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The Hedaya, or Guide

The Hedaya, or Guide
A Commentary on the Mussulman Laws
4 Volume Set

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Perspectives from the Royal Asiatic Society

  • Date Published: February 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108055390

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  • Composed in the twelfth century by the leading Muslim jurist Burhan al-Din al-Marghinani (1135–97), the original Arabic al-Hidāyah remains a central text of Islamic personal law. This English translation, from a Persian version of the work, was prepared by the orientalist Charles Hamilton (c.1752–92) for the East India Company in 1791. Although since superseded, it remains a fascinating document in the history of colonial jurisprudence. The legal system was central to the entrenchment of British rule in India, providing the framework for active control of civil administration and the courts. Translations of Islamic texts were intended to remove the language barrier for colonial officials, and blurred British and native law for the first time. Hamilton's text is one such, and its dedication to Warren Hastings and lengthy preliminary section outline its purpose and composition. Topics covered in the volumes include marriage, divorce, property, punishments and slavery.

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    • Date Published: February 2013
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108055390
    • dimensions: 297 x 210 mm
    • weight: 6.318kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Of Zakat
    Part II. Of Nikkah, or Marriage
    Part III. Of Rizza, or Fosterage
    Part IV. Of Talak, or Divorce
    Part IV. Of Talak, or Divorce
    Part V. Of Ittak, or the Manumission of Slaves
    Part VI. Of Eiman, or Vows
    Part VII. Of Hodood, or Punishments
    Part VIII. Of Saraka, or Larciny
    Part IX. Al Seyir, or the Institutes
    Part X. Of the Laws Respecting Lakeets, or Foundlings
    Part XI. Of Looktas, or Troves
    Part XII. Of Ibbak, or the Absconding of Slaves
    Part XIII. Of Mafkoods, or Missing Persons
    Part XIV. Of Shirkat, or Partnership
    Part XV. Of Wakf, or Appropriations
    Part XVI. Of Sale
    Part XI. Of Looktas, or Troves
    Part XII. Of Ibbak, or the Absconding of Slaves
    Part XIII. Of Mafkoods, or Missing Persons
    Part XIV. Of Shirkat, or Partnership
    Part XV. Of Wakf, or Appropriations
    Part XVI. Of Sale
    Part XII. Of Ibbak, or the Absconding of Slaves
    Part XIII. Of Mafkoods, or Missing Persons
    Part XIV. Of Shirkat, or Partnership
    Part XV. Of Wakf, or Appropriations
    Part XVI. Of Sale
    Part XIII. Of Mafkoods, or Missing Persons
    Part XIV. Of Shirkat, or Partnership
    Part XV. Of Wakf, or Appropriations
    Part XVI. Of Sale
    Part XIV. Of Shirkat, or Partnership
    Part XV. Of Wakf, or Appropriations
    Part XVI. Of Sale
    Part XV. Of Wakf, or Appropriations
    Part XVI. Of Sale
    Part XVI. Of Sale
    Part XVII. Of Sirf Sale
    Part XVIII. Of Kafalit, or Bail
    Part XVIII. Of Kafalit, or Bail.

  • Translator

    Charles Hamilton

    Author

    Burhan al-Din al-Marghinani

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