Monthly Archives: January 2014

Yemeni Divorce and U.S. Immigration

By Professor Gabriel Sawma   When a divorced male immigrant from Yemen remarries in the United States, immigration authorities may conduct more than the usual scrutiny to see that the divorce in Yemen has been done legally in that country. … Continue reading

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Palestinian Islamic Divorce of West Bank in USA

By Professor Gabriel Sawma   1-Introduction The political history of Palestine, including the West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem, has produced a particular set of laws and jurisdictions since the beginning of the twentieth century. Until World War I, … Continue reading

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Egyptian Islamic Divorce in USA

  By Prof. Gabriel Sawma   Chronology The family laws for the Muslim community in Egypt are not codified in one law; they are scattered among different laws.  Islamic law, however, remained the most important element to family law. The … Continue reading

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Egyptian Divorce and U.S. Immigration

  Egyptian Divorce and U.S. Immigration By  Prof. Gabriel Sawma   In Egypt, a Muslim husband can end his marriage unilaterally by a simple willful declaration made before the civil state office (ma’dhun) without the need to justify his decision, … Continue reading

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Saudi Divorce in USA

Saudi Divorce in USA By Prof. Gabriel Sawma   Introduction The modern Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was founded in 1932 by King Abdul-Aziz Al Saud. It earns its position as the location of the holiest shrines in Islam, Mecca and … Continue reading

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Saudi Divorce and U.S. Immigration

Saudi Divorce and U.S. Immigration By Prof. Gabriel Sawma   Introduction Saudi Arabia is a Kingdom established in 1932 by King Abdul-Aziz. It is the only country among Muslim nations whose constitution is the Qur’an and the Sunnah, and whose … Continue reading

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Saudi Arabian Child Custody Cases in U.S. Courts

SAUDI ARABIAN CHILD CUSTODY CASES IN U.S. COURTS By Prof. Gabriel Sawma   This article is written to address the issue of recognizing, by U.S. courts, divorce decrees obtained from Saudi Arabia involving custody of children. In most cases, a … Continue reading

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