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A system of law founded on interpretation of Islamic texts and practice and applied in the courts of colonial British India, Anglo-Muhammadan law was often referred to simply as "Muhammadan" law. The system's roots lay in the earliest colonial legal structures established by the British after their conquest of Bengal in the late eighteenth century. Initially, Anglo-Muhammadan law included both criminal and civil law. For civil cases involving Muslims, and for all criminal cases, Muslim religious ...more

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