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Marriage Impediments

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Marriage impediments are either of a temporary or a permanent nature, and this chapter deals with the temporary impediments first, because theoretically, with the exception of a few cases due to divorce, these impediments could be removed, thus allowing for a valid marriage to take place. Obviously the woman should be immediately eligible for marriage to the man, so temporary impediments relate to a woman in an existing marriage, even if in her iddat, in an irrevocable divorce or of a different religion. Other temporary impediments involve unlawful conjunction and polygamy. Permanent prohibition is based on the grounds of kindred, affinity, and fosterage.

Keywords: affinity; fosterage; iddat; irrevocable divorce; kindred; marriage impediments; polygamy; unlawful conjunction



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