Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem
Hazrat Maulana Yunus Patel Saheb (Rahmatullahi 'alayh)
A woman called and asked that if Allah Ta’ala is so fair and just, then why do women get half the share of men in the matter of inheritance.
This disease of WHY? has to be cured. It is a disease and a very serious disease. It can lead to Kufr, because this kind of questioning means, that if we do not understand, we will not accept. نَعُوْذُ بِاللّٰهِ مِنْ ذٰلِك
This attitude is extremely dangerous for a person’s Imaan.
Allah Ta’ala prescribes only what is good for us. He is both Haakim (One Who Commands) and Hakeem (The Wise). He Orders and Commands with great wisdom.
Yes, Allah Ta’ala created “AQL” and reason and we make use of these faculties, but this is not the starting point of Shari’ah (Islamic Law). The starting point is the Qur`aan Shareef and Ahaadeeth.
As Muslims, we say that we believe in Allah Ta’ala and His Rasul (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam). We say that we believe in the Qur`aan Shareef. We are thus bound to accept every Commandment of Allah Ta’ala.
One reason as to why a man gets twice the share of inheritance in comparison to the female is that Allah Ta’ala did not place any burden or financial responsibility upon women.
As a daughter, her father has to maintain and provide for her. As a wife, her husband is obliged to maintain and provide for her. Her expenditure is nil. On the other hand, the male has to utilize his share of inheritance to also take care of his mother and sisters.
The Qur`aan Shareef and the Ahkaam of Allah Ta’ala are full of Hikmah (wisdom). We need not to question Shari’ah; rather, we need to question our own weaknesses.
We should work on developing our Imaan, in the light of the outstanding attribute of the Sahaba-e-Kiraam (Radhiyallahi ‘anhum) which was:
‘…WE HEAR AND WE OBEY…’
[SURAH AN-NOOR 24 : 51]