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ALTHOUGH IT APPEARS THAT THE INHERITANCE OF MEN IS TWICE THAT OF WOMEN, A CLOSER LOOK REVEALS THAT FROM ONE VIEWPOINT, THE INHERITANCE OF WOMEN IS TWICE THAT OF MEN ! THIS IS DUE TO ISLAM’S SUPPORT FOR THE RIGHTS OF WOMEN..[[EXPLANATION.]]-ISLAM HAS PLACED CERTAIN RESPONSIBILITIES UPON MEN, AS A RESULT OF WHICH, VIRTUALLY ONE HALF OF THEIR EARNINGS IS SPENT UPON WOMEN WHEREAS NO SUCH RESPONSIBILITIES HAVE BEEN PLACED UPON WOMEN. THE MALE HAS TO BEAR THE EXPENSES FOR ALL OF HIS WIFE’S NEEDS SUCH AS HOUSING, CLOTHING, FOOD AND OTHER NECESSITIES; APART FROM THIS, THE EXPENSES OF HIS MINOR CHILDREN ARE ALSO TO BE PROVIDED BY HIM, WHEREAS THE WIFE IS EXEMPT FROM EVERY KIND OF PAYMENT, EVEN IF IT IS FOR HER OWN SELF. THUS, A WOMAN CAN STOCKPILE HER ENTIRE SHARE OF INHERITANCE, WHEREAS A MAN IS BOUND TO SPEND HIS SHARE UPON HIMSELF, HIS WIFE AND CHILDREN. CONSEQUENTLY, HALF OF HIS EARNINGS ARE EFFECTIVELY SPENT UPON HIS WIFE AND THE OTHER HALF IS FOR HIM, WHEREAS THE ENTIRE SHARE OF THE WIFE REMAINS UNUSED AND INTACT..

[[BOOK 180 QUESTIONS ENQUIRIES ABOUT ISLAM. VOLUME ONE : THE PRACTICAL LAWS.]].

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