The Muhammadan Law: Being a Digest of the Law Applicable Especially to the Sunnís of India, Volume 1

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Thacker, 1873 - Domestic relations - 567 pages
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Page 79 - And if his father have no brethren, then ye shall give his inheritance unto his kinsman that is next to him of his family, and he shall possess it: and it shall be unto the children of Israel a statute of judgment, as the LORD commanded Moses.
Page 78 - 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. And the parents of the deceased shall have each of them a sixth part of what he shall leave, if he have a child: but...
Page 72 - Calcutta; provided that their inheritance and succession to lands, rents, and goods, and all matters of contract and dealing between party and party, shall be determined, in the case of Mahomedans, by the laws and usages of...
Page 273 - So much of any law or usage now in force within the territories subject to the government of the East India Company as inflicts on any person forfeiture of rights or ' property, or may be held in any way to impair or affect any right of inheritance, by reason of his or her renouncing, or having been excluded from the communion of any religion, or being deprived of caste, shall cease to be enforced as law in the courts of the East India Company, and in the courts established by Royal charter within...
Page 79 - If a man die, and have no son, then ye shall cause his inheritance to pass unto his daughter.
Page 72 - Britain that the private laws, which they severally hold sacred, and a violation of which they would have thought the most grievous oppression, should not be superseded by a new system, of which they could have no knowledge, and •which they must have considered as imposed on them by a spirit of rigour and intolerance...
Page 79 - 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, and he or she have a brother or sister ; each of them two shall have a sixth part of the estate. But if there be more than this number, they shall be equal sharers in a third part, after payment...
Page 72 - Muselman subjects of Great Britain, that the private laws, which they severally hold sacred, and a violation of which they would have thought the most grievous oppression, should not be superseded by a new system, of which they could...
Page 79 - They will consult thee for thy decision in certain cases; say unto them, GOD giveth you these determinations, concerning the more remote degrees of kindred.
Page 78 - And if he have brethren, his mother shall have a sixth part, after the legacies which he shall bequeath, and his debts be paid. 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 paid....

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