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Marriage Formalities

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For both Sunnis and Shiʾahs, under the strict Shari'ah provisions, a marriage contract must be valid, effective and binding, and will be so if it fulfils all the conditions and requirements that the author have detailed. Any man who contracts his marriage outside the court becomes liable to imprisonment for no less than six months and no more than a year, or to a fine of no less than three hundred dinars nor more than one thousand dinars. The Iranian law provides that every marriage be registered with the prescribed authority before it is actually contracted.

Keywords: Iranian law; marriage formalities; Shiʾahs; Sunnis



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