Islamic Law of Inheritance: A Comparative Study of REcent Reforms in Muslim Countries

Paperback | April 1, 2007

byHamid Khan

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Based on original sources, this book includes the historical and theological bases of the of the Islamic law of succession developed by the Muslim schools of jurisprudence. The author makes a comparative study between theSunni and Shia laws of inheritance and focuses on problems being faced by Muslims due to the strict application of traditional Islamic law in their contemporary situations. This book is an essential component of the course on'Muslim Personal Law' for LLB students and the course on 'Islamic Law' for LLM students.

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Based on original sources, this book includes the historical and theological bases of the of the Islamic law of succession developed by the Muslim schools of jurisprudence. The author makes a comparative study between theSunni and Shia laws of inheritance and focus...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:266 pages, 8.5 × 5.47 × 0.59 inPublished:April 1, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195473361

ISBN - 13:9780195473360

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Table of Contents

1. The Historical Development of Islamic Jurisprudence2. The Islamic Law of Inheritance: Its Sources and Development3. The General Principles of Inheritance4. The Rules of Exclusion from Inheritance5. Special Cases in the Law of Inheritance6. The Sunni Law of Inheritance7. The Shia Law of Inheritance8. A Critical Analysis of the Two Schemes of Succession and the Problems Relating to Them9. The Problem of Orphaned Grandchildren10. Other Reforms Relating to Inheritance11. Wills of Bequests