The Women’s Legal Centre and the Muslim Youth Movement wishes to engage with the Muslim community through workshops in Port Elizabeth and Uitenhage
In a diverse society like South Africa there are many forms of relationships among people. Some enter into civil marriages; others enter into customary marriages, religious marriages, same sex marriages and domestic partnerships.
However, not all relationships are recognised and protected by the law. For example, religious marriages are not protected by the law, which means that when you marry according to Shariah with the performance of a nikah your marriage is not recognised.
This begs the question about what this means for the parties when the relationship ends either by death or divorce?
The Women’s Legal Centre and the Muslim Youth Movement wishes to engage with the Muslim community to gain insight into the problems that they face when their Muslim marriage ends and have a dialogue with the community about what their Shariah benefits are and which rights are legally protected.
The workshop will be introduced by a local religious leader who is active in the community and who is knowledgeable about the marital issues that are experienced within the community. He will give us a brief description of the problems that Muslims, especially women, face in the community. Ms Hoodah Abrahams-Fayker, who is an attorney at the Women’s Legal Centre, will give a legal insight into the remedies available for the problems arising from the marital issues. Dr Waheeda Amien, who teaches Muslim Personal Law in the Law Faculty at the University of Cape Town will give us her input for remedies available from a Shariah perspective.
The workshop will take the form of a dialogue among the presenters and participants so that through a conversation with each other, we can all gain an understanding of the issues that face Muslims, especially women.
The WLC and MYM will be hosting a workshop on Muslim Marriages and Relationship Rights
Be aware of your rights from marital relationships
We want to talk to YOU about your marital issues and experiences and being able to claim your benefits according to Shariah and civilly
Date : 21 April 2012
Time : 12h00 – 14h00
Venue : Elukhanyisweni Library Hall
Presenters Mr Tandile Kona, Dr. Waheeda Amien & Ms Hoodah Abrahams-Fayker
For further information, please contact Ingrid Tel : 021 424 5660 Fax: (021) 424 5206 alternatively ingrid at wlce.co.za or
Tandile on 0844229336
Date : 21 April 2012
Time : 3.30 p.m. – 5.30p.m.
Venue : Parkside Muslim Movement Hall Port Elizabeth
Presenters : Sheikh Majdie Jardien
Dr. Waheeda Amien & Ms Hoodah Abrahams-Fayker
For further information, please contact Ingrid @ Tel : 021 424 5660 Fax: (021) 424 5206 alternatively ingrid at wlce.co.za
Razaana Denson @ Tel : 041 504 2591 Cell : 082 202 2401 email : razaana.denson at nmmu.ac.za