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Yes. You may petition for divorce under Section 51 of the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976 [Act 164] if your spouse has converted to Islam.

The divorce petition can only be filed three (3) months from the date of the conversion.

Section 50 of the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976 [Act 164] which provides for Restriction on petitions within two years of marriage does not apply to divorce on ground of conversion to Islam.

Therefore you need not have been married for at least two (2) years to file for a divorce.

Section 51 of the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976 [Act 164]

51. Dissolution on ground of conversion to Islam.


(1) Where one party to a marriage has converted to Islam, the other party who has not so converted may petition for divorce:

Provided that no petition under this section shall be presented before the expiration of the period of three months from the date of the conversion.

(2) The Court upon dissolving the marriage may make provision for the wife or husband, and for the support, care and custody of the children of the marriage, if any, and may attach any conditions to the decree of the dissolution as it thinks fit.

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Last Review   :   January 11, 2014

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