Importance Of Inheritance In Islam

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Islam deals differently with each gender regarding certain reasons, such as inheritance and testimony. The inheritance In the Holy Quran, Allah says, “When death approaches one of you, it is your duty to make a Will for parents and close family members in the matter of your estate, fairly. This is an obligation for the righteous.”
(2:181). Inheritance is to take as heir on the death of an ancestor or other person to whose estate one succeeds. Islam gives men a larger share of inheritance because men are responsible for the financial up¬keep of his wife and children, which includes the payment of a dowry, ongoing financial maintenance and support of their extended family. Allah says, “And give the women [upon marriage] their [bridal] gifts graciously.” (An-Nisa’, 4:4). There are some cases that where women take different inherits than men.
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The first case is the deceased leaves a daughter and a son, or a son’s son or a son’s daughter. The second case is when the deceased only leaves a father and mother and does not leave any children, a husband or a wife. The third case is when the deceased leaves full sisters and brothers. The fourth case is when the deceased leaves paternal half sisters and brothers. The wisdom of giving women half of men differentiating between sons and daughters is not meant to humiliate women or belittle them as what some people claim. This share was determined by the Islamic Sharee‘ah according to the responsibilities and economic burdens that each one of them has to
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