As you read the book and understand the distribution of inheritance in Islam you will be impressed with the fairness and in-depth nature of Islamic laws. It is a gift of wisdom for the mankind from non-other than our great Creator, Allah. He prepares the world before we are born, then provides for us as we live, and then picks up after we have played. He gives more than we can use, yet furthermore, He tells us how to distribute what is left-over to our successors.
Certainly, He will recreate us one more time and judge us for what we did with our lives, how we finished at the end, and what we left behind for the following generations. These laws are given to judge ourselves and others in this World but if we don't then the same laws will be used to judge us before Him in the Hereafter.
In the book, we have collected related information for determining the rightful inheritance for individuals in a family. We focused on the actual code rather than support arguments and justification. However, to establish the authority of the code we have given all the basic references to Quran and traditions of the Prophet (SAS).
Though we refrained from presenting any comparative analysis with other national or religious codes, at times it became necessary because in order to describe what it is we had to say what it is not. We described some common practices that are acceptable in modern cultures but have no Islamic standing.
May Allah (SWT) guide you with the best of knowledge. Ameen!