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Vol 23 No 4 April/May 2018

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Williams, Mortimer and Sunnucks: Executors, Administrators and Probate

Edited by: Alexander Learmonth, Charlotte Ford, Julia Clark, John Ross Martyn
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Outlines of Muhammadan Law 6th ed isbn 9780199472628

Asaf A.A. Fyzee: Outlines of Muhammadan Law 5th ed

Edited by: Tahir Mahmood

ISBN13: 9780198063605
New Edition ISBN: 0199472629
Published: September 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: India
Format: Paperback (Hardback in 2008)
Price: Out of print
Hardback edition out of print, ISBN13 9780195691696



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.