Cultural considerations in will-making in Australia: A case study of Islamic or Sharia-compliant wills
Wilson, Jill, Rosenman, Linda, White, Benjamin P., Tilse, Cheryl, & Feeney, Rachel (2016) Cultural considerations in will-making in Australia: A case study of Islamic or Sharia-compliant wills. Alternative Law Journal, 41(1), pp. 23-26.
This article explores the influence of cultural and religious beliefs and laws on how individuals make decisions about asset distribution through wills, drawing on a case study of Islamic will makers. Findings highlight diversity in beliefs and practices within Australian Islamic communities. When drafting a will people from culturally diverse backgrounds need to accommodate their religious and cultural values and local law. Implications of research findings for legal policy and practice in Australia are discussed.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Wills, Islamic law, Sharia law, Succession law, Will making|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Law and Society (180119)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Health Law Research
Current > Schools > School of Law
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2016 Jill Wilson, Linda Rosenman, Ben White, Cheryl Tilse and Rachel Feeney|
|Deposited On:||13 May 2016 00:47|
|Last Modified:||16 Jun 2016 02:17|
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