Codification of Muslim Personal Law in Bangladesh: Problems and Prospects


Published: 2023-03-27

Page: 75-81

Md Istiak Akondo *

Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP), Dhaka, Bangladesh.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


This paper enlightens us about the inconsistencies of our prevailing Muslim Family Law Ordinance with The Muslim personal Law (Shariat) Application Act and the Shariat by approaching qualitative method of research. In Bangladesh, Muslim Personal laws are under developed. On the other hand, the international developments are prominent. The prime motive of the paper is to scrutiny the anomaly of Muslim Personal Laws. And ultimately the need of a new codified law is felt and also the merits and demerits of such legislation also got a position in this paper.

Keywords: Muslim personal law, shariat, hanafi, hanabali, shafi, maliki, codification, civil law, common law

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Akondo, M. I. (2023). Codification of Muslim Personal Law in Bangladesh: Problems and Prospects. Asian Journal of Arts, Humanities and Social Studies, 6(2), 75–81. Retrieved from


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