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Outlines of Muhammadan Law

Asaf A.A. Fyzee (Author) Tahir Mahmood (Editor)

This classic work, an authoritative treatise on Islamic law, examines the law in its social, historical, and political context. In the original book Fyzee lucidly explains, apart from the extant law, its background, sources, history, development, and complexities. The fifth edition, revised and updated by Tahir Mahmood, traces changes and modifications that have taken place in the law since the publication of the fourth edition in 1974. It highlights more than three decades of developments in the statutory as well as case law, without disturbing the framework and intellectual design of the original book. While remaining primarily an examination of Muslim law as it is administered in India, the book includes, where relevant, references to the legal position in Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Muslim countries in West Asia and Africa. All major topics including marriage and its dissolution, dower and conjugal rights, parentage and guardianship, legitimacy, maintenance, gifts, Wakfs, as well as the Sunni and Shia laws of inheritance have been clearly and systematically covered. This revised and updated edition will be indispensable for students and scholars of Islamic law, family law, legal history, jurisprudence, sociology and gender studies, as well as law professionals.

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About the authors

Asaf A.A. Fyzee

Asaf A.A. Fyzee, an outstanding scholar of Islamic law, was the Perry Professor of Islamic Jurisprudence and Principal of the Government Law College, Mumbai. He held several public offices and was awarded the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India. He is the author of Outlines of Muhammadan Law (1949, OUP 1999) and A Modern Approach to Islam (1963).

Tahir Mahmood

Tahir Mahmood received his legal education at Lucknow, Aligharh Muslim University and later at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies at London. He is well known for his specialised academic and research work in law and Religion, Islamic Law and the Legal System of Muslim Countries andvarious personal laws of India. He has been teaching the Dean of the Faculty of Law at Delhi University. In 1980 he set up a Department of Law which has now been raised to the Centre for Advanced Socio - Lega Studies. He is also one of the founders of the Faculty of Law established in 1989 at Jamia Millia Islamia .Now he a senior Professor of Laws at the University of Delhi.On deputation to the Government of India where he held the prestigious position of Chairman of the National Commission for Minorities. Professor Mehmood has widely travelled in all parts of the Globe and has been closely associated with the top academic bodies of the world including the International Society of Family Law set up in 1975 in Germany and the Organisation of Islamic Conference Islamic Fiqh Academy Jeddah .He has also been opted on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Jeddah based Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs .Author of many well known books, Mahmood is also Founder Editor of of two well established periodicals-the Islamic and Comparative Law Review and the Religion and Law Review.published from the IOS. A specialist in religion based and religion related laws, Mahmood has been writing on these subjects since 1972.

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Bibliographic information

Title Outlines of Muhammadan Law
Format Hardcover
Date published: 29.03.2008
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 0195691695
length xvi+414p.