Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

UAE- Will may be executed even if couple is of two religions  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Khaleej Times - 26/04/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The court of first instance had dismissed a lawsuit filed by the woman?s husband who demanded also on behalf of his son to implement his wife?s will.

the court of appeal in abu dhabi has ruled that the assets left behind by a christian woman who died outside the country shall be released to her muslim husband and son quashing a lower court’s ruling.

the court of first instance had dismissed a lawsuit filed by the woman’s husband who demanded also on behalf of his son to implement his wife’s will.

the appellate court in its verdict clarified that according to the islamic shariah the husband and son who are muslim cannot inherit from the woman because of the difference in religion. however the will is a contract between a bequeather and the bequeathed and signed by the bequeather and witnesses.

the court thus ordered a local bank in which the woman had deposited her money to release the amount and give it to her son. the court also ordered a real estate developer to transfer the ownership of a building owned by the deceased to her husband as per her will.

earlier the husband and son filed a lawsuit against the local bank and real estate developer demanding that the will his wife had made before her death be ruled valid and the same executed.

however the bank and real estate developer contested their demand and urged the court to reject the case on the grounds that it contradicts the islamic shariah.

the court of first instance dismissed the suit and the plaintiffs appealed the verdict demanding the appellate court to validate and execute the will.

the appellate court clarified that the will is a request to execute donation bequeathed by the christian woman to her muslim husband and son even though according to the personal status law people of two different religions cannot inherit from each other.

the court made it plain that a will is a contract between a bequeather (donor) and the bequeathed (benefactor) that the latter would receive and accept the former’s legacy after that person’s death.

the court added that the will submitted by the plaintiffs was written and signed by the woman in her native european country. it was also signed by witnesses. “the will was made as per the law applied in that country and upheld by its courts of law. it was also attested by the uae embassy in that country.”

besides her other close relatives have not disputed the will or demanded the money left in the uae bank or the building bequeathed in the will by the deceased to her husband. in view of these circumstances the appellate court annulled the lower court’s ruling and ordered the local bank and the real estate developer to implement the contents of the woman’s will.

news?khaleejtimes.com


 


Khaleej Times




  MENA News Headlines
 Mar 29 2015 - Kuwait joins anti-terror march in TunisiaKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) Kuwait shares the Tunisian resolve to protest acts of terrorism and violence, said Kuwaiti MP Mubarak Al-Khurainej here Sunday.Speaking to KUNA after his arrival, ...

 Mar 29 2015 - Kuwait III on Syria to unearth aid for "largest displacement crisis" - UN officialsKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) Two UN officials have stressed the importance of aid-pledging talks due to be held in Kuwait for "the largest displacement crisis in the world" in Syria."The ...

 Mar 29 2015 - His Highness Prime Minister receives newly appointed officialsKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah received, at Seif Palace on Sunday, Minister of Information and Minister of State for ...

 Mar 29 2015 - Argentinian-Kuwaiti parliamentary cmte arrives in KuwaitKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) The Argentinian-Kuwaiti parliamentary friendship committee arrived here Sunday on an official visit to the country.The committee is scheduled to visit the ...

 Mar 29 2015 - UAE's Majid Al Futtaim to expand USD680m Carrefour in Africa and AsiaMENAFN
(MENAFN) Majid Al Futtaim, UAE-based retail developer, is set to expand its USD680 million Carrefour in Africa and Asia to help yield more growth, Arabian Business reported.Majid Al Futtaim's ...

 Mar 29 2015 - 1 airstrike in Syria, 14 in Iraq target ISIL - coalitionKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) Coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria using fighter aircraft to conduct an airstrike, the Combined Joint Task Force announced on ...

 Mar 29 2015 - Omani USD120m theme park project to be set in 2017MENAFN
(MENAFN) Omani biggest theme park project, which is worth USD120 million, is set for completion by 2017, according to the organizers, Arabian Business reported.Majarat Oman will be built over an area ...

 Mar 29 2015 - Uruguay beat Morocco friendlyKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) The Moroccan national football team lost to Uruguay 0-1 in the western coastal city of Agadir on Saturday night.Edinson Cavani turned a penalty into a friendly ...

 Mar 29 2015 - Kuwait-State allotments for citizens employed in private sector at KD 2.4 blnKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) Secretary General of the Manpower and Government Restructuring Program (MGRP) Fauzi Al-MajdaliKUWAIT, March 29 (KUNA) - The State of Kuwait spent approximately KD ...

 Mar 29 2015 - Korean firm eyes generating USD275m after Mideast expansionMENAFN
(MENAFN) Busan-headquartered South Korean securities exchange operator, Korea Exchange (KRX), is opting for further expansion with regard to its trading platform in Mena region, Gulf Times ...

more...


 






Google

Arab Advisors_12th convergence conf

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help