Inheritance Law

Mirath is the study of the law which outlines what happens to one's wealth after they die - who will inherit and how much they will receive. Modules include introduction, allocation, calculation and special cases.

Enrol
We will focus on the essentials of inheritance which all people should know. We will cover the core concepts and rules which outline processes of distribution such as calculation funeral cost, debts and bequest. By the end of this module, you should know the priority of payment and be able to calculate the net estate (tarkah) which is to be distributed to the family.
We outline the Islamic family system as well as basic fractions as it relates to inheritance. Thereafter, we will focus on how to determine who is eligible and how much they will inherit as prescribed in the shariah. By the end of this module, you should know who is eligible to inherit and how to determine their share.
In this module, we focus on advanced calculations. By the end of this module, you should be able to simplify the allocations by removing fractions/decimals (tashih) as well as calculate complex cases such as those which extend to multiple generations (munasakhah) and those which lack any residuary (radd).
In this module, we focus on advanced calculations. By the end of this module, you should be able to simplify the allocations by removing fractions/decimals (tashih) as well as calculate complex cases such as those which extend to multiple generations (munasakhah) and those which lack any residuary (radd).
Core Reading

Siraji fil Mirath of Allm Siraj al-Din al-Sajawandi (d. 600).

Supplementary Reading

Kerridge, R. (ed.) Parry and Kerridge: the law of succession. (London: Sweet & Maxwell, 2015) 13th edition: ISBN: 9780414033580.