Muslim Family and Inheritance Law and Human Rights

The aim is to compare Muslim law with European and, in particular, Swedish law. Special attention is given to transnational and multicultural families, and to the legal and religious functions of particular Muslim law institutes and their enforceability in the Swedish society. Human Rights issues are also analysed, specifically the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights. Empirical studies, for example on the basis of marriages registered at Swedish mosques and interviews, are carried out.

The project is concluded and presented in a doctoral thesis: Islam och arvsrätt i det mångkulturella Sverige. En internationellt privaträttslig och jämförande studie (Iustus förlag, Uppsala 2009).

Sayed is now working on a more limited supplementary study, focusing on a typical Shi’a Muslim inheritance regime (Iran), to be finalized in the spring of 2014. Other (later) works of Sayed, carried out mainly within this WP 3.1, focus on analysing Islam and Islamic family law in relation to Swedish family law. 

Participating researcher: Mosa Sayed

Last modified: 2021-03-12