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Islamic Law of Inheritance: Ultimate Solution to Social Inequality against Women

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According to the Sharīʿah, when someone dies, most of his rights are transferred to his heirs and representatives. These transferable rights include all rights to property, usufruct, and other dependent rights. The Islamic system of inheritance contains an extensive distributive scheme around the wider family circle. The difference between shares received depends upon the duties with which each person must cope. However, there is strong prejudice against the social role of women. Thus, a woman’s share of inheritance becomes meaningful when she gains the right to employ that share herself.

Affiliations: 1: Department of Religious and Cultural Studies, University of UyoUyo, Akwa Ibom StateNigeriaboladebello@yahoo.com

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2015-08-10
2017-11-23

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