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 ...
Paternity between Law and Biology: the Reconstruction of the Islamic Law of Paternity in the Wake of DNA Testing Shabana, Ayman (Wiley, 2012)The discovery of DNA paternity tests has stirred a debate concerning the definition of paternity and whether the grounds for such a definition are legal or biological. According to the classical rules of Islamic law, ...
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 ...