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Vol 23 No 4 April/May 2018

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A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
The Islamic Law of Personal Status 3rd ed isbn 9789004177154

The Islamic Law of Personal Status 3rd ed

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Jamal J. NasirFormerly Minister of Justice and Acting Foreign Minister of Jordan

ISBN13: 9789041116611
ISBN: 9041116613
New Edition ISBN: 9789004177154
Previous Edition ISBN: 1853332801
Published: June 2002
Publisher: CQ Press
Country of Publication: Netherlands
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

This new edition of the English-language treatment of Islamic personal status law gives practitioners and courts throughout the world direct access to this important body of law in its most up-to-date development. All Middle Eastern and North African Arab states are covered; new to this edition is coverage of provisions enacted in Kuwait, Yemen, and Sudan.

The chapter on dissolution of marriage has been completely revised to reflect legal interpretation and judicial practice in this rapidly changing area of Islamic law. Also new and especially valuable are English versions of fundamental Shiite and Jaafari legal works with thorough analysis and commentary available. Dr. Nasir's methodology has been continued since the first edition of 1986. For each topic - e.g., marriage, dower, dissolution of marriage, parentage, inheritance, and waqf - he begins with a consideration of the subject in Sharia law, and then goes on to present legislation and contemporary views, in particular Arab countries.

This approach, while it clearly manifests the continuity of Islamic law respecting personal status, is of value to judges and practitioners, especially those who must resolve disputes under Islamic law in non-Muslim countries. The Islamic law of personal status is of immeasurable significance to the lives of many millions of people of the Islamic faith throughout the world. This systematic account of the subject, and the explanatory references to both traditional Islamic treatises and modern interpretative texts, make this edition a useful guide for both jurists and students.

Note this book was formerly published by Kluwer Law International.

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Islamic Law
Foreword. Preface. Introduction.
1. Islamic Schools of Law and General Sharia Maxims.
2. Personal Status in the Arab States.
3. Marriage.
4. Dower.
5. Maintenance.
6. Dissolution of Marriage.
7. The Iddat.
8. Parentage.
9. Child's Rights During Infancy: Fosterage and Custody.
10. Maintenance for Descendants, Ascendants and Collaterals.
11. Guardianship.
12. Inheritance.
13. Wills.
14. WAQF.
15. Gifts (Hiba). Bibliography. Glossary. Index.