Al-Sirajiyyah : English, New,
*[A5+] Large Paperback - 110 pages,
by Imam 'Abd al-Rashid al-Sajawandi [d.600h],
Translated by Sir William Jones,
Edited with Annotation by Almaris Rumsey,
Published by The Leopold Library.
Back in Stock October 2019,Description
Imam al-Sajawandi's Al-Sirajiyyah
(al-Siraji fi ‘l-Mirath
) also known and referred to as al-Fara’id al-Sirajiyyah
, and al-Fara’id al-Sajawandiyyah
is based on the famous Hanafi
treatise on the law of inheritance.This Edition
The English philologist and jurist Sir William Jones (1746–94) published the first English translation of this work in Calcutta (present-day Kolkata), India in 1792. Presented here is an 1890 reprint
of Jones’s translation, with an introduction and notes by Almaric Rumsey (1825–99), barrister-at-law and professor of Indian Jurisprudence at King’s College, University of London.
The original treatise, a subject of a number of commentaries including one by al-Sajawandi himself, starts with an introduction on the importance of ‘ilm al-farā’id
(the science of inheritance and patrimony). It goes on to cover many aspects of the subject, including impediments to succession, the doctrine of shares and the persons entitled to them, and the division of the property among heirs and among creditors.
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 that specify the fixed fractional shares of a deceased person’s estate that are to be awarded to the relatives of that person.
This rare facsimile copy
is from the collections of the Law Library of the Library of Congress.
More on Inheritance Ilm al-Fara'id
More Darsi Books
Dimensions : 25.5 x 17.8cm.