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Mediation in Islam

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Alternative dispute resolution procedures are a way of settling disputes out of court. Such resolutions include arbitration and negotiation. Mediation is also one of the types of alternative dispute resolutions available today. Here, the parties to a suit meet with a neutral third-party, called a mediator, to try and find a mutually acceptable resolution to settle the case. This is available in Islamic law as well. Islamic mediation, or Wasaatah, is well established today. A verse from the Qur’an which is about the process of mediation in a family dispute is Al-Nisaa 4:35, which says, “If ye fear a breach between them twain, appoint (two) arbiters, one from his family, and the other from hers; if they wish for peace, Allah will cause their reconciliation: For Allah hath full knowledge, and is acquainted with all things.” This paper is going to analyse the concept of mediation from Islamic perspective and its application in Malaysian context.
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Keywords: Alternative Dispute Resolution; Mediation; Sulh

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Faculty of Law, Multimedia University, Jalan Ayer Keroh Lama, 75450 Malacca, Malaysia

Publication date: July 1, 2018

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