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A Doctrinal and Law and Economics Justification of the Treatment of Women in Islamic Inheritance Laws
Several criticisms regarding the treatment of women in Islamic Inheritance Laws have stated that these laws are in favor of males. The most common claim is that women receive half the share of men in the Islamic inheritance system. This thesis examines this issue from legal and economic prospective. It shows that the inheritance system is part of a broader socio-economic system. Moreover, this thesis shows that unlike men, women in Islamic law receive fixed shares, which guarantees a minimumdoi:10.7939/r32d10 fatcat:tamgwmfwfnbx3eqajgrjuouhia