Money has a great share in a person’s life and consequently in his Ibaadah as well. For example, his clothes for covering his body for his Salaah has to be bought, his food for Sehri and Iftaar has to be bought, etc. Similarly inheritance only has to do with wealth. So when inheritance has to do with money and money has to do with all aspects of our lives the importance of inheritance can be understood.
This is in theory, but in the practical lives of Muslims, generally the world over, it is almost totally neglected. Not only in the uninformed and unwary Muslims, but good practising Muslims also generally do not pay any attention to this very important, fundamental and decisive part of Deen. Some are even surprised to hear that Islam has given directives with regard to this branch of life.
There are many booklets on the subject in various languages including English, but most of them deal the intricate and difficult rulings of how the inheritance must be distributed, i.e. What each person’s share should be, etc.
What is really needed is to inform the public of the importance and need of getting one’s financial matters sorted out according to Islam, drawing up one’s will and distributing one’s estate according to Sharee’ah. This book aims to fulfill all of that InshaAllah.