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Land Law and Islam (English Language Version)

Land Law and Islam (English Language Version)

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This book is a cross-cultural endeavour to promote global strategies for enhancing security of tenure in the Muslim world. It addresses the gap in both the human rights and Islamic literature on land and property issues.
This book is a cross-cultural endeavour to promote global strategies for enhancing security of tenure in the Muslim world. It addresses the gap in both the human rights and Islamic literature on land and property issues.

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 About this Book
In this pioneering work Siraj Sait and Hilary Lim address Islamicproperty and land rights, drawing on a range of socio-historical, clas-sical and contemporary resources. They address the significance of Islamic theories of property and Islamic land tenure regimes on the‘webs of tenure’ prevalent in Muslim societies. They consider thepossibility of using Islamic legal and human rights systems for thedevelopment of inclusive, pro-poor approaches to land rights. Theyalso focus on Muslim women’s rights to property and inheritancesystems. Engaging with institutions such as the Islamic endowment(
waqf 
) and principles of Islamic microfinance, they test the workabilityof ‘authentic’ Islamic proposals. Located in human rights as well asIslamic debates, this study offers a well researched and constructiveappraisal of property and land rights in the Muslim world.
 
 About the Authors
Siraj Sait is a graduate of the University of Madras (India), Londonand the Harvard Law School and is Senior Lecturer in the School of Law at the University of East London. His expertise lies in the areas of human rights and development, immigration and asylum laws, andIslam and the Middle East. He has held several key appointments inIndia including Supreme Court appointed Commissioner on ForcedLabour, Legal Advisor to the Government of Tamil Nadu and StateProsecutor on Civil Rights. He has been a consultant for theUNHCR, UNICEF and UN-HABITAT. He has been closely associ-ated with several NGOs, as a consultant for Minority Rights Groupand as a trustee of the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative. Heis currently Legal Officer, Land and Tenure Section, Shelter Branch,UN-HABITAT.Hilary Lim is a Principal Lecturer in Law at the University of EastLondon, where she teaches land law, equity and trusts and child law.Her research interests are concerned with children’s rights, land lawand gender. Most recently she participated in a DfID-funded projectto explore the role of land titling in poverty alleviation in peri-urbansettlements under different land tenure regimes.

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