v. Farah

The Court, in favor of the Husband, held that a proxy marriage held in England in accordance with Islamic Law was invalid. Farah v. Farah, 16 Va. App. 329; 429 S.E.2d 626 (1993) Court: Court of Appeals of Virginia Husband is a citizen of Algeria and Wife is a citizen of Pakistan. They signed a …

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