3. Land Distribution

By tradition, land and other properties are distributed to heirs by owners when they feel their death is imminent. The dying persons assign each heir their respective inheritance (tawid) in the presence of close relatives and elders. It is a taboo for heirs to ask for their tawid while the parents are alive. Parents resent very much this despicable act because of the impression that they are being sent early to their grave when heirs ask what portion of the land would be distributed to them. This explains why there are plenty of old land titles that are still in the name of the original registrants aside from the fact that the surviving heirs cannot cope up with the tedious processes and rising taxes and fees.

Usually, the youngest child gets the larger share. The reason behind this is that older siblings enjoyed much favor when parents were still strong to work and therefore were able to enjoy more abundance than the youngest that grew up when both parents are already physically weak to provide as much as elder siblings enjoyed.