ENACTMENT NO. 12 OF 1985
ADMINISTRATION OF ISLAMIC FAMILY LAW ENACTMENT 1985

PART VI - MAINTENANCE OF WIFE, CHILDREN, AND OTHERS



Section 58. Power of Court to order maintenance of wife, and the effect of nusyuz.

(1) The Court may, subject to Hukum Syara’, order a man to pay maintenance to his wife or former wife.

(2) Subject to Hukum Syara’ and confirmation by the Court , a wife shall not be entitled to maintenance when she is nusyuz, or unreasonably refuses to obey the lawful wishes or commands of her husband, that is to say, inter alia-

without any valid reason according to Hukum Syara’.

(3) As soon as the wife repents and obeys the lawful wishes and commands of her husband, she ceases to be nusyuz




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