Islamic Law and Civil Code: The Law of Property in Egypt by Richard A. Debs

Islamic Law and Civil Code: The Law of Property in Egypt

byRichard A. Debs, Frank E. Vogel, Ridwan Al-Sayyid

Kobo ebook | July 9, 2010

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Richard A. Debs follows the modern development of law in Egypt, a predominantly Islamic society in which the West has defined the terms of progress in the modern era. Debs focuses specifically on Egypt and its modern legal institutions, which draw upon society's own vigorous legal traditions as it forms its modern law. Yet Debs also touches on issues that are common to all such societies that have adopted, either by choice or by necessity, Western legal systems.

Egypt's unique synthesis of Western and traditional elements is the outcome of an effort to respond to national goals and requirements. Egypt's traditional law is the Shari'ah, the fundamental law of all Islamic societies, and through his analysis of Egypt's law of property, he shows how Islamic jurisprudence can be sophisticated, coherent, rational, and effective, developed over centuries to serve the needs of societies that have flourished under the rule of law.

Richard A. Debs is an advisory director of Morgan Stanley, having been president of Morgan Stanley International and previously a Federal Reserve official. He is chairman emeritus of the American University of Beirut and a trustee of the Institute of International Education, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the Federati...
Title:Islamic Law and Civil Code: The Law of Property in EgyptFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:July 9, 2010Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231520999

ISBN - 13:9780231520997


Table of Contents

Foreword by Frank Vogel
Foreword by Ridwan Al-Sayyid
Transliterations and Abbreviations
1. The Classical Islamic Law of Property
The Classification of Lands in the Shari?ah
?Ushri Lands
Kharaji Lands
State Lands: The Private Domain
Mawat Lands
Public Lands and Servitudes
Land Tenure and Property Rights
Private Property: Mulk Land
Enjoyment of the Right of Ownership
Acquisition and Disposition of the Right of Ownership
Waqf Lands
Holdings of State-Owned Lands
Later Development of the Islamic System of Tenure in Egypt
2. Traditional Islamic Law in the Modern Era
The System of Land Tenure Created by Muhammad Ali
Kharaji Lands
Masmuh Lands
Rizqah Lands
Ab?adiyah Lands
Usiyah Lands
The Traditional System of Land Tenure Prior to the Civil Codes
State Lands
Mulk Lands: Private Property
Waqf Lands
3. The Introduction of a Western Civil Code System
Ottoman Sovereignty and the Capitulations
Tribunals of the Reform: The Mixed Court System
Mixed Courts
Consular Courts
Native Courts
Millah Courts
The Civil Codes
4. Property Law Under the First Civil Codes
State Lands
Kharaji Lands
Mawat Lands
The Public Domain
The Private Domain
Waqf Lands
Waqf Law in the Civil Courts
The Law of Waqf
State Administration of Waqfs
Private Property
The Right of Ownership
Ownership and Other Real Rights
Enjoyment of the Right of Ownership
The Transfer of Ownership Rights
Inheritance and Testament
Agreements and Contracts
5. The Development of a National Legal System
Unity of Jurisdiction
The Civil Courts
The Administrative Courts
The Courts of Personal Status
Law Reform
The Shari?ah Law of Personal Status
The Law of Waqf
The Civil Law
6. Property Law Under the Civil Code of 1949
Rules of Property Law in the Civil Code
Private Property
The Principal Real Rights
The Right of Ownership
The Transfer of Ownership Rights
Testamentary Dispositions
Pledge and Mortgage
State Lands
Developments Under the Revolutionary Government

Editorial Reviews

Extremely well-written and highly-informative.... This is a very welcome addition to the English language Islamic law library. I suspect that those who teach courses on modern Islamic law will quickly place it on their mandatory reading lists.