Appropriate legislation needed for Muslim marriages


The past few weeks have once again brought the decades-long debate of the legalisation of Muslim marriages to the fore. Following a Constitutional Court ruling, government has been forced to put legislation in place to recognise Muslim unions – this extends to other aspects of Muslim Personal Law (MPL).

Proposals to include Muslim unions into the existing legislation has raised questions about whether government is trying to find a quick fix to a complex issue.


  • Professor Wesahl Domingo – Dean of the Law Faculty. University of Johannesburg and Commissioner at the SA Law Reform Commission
  • Professor Muhammad Haron – CEO and senior researcher for the Al-Jama-ah Party


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