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Book: Islamic Law: According to Ja`fari School of Jurisprudence Vol. 2

This work is an authoritative compilation of Islamic law based on the jurisprudence of the Shiite Imam, Ja`far al-Sadiq.

In volume 1, the laws dealing with matters of worship (prayers, fasting, alms, hajj, etc…) are presented in concise, clear narrative. Volume 2 provides a summary of the laws dealing with civil (transactional) matters, generally known in Islamic law as, mu`amalat, which includes contract, inheritance, bequest, public trusts, marriage, and divorce laws. Together the two volumes provide Muslims and non-Muslims who are interested in learning about Islamic law (shari`ah) an account of formal legal opinions and rulings concerning nearly 3000 legal cases. Imam Ja`far al-Sadiq is the scholar who systematized Shiite jurisprudence followed by millions of Muslims around the world. He is seen as the founder of Imami (or Twelver or Ja`fari) Shiite school of jurisprudence. The Iranian constitution of 1980 enshrined this school of jurisprudence as the official source of law.

Table of Contents:

Rules regarding purchase and sale

Mustahab acts

Makrooh transactions

Haram transactions

Conditions of a seller and a buyer

Conditions regarding commodity and what is obtained in exchange

Formula of purchase and slae

Purchases and sale of fruits

Cash and credit

Conditions for contract by advance payment

Laws regarding advance payment contracts

Sale of gold and silver against gold and silver

Circumstances in which one has a right to cancel a transaction

Miscellaneous Rules

Laws of partnership

Orders regarding compromise

Rules regarding lease/rent

Conditions regarding the property given on lease

Conditions for the utilization of the property given on lease

Miscellaneous rules relating to lease/rent

Rules regarding Ju’ala (payment of reward)

Rules regarding Muzari’ah (temporary sharecropping contract)

Rules regarding Musaqat and Mugharisa

Persons who have no right of disposal or discretion over their own property

Rules regarding agency (wakalat)

Rules regarding debt or loan

Rules regarding Hawala (transferring the debts etc.)

Rules regarding mortgage (rahn)

Rules regarding surety (zamanat)

Rules regarding personal guarantee for bail (kafalat)

Rules regarding deposit or custody or trust (amanat)

Rules regarding borrowing and lending (ariyat)



Marriage formula

The method of pronouncing the marriage formula

Conditions of pronouncing Nikah

Occasions when husband or wife can nullify nikah

Women with whom matrimony is Haraam

Rules regarding permanent marriage

Mut’ah (temporary marriage)

Looking at noon-Mahram

Miscellaneous rules concerning marriage

Ruless regarding suckling a child

Conditions of suckling which causes to be mahram

How to breast feed a child

Miscellaneous rules regarding nursing a child


Iddah of divorce

Iddah (waiting period)

Irrevocable and revocable divorce

Orders regarding return (ruju’)

Khul’ divorce or talaq al-khul’

Mubarat divorce

Various rules regarding divorce

Usurpation (ghasb)

Slaughtering and hunting of animals

Method of slaughtering animals

Conditions of slaughtering animals

Method of slaughtering animals

Makrooh acts

Hunting with weapons

Hunting with a retriever (hunting dog)

Hunting of fish and locust

Rules of things allowed to eat and drink

Eating manners

Acts which are unworthy to do while taking a meal

Manners of drinking water

Vow (nazr)

Rules regarding oath (qasam)

Rules regarding waqf

Rules regarding will (wasiyyat)


Inheritance of the first group

Inheritance of the second group

Inheritance of the third group

Inheritance of the husband and the wife

Miscellaneous rules of inheritance

Bibliographic Information

Title: Islamic Law: According to Ja`fari School of Jurisprudence

Author: Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq (as)

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (April 5, 2012)

Language: English

Length: 136 pages

ISBN: 978-1475170504

Pub. Date: April 5, 2012

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