Negation of Paternity in Islamic Law between Li'an and DNA Fingerprinting
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Shabana, Ayman, 1973- (Brill, 2013)This essay explores the impact of DNA fingerprinting on the Islamic law of paternity, with a particular focus on paternity negation and the continued validity of liʿān (mutual oaths of condemnation). After surveying the ...
Islamic Law of Paternity between Classical Legal Texts and Modern Contexts: From Physiognomy to DNA Analysis Shabana, Ayman, 1973- (Oxford University Press, 2014)This paper investigates the extent to which reliance on DNA analysis for paternity verification conflicts with the Islamic law of paternity. More particularly, it seeks to examine the extent to which DNA testing can be ...
Shabana, Ayman, 1973- (Blackwell Publishers, 2013)In Islamic law paternity is treated as a consequence of a licit sexual relationship. Since DNA testing makes a clear distinction between legal and biological paternity possible, it challenges the continued correlation ...