Outlines of Muhammadan Law by Asaf A. A. Fyzee

Outlines of Muhammadan Law

byAsaf A. A. FyzeeEditorTahir Mahmood

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This is the fifth edition of a book that has enjoyed immense popularity for more than six decades. The author was a scholar of not just Islamic law, but very significantly of Islamic jurisprudence, as well as of Arabic and Persian - the original languages in which Islamic laws and Commentarieswere written. In a learned and elegantly written introduction, Fyzee gives a detailed background of pre-Islamic Arabia and ancient Arabian customs, tracing the advent of Islam and the origin of Muslim law. The main text covers areas such as marriage and its dissolution, parentage, guardianship, andlegitimacy, maintenance and gifts, as well as the Sunnite and Shiite laws of inheritance. The author has made a notable contribution to the study of Muslim law, especially as it is administered in India. The fifth edition, revised and edited by Professor Tahir Mahmood traces developments andmodifications that have taken place in Islamic law since the publication of the fourth edition in 1974, highlights new statutory and case law, and also provides brief analytical comments. He remains true to the format and intellectual design of the original book, which remains a study primarily ofIndian Islamic law. Wherever relevant, it includes references to the law in Pakistan and Bangladesh.

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Asaf A.A. Fyzee was among the greatest scholars of Islamic Law in the world. He served in many capacities, including as Principal and Professor of Jurisprudence, Government Law College, Bombay and Vice-Chancellor, University of Kashmir. Tahir Mahmood is currently Jurist Member, Law Commission of India. Earlier he was Professor and Dea...
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Title:Outlines of Muhammadan LawFormat:PaperbackDimensions:440 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:August 1, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198063601

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Fifth EditionPreface to the Fourth EditionPreface to the First EditionIntroduction to the Study of Muhammadan Law1. Application and interpretation2. Marriage3. Dower (Mahr)4. Dissolution of Marrriage5. Parentage and Legitimacy6. Guardianship7. Maintenance8. Gifts9. Wakf10. Pre-emption11. Will and Gifts made in Death-Illness12. The Administration of Estates13. The Sunnite Law of Inheritance14. The Shiite Law of InheritanceAppendicesIndicesTables and Diagrams