LAW341

Islamic Laws of Inheritance

Course ID
LAW341
Department
Islamic Law
Level
Core or Elective
Elective

Course Name: Islamic Laws of Inheritance

The course covers Islamic laws of inheritance using Sirāj al-Dīn Muhammad ibn Muḥammad ibn ʿAbd al-Rashīd’s (d.~600/1204) famous text, al-Sirājī fī al-Mīrāth, also known as al-Sirājiyyah. Although there is little difference amongst the schools of fiqh in laws of inheritance, al-Sirājiyyah is written from a Ḥanafī perspective. Classically, books of inheritance are organized based on shares or recipients; al-Sirājiyyah follows the latter.

Islamic Laws of Inheritance