Paper $46.95 ISBN: 9781842778135 Published October 2006 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $108.95 ISBN: 9781842778104 Published October 2006 For sale in North and South America only

Land, Law and Islam

Property and Human Rights in the Muslim World

Siraj Sait and Hilary Lim

Land, Law and Islam

Siraj Sait and Hilary Lim

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256 pages | 6.125 x 9.1875 | © 2006  
Paper $46.95 ISBN: 9781842778135 Published October 2006 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $108.95 ISBN: 9781842778104 Published October 2006 For sale in North and South America only
In this pioneering work Siraj Sait and Hilary Lim address Islamic property and land rights, drawing on a range of socio-historical, classical and contemporary resources. They address the significance of Islamic theories of property and Islamic land tenure regimes on the 'webs of tenure' prevalent in the Muslim societies. They consider the possibility of using Islamic legal and human rights systems for the development of inclusive, pro-poor approaches to land rights. They also focus on Muslim women's rights to property and inheritance systems. Engaging with institutions such as the Islamic endowment (waqf) and principles of Islamic microfinance, they test the workability of 'authentic' Islamic proposals. Located in human rights as well as Islamic debates, this study offers a well researched and constructive appraisal of property and land rights in the Muslim world.
Contents
Foreword by Anna Tibaijuka, UN Under Secretary General, Executive -Director of UN-HABITAT

1. RESEARCHING ISLAM, LAND AND PROPERTY
2. ISLAMIC LAW, LAND AND METHODOLOGIES
3. ISLAMIC LAND TENURES AND REFORM
4. ISLAM, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LAND
5. INHERITANCE LAWS AND SYSTEMS
6. MUSLIM WOMEN AND PROPERTY
7. THE WAQF (ENDOWMENT) AND ISLAMIC PHILANTHROPY
8. ISLAMIC CREDIT AND MICROCREDIT

Postscript; Bibliography; Glossary; Index
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