Dhawu al-fara'id

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Relating to the law of inheritance. These are the people whose shares have been defined in the Qur’an. They are 12 in number: (i) four males: father, grandfather, uterine brothers and husband; and (ii) eight females: wife, daughters, son’s daughter, mother, grandmother, full sister, consanguine sister, uterine sister.

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