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  • A will for an heir is invalid except if all heirs approve Date: 15-2-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. Please calculate the inheritance according to the following information: - Does the deceased have male relatives who are entitled to inherit: (A son) Number 3 (A grandson [from the son]) Number 7 - Does the deceased have female relatives who are entitled to inherit: (A daughter) Number 5 (A granddaughter [from the son]) Number 3 (A.. More

  • A will must conform to the sharee'ah Date: 3-12-2015

    Assalaamu alaykum. Please calculate the inheritance according to the following information: -Does the deceased have male relatives who are entitled to inherit: (A son) Number 1 (A full brother) Number 1 -Does the deceased have female relatives who are entitled to inherit: (A mother [of the deceased]) (A daughter) Number 2 (A wife) Number 1 (A full sister).. More

  • Abstaining from fulfilling bequest results in sin Date: 3-9-2015

    What is the ruling on not fulfilling the bequest and distributing the inheritance according to the Sharee'ah? .. More

  • A bequest to a non-heir is valid Date: 29-12-2014

    My husband comes from a family of three brothers and one sister. His elder brother passed away before his parents, however, his father wanted to give the brother's wife and children his son's share. India, they follow the Islamic law. After my husband's parents passed away, it was divided as per his father's wishes and for this my husband was happy.. More

  • A bequest to a spouse who is the only heir Date: 26-12-2014

    Salam aleikum wa rahmatullahi, Dear brother/sister, I'm a reverted Dutch muslima for more than 10 years, Alhamdulillah. My age is 65, Alhamdulillah. I'm the only one in the family who embraced Islam. For 8 years ago I married a moslim from Turkey, Alhamdulillah, may Allah reward him for his concern about me. My husband is many years younger than me,.. More

  • Fulfilling the deceased's valid bequest takes precedence over distributing the shares of inheritance Date: 30-7-2014

    As Salamwalaikum,my father died on 17.05.2005 leaving behind mother 6 brothers and 3 sisters, The year 2008 we have divided the property by shariah. B=BALANCE AMOUNT(A-A/8) M=A/8 MOTHER SHARE S=SON(TWO SHARES) 2*(A-A/8)=TOTAL SONS SHARE D=DAUGHTER (ONE SHARE) 1*(A-A/8))=TOTAL DAUGHTERS SHARES. we also have undivided property of our father,which we have.. More

  • A bequest that contradicts the Islamic law is not to be executed Date: 26-7-2014

    Assalaamu ‘Alaykum; Please calculate the inheritance according to the following information -Does the deceased have male relatives who are entitled to inherit: (A son) Number 1 -Does the deceased have female relatives who are entitled to inherit : (A daughter) Number 1 - The will which the deceased left behind and that is related to his inheritance.. More

  • Bequest includes both an heir and non-heir Date: 13-4-2014

    Assalaamu ‘Alaykum; Please calculate the inheritance according to the following information -Does the deceased have male relatives who are entitled to inherit: (A full brother) Number 1 (A nephew from a full brother) Number 2 -Does the deceased have female relatives who are entitled to inherit : (A wife) Number 1 (A full sister) Number 4 - The will.. More

  • He wants to will all his wealth to his only daughter form his non-Muslim ex-wife Date: 22-3-2014

    I am a convert thru marriage. This is my second marriage. I have a daughter from my first marriage who is not Muslim. My current wife and me are in talks about separation. My question is, in event of my dead, can my will states that my daughter received my whole estate and my non-Muslim parents be in charge of the estate till she comes of age? I have.. More

  • The mere wishes of the deceased are not a valid will Date: 6-3-2014

    Assalaamu ‘Alaykum; Please calculate the inheritance according to the following information -Does the deceased have male relatives who are entitled to inherit: (A son) Number 3 (grandson (from the son)) Number 7 (A Husband) -Does the deceased have female relatives who are entitled to inherit : (A daughter) Number 1 (A granddaughter (from the son)).. More

  • Continuous charity is considered endowment Date: 4-2-2014

    Is it a condition for continuous charity that it is done by a person before his death? For example, should he build a mosque before his death? Is it permissible for his parents, brothers, children or wife to do this charity such as building a mosque or presenting copies of the Quran for the mosque on behalf of the dead person? According to my humble.. More

  • The case when a bequest is given to an heir Date: 3-2-2014

    My father died 15 years ago, leaving six boys and five girls. At the time of his death, two of my brothers were married. My father made a will in which he specified a piece of land to cover the marriage costs of my other four minor brothers, and that the two older brothers would take their share like the others in case they contributed in the marriage.. More

  • Endowment during death sickness and making it contingent on death Date: 2-2-2014

    Is it permissible to specify a certain piece of land as an endowment so that it can not be taken by the heirs in the future? Please advise. May Allaah Reward you... More

  • Impermissibility to change bequest unless it violates Sharee‘ah Date: 2-2-2014

    A man, in his will, stated a bequest of one third of his estate to build a mosque. Those who deliver Khutbah (sermons) in our country may belong to some schools of thought or destructive parties. Is it permissible to spend the specified third in other channels of good deeds?.. More

  • Limits of the inheritors' approval of the will Date: 30-1-2014

    For a will to be valid, should the inheritors approve it during the lifetime of the deceased or after his death? .. More