The Shariah Stand on Abandoned Child

Sunday, 17 July 2011 09:11
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Muslim jurist have addressed the issue of an abandoned child (laqit) from diffirent angles beginning with the existence of a basic obligation to save its life. There is general consensus thaht it is a collective obligation (fard kifayah) of the community to save the abandoned child, adn it is an obligation in the first place of the individual who finds it......... Download the full article in pdf attachment (below)



Islamic Family Law Reform: Problems and Prospects

Sunday, 17 July 2011 08:39
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This article features with a general characterisation of the Qur'an with reference to family law and gender equity. Its main purpose is to visualise the broader picture of qur'anic dispensations and the manner they are manifested in in the shariah. A brief outline of the higher objectoves (maqasid) on family welfare and reproductive health is also discussed......... Download the full article in pdf attachment (below)

The traditional Islamic law of divorce has undergone considerable change in almost all Muslim countries during twentieth century. These reforms have generally pursued two main objectives. One is to prevent the husband from abusing his power to effect a unilateral divorce (talaq), and the other is to enhance the wife's rights especially in case where the husband exercise of  talaq causes her substantial harm.............. Download the full article in pdf attachment (below)


By Mohammad Hashim Kamali

Some Muslim Interpretations of Sura 2: 228,” The Muslim World 74 (1984), pp 85-100.

Islamic Personal Law

Monday, 13 February 2012 12:13
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The area of personal law is often considered to be the main bastion of Islamic law. One reason for this is that the Qur'an devotes greater attention to subjects such as marriage, divorce, and inheritance than it does to any other legal topic............ Download the full article in pdf attachment (below)

The Encyclopedia of Religion, Macmillan Publishing Co., New York, 1987, Vol. 7, pp. 446-53.


This book is the revised version of Prof. Mohammad Hashim Kamali's doctoral dissertation "Matrimonial Problems of Islamic Law in Contemporary Afghanistan" which he completed at London University in 1976.

Other references:

"Reference to Islam and Women in Afghan Constitution," Arab Law Quarterly, 22 (2008), 270-306.

"Islam and its Shari'a in the Afghan Constitution 2004 with Special Reference to Personal law," edited by Nadjam Yassari, The Shari'a in the Constitution of Afghanistan, Iran and Egypt - Implications for Private Law, Tubingen: Mohr Sieback, 2005, 23-43.

"Islam in the Constitutions of Afghanistan," Bayan Journal (Kabul) vol. 6, no. 1 (July 2003), 1-15.

"Islam , Iconography and the Taloban," published in German translition in Berliner Zeitung (full-page magazine section), 10/11 MArch 2001, p. 5. The English version was published by Islam 21 (London), August 2001.


*Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1985, pp 265.

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