Money Laundering in Iran’s Law and International Document

  •  Ghafoor Khoyini    
  •  Hamid Masjed Sarayi    
  •  Soheil Kabiri    


Money laundering or money laundering is a set of operations which transform the illegitimate and illegal property to legitimate and legal property and This phenomenon is one of transnational organized crime that has detrimental effect and impacts on the local and international level in the fields of social, political, economic and security and for this reason, many international conventions including the Vienna and the Palermo Convention have stressed to criminalize and combat it and in domestic law to combat money laundering as a crime have been considered by the law. In Jurisprudence (figh) there are verses, traditions and legal rules, which demonstrate criminalization of this phenomenon; this paper, in detail discussed this Jurisprudence reasons; as well as relationship of money laundering with Khums(one-fifth) of lawful property mixed with forbidden money and conflict of Criminalization of money laundering with some important Islamic legal principles such as The presumption of ownership and Possession of owner to his property have been pointed and investigated. So this study, analyzed the Jurisprudence foundations of the money laundering case and the prohibition of it has been concluded.

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