States Court of Appeals Judge for the Fourth Circuit Court
Appeals. I have publishednumerous works on Islamic law, including two articles
Islamic family law
Islamic family law. I have also published articles
other topics withinIslamic law specifically and Islamic law
it relates to liberalism generally. I havepersonal knowledge
the matters set out
affidavit and marked as Exhibit "A"
I have been retained by the Ministry
the Attorney General
particular, I was asked by
address thefollowing areas:
The relationship between polygyny
Islam -a summary of the religiouscontext
which a polygynous marriage might occur, including religiousteachings/ customs/ laws pertaining
polygyny and whether entering into apolygynous marriage confers any religious or spiritual benefit or significance.
which polygynous marriage may occur (acknowledgingthat this
not an exhaustive list) -this
include discussion about Muslimmen having a larger class
potential mates than Muslim women. As
could also include the situation you described where a woman losesher husband and
already married to anotherwoman.
Islamic marriage -the marriage contract
a religious leader in "performing" a marriageceremony (if any), divorce rights and process, etc.
your background and qualifications (and a CV if possible).
I have responded to the questions posed to me by Ms. Zaitz
a report datedJuly 21,2010. Attached to my affidavit and marked as Exhibit "8"
my reportdated, July 21,2010.
I certify that I am aware
an expert witness to assist the court, andnot
an advocate for any party. I have made the report attached to this affidavit