Why a Muslim Girl gets 1/3rd Share in the Property ?
FROM THE VIEWPOINT OF SOCIAL JUSTICE
In fact Islam gives twice the share in property : )
Rule of “Werasat” or Inheritance!
lets x = the total property of Mr. F
when Mr. F dies his daughter gets 1/3(x) and sons gets 2/3(x)
but when the son of some another muslim marries this daughter ! He actually does following
1. Pay the Right of ‘Mehr’ to Her (Obligatory Money to be paid to the bride)
2. Invest 1/2 of 2/3(x) in Business to ensure the household requirements
3. Buy a home from 1/2 of 2/3(x) from Father’s Inheritance to keep her as his Wife and grants her the status of QUEEN of his Home
4. This property becomes the future property of his own sons and daughters who are also the offspring of his WIFE !
he gives her the status of QUEEN as she becomes the mother of his offspring
she becomes the owner/caretake of 1/3(x) + Haq Mehr + 1/2 of 2/3(x)
becomes equivalent or more then 1/2(x) !
BUT WHY SO INDIRECTLY ??
BECAUSE ISLAM WANTS TO
1. Ensure the Rights of Her
2. Ensure the FAMILY system
3. Ensure the infants enjoys both fatherly and motherly love until they grow up
4. To bind wife and husband together
Following is a quick look at the share.