Private Relations in Iranian Islamic Civil Code

37 Pages Posted: 1 Jul 2007

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Ehsan Zar Rokh

University of Tehran; Islamic Azad University (IAU) - Kermanshah branch, Students

Date Written: June 30, 2007


Civil law or private Body of law developed from Roman law and used in continental Europe and most former colonies of European nations, including the province of Quebec and the U.S. The most significant codifications of modern civil law were the French (Napoleonic code) and the German (German civil code). The basis of law in civil-law jurisdictions is statute, not custom; civil law is thus to be distinguished from common law. In civil law, judges apply principles embodied in statutes, or law codes, rather than turning to case precedent. French civil law forms the basis of the legal systems of The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Italy, Spain, most of France's former possessions overseas, and many Latin American countries. German civil law prevails in Austria, Switzerland, the Scandinavian countries, and certain countries outside Europe, such as Japan, that have westernized their legal systems. The term is also used to distinguish the law that applies to private rights from the law that applies to criminal matters: our means civil law opposed criminal law, I must avowal that Iranian Islamic civil law influenced by French & German code; though our civil code different from them because we have great jurisprudence sources in civil law and according to the Iranian constitution all code must based on FIFG.

Now I perfect talk about some topics as legacy and will, persons, Guardianship, Nationality, Domicile, Continuously Absent Persons, Marriage, temporary marriage, Dowry and Divorce.

Keywords: civil, islamic, relations, private

Suggested Citation

Zar Rokh, Ehsan, Private Relations in Iranian Islamic Civil Code (June 30, 2007). Available at SSRN: or

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