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The Modernist Majority Report

in Islam in Transition: Muslim Perspectives

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780195174304
Published online November 2007 |
The Modernist Majority Report

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In 1955, the Commission on Marriage and Family Laws, consisting of six lay members and one representative of the ulama, was established. A majority report calling for reforms in marriage, divorce and inheritance was issued in 1956. However, Mawlana Ihstishm-ul-Haq wrote a vigorous dissenting opinion. The majority and minority reports provided the basis for a debate between modernists and traditionists. Finally, in 1961, Pakistan enacted The Muslim Family Laws Ordinance.

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