ڈاکٹر آسیہ رشید
It is clear from orders of inheritance that the religion Islam gives right to every human. It adopts numerous procedures for the purpose of giving rights, which, in one form, becomes the law of inheritance. In this law, after death of a person, his remaining proprietorship becomes the proprietorship of his legal heirs. The deceased person’s wife, children, father, and mother etc. are entitled to his proprietorship. In the religion of Islam, there are not only orders regarding Islamic share of legal heirs, but also the deceased has been given the right in his lifetime that he can give his whole or part proprietorship to poor and rightful people. It is because the proprietorship of the deceased person should not come to hands of illegal persons, while the said proprietorship can equally be distributed among the authorized legal heirs/persons. Legacy is also the right of females as given in the Sunnah and Holy Quran. But in present days, Muslims follow other religions, and do not give the Islamic share to the women, which will badly affect them at the Day of Judgment. This article has discussed the rights of women in Islam regarding inheritance.