Book — 1 online resource (xvi, 278 pages) : illustrations, maps. Digital: data file.
List of Tables; List of Figures; Preface and Acknowledgements; Note on Transliteration; Note on the Method Adopted for Referencing Sources;
Chapter 1: Introduction; PART I: SHARECROPPING AND ITS ISLAMIC DIMENSION; PART II: YEMENI SHARECROPPING IN PRACTICE; A Brief Review of the Sources on which this Book is based; APPENDICES; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX.
This book discusses sharecropping in the Yemen against the background of Islamic law and customary law. Sharecropping is particularly interesting in Islam since its basis (rent as a proportion of an unknown future harvest) is ostensibly inconsistent with the Islamic prohibition against transactions involving gharar (risk or uncertainty). The first half of the book analyses how Islamic theory views sharecropping and is based on a detailed analysis of key legal texts, while the second half focuses on sharecropping as it exists in practice in the Yemen. Textual sources (Islamic legal texts, contracts, pleas and fatwas are related throughout to Yemeni sharecropping in practice, a task not previously attempted, and the work has been written so as to be accessible both to social scientists and to Islamic legal specialists. (source: Nielsen Book Data)