Woman’s Right over Property


As-salaam Alaikum Ya Seyyidi

Masha Allah, the site is a great source of Information and I am Hopeful Insha Allah will ask many more brothers and sisters to help donate some amount for the development of the site.

I have a question regarding the right of a woman over the property of her husband and father. Can I get some relevant Quranic verses regarding the same?
Kissing your hands,
Salaam Alaikum


wa `alaykum salam,

A Muslim has no right by birth in the property of his father while he is alive. A wife has no right just by being wife in the property of her husband while he is alive. The concept of ancestral property or joint family property does not exist in Islam. On the other hand, her dowry belongs to her and cannot be touched by her husband, and she inherits in a proportion specified in Shari`ah from her father or husband upon their decease.

Imam Senad Agic
Head Imam (IABNA)
The Islamic Association of Bosniaks in North America
American Islamic Center – Chicago

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