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Saudi Arabian Child Custody Cases in USA

SAUDI CHILD CUSTODY CASES IN USA By Prof. Gabriel Sawma   This article is written to address the issue of recognizing, by U.S. courts, divorce decrees obtained from Saudi Arabia involving custody of children. In most cases, a client needs a lawyer immediately; he or she returns to the first lawyer they can find, and […]

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Pakistani Divorce and U.S. Immigration

PAKISTANI DIVORCE AND U.S. IMMIGRATION By Professor Gabriel Sawma   Citizens from Pakistan divorce their spouses and come to the United States seeking U.S. citizenship. They present their divorce decrees to the Immigration offices. But can these decrees be recognized by the immigration authorities? In a recent case, I was asked to testify as Expert […]

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Muslim Divorce in Tunisia

Muslim Divorce in Tunisia By Prof. Gabriel Sawma   Background The Republic of Tunisia (al Jumhuriyyah al-Tunisiyyah) is a North African nation with population of approximately 11,000,000; its capital is Tunis. The country is bordered on the west by Algeria and by Libya on the south. The Sahara Desert lies in the southernmost part. Tunisia […]

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Muslim Divorce in Bangladesh

Muslim Divorce in Bangladesh By Prof. Gabriel Sawma   Introduction to Bangladesh Bangladesh lies on the northern coast of the Bay of Bengal; the country is surrounded by India, with a small common border with Myanmar in the southeast. Bangladesh is low-lying riverine land traversed by the many branches and tributaries of the Ganges and […]

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Muslim Men Marrying Non-Muslim Women

Muslim Men Marrying Non-Muslim Women By Prof. Gabriel Sawma   The Quran, a primary source of Islamic Sharia, permits a Muslim man to marry non-Muslim woman. It reads: “[be lawful to you in marriage] are chaste women from those who were given the Scriptures [i.e. Christian and Jewish women]”. Early Muslim jurists ruled that the […]

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