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Inheritance Rights For Women

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The reforms of Islam transformed Arab society in very many ways, to the extent that the period before Islam was to be referred to as "the days of ignorance". The reforms brought about by the Shariʾah secured inheritance rights for women by ensuring that no-one falling into what are classed as "vulnerable categories" can be excluded from their rightful inheritance in the estate of a deceased; which means neither the deceased's parents, spouse nor children can be excluded. The Qurʾanic authority for the inclusion of women in the distribution of family estates, and the estate of their husbands, can also be found in Surah 4, verse 7 this time.

Keywords: inheritance rights for women; Islam; Qurʾanic ruling



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