Customary rules play an important role in both Hindu and Muslim law. These rules are based on
ancient customs and traditions, which have been passed down from generation to generation. They
provide guidance for individuals when making decisions in their daily lives, as well as providing a
framework for legal disputes between parties. Customary laws are also seen by many people as being
more equitable than other forms of law because they take into account the particular circumstances
of each case rather than relying solely on rigid statutes or regulations set out by governments or
The effect that legislation has had on these customary rules is significant, particularly with regards to
Hindu Law where certain aspects have been codified since the 19th century British Raj period in India.
This codification process has meant that some traditional practices such as caste-based segregation
no longer hold any legal weight but instead are now illegal under Indian civil laws which supersede
them; this change was necessary due to how oppressive these practices were deemed at the time and
still today remain highly controversial topics within Indian society despite having largely disappeared
since independence from Britain over 70 years ago .
Similarly, Islamic Law underwent major changes during colonial rule when elements of Sharia Islamic
law were replaced with English common law principles; while this did not necessarily remove all
aspects of customary practice it certainly changed its application significantly along with reducing its
overall influence within society compared to before colonialism began across much parts of Asia
centuries prior . Such examples demonstrate how powerful legislation can be towards changing
existing customary Rules even if they may not always be completely removed altogether depending
upon local cultural attitudes towards them at any given time.
Customary rules are an important source of Hindu and Muslim law. These rules have been established
over centuries, with each generation passing on their customs to the next. Customary rules provide a
framework for individuals to live within their respective communities, as well as providing a sense of
identity and belonging that can be difficult to find in more modern societies.
The effect of legislation on customary Rules is significant; it has allowed many traditional practices
which had previously been outlawed or discouraged by governments in the past, such as polygamy
among Muslims or caste-based discrimination among Hindus, to remain legal despite being contrary
to modern values. Furthermore, legislation has also enabled certain aspects of customary Rules which
were not previously enforceable due its lack of recognition under formal law systems; for example
inheritance rights amongst women in India who would otherwise be excluded from receiving any share
from ancestral property due its patriarchal nature.
In conclusion, while there may still be some areas where customary Rules clash with current laws and
regulations around equality or human rights issues – it’s clear that these sets of principles continue
play an important role within both Hinduism & Islam today providing structure & stability whilst at
same time allowing people maintain traditions passed down through generations .
Customary rules have been an important source of Hindu and Muslim law throughout history. These
customary rules, also known as unwritten laws are based on the customs and traditions of a
particular society or region. They provide guidance to people in terms of how they should interact
with one another and what is expected from them within their community.
Customary rules can be found in many areas such as family law, property transactions, contracts between parties, criminal justice systems etc., providing stability to the societies that follow them by establishing clear expectations for behaviour which has allowed these communities to remain harmonious over time.
The effect that legislation has had on customary Rules varies depending upon the country or region
that it applies too; however generally speaking it serves two main purposes: firstly it provides
clarification regarding any ambiguities present within existing custom laws; secondly it introduces
new legal principles which may not necessarily have been part of traditional custom but are deemed
necessary for modern times e.g., gender equality .
For example take India where personal laws relating to marriage were traditionally governed by
religious customs until recently when The Special Marriage Act 1954 was introduced allowing couples
more freedom when deciding who they would like marry irrespective of religion or caste thus
introducing much needed reform into this area .
In conclusion while customary Rules remain an important source for both Hindu & Muslim Law ,
legislative changes can help ensure these Laws keep up with changing societal needs & values whilst
at same time preserving those elements considered essential from past generations . This balance
allows us create a legal system which is fair , just & reflective current circumstances something we
must strive towards if we wish maintain social harmony moving forward.