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.
bi-ihtimām Muḥammad ʻAbd al-Raḥmān ibn Ḥajjī Muḥammad Rawshan Khān Maghfūr, Lahore, Pakistan
Title in Original Language
السراحي. مع ضياء السراح.
Type of Item
72 pages, 1 table (folded) ; 32 centimeters
Last updated: October 21, 2015