Law: Family Law, 7th–Late 18th Centuries: Overview
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The development of Islamic family law

Classical Islamic family law, like other areas of Islamic law (the Sharīʿa), is based primarily on the texts of the Qurʾān and the sunna of the Prophet Muḥammad, and the principles derived and induced from those texts. Both bodies of text…

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Mattson, Ingrid, “Law: Family Law, 7th–Late 18th Centuries: Overview”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 20 April 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0113>
First published online: 2009



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