Muslim Law

Muslim Law

Inheritance under Muslim Law

The Islamic Law of inheritance is a combination of the pre-Islamic customs and the rules introduced by the Prophet. Whatever is left after the death of a Muslim is his heritable property. This prop…

Hiba – Gift under Muslim Law

Introduction – In Muslim law, gifts are called “hiba”. The gifts in India are governed by Transfer of Property Act, 1872. However, the provision of Transfer of Property Act, 1872 does not app…

Wassiyat – Wills under Muslim Law

A wassiyat or will under Muslim law is a divine institution, since its exercise is regulated by Koran. Will is the translation of Latin word “voluntas”, which was a term used in the text of the Rom…

Who is a Minor under Muslim Law?

Under Muslim law, the age of majority is regulated by two system: The Classical Muslim Law: Under classic Muslim law a person is said to be minor if he or she has not attained the age of puberty. T…

Dower or Mahr under Muslim Law

Introduction and Meaning Mahr or Dower is a sum of money or other property to be paid or delivered to the wife. It is either specified or unspecified but in either case, the law confers a mandatory…

Minor and Guardianship under Muslim Law

Introduction A minor is supposed to have no capacity to protect his or her own interests. Law therefore, requires that some adult person must safeguard the minor’s person or property and do everyth…

Guardianship of the Property

Legal Guardianship of the minor’s property : Under Muslim law following parsons, in the order of performance, are recognize as the legal guardian of a minor’s property- father Executor appointed by…