Succession in Islamic Law

The Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law invites submissions for the conference “Succession in Islamic Law”, which will take place in Hamburg on 30-31 March 2023.

The conference addresses the role succession law played in Muslim communities in the past, how it unfolds today and what it implies for future generations. While family law has received extensive attention in Islamic law scholarship, succession law, often dubbed as the last bastion of the supposed immutability of Islamic law, has not been subject to similar scrutiny. This is surprising, given that rules and practices regarding succession are strongly intertwined with family structures and the economy.

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