Shakeel Ahmad Khan
Islamic society has its foundation in Islamic idealism of which Islamic jurisprudence is an important element. Indeed, its legal system forms the bedrock of the equitable and just society that Islam aims to establish. The Islamic law of Inheritance, dealing with the subject of the distribution of inheritance, the principles of which are based on divine knowledge and wisdom, has been made explicit in the Quran and the Hadith. Therefore, ignorance of it is tantamount to gross negligence of divine laws. A Muslim must aim at a proper understanding of these laws in the light of the Quran and Sunnah.