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Muslim Personal Law: Home

Muslim Personal Law is the branch of private law that applies to family life (marriage, divorce and maintenance) and the associated matters such as disposal of property inter vivos (gift, waqf and trust) or testamentary (will) or inheritance law.


Welcome to the Gad & Birgit Rausing Library's guide to Muslim Personal Law. This course introduces Muslim Personal Law in its historical context in South Asia by exploring its current application in Pakistan, other parts of the Muslim world, and the West where Muslims live as minorities. This course will also explore the current challenges faced by Islamic family law and assess its future in the Muslim world and the West.