The Shares According to Siraj


Sirāj al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad 'Sajāwandī was a 12th-century Hanafi jurist whose treatise on the laws of inheritance is regarded as the most important work in this field. This edition of his influential work was published in Lahore, Pakistan (then a part of British India), in 1886 or 1887. The English philologist and jurist Sir William Jones (1746-94) published the first English translation of this work in Kolkata (Calcutta), in 1792. Islamic inheritance law is a complex and refined system of rules that developed over several centuries, and that is based on passages in the Qurʼan which specify the fixed fractional shares of a deceased person’s estate that are to be awarded to the relatives of that person.

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Publication Information

bi-ihtimām Muḥammad ʻAbd al-Raḥmān ibn Ḥajjī Muḥammad Rawshan Khān Maghfūr, Lahore, Pakistan


Title in Original Language

السراحي. مع ضياء السراح.

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Physical Description

72 pages, 1 table (folded) ; 32 centimeters

Last updated: October 21, 2015