Proceedings of The 4th Global Conference on Women’s Studies
A Woman’s Right to Marital Alimony, a Study in The Light of Emirati Law and Islamic Jurisprudence
Dr. Ayesha Mubarak Aldhabah Alketbi
This research aims to reveal the woman’s right to spousal alimony following what is required to work in the law of the United Arab Emirates and Islamic jurisprudence, as spousal alimony is a financial obligation of the husband to the wife, according to certain conditions and the level of sufficiency by convention. Unfortunately, some husbands may neglect the wife’s right to alimony, especially with changing conditions and times, perhaps out of ignorance, error, or negligence on his part or out of greed for the wife’s money, which harms the wife. If that happens, what are the position of the UAE law and the Islamic fiqh on this matter? This topic has been studied through three axes: First: Define the concept of wife alimony. Second: Explanation of the reasons for the obligation of the wife’s alimony. Third: Estimating the wife’s alimony and what is considered in it. One of the most important results I found is that Emirati women have the right to alimony as wives. And that the United Arab Emirates is keen to protect the wife’s right to alimony. The wife’s maintenance is obligatory. The woman has the right to raise her case to the judiciary if the husband fails to spend on her, and she asked him to do so, and he refused. And the stated in the law about wife alimony is compatible with what is found in Islamic jurisprudence.
keywords: woman, right, alimony, law, Islamic jurisprudence