Women and Inheritance in Islam – A Commentary

WRITTEN BY SALMAN SABRY   In Islamic law, the share of women’s inheritance is half that of men’s. Allah, the Almighty, has stated in the Quran: يُوصِيكُمُ اللّهُ فِي أَوْلاَدِكُمْ لِلذَّكَرِ مِثْلُ حَظِّ الأُنثَيَيْنِ فَإِن كُنَّ نِسَاء فَوْقَ اثْنَتَيْنِ فَلَهُنَّ ثُلُثَا مَا تَرَكَ وَ إِن كَانَتْ وَاحِدَةً فَلَهَا النِّصْفُ وَ لأَبَوَيْهِ لِكُلِّ وَاحِدٍ مِّنْهُمَا السُّدُسُ … Continue reading Women and Inheritance in Islam – A Commentary

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Making It Better for Women

Written by C Ng and Alicia Chin   INTRODUCTION In the previous 2 articles of this collection of work, we have covered the areas of both legal and social impacts of marriage, and discussed their discriminatory nature. It is also put forth that one mustn’t critique without offering a viable solution or recommendation. This portion … Continue reading Making It Better for Women

The Discriminatory Laws Surrounding Marriage

Written by C. Ng and Alicia Chin   INTRODUCTION Society believes that marriage is the union of two individuals, so in love, that they are willing to involve the government, and even society, in their declaration of love to one another. What many people fail to consider, however, is that marriage has consequences beyond the … Continue reading The Discriminatory Laws Surrounding Marriage