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The Minority Report

in Islam in Transition: Muslim Perspectives

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

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

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