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Table 3 Comparison between current social practice and Islamic law

From: The right of women in property sharing in Bangladesh: Can the islamic inheritance system eliminate discrimination?

Subject Islamic property distribution system Current social practice
Financial independence Woman has financial independence Woman does not have financial independence
Property inheritance Woman has fixed shares in the inheritance property Woman is deprived of the inheritance property
Maintenance for family Man is responsible for providing maintenance for women and children from his property There is no rule regarding this. In many cases, man takes over woman’s property to provide maintenance for the family
Bridal gift It is compulsory on man to provide a bridal gift to woman Woman/her family is required to provide bridal gift to man on many occasions