Marriage of non-Muslims allowed in UAE, new court to be set up in Abu Dhabi
UAE is coming up with a new law.
The Muslim nation of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has allowed non-Muslims the right to marry, divorce and adopt a child. For this UAE is coming up with a new law. Till now, marriage was allowed in UAE only under Sharia law. This is the latest and historic move of UAE as compared to other Muslim countries.
The Gulf nation of the United Arab Emirates, giving a gift to non-Muslim people living in their country, has allowed them to marry according to their customs. Not only this, the UAE will soon start a court for this, in which the marriage of non-Muslims can be approved.
According to UAE news agencyy, non-Muslims will be allowed all rights related to marriage, divorce, and adoption of children under civil law in the UAE.
This is the latest and historic move in UAE. Earlier, like other Gulf countries, marriage and divorce in the UAE were based on Islamic Sharia principles. The new law covers civil marriage, divorce, alimony, joint child custody, and proof of paternity and inheritance, said a decree issued by Abu Dhabi's Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan (chairman of the UAE federation)
The purpose of this law is to promote the UAE's position on the global stage over other Gulf countries. According to the report, the UAE has described the new civil law for non-Muslim family matters as a new initiative before the world. A new court will be set up in Abu Dhabi to deal with non-Muslim family matters, which will operate in both English and Arabic.
The UAE has made several legal changes at the federal level in the past year. That includes decriminalizing premarital sex and consumption of alcohol and repealing provisions of leniency while dealing with so-called honor killings.