Cases on Muslim Law of India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh

Hardcover | October 24, 2015

byMuhammad Alamgir Serajuddin

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Muslim law is an integral part of the South Asian legal system, and case law plays a major role in its interpretation, application, and development. Through a selection of principal judicial decisions and significantfact situations from pre- and post-independent India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, this volume provides an easy access to the basic principles and rules of Muslim law, and shows how case law acts as a social barometer and an instrument of change.The cases discussed cover such diverse areas as sources and interpretation of law, institution of marriage, polygamous marriages, dower, restitution of conjugal rights, talaq, khula, irreconcilable breakdown of marriage, legitimacy, guardianship, and maintenance of wives and divorced wives. Amongthe important legislations, it covers Dissolution of Muslim Marriages Act 1939, Muslim Family Laws Ordinance 1961, and Muslim Women Act 1986.The book also shows how religion-based rules of personal law have been interpreted by secular courts during certain epochs in history and how the trend of interpretation has changed over the last 150 years.

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Muslim law is an integral part of the South Asian legal system, and case law plays a major role in its interpretation, application, and development. Through a selection of principal judicial decisions and significantfact situations from pre- and post-independent India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, this volume provides an easy access to th...

Muhammad Alamgir Serajuddin is Professor Emeritus in the Department of History, and former Vice-Chancellor at the University of Chittagong, Bangladesh.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:532 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.1 inPublished:October 24, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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List of AbbreviationsTable of CasesTable of StatutePrefacePart I: Case Summary and CommentarySection 1: Colonial IndiaSection II: IndiaSection III: PakistanSection IV: BangladeshPart II: Text of CasesSection 1: Colonial IndiaSection II: IndiaSection III: PakistanSection IV: BangladeshA Comparative Survey of Muslim Personal Law in South Asian CountriesGlossarySelect BibliographyIndexAbout the Author