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The Development of Islamic Law and Society in the Maghrib: Qadis, Muftis and Family Law

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The first eleven essays in this collection treat the application of Islamic law in qadi courts in the Maghrib in the period between 1100 and 1500 CE. Based on preserved legal documents and the expert opinions of Muslim jurists (Muftis), the essays examine family law cases involving legal minority, guardianship, divorce, inheritance, bequests, and endowments. Cumulatively, the cases bear witness to the effectiveness and efficiency of the Islamic judicial system in this period. Contrary to popular perceptions, the cases ...

The Development of Islamic Law and Society in the Maghrib: Qadis, Muftis and Family Law 2011, Ashgate Publishing Limited

ISBN-13: 9781409403708

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