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{Book} Islamic Family Law in Australia

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The Muslim Women's Association (MWA) was honoured to have been part of the launch of Dr Ghena Krayem's book entitled "Islamic Family Law in Australia: To Recognise Or Not To Recognise" on Wednesday 14th of May 2104 at NSW Parliament House.

The book was launched by the Hon. Diana Bryant AO, Chief Justice of the Family Court of Australia and the event was hosted by the Hon. Victor Dominello MP, Minister for Citizenship and Communities, and Minister for Aboriginal Affairs.

Over 100 people attended the book launch and listened to inspiring speeches by the Mufti of Australia Dr Ibrahim Abu Mohamed, and the author of the book Dr Ghena Krayem, who is currently a lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of Sydney.

This book explores the issue of the ways in which Australian Muslims deal with family law and is based on the first empirical study of its kind in Australia. This is an extremely significant publication for the Australian Muslim community as well as the academic community.

"Through the words of religious and community leaders as well as ordinary Australian Muslims, the book questions the assumption that accommodating the needs of Australian Muslims requires the establishment of a separate and parallel legal system." (MUP Academic)

Dr Krayem has generously donated all profits from the book to the Muslim Women Support Centre.

Further details on Dr Krayem's book are available from Melbourne University Publishing.

A short video (< 5min) of the launch is available here.