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Do daughters get half of inheritance compared to son?

Reader comment on item: Women and the Koran: The Status of Women in Islam

Submitted by Ted (United States), May 7, 2011 at 01:41

Can some muslim woman who reads this article clarify whether according to Quran daughters really get half the inheritance compared to the sons? I tried to read an article on this issue and got lost in different definitions and interpretations. What actually happens in practice muslim societies where Sharia is correctly interpreted and implemented? Does a Saudi women inherit half of her brother? If no then is the Saudi law in contradiction to Sharia? Why can't we just keep it simple? Divide the inheritance equally.


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