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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.

Introduction

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.

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News and Announcements

SAHSOL students represented LUMS and Pakistan at the Concours Jean Pictet Competition

Three students from the SAHSOL represented LUMS and Pakistan at the Concours Jean Pictet competition in March. These students are Maira Rashid, Ayman Irfan and Ali Gilani, who were second- and first-year law students at the time. The competition was a week-long and took place in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia.

Jean Pictet is an International Humanitarian Law based competition that aims to take the law out of the books and requires students to act out the role they have been assigned.

Sports Law and PCB Functionality in Pakistan

The LUMS Law Journal had the pleasure of hosting Mr Taffazul Haider Rizvi, Advocate Supreme Court of Pakistan, for a talk titled "Sports Law and PCB Functionality in Pakistan". This was a virtual interactive session held via Zoom.

Mr Rizvi started the discussion by talking about Pakistan's Sports (Development and Control) Ordinance, 1962. The Ordinance is the parent law under which Pakistan Sports Board and the Pakistan Cricket Board were created. Mr Rizvi highlighted the history of the Pakistan Cricket Board and the relation of the Board and with the State, particularly the courts, particularly judicial review.

LUMS Inaugurates Pakistan’s First Centre for Chinese Legal Studies

Shaikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law (SAHSOL) held a ceremony to mark the inauguration of the Centre for Chinese Legal Studies (CCLS) at LUMS. The Centre, a groundbreaking initiative for research in and the promotion and teaching of Chinese legal studies in Pakistan, has been established in collaboration with the School of Law at Wuhan University, China. The ceremony drew a large attendance and featured prominent individuals from not only the legal field but also from the government sector. Honourable Mr. Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah, Judge, Supreme Court of Pakistan, served as the Chief Guest and Keynote Speaker.

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