FIQ332 Muslim Family Law 2 (Inheritance & Will)
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This course focuses on the basic concepts of the Islamic Inheritance Law, principal elements of asset distribution and the key features of an Islamic will. The technical aspects of writing a will, maintaining proper documentation, and executing the last will and testament of an individual will be covered. The significance and wisdom underpinning the Islamic distribution of inheritance will be discussed together with several relevant case studies that require application of basic formulas for asset division among the legal inheritors.
Course Code: FIQ332
Credit hours: 3
Pre-Requisites: 12 credit hours of FIQH courses
- Students will be able to write an essay, citing proof from the Quran, on the definition and rulings of inheritance according to Islamic law, defining the primary heirs and their shares, secondary heirs and their criteria of inheritance, inheritance of other relatives.
- Students will be presented with a case study and present the correct share distribution, and other scenarios and technical difficulties of calculating inheritance
- Students will be able to form and prepare one’s last will and testament
- Students will be able to appreciate and verbalize the the fairness and wisdom of the Islamic inheritance law
- Students will be able to state the differences between the Islamic law of inheritance with the applicable laws in the United States.
- Ruling on Inheritance
- Background & Definitions
- Primary Heirs and Their Shares
- Secondary Heirs and Criteria of Inheriting
- Inheritance of Other Relatives
- Other Scenarios and Technical Details of Calculating Inheritance
- Share Distribution &Examples
- Rules of the Islamic Bequest
Islamic Inheritance Law by Mohamad Razi
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Grading and Evaluation:
- Minimum passing grade 70%
- Weekly Assignments: 30% (10 assignments, 3% each)
- Attendance: 10%
- Mid-Term exam: 10%
- Final exam: 10%
- Oral exam: 20%
- Research paper: 20%
Guidelines for Research Paper:
1- A part of the course requirements is to submit a research paper, except for certain courses.
2- The chosen topic must be relevant to the course and approved by the Instructor.
3- Joint project / research is allowed, up to 3 students, and upon the instructor’s approval.
4- The paper must meet the following requirements:
- Consider either MLA or APA guides for writing research papers
- Follow the standard research paper structure with a Table of Contents, Abstract or Executive Summary, Introduction, Main Body, Conclusion, List of Reference
- The Main Body should be organized into logical chapters and paragraphs
- When quoting Hadeeth, a notation indicating its authenticity must be clearly
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