Digest of Moohummudan Law on the Subjects to which it is Usually Applied by British Courts of Justice in India, Part 2

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Smith, Elder & Company, 1887 - Islamic law
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Page 380 - They also shall have the fourth part of what ye shall leave, in case ye have no issue ; but if ye have issue, then they shall have the eighth part of what ye shall leave, after the legacies which ye shall bequeath, and your debts be paid. And if a man or woman's substance be inherited by a distant relation...
Page 378 - God hath thus commanded you concerning your children. A male shall have as much as the share of two females : but if they be females only, and above two in number, they shall have two third parts of what the deceased shall leave ; and if there be but one, she shall have the half.
Page 380 - Ye know not whether your parents or your children be of greater use unto you. This is an ordinance from God, and God is knowing and wise. Moreover ye may claim half of what your wives shall leave, if they have no issue ; but if they have issue, then ye shall have the fourth part of what they shall leave, after the legacies which they shall bequeath and the debts be...
Page 321 - OPERATIONS WITH FRACTIONS A) To change a mixed number to an improper fraction, simply multiply the whole number by the denominator of the fraction and add the numerator.
Page xxi - This is a duty incumbent on those who fear God. But he who shall change the legacy, after he hath heard it bequeathed by the dying person, surely the sin thereof shall be on those who change it, for God is he who heareth and knoweth.
Page xxiii - ... for GOD'S true religion, and who have allowed the prophet a retreat among them, and have assisted him, these are really believers ; they shall receive mercy, and an honourable provision. And they who have believed since, and have fled their country, and have fought with you, these also are of you. And those who are related by consanguinity shall be deemed the nearest of kin to each other, preferably to strangers according to the book of GOD; GOD knoweth < all things.
Page 379 - If a man die without issue, and have a sister, she shall have the half of what he shall leave : and he shall be heir to her, in case she have no issue. But if there be two sisters, they shall have between them two third parts of what he shall leave; and if there be several, both brothers and sisters, a male shall have as much as the portion of two females.
Page xxiii - Sirajiyyah, to restrict the meaning of the definition of the term residuary, with which the paragraph commences, the comprehensiveness of which is worthy of the reader's particular attention. Now, the residuary in his own right, says the author, is every male in whose line of relation to the deceased no female enters.
Page 380 - ... parts of what the deceased shall leave ; and if there be but one, she shall have the half. And the parents of the deceased shall have each of them a sixth part of what he shall leave, if he have a child...
Page 80 - If one should contract his infant son in marriage, "and the child has independent means of his own, he is liable "for the dower. If the child is poor the obligation rests "entirely on the father, and, in the event of his death, must "be discharged out of the whole of his property, whether the "child should arrive at maturity and become wealthy, or die "before it. If, therefore, the father should have paid the "dower, and the youth should come to maturity and then "divorce his wife before coition,...

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