Islamic Inheritance Law: Sisters In Islam (SIS)'s Perspective

  • Hafizah Mohd Bokri Calon Sarjana Sastera (Pengajian Islam)
  • Mohd Zamro Muda Pensyarah


Provisions that give a larger share to the heirs of men in Islamic Inheritance Laws or, more simply called 2:1 has been discussed again by Sisters in Islam (SIS). For SIS, the provision would require a change in accordance with the social changes of today's society so that it will be more  gender-balanced. The phenomenon of today shows many working women bear the family expenses hence the division of 2:1 is viewed as not giving justice to women. Therefore, this article will discuss Islamic Inheritance Law from SIS’s perspective. In addition, this article also discusses this law from the perspective of Islam. This study is a qualitative approach using content analysis approach descriptively to collect data. The study found that the social development of the community does not change the rate of portion between men and women because the law was clearly written in the Quran. However, equal division is allowed in Islam if approved by all heirs.

Keywords: Islamic Inheritance; SIS; gender equity; division 2:1.

Author Biographies

Hafizah Mohd Bokri, Calon Sarjana Sastera (Pengajian Islam)

Jabatan Syariah, Fakulti Pengajian Islam, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Mohd Zamro Muda, Pensyarah

Jabatan Syariah, Fakulti Pengajian Islam, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

How to Cite
MOHD BOKRI, Hafizah; MUDA, Mohd Zamro. Islamic Inheritance Law: Sisters In Islam (SIS)'s Perspective. Al-Qanatir: International Journal of Islamic Studies, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 2, p. 11-21, sep. 2017. ISSN 2289-9944. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 18 feb. 2018.

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