Anglo-Muhammadan Law
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Anglo-Muhammadan law is a mixture of English and Islamic laws, concepts, institutions, and jurisprudence that developed in British colonial India between the eighteenth and twentieth centuries. Although not an official designation, “Anglo-Muhammadan law” came to be used as a term of convenience to distinguish this legal system from both English and Islamic law. Officially, the terms “Muhammadan” and “Mussalman,” with variant spellings, were used until the twentieth century. Some Muslims in India …

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Masud, Muhammad Khalid, “Anglo-Muhammadan Law”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 18 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_22716>
First published online: 2009
First print edition: 9789004178526, 2009, 2009-1



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