RESEARCH MONOGRAPG: Position of Nominee and Legal Heir in Statutory Laws of Bangladesh and Muslim Law of Succession



Al- Hedaya – a book of Muslim sharia law compiled by Al-Murghinani
Al- Mirath – Arabic term of inheritance
Ashaba – residuary
Bonafide- – real not false
Fara’id – Arabic term of inheritance
Hanafi law – a principle of Sunni law
Hiba – Arabic term of gift
Hiba-bil-Awaz – Arabic term meaning of which is a gift for a consideration
Injunction – order
Sahriah – the set of canonical laws of Islam
Shia law – a sect of Muslims who admit Hazrat Ali (AR) is only khalif/imam of Muslims after Hazrat Muhammad (s.w.m.)
Sirajiyyah – the book of inheritence
Sunni law – a sect of Muslims who admit Hazrat Muhammad (s.w.m.) is the last prophet and who support the election method of determining the Khalifa(imam/leader)
Surut hal – a technical word used in law meaning of which the condition of the body
Takaful – Islamic insurance system
Viz. – used to introduce a list of things that explain something more clearly or are given as example
Wasiyah – Arabic term of will
Zavaul-ul-arham – distant kindred
Zavaul-ul-furuz – Qur’anic sharers/ fixed sharers




The Government Savings Banks Act, 1873; (Act No. V of 1973)

Bangladesh Constitution, 1972

The Insurance Act 2010(Act No. XIII of 2010)

The Rajshahi University Act, 1973(Act No. XXVI of 1973)

The Dhaka University Order, 1973, (President’s Order No. 11 of 1973)

The Provident Funds Act, 1925, (Act NO. XIX of 1925)

The Post Office National Saving Certificates Ordinance, 1944, (Ordinance No. XLII of 1944)

Co-operative Societies Act 2001(Act No. XLVII of 2001)

Muslim Family Laws Ordinance, 1961, (Ordinance No. VIII of 1961)

The Muslim Personal Law (Shariat) Application Act, 1937 (Act No. XXVI of 1937)

Laws Continuance Enforcement Order, 1971 (issued on 10th April 1971)

The Insurance Act (India1938

Civil Law Act (Malaysia) 1956

The Married Women’s Property Act (UK) 1882

Bombay Co-operative Society Act (India1927

Insurance Act (Malaysia) 1996


Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary, New 7th Ed. (2007)

Garner, Bryan A. (ed.), Black’s Law Dictionary, 8th Edition (2004)

Meghna Life Insurance Co. Ltd. Prospectus and Premium List, Islamic Insurance (Takaful) Division

The Al-Quran

Rutherford, Leslie. & Bone, (ed.) Osborn’s Concise Law Dictionary, 8th Edition, 1993, New Delhi

Saksena, Kashi Prasad. ‘Muslim Law as Administered in India & Pakistan’, India, p-868

Verma, Babu Ram. Mohammedan Law in India & Pakistan, 4th ed. (1968/1974), India, p.428


Billah, Mohd. Ma’sum, Effect of ‘Nomination in life policy’ Insurance vs. Takaful Practices,

(at…/Effect%20of%20Nomination%20in%20Life%20Polic..accessed on05.07.2011)

Nominee vs. Legal heir, May 24, 2010, (at http://perspective accessed on 05.07.2011)

Gupta, Dinesh, “Nominee & Legal Heir”. 21 December 2010, (online, accessed on 05.07.2011)

Al-Qasmi, Mufti Nazar Kaleem Qudsee, Common Shortcomings committed in Inheritance Meeras,

(at on 07.07.2011)

Internet Address: flashart 22-1-11_2.htmlaccessed on 04.7.2011 accessed on 04.7.2011 nominees–an –legal-heirs-bombay-high.html accessed on 20.07.2011

http:// perspectivesonlaw.blogspot.Com/2010/05/ nominee-vs-legal-heirs-24 htmlaccessed on 04.7.2011–religion/ message /30942 accessed on04.7.2011 Page_id=13396. accessed on 27.07.2011. on 20.07.2011, accessed on 20.07.2011 accessed on 04.7.2011…/spouse%20and%20law%20of%20nomination.doc.doc15.07.2011

http://perspective….365-nominee-of-shares-superior-to-legal-heirs- 21.07.2011–1528.asp…/Effect%20of%20Nomination%20in%20Life%20Polic–3594.asp, accessed on 23.07.2011 nominee-versus-legal-heir/394633/



Case List

Harsha Nitin Kokate Vs. The Saraswat Co-op. Bank Limited & Others, athttp://perspective

Nur Muhammad vs. Mst. Sardar Khatun, [1949] AIR 38 (Sind)

Hedayatullah vs. Mst. Rahiman, [1935] AIR 73 (Sind)

Karim vs. Hanifa [1970] PLD 613 (Karachi)

Amtul Habi vs. Musarrat Parveen, [1974], PLD 185 (S.C.),

Hefzur Rahman Vs Shamsun Nahar Begum, 51 DLR (AD) 172

Amatol Habi vs Musarrat Parveen, [1974] PLD 185 SC

Atmaram Mohanlal Panchal v. Gunavantiben

Sarbati Devi Vs. Usha Devi (AIR 1984, SC-346)

Shipra Sengupta vs. Mridul Sengupta & Others–1528.asp

Re Engelbach’s State, Libbetts v. Engelbach

Cathe’s v Commissioner of Stamp Duties


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