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Divorce and Custody: Contemporary Practices: Australia
(1,083 words)

The majority of Australian Muslim women involved in divorce and custody problems are re quired to negotiate their way through two sets of social and legal systems – the Islamic system, which governs their religious belief and culture, and the Western, secular Australian system, which operates under different principles and procedures. To date, there have been few, if any, formal studies of the way in which Australian Muslims deal with divorce and custody, and the information in this entry is based on a small…

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Hussain, Jamila, “Divorce and Custody: Contemporary Practices: Australia”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 29 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0074b>
First published online: 2009

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