Marriage Contract


During the No Religious Arbitration debate, we came across some women wishing to deal with family matters in accordance with the traditions of their faith. Realizing the need, CCMW published this kit which allows women to develop a marriage contract in keeping with Muslim and Canadian family laws.

Rooted in traditional Muslim laws, the sample contract incorporates rights guaranteed to women under Canadian laws, & suggests ways to increase equality between husband and wife.

The kit is the result of 6 years of deliberation. It has been researched & developed by Professor Lynda Clarke, a respected Islamic scholar. We also drew upon the expertise of Pam Cross, a feminist lawyer who has worked on women’s equality issues for many years.

The kit is downloadable in English and French and has three elements:

  • Information Booklet
  • Sample Marriage Contract
  • Sample Marriage Certificate