Monday, September 12, 2016

Illinois Court Recognizes Muslim Divorce In India Through Khula

Times of India reported yesterday on a June 28 opinion handed down by a Cook County, Illinois circuit court judge recognizing that a Muslim woman's first marriage had been validly dissolved in India in 2007 through the little-known wife-initiated Sharia law procedure of khula.  The issue arose when the woman's second husband raised as a defense in a divorce proceeding the argument that their marriage was never valid because the wife was never divorced from her first husband.