The Mejelle was the civil code of the Ottoman Caliphate, and is considered to be the first attempt to codify Islamic law. Here is its text along with commentary on the text in Arabic by the great Mufti of Hims, Khalid al-Atasi and his son Mufti Muhammad Zahir al-Atasi who completed the work.
In recent decades many research works have been undertaken to examine the provisions contained in Mejelle and the extent of compatibility to the current civil codes of many Muslim countries. Today the Mejelle is used as one of the main sources of the study of Islamic law in institutions of higher learning.
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