Misconstruction of Laws Relating Muslim Women’s Heritable Property Right in Bangladesh: A Gap between Law and Practice

Sufia Khanam


For the protection of democracy and   to ensure   empowerment of women there is no alternative to ensure women’s right. Women have various rights such as right to marriage, right to dower, right to maintenance, Right to divorce and right to inheritance. All of these rights are essential for a woman’s sustainability. But among all of these rights, right to inheritance is the most debatable right of women in all over the world because our patrilinially dominant society in most often denies this women’s right which has been ordained by the Holy Qur’an and Sunnah. In this article it is attempted to sketch the actual situation and place of women’s right in Islam. The study finds and identifies the Muslim women’s Qur’anic right to heritable property. This paper concludes with the causes to the deprivation of Muslim women from this very right and some suggestions are recommended to remove the barriers   in case of restoration of heritable property right by Muslim women.

Key words: Inheritance, legal heirs, propositus.


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