In the case of Muslims, the pre-Islamic traditions and Islamic law of inheritance in India are applied. The Islamic law of inheritance in India depends on the kind of property. Everything left by a person after his/her death is heritable property. When the person has not left any will i.e. he/she has died intestate, the Muslim Personal Law (Shariat) Application Act, 1937 is applicable.
Partition of Ancestral Property in India is governed by the personal laws. Partition of ancestral property can be done either through a family settlement deed or by filing a partition suit in the court.