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A DIGEST OP THE LAW APPLICABLE ESPECIALLY
TO THE SUNNtS OP INDIA. ]

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SHAMA CHURUN SIRCAR,

TAOOItK PROFESSOR OF LAW.

"— ad hoc, de quo agitur, non quseriraus gentem, ingenia qusrimus."

Cickko De Rep.

CALCUTTA:

THACKEB, SPINK A-ISTID CO.
Bombay: THACKER, VINING&Co. Madras: HIGGINBOTHAfcl & Co.
London: W. THACKEB & Co.

1873.

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PREFACE.

The principles, of Muhammadan law contained in these jiages constitute the Lectures delivered by me as "The Tago^ Professor of Law" appointed by the Senate of the Calcutta University. These principles are, for the most part, derived from several of the Arabic books of paramount authority.—The principles of the law of Inheritance have been drawn mainly from "the Sirajivyah and Sharifiyyah, the highest authorities <5n the subject,* and where they appeared deficient in any respect, recourse was had to the Fatawa-i Alamgiri, Fatawa-i Sirajjyyah,1 Durr-ul-Mukhtar and other works of unquestionaWf authority to supplement the deficiency.f The principle respecting the other subjects treated of in thi.1have been deduced principally from the Hidayah and. the Fatawa-i Alamgiri, and occasionally from SharhVikayah, Jami-ur-Ramuz and other works of great weigl Other passages from the abovementioned authoritk have been appended to almost all those principles, tc explain and illustrate their meanings. To these have been added annotations, which being passages from books of high authority serve as authorities or additional authorities (as the case may be) for the principles tq * which they refer. Then under all these are give fo > notes, which cannot fail of being interesting or useful.

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* See the Introductory Discourse, pages 48 # 49.
t Vide, for instance, pages 128—132.

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