The right of women in property sharing in Bangladesh: can the islamic inheritance system eliminate discrimination?

Khan, I.; Abdullah, M.F.; Rahman, N.N.A.; Nor, M.R.B.M.; Yusoff, M.Y.Z.B.M.

Springerplus 5(1): 1695


ISSN/ISBN: 2193-1801
PMID: 27757367
DOI: 10.1186/s40064-016-3347-2
Document Number: 366694
This study seeks to discover the best solution for women's property sharing between Islamic and current social practices in Bangladesh. A qualitative method has been adopted to achieve this goal. It is found that the majority of the women are marginalised from their property in the social practice. On the other hand, in the Islamic solution, the property is fixed for all classes of women and is based on a property sharing system called fara'id that takes into account the roles and responsibilities of man and woman in the society. Men are responsible for providing maintenance to their wives and children. Men in Islamic society should bear expenditure related to marriage. The research concludes that the Islamic solution is fair and ensures just property sharing rights for women. It suggests that the Islamic solution for property sharing should be implemented to empower women in Bangladesh.

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