LLM Islamic Family Law

Module leader: Rehana Parveen

Teaching and assessment (2018-19): 2,000 word essay (30%); 1 x 2 hour exam (70%)

Module description: 

There is a general world-wide interest in the lived experiences of Muslims living in Western societies. This interest is reflected in the extensive socio-legal academic research addressing Muslims and the relationship between Islam and Western societies. This module will examine Islamic Family Law as practised by Muslims living in non-Muslim jurisdictions, primarily in England and Wales. 

The aim of this module is to understand and explore the tensions that exist when Muslims organise their private family relationships within an Islamic framework whilst also being subject to English law. There will be some opportunities for comparative work in examining the experiences of Muslims in other Western jurisdictions.