Dhawu al-arham

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Relating to the law of inheritance, relations connected through females. They get a share in the absence of dhawu al-fara’id and ‘asabat. The following relatives come under this category: (i) son of the daughter and daughter of the daughter; (ii) son of the daughter of the son, and daughter of the daughter of the son and their children; and (iii) maternal grandfather, maternal grandfather of the father, the grandfather of the mother, maternal grandfather of the mother, the grandmother of the mother, children of the sisters, sisters of the father and those of the mother, etc.

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