TN 31 (08-05)
GN 00307.588 Sharia Court Records in Jordan
Although it is a religious court, the Sharia court is responsible to the civil and religious authorities. It handles domestic relations matters for the Moslem population. These courts have original marriage records for most Moslem marriages which occurred after 1919. The records contain information about the marriages and ages of the contracting parties.
Sharia court records are primary evidence of marriage and secondary evidence of age.
SSA accepts Sharia court records at face value.