Research Handbook on Islamic Law and Society
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Research Handbook on Islamic Law and Society

Edited by Nadirsyah Hosen

The Research Handbook on Islamic Law and Society provides an examination of the role of Islamic law as it applies in Muslim and non-Muslim societies through legislation, fatwa, court cases, sermons, media, or scholarly debate. It illuminates the intersection of social, political, economic and cultural factors that inform Islamic Law across a number of jurisdictions. Chapters evaluate when and how actors and institutions have turned to Islamic law to address problems faced by societies in Muslim and, in some cases, Western states.
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Chapter 7: Property law and trusts (waqf) in Iran

Hossein Esmaeili

Abstract

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.

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