n Law, Democracy & Development - Divorce and the law of : a type of no fault divorce found within an Islamic legal framework

Volume 18, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1028-1053
  • E-ISSN: 2077-4907



"Treat your women well and be kind to them for they are your partners and committed helpers". Generally, Muslims (men and women) believe that asking perplexing questions about Islam is frowned upon. A few believe that it is shameful to ask pertinent questions or to express a degree of doubt. This, however, is not according to the tenets of Islam. Islam permits the raising of questions and debates about pertinent issues. The manner of inquiry is referred to as or personal reasoning. Kamali rightly points out that is a continuous process of development of a person, whereas sacred revelation and Prophetic narrations terminated upon the departure of Muhammad. According to traditional Islamic scholars, it was not an impropriety to raise difficult questions about Islam or to highlight one's doubts; rather, it would be a sin not to do so. In fact, one of the responsibilities of scholars was to prepare cogent answers in response to inquiries from the Muslim community.

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