Witnesses in Islamic Law of Evidence

By Abdul Rahman
June 1999
Pelanduk Publications
ISBN: 967978679X
141 pages, Illustrated, 5 " x 8 "
$29.50 Paper Original


This book is one of the very few available on the important area of witnesses under the regime of Islamic law. Its publication is both timely and appropriate in view of current developments in Islamic law in Malaysia. This book provides an in-depth discussion of, inter alia, the basic structure of Islamic law, the admissibility of testimony, the elements of Tazkiyat al-Shuhud, and the different categories of witnesses.

It also highlights the wide array of problems that could arise as a result of conflicting principles between Civil law and Islamic law. This book serves as an essential guide for law practitioners, paralegals, law students and the general public who have a special interest in Islamic law.

Contents include: The Basic Structure of Witness in the Islamic and Malaysian Judicial Systems, Legal Admissibility and Requirements, The Principles Elements of Tazkiyat al Shuhud and the Minimum Number of Witnesses in Islamic Law and Malaysian Law of Evidence, Different Categories of Witnesses, An Analysis of the Problems Which have Emerged as a Result of the Practice of the Islamic and Malaysian Law of Evidence.

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