From Oct 1, Muslim marriage preparation course a must if either party is a minor

The Registry of Civil Marriages and Registry of Muslim Marriages building at Canning Rise.
The Registry of Civil Marriages and Registry of Muslim Marriages building at Canning Rise.PHOTO: ST FILE

New rules in Muslim law Act a move to strengthen families in the community

Come Oct 1, Muslim couples will be legally required to attend a marriage preparation programme before tying the knot if one of them is below the age of 21.

The minor's parents or guardians must also give their consent.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 03, 2018, with the headline 'From Oct 1, course a must if either party is a minor '. Print Edition | Subscribe