I do not understand how a non–Muslim woman can marry a Muslim knowing what we know about the horrors of Islamic law. Creed apartheid. Under Shariah, non-Muslims are unable to inherit the estate of a Muslim. The left and the “feminists” stand with this hate-filled, bigoted ideology.
Bereaved British schoolgirl will be stripped of £500,000 inheritance after Sharia court in Dubai is told that she is a Christian
- Paris Shahravesh, 14, was due to inherit £500,000 from her banker father, Pedro Dos Shahravesh, who died of a heart attack in March
- Her father’s second wife, Samah Al Hammadi, 42, applied for the inheritance and was awarded it in full by a Dubai court which believed Paris was a non-Muslim
- Mrs Al Hammadi insisted that she was not to blame, saying: ‘This is not my decision. It is the court’s decision according to UAE law’
- But Paris’ mother, Laleh Shahravesh, 55, insists that her daughter is a Muslim and that the court was wrongly informed
- Mrs Al Hammadi had previously complained to police about Paris’ mother, Mrs Shahravesh, who called her a ‘horse’ on Facebook in 2016
- Mrs Shahravesh was detained in Dubai for almost a month as a result before being released after public outcry
By Paul Thompson for MailOnline, 30 May 2019
A British schoolgirl has lost out on a £500,000 inheritance from her father after a Sharia court in Dubai was told she was a Christian, MailOnline can reveal.
It is the latest episode in a vicious spat that saw her mother being held for four weeks in the Arab kingdom last month for branding her love rival a ‘horse’ on Facebook.
Paris Shahravesh, 14, was in line to inherit money left by her banker father, Pedro Dos Santos, who died of a heart attack in March.
But his second wife, Samah Al Hammadi – who had alerted police when the teenager’s mother insulted her on social media – filed papers in the UAE claiming the inheritance.
The court was told that Paris was a Christian. According to the form of Sharia applied in Dubai, non-Muslims are unable to inherit the estate of a Muslim.
Laleh Shahravesh, 55, is starting legal proceedings to claim the money for her daughter
Paris Shahravesh, 14, left, has been stripped of her £500,000 inheritance. Her mother, Laleh Shahravesh, 55, right, is starting a legal battle to reclaim the money
Pedro Correia Dos Santos, left, left Mrs Shahravesh for the younger Mrs Al Hammadi, right
Mrs Shahravesh, left, during her marriage to Mr Santos, right, and Paris, centre
A UAE court then authorised Mr Santos’ former employer, HSBC, to award his £500,000 funds to Mrs Al Hammadi.
‘She made every effort to isolate Pedro from our daughter during his life and now she is trying to exclude her after his death,’ Paris’ mother, Laleh Shahravesh, 55, said. ‘It is beyond sad.’
But Mrs Al Hammadi, 42, who runs an archery school, hit back, saying: ‘I put all my documents and Pedro’s documents to the court and I mentioned to them that he has a daughter and sisters.
‘But the judge informed me that there is no heritage, only from Muslim to Muslim. I am Muslim, Pedro was a Muslim but Paris is Christian. This is not my decision. It’s the court’s decision, according to UAE law.’
Mrs Shahravesh has now begun legal proceedings to overturn the court ruling and claim what she believes rightfully belongs to her daughter.
‘Someone told them my daughter is Christian,’ she said. ‘I am a Muslim and my daughter is a British Muslim.
‘The Sharia court has made the ruling on the basis of her not being a Muslim. A judge would have made that decision if he was given the wrong information.’
Mrs Shahravesh estimated her ex-husband’s estate to be worth close to £500,000.
The amount includes a bonus from the HSBC bank where he worked, his pension and death-in-service benefit which can be up to three times an annual salary.
Mr Santos was earning up to £120,000 a year tax-free before his death, she said.
This is the latest episode in a bitter row that blew up in April when Mrs Shahravesh was locked up on arrival in Dubai airport.
The 55-year-old voluntary worker made headlines worldwide after MailOnline revealed she had been arrested and charged under Dubai’s strict cyber crime laws when she arrived in the Arab country to pay her respects to her late husband.