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Law: Modern Family Law, 1800–Present: Southeast Asia
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Muslim family law in Southeast Asia is highly fragmented, from Burma to Thailand, from Singapore to Malaysia and from Indonesia to the Philippines. Of course there is a common reference to the Sharī‘a but the strength and depth of that reference has been conditioned by three variable factors. The first is the time at which Islam appeared and the nature of the receiving…

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Hooker, M. B., “Law: Modern Family Law, 1800–Present: Southeast Asia”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 08 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0704>
First published online: 2011

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