Category Archives: Muslim Law

Muslim Law

Islamic Rules of Intestate Succession | Explained

Islamic Rules of Intestate Succession | Overview Introduction to Succession under Islamic Law Principles of Intestate Succession Zav-il-Furuz (Sharers) The Residuraries or Asabah (agnates) The Distant Kindred or Zav-il-Arham The Principles of Intestate Succession comes into place in case a person dies without leaving his will for the distribution of the property owned by him at the time… Read More »

Doctrine of Radd and Aul: Explanation and Difference

Doctrine of Radd and Aul: Explanation and Difference | Overview Introduction Rules for Determining the Shares of the Heirs Doctrine of Radd Doctrine of ‘Aul’ Differences and Conclusion | Doctrine of Radd and Aul The Right of the Sharers of revert back of the Residue property to the Sharers in absence of the residuary heirs is called as… Read More »

Maintenance of Muslim Children

Maintenance of Muslim Children | Overview Introduction to Maintenance of Muslim Children Maintenance – Legitimate or Illegitimate Child Duty of Father Right to be maintained by the father when the child is in the custody of the mother Duty of the Mother Duty of the Grand-parents When the right to maintenance ceases Conclusion Islam takes into consideration the… Read More »

Principles of Inheritance under Muslim Law

Principles of Inheritance under Muslim Law Overview Introduction: Inheritance under Muslim Law Types of Heirs Distribution of Property under Muslim Law General Principles of Inheritance under Muslim Law Summary And Conclusion: Inheritance under Muslim Law Introduction: Inheritance under Muslim Law This Article revolves around analyzing the Principles of inheritance under Muslim Law. The law related to inheritance derives… Read More »

Concept of Property under Islamic Law

Concept of Property under Islamic Law Overview Introduction Different Schools of Islamic Law Property under Islamic Law (Sharia Law) Concept of Ownership Concept of Possession under Islamic Law Conclusion and Legal Implications Introduction This article ‘Concept of Property under Islamic Law’ revolves around analyzing the concept of property under the different schools of jurisprudence under Islamic Law and… Read More »

Minor and Guardianship under Muslim Law

This article titled “Minor and Guardianship under Muslim Law” deal with the concept of Minor and Guardianship, the appointment of the guardian and the removal of a guardian. Who is a Minor? This article deals with the concept of Guardianship what it means, the appointment of the guardian and the removal of a guardian. The ‘Urdu’ term for… Read More »

Judicial Separation under Muslim Law

Marriage, in India, is a sacrament and therefore, we do not let it dissolve that easily. To let a marriage work, the Hindu Marriage Act allows judicial separation, a period during which the husband and wife stay away from each other and check if they can survive alone. This article focuses on judicial separation under Muslim law. Judicial… Read More »

Ten Landmark cases on Muslim Law

This article envisages Ten Landmark cases on Muslim Law, evolved and interpreted over time by the Supreme Court of India. Some cases deal with the rights of woman and clarifying their position in society. 1. Mohammed Ahmed v Shah Bano and Anr. [1] Facts of the case revolve around the concept of maintenance and dower. After the divorce… Read More »

Classification of Marriages under the Muslim Personal Laws

This article specifically deals with the classification of marriages under Muslim personal laws. Marriage, in Mohammedan culture, has always been considered as a social necessity. There are several kinds of marriage under Islamic law. Marriage in Islam is considered to be a social contract. The husband and the wife and their respective families enter into an agreement whereby… Read More »

Enforcement of Right to Dower

This article deals with the enforcement of the right of a woman towards her dower. It basically highlights the other remedies the woman in the marriage or after the marriage can revert to, to ensure enforcement of the right to dower. Introduction The right of dower is an intrinsic right of Muslim marriage and it cannot be taken… Read More »