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Inheritance from non-Muslims

August 16, 2014 | By islamqalive | No Comments | Filed in: Inheritance and distribution of the estate.

Praise be to Allah. A Muslim is not permitted to inherit anything of the wealth of a non-Muslim relative, as the Prophet (Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “The believer does not inherit from a kaafir (disbeliever) and the kaafir does not inherit from a believer.” (Reported by al-Bukhaari, al-Fath 4283). According • Read More »

Her mother died before her grandfather. Does she inherit anything from her grandfather?

August 16, 2014 | By islamqalive | No Comments | Filed in: Inheritance and distribution of the estate.

Praise be to Allaah. Yes, what your wife has heard from one of her aunts is correct. Your wife has no right to her mother’s share of her grandfather’s estate, because your mother-in-law died before her father. She thus had no share in her father’s estate because one of the conditions of inheritance is that • Read More »

Ruling on a Muslim taking his inheritance from a kaafir to give it in charity

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Praise be to Allaah, and peace and blessings be upon the one after whom there is no Prophet. A Muslim cannot inherit from a kaafir, and a kaafir cannot inherit from a Muslim, because of the hadeeth reported in Saheeh al-Bukhaari, in which the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “The • Read More »

Distribution of the estate of the father and his wife who was his business partner

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Praise be to Allaah. The basic principle concerning the estate of the deceased is that it should be shared out among the heirs after the person has died, and after the funeral expenses and any outstanding debts to Allaah (e.g., zakaah) and other people have been paid, and any specific bequests that may have been • Read More »

Dividing one’s legacy and excluding a son who does not pray

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Praise be to Allaah. We put this question to Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen, may Allaah preserve him, who replied as follows: “There is nothing wrong with leaving instructions in one’s will that if this son does not return to Islam before the father dies, he will have no share of the inheritance.” Question: Can • Read More »

Her brother is going to marry a corrupt girl and his family want to deprive him of his inheritance

August 16, 2014 | By islamqalive | No Comments | Filed in: Inheritance and distribution of the estate.

Praise be to Allaah. With regard to the question of marriage, if you have any authority or influence over your brother and can convince him to give up the idea of marrying this woman, then remember that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) commanded the Muslim to marry the • Read More »

Ruling on wills which deprive some of one’s children of their inheritance

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Praise be to Allaah. This will is not permissible, because it goes against the teachings of sharee’ah and is contrary to the justice and fairness that Allaah has enjoined, especially among one’s children. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “There is a share for men and a share for women from what is left by • Read More »

His father killed his mother; can he take the inheritance from him on the basis that it is diyah (blood money)?

August 16, 2014 | By islamqalive | No Comments | Filed in: Inheritance and distribution of the estate.

Praise be to Allaah. We put this question to Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen, may Allaah preserve him, who answered as follows: If he is going to give it to you on the basis that it is diyah (blood money), then you should not take it, because he is a kaafir and you are a • Read More »

The estate of the deceased who left behind a wife, sons, sisters and grandchildren

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Praise be to Allaah. What you have to do is refer to the nearest sharee’ah court to divide the inheritance, after paying any debts that are owed and executing the will of the deceased with regard to one-third or less of the estate. Then the division of the estate among the heirs should be done • Read More »

Division of the estate of a man who died and left behind a wife, mother, brother and sister

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Praise be to Allaah. The man’s estate should be divided among the heirs mentioned in the following manner: The wife is given a quarter, the mother is given one-sixth, and the rest is shared between the brother and sister giving the male twice the share of the female. So if, for example, he left behind • Read More »

Is it permissible for a grandmother to make a will in favour of her grandchildren when her sons are still alive?

August 16, 2014 | By islamqalive | No Comments | Filed in: Inheritance and distribution of the estate.

Praise be to Allaah. This question covers a number of topics: 1 – Those who are entitled to inheritance in this case are: The father and mother, and the husband and wife, and the sons, if there are sons, are not prevented from inheriting. But each of them should take the share which is decreed • Read More »

He died and left behind a wife, mother, two sons and brothers and sisters

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Praise be to Allaah.   Firstly, those who are entitled to inherit should be given their shares. They are:   The wife, who receives one-eighth, because the deceased has children. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):   “…their (your wives) share is a fourth if you leave no child; but if you leave a child, • Read More »

No will for an heir

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Praise be to Allaah.   Yes, that is permissible. Shaykh al-Islam [Ibn Taymiyah] (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: “It is not permissible to make a will leaving something to an heir without the consent of the other heirs. Heirs may be included in the will in general terms without mentioning them by name.” • Read More »

If a woman spends on the household, will her share of the inheritance be different?

August 16, 2014 | By islamqalive | No Comments | Filed in: Inheritance and distribution of the estate.

Praise be to Allaah.   and blessings and peace be upon the Messenger of Allaah. The female takes half the share of a male in inheritance regardless of whether she works and spends on the household or not, because this is the ruling of Allaah. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “Allaah commands you as • Read More »