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Islamic Law and Society in the Sudan

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ISBN13: 9780714632803
ISBN: 0714632805
Published: January 1987
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print



This work studies not only the philosophical and religious underpinnings of Sharia law, but case material and legal statistics to analyse its application in the area of personal status law in the Sudan. It stresses marriage, divorce, child custody, women's status and social movements for change.

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Subjects:
Islamic Law
Contents:
Introduction to Islamic law; history of Islamic law in the Sudan; structure and procedures of the Islamic courts; the status of women in Islamic law; Islamic marriage in the Sudan; the law of divorce in practice; the maintenance of women, custody and support of children; the transference of wealth and property; movements for reform or restoration of the Shari'a in the Sudan; recent developments. Appendices: the scholarly sources; judicial circulars of the Sudan Shari'a courts; chronological list of Sudanese Grand Qadis; glossary of Shari'a legal terms.