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 Al-Sirajiyyah: or the Mohamedan law of inheritance; with a commentary
(1,336 words)


William Jones

Date: 1792

Original Language: English


Al-Sirajiyyah is a translation of Al-Farāyez al-sorājīyeh, a book of commentary on Islamic law by Sirāj al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad Sajāwandī (1130-1204), an Iranian scholar of the Ḥanafī school of jurisprudence. Jones’s text is significant because it marks the decision of the British to rule the Muslim and Hindu peoples by their own laws. The book can be regarded as one …

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Baghaei-Abchooyeh, Hadi, “ Al-Sirajiyyah: or the Mohamedan law of inheritance; with a commentary”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 21 October 2019 <>

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