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The Law of Marriage and Divorce in the United Arab Emirates

Background The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a federation formed from tribally organized seven sheikhdoms, or emirates, along the southern coast of the Persian Gulf and the northwestern coast of the Gulf of Oman, they include: Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaima, Shrjah and Umm Al Quwain. That region was designated as ‘protectorate’ […]

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Islamic Syrian Divorce in USA

 By Prof. Gabriel Sawma   Background Syria is an independent state in the Middle East. It borders Lebanon and Israel to the west, Turkey to the north, Jordan to the south and Iraq to the east. In ancient history, Syria was occupied by Canaanites, Phoenicians, Hebrews, Aramaeans, Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians, Greeks,  Nabataeans, Palmerenes, Romans, Byzantines, […]

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Islamic Yemeni Divorce in USA

By Prof. Gabriel Sawma Historical Background Yemen is known in antiquity as Arabia Felix or Happy Arabia. It is a mountainous country having more rainfall and more fertile soil than the rest of Arabia and, therefore it was able to support a relatively dense population. During the nineteenth century, the southern part of Yemen became […]

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Islamic Jordanian Divorce in USA

Thursday, September 29, 2011 Islamic Jordanian Divorce in USA By Professor Gabriel Sawma Background After the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, following World War One, Jordan was created as an Emirate of the Transjordan under the British Mandate, which was instituted by the League of Nations. By 1946, the mandate over Jordan came to an […]

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Islamic Women Divorce Laws in Egypt

newswire article commentary united states 02.Jun.2011 16:36 gender & sexuality | human & civil rights author: Gabriel Sawma       e-mail:   Under the rules of Islamic sharia, the husband can end his marriage unilaterally by simply announcing the words “I divorce my wife” or “I divorce you” three times. He does not need to […]

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Iranian Muslim Divorce in USA

By Professor Gabriel Sawma   Muslim men with Iranian passports may choose to go back to Iran and obtain a fast track divorce in that country by stating three times, “I divorce my wife” in the presence of two male witnesses, show proof of the “mahr” payment, record the divorce in Iran, authenticate the documents, […]

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Pakistani Islamic Divorce in U.S. Courts

Pakistani Islamic Divorce in U.S. Courts By Prof. Gabriel Sawma Pakistani men residing in the U.S. travel to their homeland to get divorce decrees from Pakistan. They return back to the United States and seek recognition and enforcement of the Pakistani Islamic divorce decree in a state court. This article deals with the issues related […]

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Islamic Lebanese Divorce in U.S. Courts

Published: SEPTEMBER 18, 2011  I WWW.NEWJURIST.COM Gabriel Sawma Islamic Lebanese Divorce in U.S. Courts American men with Lebanese ancestry may travel to Lebanon in order to obtain quick divorces. In such a situation, the man leaves most of his property, children, and wife in the United States. But could the divorce obtained in such a […]

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