A study on the Islamic conversion of men as circumvention to bigamy and divorce

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Document Type

Bachelor's Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Legal Management

Subject Categories

Family Law | Religion Law


Ramon V. Del Rosario College of Business


Commercial Law

Thesis Adviser

Hilario S. Caraan

Defense Panel Chair

Edward P. Chico

Defense Panel Member

Anna Rhea V. Samson


This paper is written to apprise the people about the law on marriage of the Muslim Personal Code of the Philippines. The significance of this study is to give information about the legal effects of converting to Islamic faith while there is a subsisting undissolved marriage. The study will also provide a better understanding, especially for men who have existing marriage and planning to convert, of the law on divorce and polygamous marriage of Muslim people and the right to religious freedom.

Philippines is considered as a Catholic country, and being as such, Islam is considered as a unique and different religion because of its practices and beliefs that differ from the majority here in the country. This research is trying to understand if the practice of converting to Islamic faith constitutes as indirect circumvention of the prohibitive laws on divorce and bigamy. Nevertheless, the Constitution provides every citizen the freedom of religion. The government cannot intervene with the individuals' freedom to choose, nor it can it be taken away because the right and liberty of freedom will be violated. Laws are made for a purpose and if circumvention shall be allowed, laws will become futile.

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Shelf Location

Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F, Henry Sy Sr. Hall

Physical Description

[5], 80 leaves, illustrations (some color), 28 cm.


Marriage (Islamic law)--Philippines; Marriage--Annulment-- Philippines; Polygamy--Law and legislation--Philippines; Polygamy (Islamic law)--Philippines

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