adel law llc

adel law llc

Syariah Law Services

 The unique intricacies and cultural sensitivities surrounding Syariah Law in Singapore. Our dedicated legal team is here to offer comprehensive legal services and guidance in this specialized field, ensuring that your religious beliefs and legal needs are harmoniously aligned.

Other Services Offered:

Family Law

Family law is a branch of legal practice that deals with issues related to family relationships. It encompasses a wide range of matters, from marriage and domestic partnerships to child custody and adoption.

Business Law

Business law governs the rights, relations, and conduct of individuals and businesses engaged in commerce, trade, and sales. It includes regulations on contracts, employment, mergers, acquisitions, and corporate governance.

Civil Claims & Personal Injury

Civil claims are legal disputes involving private rights and liabilities between individuals, organizations, or a mix of both. These disputes are typically resolved in civil courts and encompass a wide range of legal issues.

Criminal Law

Criminal law is a branch of law that deals with crimes and their punishment. It involves the regulation of social conduct and proscribing threatening, harmful, or otherwise endangering behavior to the health, safety, and moral welfare of people.

Syariah Law

Syariah Law, also spelled as Sharia Law, is the religious law forming part of the Islamic tradition. Derived from the Quran (the Islamic holy book) and the Hadiths (sayings and actions of Prophet Muhammad), it covers a broad range of aspects, both personal and communal.

Estate Planning & Wills

Estate planning involves arranging the management and disposal of a person’s estate during life and after death. Wills are legal documents specifying how one’s assets should be distributed posthumously.

SYARIAH LAW SERVICES

Adel Law LLC offers Syariah Law services that encompasses wide range of legal areas, specifically tailored to meet the needs of our Muslim clients in Singapore following Islamic principles. Syariah Law governs various aspects of life for Muslims, including personal law matters such as marriage (nikah), divorce (talaq), custody (hadanah), and inheritance (afraid).  Whether you are seeking advice on Muslim marriage contracts, navigating the process of a Syariah-compliant divorce, or planning your estate according to Islamic principles, we provide tailored solutions that respect both the letter and the spirit of Syariah Law. 

Our team of experienced lawyers is well-versed in both the Syariah legal framework and the secular legal system of Singapore, ensuring that your matters are handled with the utmost expertise and care. Also, our approach is empathetic and respectful, aimed at providing you with the best possible legal outcomes while honoring your cultural and religious values.

  • Muslim Marriages and Divorce: Legal assistance with Muslim marriage contracts (Nikah), divorce proceedings (Talaq), and reconciliation processes. We also handle issues related to the division of matrimonial assets and maintenance (Nafkah) in the event of a divorce.
  • Child Custody and Support: Guidance on child custody (Hadanah) matters following a divorce, including living arrangements, visitation rights, and child support, all within the framework of Syariah Law.
  • Estate Planning and Inheritance: Advising on Islamic estate planning, including the drafting of Wasiyyah (Islamic wills) and distribution of assets according to Faraid (Islamic inheritance law).
  • Syariah-Compliant Financial Transactions: Legal advice on Islamic finance and banking, ensuring transactions are compliant with Islamic principles, including contracts for Murabahah, Mudarabah, and Ijarah.
  • Hibah (Islamic Gifting): Assistance with the process of Hibah, or the voluntary gifting of assets during one’s lifetime, in accordance with Islamic teachings.
  • Waqf (Islamic Endowments): Legal services related to the creation and management of Waqf, or charitable endowments, as per Islamic law.
  • Islamic Dispute Resolution: Providing mediation and dispute resolution services for conflicts arising within the Muslim community, handled in a manner that respects Islamic values and teachings.
  • Syariah Court Representation: Representing clients in the Syariah Court for various matters including marriage, divorce, and inheritance.
  • Conversion to Islam: Legal assistance and advice for individuals converting to Islam, including documentation and legal implications.
  • Advisory on Islamic Law Compliance: Offering advisory services to ensure personal and business practices are in compliance with Islamic law, including Halal certification and ethical business practices.

At Adel Law LLC, we are dedicated to providing our Muslim clients with respect, knowledge, and confidential legal services that align with the teachings of Islam and the legal framework of Singapore.

WE ALSO OFFER OTHER SYARIA LAW SERVICES

Marriage (Nikah)

Inheritance and Wills

Financial Services

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Personal Law

Community and Religious Matters

Corporate and Business Law

Education and Training

Why you should choose Adel Law LLC for your Shariah Law Services

Why Choose Us for Your Syariah Law Services?

  • Experienced Lawyers: Our team consists of seasoned legal professionals with extensive knowledge of Syariah Law.
  • Personalized Service: We provide tailored legal solutions to meet your specific needs and circumstances.
  • Compassionate Support: We understand the sensitive nature of Syariah Law matters and offer compassionate, respectful service.
  • Integrity and Professionalism: We uphold the highest standards of integrity, confidentiality, and professionalism in all our dealings, ensuring that your trust in us is well-placed.

  • Client-Centric Approach: Our commitment to our clients is unwavering. We strive to deliver exceptional service and positive outcomes, making your satisfaction our top priority.

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Adel Law LLC will provide a vital service to the Muslim community and businesses in Singapore, ensuring legal matters are handled with respect to both Syariah and local laws. By implementing a well-structured plan and maintaining high ethical standards.

 

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is Syariah Law?

Syariah Law refers to the legal framework derived from the Quran and the Hadiths, guiding Muslims in various aspects of life. In Singapore, it primarily governs family matters for Muslims, including marriage, divorce, inheritance, and related issues.

Who is subject to Syariah Law in Singapore?

Syariah Law in Singapore applies to Muslims, particularly in the context of personal and family law matters. Non-Muslims are generally not subject to Syariah Law.

What are the requirements for a Muslim marriage in Singapore?

A Muslim marriage in Singapore requires a solemnization ceremony (nikah), a marriage contract, the presence of witnesses, and a marriage guardian (wali) for the bride. Couples must also attend a marriage preparation course and register their marriage at the Registry of Muslim Marriages (ROMM).

How does divorce work under Syariah Law?

Divorce under Syariah Law can be initiated by either husband (Talaq) or wife (Khul’). It involves a process that includes attempts at reconciliation and fulfilling specific religious and legal procedures. The Syariah Court oversees these proceedings.

How is child custody determined in Syariah Law?

In Syariah Law, child custody (hadanah) decisions are made based on the best interests of the child, considering factors such as the child’s age, the parents’ living situation, and the child’s welfare.

What is Faraid and how does it affect inheritance?
Faraid is the Islamic law of inheritance. It specifies how a deceased Muslim’s estate should be distributed among family members, with fixed shares for certain relatives based on their relationship to the deceased.
How does Syariah Law interact with civil law in Singapore?

Syariah Law operates alongside Singapore’s civil law system. While the Syariah Court handles specific Muslim family law matters, civil courts address other legal issues, including criminal and general civil matters.


01          Introduction of New Muslim Law Practice Course:
A new Muslim Law Practice Course (MLPC) has been launched as a continuing legal education program. This course was collaboratively initiated by the National University of Singapore’s Faculty of Law (NUS Law), the Syariah Court of Singapore, and the MUIS Academy, with support from the Law Society’s Muslim Law Practice Committee. The course aims to provide a holistic understanding of Islamic family law within the Singapore context, covering both classical and contemporary themes of Islamic law and ethical principles

 

02          Amendments to the Administration of Muslim Law Act (AMLA):
Recent amendments to AMLA have introduced changes in the administration of Muslim law in Singapore. These amendments continue the tradition of legal pluralism and govern aspects of marriage, divorce, inheritance, and religious practices that are applicable to Muslims

 

03          Enhancements in Syariah Court E-services:
The Syariah Court has introduced new e-services for applications like Amended Summons and Representation for a Person Under Disability. These services aim to streamline and simplify the legal processes for the public and lawyers

 

04          Enforcement of Syariah Court Orders:
There have been clarifications on how to enforce Syariah Court orders in case of non-compliance. For instance, orders for payment of maintenance like nafkah iddah or mutaah can be enforced under Section 53 of AMLA. Breaches of certain orders are criminal offenses and can be punished with imprisonment

 

05          Appointment of Child Representatives and Experts:
In cases involving child custody and welfare, the Syariah Court may appoint a child representative to protect the child’s interests. Additionally, registered medical practitioners, psychologists, counselors, social workers, or mental health professionals may be appointed to examine and assess the child for preparing expert evidence in proceedings.​

SYARIAH LAW ASPECTS

Syariah Law, rooted in Islamic teachings and principles, covers a broad spectrum of aspects concerning the personal and social conduct of Muslims. The primary aspects of Syariah Law, particularly as they apply in contexts like Singapore, include:

Marriage (Nikah)

Governs the legal and religious aspects of marriage, including the marriage contract, rights and duties of spouses, consent, and dowry (Mahr).

Divorce (Talaq, Khul’, Faskh)

Addresses the dissolution of marriage through various forms such as Talaq (initiated by the husband), Khul’ (initiated by the wife seeking divorce), and Faskh (annulment).

Child Custody and Guardianship (Hadanah)

Deals with the care and guardianship of children after the parents’ separation or divorce, focusing on the child’s best interests and welfare.

Maintenance and Financial Support (Nafkah)

Involves provisions for financial support to the spouse and children during the marriage and after divorce.

Inheritance (Faraid)

Regulates the distribution of a deceased person’s estate among heirs in fixed shares as outlined in the Quran.

Wills (Wasiyyah)

Provides guidelines for Muslims to allocate up to one-third of their estate to non-heirs or for charitable purposes through a will.

Property Division in Divorce

Concerns the division of property and assets upon divorce, ensuring fair and just distribution in accordance with Islamic principles.

Islamic Finance and Commercial Transactions

Includes principles governing financial transactions to ensure they are free from usury (Riba) and adhere to Islamic ethical standards.

Dispute Resolution

Encourages resolution of disputes through mediation and arbitration in accordance with Islamic principles, often prioritizing reconciliation and amicable solutions.

Matrimonial Rights and Obligations

Defines the rights and duties of spouses towards each other and their children, as per Islamic teachings.

Conversion to Islam

Addresses legal and social aspects for individuals converting to Islam, including changes in personal status and implications for family law matters.

Hibah (Gift)

Pertains to the voluntary transfer of a property or gift from one person to another, according to Islamic law.

Charitable Trusts (Waqf)

Involves setting up and managing endowments for religious or charitable purposes in line with Islamic teachings.

Ethical and Moral Conduct

Syariah Law also provides guidance on personal ethics, moral conduct, and social responsibilities of Muslims.