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We handle all aspects of your Syariah matters ourselves, you will be speaking to our Syariah lawyers from Day 1.

We Specialize In Syariah Law

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High Discretion & Privacy

Your privacy is important to us, and we understand that Singapore is a small country, with a small Muslim community.

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Rafidah A. Wahid

Founder

Rafidah is the Founder and Owner of R.W. Law Practice. Rafidah has represented clients in a diversity of cases in the Singapore High Court, the State Courts, the Family Justice Court and the Syariah Court.You may call/Whatsapp/text her @ 97225193 today to receive practical solutions to your legal problems.

Rafidah’s practice focuses on resolution of her private clients’ disputes. She is well-equipped to deal with various aspects of matrimonial disputes, including contentious divorce proceedings (whether in the Family Justice Courts or the Syariah Court), and proceedings and applications involving custody of children, division of matrimonial assets, maintenance and Personal Protection Orders (PPO).

One of the notable decisions that Rafidah has ever been involved in is the decision of the Singapore Court of Appeal in ADP v ADQ (2012) SCGA 6, wherein it was held, for the first time, that courts in Singapore have powers to order ancillary relief even if the marriage is a void one.

Besides these, Rafidah also regularly advises on other personal legal matters such as drafting of Wills (including Syariah-compliant Wills), Probate and Administration, Lasting Power of Attorney and applications under the Mental Capacity Act and Criminal Defence.

On the civil front, Rafidah is experienced dealing with various types of commercial and contractual disputes, ranging from bankruptcy and insolvency, debt recovery to tenancy disputes.

Patient, friendly and approachable, Rafidah ensures that her services remain affordable, and tailored to cater to the needs of every individual client. She strives tirelessly to resolve her client’s legal problems, and at the same time, acknowledges that it is not just another case in court for her.

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Shahirah Nassir

Associate

Shahirah is a Legal Associate of R.W. Law Practice. She has represented numerous clients in family divorce cases in both the civil courts and the Syariah Court. She is also experienced in handling maintenance and PPO trials.

Shahirah handles the matrimonial matters that has been entrusted to her with a high degree of care and dedication. Ever sensitise to her clients’ interests, Shahirah always strives to ensure that her clients’ needs are met where possible and never fails to approach each case she handles with a measure of compassion and empathy.

She is also well-adept in handling civil disputes from debt recovery, breach of contractual disputes to tenancy disputes. She has also handled enforcement matters.

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Testimonials

When my mum wanted to draft her will, I brought her to R.W. Law to get it done. The attending lawyer, Ms Shahirah was very helpful in outlining the specifics of the will according to the Shariah Law. She was...

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Eezral D’Azrael

1 October 2018

The first word I could think of, to describe Ms Rafidah and her teams’ efforts. Their services, advice and guidance are “tip-top”.Going through divorce is overwhelming enough for me to even think. I would feel panic-ky and frustrated, but Ms...

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Nurshidah

28 September 2018

Dear Mrs Rafidah and teams, I wanted to say thank you for your helping to resolve my case quickly, I was completely dazzled by yourself and teams by your communication skills and courage before and after the court hearing. Thank...

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Yunalis

28 September 2018

The first word I could think of, to describe Ms Rafidah and her teams’ efforts. Their services, advice and guidance are “tip-top”.Going through divorce is overwhelming enough for me to even think. I would feel panic-ky and frustrated, but Ms...

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Eezral D’Azrael

1 October 2018

The first word I could think of, to describe Ms Rafidah and her teams’ efforts. Their services, advice and guidance are “tip-top”.Going through divorce is overwhelming enough for me to even think. I would feel panic-ky and frustrated, but Ms...

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Nurshidah

28 September 2018

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Frequently Asked Questions

For muslim divorce in Singapore, there are various methods used, depending on whether the husband or the wife is seeking the divorce in the Syariah courts.

Please consult a lawyer for a more detailed explanation.

 

Cerai Talak

In Islam, the husband is primarily given an immediate right to divorce. There are some conditions which the husband should abide by:

  • Two witnesses should be present
  • A man should not divorce his wife when she is on her menstruation
  • Divorces should not be pronounced when the wife is pregnant the man’s child

In Cerai talak, the man is not required to prove any grounds for divorce, and can be effected simply because the man wishes to be separated from his wife. Upon the husband’s pronunciation of “Talak”, the parties can legally file for divorce at the Syariah Court.

Once “Talak” has been pronounced, generally both husband and wife have to appear in Court for Syariah Divorce proceedings.

As of 22 October 2018, the husband can apply to the Syariah court for a divorce without pronouncing talak.

For the muslim wife seeking divorce:

For muslim women seeking divorce, they are required to prove a minimum of one of the following:

  • Khuluk;
  • Cerai taklik (Breach of taklik); or
  • Fasakh.

Khuluk 

By agreeing to a khuluk, which is the wife’s right to seek divorce from her husband due to a variety of factors,  the “talak” is instead requested by the wife, and is typically granted by the husband upon receiving some monetary compensation from the wife, the amount of which is generally assessed by the courts.

In this process, the talak is requested by the wife and is granted by the husband upon the wife’s paying him a sum of money or an amount in kind (compensation/redemption). The quantum of which is assessed by the Court in accordance with the status and means of the parties.

Cerai taklik

When the wife applies for Cerai taklik, she will have to show that her husband breached the taklik, which is similar to a contract that states the conditions of the Muslim marriage. Upon assessing the taklik, the court will determine if the divorce is valid according to Muslim law.

Fasakh

Annulment of a muslim marriage is based on grounds where the husband has:

  • Has been in prison for a minimum of 3 years
  • not provided for his wife for at least 3 months
  • been assaulting the wife, or any form of cruelty, such as living with another woman
  • been impotent since marriage, and continues to be
  • not been in a proper state of mental health, or is insane
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