Edited by Nadirsyah Hosen
Chapter 7: Property law and trusts (waqf) in Iran
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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