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Muslim Women and Marriage Laws

Debating the Model Nikahnama

I would like to thank Uzma Naheed for directing me to and providing me a copy of Ishtirat Fin Nikah; Kaneez Fathima and M A Moid for translating the relevant sections for me; Rafat Seema for clarifi cations on the translations; Lila Abu-Lughod, Anupama Rao for their comments and suggestions on earlier version of this paper and the participants of the conference on “Religious Laws, Local Practice and Global Debates about Muslim Women’s Rights” conducted at Columbia University’s Global Center at Amman, Jordan, especially Flavia Agnes and Ziba Mir-Hosseini.

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