Clarifying the Difference Between a Wasiyyah (Bequethal) and Irth (Inheritance)

In the Name of Allaah, the Possessor of Infinite Mercy, the Justly Merciful…

Allaah says: [1] 

( After (the distribution of) a wasiyyah (bequethal) that was intended, or a debt (owed) )
In this verse, Allaah lays down the legislation for how irth (inheritance) is to be distributed.  Then, He legislates that the irth is to be distributed after any wasiyyahs (bequethals) or debts.  In the next verse as well, Allaah repeats this same distinction three more times. Continue reading