Family Law

💍 Understanding NIKĀḤ: The Islamic Marriage Contract
Delve into Nikāḥ, the sacred Islamic marital contract, its comprehensive legal and cultural implications, and its significance within societal frameworks. Explore differences and similarities across various traditions.
👪 Understanding Asaba: The Intricacies of Islamic Inheritance
Explore the concept of Asaba in Islamic inheritance law, delving into its definition, etymology, historical context, cultural variations, and more.
👶 Understanding LAQĪT̤ (لقيط‎): The Foundling Child in Islamic Law
Explore the concept of LAQĪT̤ (لقيط‎), referring to an abandoned child found and cared for under Islamic law. Understand its etymology, cultural nuances, and its importance in providing protection and rights to vulnerable children.
👩‍👧‍👦 Understanding ḤIẒĀNAH: The 🕌 Islamic Concept of Child Custody
Explore the Islamic concept of ḥiẓānah, the custody rights of a mother over her children, as a critical element in Islamic family law. Understand its application among different Islamic schools of thought and its cultural significance.
👶 Fosterage (Raẓāʿah) in Islam: Nurturing Bonds Beyond Blood
Delve into the Islamic concept of raẓāʿah or fosterage, which imparts legal and social boundaries through nursing. Understand its roots, implications, and the diversity in scholarly opinions.
🧬 Understanding ʿILMU ʾL-FARĀʾIẒ: The 🕌 Islamic Law of Inheritance
Explore the concept of ʿILMU ʾL-FARĀʾIẒ, the Islamic Law of Inheritance, and its implications on family and society. Compare and contrast its principles with those of other legal systems.
👪 Understanding 'Ibn (ابن)': The Concept of the Son in Islamic Tradition
Explore the term 'Ibn' (ابن), its implications in Islamic law, its cultural significance, and its etymology across Arabic and Hebrew contexts. Understand the interactions between religious, legal, and cultural dimensions of sonship in Islam.
👨‍⚖️ Exploring Wilayah: The Concept of Guardianship in Islam
Uncover the multifaceted concept of Wilaya (Guardianship) in Islamic tradition, its legal ramifications, and its socio-political significance, particularly in Twelver Shii political theory and Islamic family law.
👪 Understanding Tabannī: The 🕌 Islamic Perspective on Adoption
Explore 'Tabannī,’ the term for adoption in Islamic law, its nuances, and how it compares to practices in other traditions like Roman, English, and Hindu law.
💍 Marriage and Divorce: Modern Practices in Islam
Examine the transformative journey of marriage and divorce practices in Islam, including the influences of local customs, legal conditions, and cultural impacts worldwide.
📜 Understanding IDDAH: The Waiting Period in Islamic Law
Explore the concept of Iddah in Islamic law, its significance, rules, historical context, and cultural differences. Delve into its broader theological significance and practical application.
🤲 QASM (قسم‎): The Islamic Division of Rights
Delve into the concept of Qasm (قسم‎) in Islamic jurisprudence, understood as the division of conjugal rights. Learn about its importance, etymology, cultural nuances, and comparisons to other legal traditions.
👩‍🍼 Hadana: The Custodial Care Concept in Islam
Delve into 'Hadana', the Islamic notion of custodial care by the mother or female relatives. Explore its variations across different schools of law, its significance, and the gender-specific details governing child custody and care in Muslim societies.
👩‍👧‍👦 Understanding Surrogate Motherhood in Islam: Ethics and Perspectives
Explore surrogate motherhood within Islamic jurisprudence, examining its ethical implications, cultural contexts, and legal standings. Delve into contemporary debates and comparing perspectives across the Muslim world.
📜 The Intricacies of Inheritance in Islam: Responsibilities and Rights
Dive into the complex framework of Islamic inheritance laws (Mirath). Understand how different relatives, defined as Sharers and Residuary, are entitled to specific portions of an estate.
🚫 Understanding the Prohibited Degrees of Marriage in Islam
A comprehensive study of the prohibited degrees of marriage according to the Qurʾān, understanding the cultural context and underlying theology.
🛏️ Delving into FIRĀSH (فراش‎): More Than Just a Couch
Explore the comprehensive meaning of 'Firāsh' in Islamic law, including its etymology, cultural implications, and uses in Islamic family law traditions.
🌐 Understanding Uterine Relations (ذوو الارحام‎) in Islamic Law
Explore the intricate concept of uterine relations in Islamic inheritance law, also known as 'distant kindred,' which involves classifications and special rules for inheritance distribution among relatives.
👩‍🦰 AN-NISĀ (النساء‎) - Sūrah on Women
Dive deep into the IVth Sūrah of the Qurʾān, 'AN-NISĀ (النساء‎)', which addresses various topics including women's rights, familial obligations, and societal guidelines.
👳‍♂️ Understanding Wali al-Amr: The Islamic Role of Legal Guardianship
Dive deep into the concept of 'Wali al-Amr'—the male legal guardian in Islamic tradition. Discover its definition, etymology, historical significance, cultural relevance, and more.
👶 Unveiling Waladu 'Z-Zināʾ: Attitudes Towards Illegitimate Children in Islam
Explore the concept of Waladu 'Z-Zināʾ (ولد الزناء‎), referring to children born out of wedlock in Islamic law. Understand the legal, social, and theological aspects and how this concept intersects with cultural practices across the Muslim world.
💍 Understanding MUBĀRĀT (مباراة‎): Mutual Discharge in the Law of Divorce
Explore Mubārāt (مباراة‎), an Islamic legal concept under which mutual consent is used by both parties to dissolve a marriage. Learn its implications, historical background, cultural nuances, and comparisons with other forms of Islamic divorce.
📚 The Islamic Terms Lexicon: Understanding Divorce in Islam 🕌
Explore the Qurʾānic and traditional perspectives on divorce within Islamic jurisprudence. Understand the rules and ethics governing this delicate aspect of life and discover how it fits into the broader framework of Islamic teachings.
📜 Residuaries (ʿAṣabah) in Islamic Inheritance Law
Discover the intricate classifications of residuaries (ʿaṣabah) in Islamic inheritance law according to Muḥammadan law, connecting familial lineage to inheritance rights.
📜 Understanding Mubaraah: The Divorce of Mutual Release in Islam
Explore the concept of Mubaraah, a form of Muslim divorce where the wife forgoes her financial rights in return for the divorce. Learn its significance, processes, and differences from similar practices like Khul.
🔍 Understanding Islamic Family Law: Principles and Practices
Explore the intricacies of Islamic Family Law, from marriage contracts and dowries to divorce procedures and legal reforms, providing a comprehensive understanding of its application across different cultures and historical contexts.
🚸 Understanding Child Marriages in the Islamic Context
Explore the concept of child marriages within Islamic law and practice, going through historical perspectives, modern legal changes, cultural differences, and ongoing challenges.
🛡️ Guardianship in Islam: Wilāyah (ولاية) and Ḥiẓānah (حضانة)
Explore the Islamic concepts of guardianship, delving into wilāyah and ḥiẓānah. Understand how these forms of guardianship function within Islamic law and society, encapsulating both the protection of property and the upbringing of minors.
🧸INFANTS: The Religion of Children in Islamic Law
Discover the Islamic principles regarding the religion of infants, particularly in mixed-faith marriages. Learn about the legal guidelines that determine an infant's religion, the significance of parental influence, and how Islamic jurisprudence addresses these issues.
👩‍⚖️ Unraveling S̤aiyibah (ثيبة‎): Widows and Divorcees in Islamic Law
Dive into the concept of S̤aiyibah (ثيبة‎), a term in Islamic jurisprudence denoting a woman who has separated from her husband through divorce or his death. Explore the etymology, significance, and cultural nuances surrounding this term.

Islamic Terms Lexicon is your ultimate resource for understanding the vast and intricate world of Islamic doctrines, rites, ceremonies, customs, and technical & theological terms. Our comprehensive dictionary provides thousands of terms in both English and Arabic, each with detailed definitions, authoritative references, and quizzes designed to sharpen your understanding and enhance your learning experience.

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