The traditional Islamic law of divorce has undergone considerable change in almost all Muslim countries during twentieth century. These reforms have generally pursued two main objectives. One is to prevent the husband from abusing his power to effect a unilateral divorce (talaq), and the other is to enhance the wife's rights especially in case where the husband exercise of talaq causes her substantial harm.............. Download the full article in pdf attachment (below)
By Mohammad Hashim Kamali
Some Muslim Interpretations of Sura 2: 228,” The Muslim World 74 (1984), pp 85-100.
The area of personal law is often considered to be the main bastion of Islamic law. One reason for this is that the Qur'an devotes greater attention to subjects such as marriage, divorce, and inheritance than it does to any other legal topic............ Download the full article in pdf attachment (below)
The Encyclopedia of Religion, Macmillan Publishing Co., New York, 1987, Vol. 7, pp. 446-53.