PERSONAL LAW deals with some aspects of Muslim civil law which historically
have been implemented both under Muslim and non-Muslim colonial rule.
is for anyone who wishes to acquire more than a superficial knowledge of the
subject. It summarizes comprehensively those aspects of the Shari'ah that
govern the most fundamental personal relationships in a straightforward way. It
represents one of the mainstream Sunni attempts to codify these aspects of
Islamic law, based on centuries of practical application and experience,
relying mainly on the Hanafi madhhab.
although it is as impossible to codify Islam as it is to codify life itself, it
nevertheless provides the reader with a reliable checklist of the identifiable
features of the Shari'ah which govern the fundamental milestones in life which
most people experience during their life's journey: birth, childhood, marriage,
divorce, death and inheritance.
MAHDI was born and educated in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, obtaining his PhD
in the US and further qualifications in the UK. He is a fellow of the Islamic
Academy, Cambridge and has been associated with the Muslim World League in
various capacities for almost two and a half decades, currently holding the
post of International Strategic Expert. He is at present visiting professor at
the University of Paris-Sorbonne besides working on curriculum design for Dar
al-Fikr secondary schools in Jeddah and working in cooperation with Umm al-Qura
University in Makkah. He is the author of a number of books, which have been
published in Arabic, French and English.