Published: March, 2012| Maha Alkhateeb

This guide was developed as a resource for legal professionals and advocates working with Muslims, and for Muslim leaders and community members. It is meant to provide and clarify information about Islam and gender equality in marriage and divorce, to direct readers to the best practices that safeguard women’s rights and interests, to promote wellbeing and balance for all parties, and to nurture communities. The guide also highlights the legal issues that may arise, as well as the resources that are available to American Muslim women and their families under the auspices of American law.