Eleventh Century Manual of Islamic Law

Mukhtasar al-Qudūrī (مختص القدوري)

By Abū’l-Husayn Ahmad b Muhammad b Ahmad b Ja‘far b Hamdān al-Qudūrī (born in Baghdad, 973-1037 CE), a Hanafi jurist

Complete Table of Contents (headings, some adapted for accesibility)

  1. Purification
  2. Prayer
  3. Tithing
  4. Fasting
  5. Pilgrimage
  6. Sales
  7. Pawning
  8. Legal Competence
  9. Effect of Acknoweledgement on Obligation
  10. Leasing
  11. Effect of Preemption on Obligation, and Legal Procedures
  12. Partnerships
  13. Mudaraba (Profit-Sharing Partnership)
  14. Agency
  15. Surety of Person and Property
  16. Debt Transfer
  17. Settlement (negotiated)
  18. Gifts
  19. Endowment
  20. Usurpation
  21. Deposit Giving and Receiving
  22. Loan (of a commodity)
  23. Foundlings
  24. Found Property
  25. Hermaphrodites
  26. Missing Persons
  27. Fugitive Slaves
  28. Development of Land
  29. Slavery
  30. Cropsharing
  31. Water Rights and Agriculture
  32. Marriage
  33. Suckling
  34. Divorce
  35. Sexual Abstinence
  36. Divorce initiated by wife
  37. Injurious Comparison and its effects
  38. Accusation
  39. Waiting Period (after Divorce)
  40. Alimony and Child Custody
  41. Emancipation of a Slave
  42. Emancipation by Purchase
  43. Clientage
  44. Criminal Offences (Murder) and Punishments
  45. Blood Money
  46. Payers of Blood Money
  47. Punishments for Sexual, Moral Crimes
  48. Robbery and Theft
  49. Intoxicating Drinks
  50. Animal Slaughter
  51. Animal Sacrifice
  52. Oaths
  53. Lawsuits and Court Claims
  54. Giving Evidence, Testimony
  55. Retracting Testimony
  56. Judicial Conduct
  57. Division of Property and Ownership
  58. Duress
  59. War
  60. Personal Conduct Prohibitions
  61. Bequests
  62. Inheritance

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Available in English translation Tahir Mahmodd Kiani, transl (Ta-Ha publishers 2010)