Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures: Family, law, and politics

This section explains that although inheritance laws in Afghanistan based on the Shariah assigns women precisely defined shares of an estate according to detailed genealogical consideration, local custom supersedes these laws, to the effect that women with exceptions are not considered heirs. Women are considered part of a man’s estate rather than heirs.
Joseph Suad and Najmabadi, Afsaneh
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Leiden, Brill: pp. 302 -303.