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Islamic Law in Africa by J. D. Anderson

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APPENDIX C

BRIEF NOTES ON CERTAIN POINTS OF LAW

Space forbids any adequate treatment here of the vast majority of the points of law covered in this Survey.1 A very general summary of a few technical terms may, however, be found in the Glossary, while passing reference to isolated points has been made, from time to time, in the text and footnotes. This Appendix must be limited, therefore, to a very few particulars which seem to demand separate treatment.

JABR. (MARRIAGE BY COMPULSION).

The dominant Shāfi'ī view on this matter, together with the considerably more liberal view advocated by some Shāfi'ī authorities, may be conveniently summarised in the following extracts from al-Tuḥfa (since Ibn Ḥajar is regarded as the arbiter of orthodoxy throughout ...

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