The law of succession takes on great prominence in Shariah, with methods of distribution and entitlement prescribed in extensive details. This third edition, while keeping the original work and the second edition intact, includes elaborated discussion on conditional hibah which is divided into umra and ruqba as well as obligatory bequest (wasiyyah wajibah). The addition further elaborates the discussion of hibah and wasiyyah in the second edition to meet the more current development in the areas of wealth development and financial and estate planning among Muslims in Malaysia, which sees growth in estate planning products introduced by more financial institutions.
With ample illustrations and exercises, this book serves as an invaluable guide and a reference for students, practitioners, judges and everyone interested in the methods of distribution of a deceased Muslim’s estate upon death.
About the author
Assist. Prof. Dr Wan Noraini binti Mohd Salim was born in Kuala Terengganu. She graduated with LL.B (Hons) from the International Islamic University Malaysia in 1991 and did her second degree in LL.B (Syariah) in 1992. She then completed her Master in Comparative Laws in 1993 and her PhD in Succession Law from Exeter University, (United Kingdom) in 2001. She has more than 30 years of teaching experience in the International Islamic University Malaysia and has been teaching the succession law to Muslims and non-Muslims for the past 20 years. She is also one of the panel consultants for Legal Aid Services of International Islamic University Malaysia which provides legal advice to the public on pro bono basis.