Published in The Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine, April 2013:
The Family Law News, September 2013
The IAML, November 2013,

In matters of child custody, child support and spousal support, Islamic nations apply civil and Islamic legal traditions differently

By: Abbas Hadjian, Esq., C.F.L.S.

THERE ARE TWO SOURCES of Islamic law, or shari’a. One is the Koran and Hadith . The other is the application of Ijma’a (consensus ), Qyias (comparison), and Aql (reason) to the source. After Muhammad’s death, two sects (Sunni and Shi’a) of Islam emerged. Sunni jurisprudence includes the Hanifi, Maliki, Shafi’i, and Hanbali schools, and Shi’a jurisprudence includes the Zaidayyah, Jafari, and Isma’iliah schools. Different Islamic nations apply Islamic laws of custody, visitation, and child and spousal support differently, and the laws are changing. Practitioners who work with Muslim clients can benefit from an understanding of how shari’a applies to family law issues, including child custody. Continue reading THE CHILDREN OF SHARI’A

Washington: Incomplete Dowry does not Invalidate Sudanese Cultural Marriage

Appellate Court of Washington (Div. 3): Incomplete Payment of Dowry Does Not Invalidate Sudanese Cultural Marriage

Washington, February 10, 2011: In re the Marriage of Akon and Awan, (2011) No. 27922-7-III, the Court of Appeal of the State of Washington (Division 3),  found that an unregistered cultural marriage between two Sudanese in Sudan was valid . . . → Read More: Washington: Incomplete Dowry does not Invalidate Sudanese Cultural Marriage