Sketching a background to Islam’s position on the subject, Sallie takes the reader through inheritance laws before the advent of Islam, under the Egyptians, the ancient Greeks,
Sketching a background to Islam’s position on the subject, Sallie takes the reader through inheritance laws before the advent of Islam, under the Egyptians, the ancient Greeks, and Romans and in parts of Europe as well as Russia. For the Muslim reader, he details the laws and ramifications of inheritance according to the four major schools of thought (Madha-hib). Amongst the detail provided in this book is the inheritance of the unborn child as well as the Quranic texts on determining the shortest period of pregnancy, the decree of the inheritance of a missing person as well as that of the illegitimate child.
The moral, social, financial and emotional rights of women in Islam, the rights of men, the rules and regulations that govern child-care in a Muslim home, caring for and obedience to parents, the reciprocal rights of the child and parent, abortion, masturbation, adultery, fornication, homosexuality and the decree of the illegitimate child are among the issues openly explored in this 250-page book, from the viewpoint of the four major schools of thought in Islam (Madha-hib). Interesting facets pertaining to the rights of animals, fauna and flora are also addressed from the Islamic perspective.