Mahr as a Form of Economic Security: A Preliminary Study

Azahari, Raihanah and Ali, Hasbi Muh,(2015), Mahr as a Form of Economic Security: A Preliminary Study. , Arab Law Quarterly, UNSPECIFIED

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This article discusses the practice of mahr, as a symbol of property ownership among Muslims in Malaysia. Islamic law requires that when they marry, the bridegroom give his bride mahr or a form of dower. The practice of mahr has not been complicated by prescribed forms or amounts required but should be exercised according to the society's socio-cultural context. Empirical data are presented to examine whether the practice of mahr provides Malaysian Muslim women with economic security after the death of a husband or termination of marriage by divorce. This article con cludes that 60.3% of women in Malaysia receive mahr between rm 22.50 and rm 350 and that this amount is not sufficient to provide economic security.
Keywords : Islamic law - property rights - women's rights - mahr - economic security, UNSPECIFIED
Journal or Publication Title: Arab Law Quarterly
Volume: 29
Number: 3
Item Type: Article
Subjects: Ekonomi Islam
Depositing User: Heru Prastyo
Date Deposited: 27 Dec 2019 08:18
Last Modified: 27 Dec 2019 08:18

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