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Satbir Singh Bedi's comment on Modern day feminism is primarily focused on targeting Islamic values and teachings?

Islam started as a revolutionary religion and gave right of inheriting property to women 1400 years ago. The laws of inheritance have been laid down clearly in the Holy Qur'an. The provision has been made for inheriting a part of the money/property of the deceased by parents, sons, daughters and wives and in case, the deceased has no ascendants or descendants, then part of the money/property of the deceased is to be inherited by his brothers and sisters. In the Holy Qur’an, it is laid down that even females will inherit the money/property left by the deceased. Before the advent of Islam, women were not given any part of the inheritance. This was indeed a revolutionary step. The will regarding the inheritance will have to be testified by two just men and no change is to be made in the will. The part of the inheritance to be shared by various kins has been laid down in the following verses which also include all the rules regarding inheritance: “O you who believe! When death approaches any of you, and you make a bequest, then take the testimony of two just men of your own folk or two others from outside, if you are travelling through the land and the calamity of death befalls you. Detain them both after As-Salat (the prayer), (then) if you are in doubt (about their truthfulness), let them both swear by Allah (saying): "We wish not for any worldly gain in this, even though he (the beneficiary) be our near relative. We shall not hide Testimony of Allah, for then indeed we should be of the sinful.” (Qur’an 5.106) “Allah commands you as regards your children's (inheritance); to the male, a portion equal to that of two females; if (there are) only daughters, two or more, their share is two thirds of the inheritance; if only one, her share is half. For parents, a sixth share of inheritance to each if the deceased left children; if no children, and the parents are the (only) heirs, the mother has a third; if the deceased left brothers or (sisters), the mother has a sixth. (The distribution in all cases is) after the payment of legacies he may have bequeathed or debts. You know not which of them, whether your parents or your children, are nearest to you in benefit, (these fixed shares) are ordained by Allah. And Allah is Ever All-Knower, All-Wise.” (Qur’an 4.11) “In that which your wives leave, your share is a half if they have no child; but if they leave a child, you get a fourth of that which they leave after payment of legacies that they may have bequeathed or debts. In that which you leave, their (your wives) share is a fourth if you leave no child; but if you leave a child, they get an eighth of that which you leave after payment of legacies that you may have bequeathed or debts. If the man or woman whose inheritance is in question has left neither ascendants nor descendants, but has left a brother or a sister, each one of the two gets a sixth; but if more than two, they share in a third; after payment of lagacies he (or she) may have bequeathed or debts, so that no loss is caused (to anyone). This is a Commandment from Allah; and Allah is Ever All-Knowing, Most-Forbearing.” (Qur’an 4.12) “It is prescribed for you, when death approaches any of you, if he leaves wealth, that he make a bequest to parents and next of kin, according to reasonable manners. (This is) a duty upon Al-Muttaqun (the pious - see V.2:2).” (Qur’an 2.180) “Then whoever changes the bequest after hearing it, the sin shall be on those who make the change. Truly, Allah is All-Hearer, All-Knower.” (Qur’an 2.181.) “But he who fears from a testator some unjust act or wrong-doing, and thereupon he makes peace between the parties concerned, there shall be no sin on him. Certainly, Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” (Qur’an 2.182) However, it is upto the Muslims to modernise and ensure that women are not forced to wear veil and also ensure monogamy. What was true 1400 years ago does need a change.
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