Renaissance Monthly Journal
Renaissance | May - 1993
A monthly journal promoting research and original thinking in the light of the original sources of Islam.
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The mode of distribution of a person's belongings after his death has remained a controversial issue ever since the dawn of civilization. In ancient times, the personal belongings of a deceased were destroyed to protect the survivors from being molested by his spirit. In many areas his belongings, including his slaves and wi
The shares of a husband and wife are stated next:
"And to you belongs a half of what your wives have, if they die childless. And if they have children, a quarter of what they leave shall be yours after payment of their debts and any legacies they may have bequethed. Your wives shall inherit one quarter of wha
It is a universally acknowledged fact that the extent of help and co-operation which a person receives from his parents, children and other similar relations has little chances of being paralleled by any other association. Undoubtedly, the world has always considered the kiths and kins of a deceased as the rightful beneficiaries