Description - Land, Law and Islam by Hilary Lim
In this pioneering work Siraj Sait and Hilary Lim address Islamic property and land rights, drawing on a range of socio-historical, classical and contemporary resources. They address the significance of Islamic theories of property and Islamic land tenure regimes on the 'webs of tenure' prevalent in the Muslim societies. They consider the possibility of using Islamic legal and human rights systems for the development of inclusive, pro-poor approaches to land rights. They also focus on Muslim women's rights to property and inheritance systems.
Engaging with institutions such as the Islamic endowment (waqf) and principles of Islamic microfinance, they test the workability of 'authentic' Islamic proposals. Located in human rights as well as Islamic debates, this study offers a well researched and constructive appraisal of property and land rights in the Muslim world.
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Author Biography - Hilary Lim
Siraj Sait is a graduate of University of Madras (India), London and Harvard Law School and is currently a Senior Lecturer in the School of Law at the University of East London. His expertise lies in the areas of human rights and development, immigration and asylum laws and Islam and the Middle East. He has held several key appointments in India including Supreme Court Commissioner on Forced Labour, Legal Advisor to the Government of Tamil Nadu and State Prosecutor on Civil Rights. He has been a consultant for the UNHCR, UNICEF and UN Habitat. He has been closely associated with several NGOs , as a consultant for Minority Rights Group and is a trustee of the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative . Hilary Lim has taught at UEL for approximately twenty years. She was awarded an ESRC scholarship for her studies leading to an MA in Law and Sociology. Hilary's PhD was entitled 'Mapping Welfare Rights'. Hilary has supervised several PhD students through to completion, most notably students studying as part of a Dfid funded Project to enhance women's rights in Bangladesh . She is currently supervising doctoral students working in the areas of domestic violence, environmental law and children's rights. She has examined a number of PhD theses, both internally and externally. Hilary has been an external examiner for the LLB Programmes at the University of Bournemouth and Southampton Institute, and most recently at the University of Kent.