The Muslim personal Law (Shariat) Application Act (XXVI of 1937)

Sec. 2 reads as follows: Notwithstanding any custom or usage to the contrary, in all questions (save questions relation to agricultural land) regarding intestate succession, special property females, including personal inherited or obtained under contract or gift or any other provision of personal law, marriage, dissolution of marriage, including, talaq, ila, sihar, lian khula and mubarat, maintenance dower, guardianship, gifts, trust and trust properties, and waqf (other than charities and charitable institutions and charitable and religious endowments) the rule of decision in cases where the parties are Muslim shall be the Muslim Personal Law.