Shari'a in the Constitutions of
Afghanistan, Iran & Egypt

Implications for Private Law
[In English & Persian Languages]

By Nadjma Yassari
October 2005
Mohr Siebeck
Distributed by Coronet Books Inc.
ISBN: 3161487877
571 pages, 6 1/4 x 9 1/4"
$217.50 Hardcover

Many Islamic countries have incorporated the Shari’a into their constitutions as one of the main sources of law. So far, no general model has emerged as to how this constitutional postulate is to be translated into legal reality. In January 2004, Afghanistan enacted a constitution in which similar principles were incorporated. While looking at the situation in Iran & Egypt, this book analyses the possible implications for the Afghan legal system in general & its private law in particular. To further the ongoing discussions within the legal community in Afghanistan, all contributions and legal texts are published in English and Dari.


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