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Fri, September 22, 2017 from 12:00pm - 01:00pm  /  Austin Hall 102 1515 Massachusetts Avenue  /  Harvard Law School

Family Law Reform in Pakistan: Recent Opinions Favoring Women-Initiated Divorce

A Lunchtime Talk with Mubasher Hussain, ILSP: SHARIAsource Visiting Fellow, Fulbright Scholar

Lunch will be provided – please RSVP

Dr. Hussain will discuss Islamic law’s guidelines for the dissolution of marriage, particularly the khul-divorcewhich, under conventional Sunni interpretation, allows a wife to dissolve the marriage only if her husband consents. In his research of Textualist Scholars in the Indian Subcontinent, Dr. Hussain explores an alternative interpretation, which permits a wife to dissolve the marriage without her husband’s consent. This talk will explore arguments that justify the scholar-jurists’ view, based on recent leading opinions from their circles.

Sponsored by SHARIAsource at Harvard Law School

Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 12:00pm

Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 01:00pm

Austin Hall 102 1515 Massachusetts Avenue

Harvard Law School

1585 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA