Muslim Personal Law (Shariat) Application Act, 1937.
In India, the statute recognizes that Muslim Personal Law will apply to inheritance of Muslims.
A Muslim man cannot bequeath more than one-third of his property by will. There is no concept of a limited estate of a widow in Islam, and the rights of women are not restricted merely to maintenance. Generally, the quantum of property inherited by a female heir is half of the property given to male heir of equal status.