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Muslim Personal Laws affecting children: diversity, practice and implications for a new children's code for South Africa

@inproceedings{Moosa1998MuslimPL,
  title={Muslim Personal Laws affecting children: diversity, practice and implications for a new children's code for South Africa},
  author={Najma Moosa},
  year={1998}
}
MPL is a religiously based private law which pertains to, inter alia, marriage, divorce, inheritance, polygyny, custody and guardianship, and which falls under the category of family law. It has its origin in the Qur'an,2 which, along with the Sunna3 of Prophet Muhammad, is the primary source of Islam. The Qur'an is not a lawbook, as only a small number, approximately eighty, of the verses deal with legal matters. Most of them pertain to personal laws. It is in the areas explicitly referred to… 

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