In Iran, land ownership and interests in land are regulated by the Iranian Civil Code, which has adopted modern principles of European land law blended with principles of Shari’ah. However, the law of waqf (trust law) is based almost entirely on Islamic law. This chapter argues that both Islamic law and Iranian law have recognised and protected private ownership of land and other property interests.
Ann Black, Hossein Esmaeili and Nadirsyah Hosen
This well-informed book explains, reflects on and analyses Islamic law, not only in the classical legal tradition of Sharia, but also its modern, contemporary context. The book explores the role of Islamic law in secular Western nations and reflects on the legal system of Islam in its classical context as applied in its traditional homeland of the Middle East and also in South East Asia. Written by three leading scholars from three different backgrounds: a Muslim in the Sunni tradition, a Muslim in the Shia tradition, and a non-Muslim woman – the book is not only unique, but also enriched by differing insights into Islamic law.