Austin Hall 102 1515 Massachusetts Avenue
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-divorce—which, 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