The quran only contains three verses that give specific guidelines on inheritance chapter 4 verses 11 12 and 176 the information in these verses together with the practices of the prophet muhammad allow modern scholars use their own reasoning to expand on the law into great detail the general principles are as follows. Islamic inheritance jurisprudence is a field of islamic jurisprudence arabic that deals with inheritance a topic that is prominently dealt with in the quranit is often called mirath and its branch of islamic law is technically known as ilm al faraid arabic the science of the ordained quotas. Islamic laws of inheritance dr abid hussain this article gives an overview of the islamic laws of inheritance with the aim of increasing the awareness of the muslim community living in the west regarding this important aspect of islamic law the scope of this article is confined to traditional sunni islamic law. Indeed by legislating womens inheritance in such times islam has honored women and has considered their status as inheritors equal to that of men however in islamic law the share of womens inheritance is half that of mens allah the almighty has stated in the quran. The al islamorg site and the dilp are entirely supported by individual donors and well wishers if you regularly visit this site and wish to show your appreciation or if you wish to see further development of al islamorg please donate online
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