Child Marriages in Pakistan: Examining the Legal Framework in Light of Islamic Principles

Authors

  • Abdul Rasheed Ph.D. Scholar, Lecturer Bahria University, Karachi.
  • Zulqarnain Shaikh Ph.D. Scholar, Assistant Professor, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur.
  • Shakeel Ahmed Advocate High Court & LL.M Scholar, University of Karachi, Karachi.

Keywords:

Islam, Pakistan, Sindh, Child Marriages, education, freedom

Abstract

This study examines child marriage from an Islamic viewpoint, concentrating on the Sindh Child Marriages Restraint Act, 2013. The paper emphasizes how Islamic teachings view marriage as a social duty and a moral safeguard, emphasizing the necessity of partners' consent. It shows how child marriage violates children's basic rights, including their right to an education and freedom of choice, and how it can seriously harm the health of young females. This research paper provides an overview of the issue of child marriages in Pakistan, focusing on the legal framework and its compatibility with Islamic principles. The paper examines the Sindh Child Marriages Restraint Act, 2013 and its implications in light of Islamic teachings. It discusses the debates surrounding the minimum age for marriage, the importance of education for girls, and the protection of minors from early marriages. The research aims to add to the understanding of child marriage laws in Pakistan and their alignment with Islamic principles and human rights.

Author Biographies

Abdul Rasheed, Ph.D. Scholar, Lecturer Bahria University, Karachi.

 

 

 

Zulqarnain Shaikh, Ph.D. Scholar, Assistant Professor, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur.

 

 

 

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Published

30-06-2023

How to Cite

Abdul Rasheed, Zulqarnain Shaikh, & Shakeel Ahmed. (2023). Child Marriages in Pakistan: Examining the Legal Framework in Light of Islamic Principles. INKISHAF, 3(8), 150–167. Retrieved from http://inkishaf.org/index.php/home/article/view/199

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