ميراث المرأة في الإسلام وشبهات المستشرقين حوله وتفنيدها

Suspicions of Orientalists about Women inheritance and their encounter in the light of Islam

  • Dr. Amjad Hayat NUML, Islamabad
Keywords: Women, share of inheritance, Islamic thoughts, orientalists

Abstract

There is no doubt that what Allah has specified for women in their share in inheritance according to the closeness to their deceased, that is the best and right treatment with women which has no parallel in any other system no matter inheritance is less or much in quantity. In Islam women get their share of inheritance as mentioned in the Holy Quran and Sunnah whether she is the mother, the wife, the daughter, the real sisters from mother, the sisters from father, and the daughters of the son and the grandmother. But as the enemies of Islam attacked on the rights of women in Islam and raised suspicions about in general, such as polygamy, women work, their testimony, and ransom, as well as they raised suspicions about the inheritance of women, and claimed that women are oppressed in Islam. Because the male gets double of female, as the French orientalist Gaston Vibet expressed this when he claimed that it is clearly unfair to take half of the men in inheritance He said. "The role of women in Islamic society is very small, and the small number of women has been recognized in all aspects of life. Even in the matter of inheritance, she gets only half the share of men." And if we look at the reason for the revelation of the verse: "And do not wish for what Allah has preferred to some of you, men have a share of what they have acquired, and women have a share of what they have acquired, and ask Allah of His bounty”. Where Umm e Salamah, said O Messenger of Allah men go for jihad and women do not and for us half of the inheritance.” We find that the suspicion of the orientalists in the inheritance of women has its roots since the beginning of revelation, at first sight may appear that Islam is unfair to the girl, making her half the portion of her brother from the legacy of the father, but this is contrary to reality. Actually Islam has assigned the man such tasks and responsibilities which has not assigned to women. I have also elaborated that the Orientalists' suspicions about the inheritance of women are not based on logic or reasoning.

Author Biography

Dr. Amjad Hayat, NUML, Islamabad

Assistant Professor, Department of Islamic Studies

Published
2020-06-30