Sharecropping in the Yemen. A Study in Islamic Theory, Custom and Pragmatism.

Donaldson, William J.

Book ID: 23848

ISBN:      9004114904


8vo. xvi, [1], 278 pp., figures, English text with some Arabic, cloth in d/w, tables, notes, appendices, biblio, index, E. J. Brill, Leiden, first edition, 2000.


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 of uncertainty).

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