Social Laws in Islam

by Shah Abdul Hannan

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the first edition
Sources of Islamic Law
Principles of permissibility and prohibition in Islamic law
Islamic law regarding profession and earning
Islamic law regarding business
Islamic law regarding marriage
Islamic law regarding divorce
Islamic Law regarding rights and obligations of husband and wife
Islamic law regarding dress
Islamic law regarding social relations
Islamic law regarding sports and entertainment
Islamic law regarding food

Publisher: Bangladesh Institute of Islamic Thought (BIIT)
312, Elephant Road,
Dhaka-1205( G.P.O. Box 454, Dhaka 1000)
Phone: (880-2) 9663787, 503141, Fax: 880-2-813087

ISBN. 984-8203-08-7

First edition, 1995
Second edition, 1997


Social Laws in Islam is a collection of several radio talks broadcast in the external service of Radio Bangladesh by Mr. Shah Abdul Hannan, presently Chairman National Board of Revenue and Secretary, Internal Resources Division, Ministry of Finance, Government of Bangladesh. He is also one of the Advisers of Bangladesh Institute of Islamic Thought (BIIT) and has been associated with and contributing to various other social, cultural and research organizations.

The content of the book deals with the answers of the questions which we face in our day-to-day life. The answers are presented in concise and simple form. The problems and the issues that have been discussed relate to familial and social issues like marriage, divorce rights and duties of spouses etc. and economic matters like trade, business and profession as well as service-condition. The book, we expect, will be of immense interest to the general readers. We will deem our efforts a success if the book helps the readers in eradicating their day-to-day problems.

Allah Hafez

M. Zohurul Islam FCA
Secretary General, BIIT