Sections Particulars
1 Short title and extent
(1) This Act may be called the Muslim Personal Law (Shariat) Application Act, 1937.(2) It extends to 3[the whole of India 4[except the State of Jammu and Kash...
2 Application of Personal Law to Muslims
Notwithstanding any custom or usage to the contrary, in all questions (save questions relating to agricultural land) regarding intestate succession, special p...
3 Power to make a declaration
(1) Any person who satisfies the prescribed authority-(a) that he is a Muslim, and(b) that he is competent to contract within the meaning of section 11 of th...
4 Rule-making power
(1) The 8[State] Government may make rules to carry into effect the purposes of this Act.(2) In particular and without prejudice to the generality of the fore...
5 Dissolution of marriage by Court in certain circumstances [Repealed by the Dissolution of Muslim Marriages Act, 1939]
6 Repeals
9[The under mentioned provisions] of the Acts and Regulations mentioned below shall be repealed in so far as they are inconsistent with the provisions of this...
Foot Notes
1. This Act has been amended in Madras by Madras Act 18 of 1949.2. The words "in the Provinces of India" omitted by the A.O. 1950.3. Substituted by the A.O. 1...
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