Succession in the Muslim Family (Paperback)

Author: Coulson, N. J.

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Muslim law and rules for dealing with the distribution of a dead persons property differ greatly from western law. The system of Muslim law, the SharVa, is derived from the Quran and the words of the Prophet himself, and is therefore believed to be of divine inspiration, and not man-made. A variety of schools of law have grown up which interpret the Prophets sayings, and the practical effect of these different rules of interpretation varies considerably. Recent codifications have not necessarily remained within the classical Muslim legal traditions, and have introduced further differences. With western law it is assumed that a man will make a will, and, broadly speaking, his property will be distributed in accordance with its provisions. It is only in the event of a man dying without making a will that the rules of intestacy are applied. Muslim law makes the opposite assumption. *Author: Coulson, N. J. *Binding Type: Paperback *Number of Pages: 296 *Publication Date: 2008/12/11 *Language: English *Dimensions: 5.98 x 9.01 x 0.66 inches

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Publisher Cambridge Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780521088077
SKU 209029461
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0521088070
Release Date 12/1/2008
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0296
Publisher Cambridge University Press
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