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In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful > Inheritance (Irth) > 68 questions  


  • Are we suppose distribute everything OR distribute all other money except the house since our father gave us during his life law of inheritance does not apply to the transaction during the life. 2004-08-27
  • My mother passed away leaving some property etc. behind. Please help us determine each of her relative's shares. 2004-07-19
  • father during his last leg of life, gave power of attorney my eldest brother without making a mention to me or to my sisters. 2004-05-27
  • Distribution of ones assets to his children while he is still alive. 2004-05-12
  • If I die, how will my estate be divided and is skate halaal? 2004-04-06
  • Can I pay my sisters their legitimate share as per the law of inheritance, for the house, constructed by our late father, the income of which is enjoyed only by our younger brother since 1996? 2004-03-24
  • how do you split the inheritance which your father leaves behind 2004-03-10
  • Father expired.but when healive hegifted the some property to his second wife withmy knowledge. first wifeis expired. then he did second marriage. Can I ask a share to second mother who is alive 2004-03-02
  • Who would be liable for the inheritance when my father passed away.He has no sons and im the only duaghter.But he does have 3 brothers and 4 sisters 2003-12-03
  • What is the ruling regarding distribution of pension fund benefits on the death of a person. 2003-10-06
  • Shariah ruling on inheritance For a woman who would leave behind her husband, her mother, two brothers, two sisters-in-law (married to her two brothers), 4 nephews and 3 nieces. Meaning of name Nawhal 2003-09-24
  • How to divide deceased wealth... He has left behind a wife, daughter, three brothers and a sister. Parents passed away few years ago, all brothers are married and have their own children. 2003-09-09
  • Who gets the property, if there is no will. mother died a few years back, we did not recieve any inheritance. after which my father married again, and his second wife has outlived him 2003-06-11
  • My grandfather passed away a few years ago. He left his house to my grandmother, and his house in India to my two maternal uncles. What is the shari' method for the house to be distributed? 2003-04-07
  • Regarding house property share distribution. Parents has only one house as a property and they+my younger brother are currently living in that house only. 2003-03-30
  • Who should the money go to? my grandfather passed away 20 years ago. He didnt leave a will and didnt divide his property up... 2003-03-11
  • Are we allowed to sell an inherited property on open market? brother has suddenly changed his mind and has had the property valued, as he wants to buy it... 2003-01-30
  • My father passed away 19 years ago. He had a will but my mother refuses to allow me to see it. She says he left everything to her. What do I do? 2003-01-20
  • Inheritance of a woman who is not living with her husband and is not divorced. Her husband remarried. How is her wealth to be distributed with respect to Islamic Law 2003-01-08
  • My father passed away about one year ago. In his will, he states that the person who remains in the family home should pay the others their due share. is this correct? 2003-01-08
  • Wakeel, When the mother of the family dies, who is the wakeel: The Eldest son or the father? Shukran 2002-12-29
  • My maternal grandmother wants to leave her house to my two cousins, without considering my unmarried aunt.(mother's sister) My aunt is a spinster, and has cancer. 2002-10-04
  • what happens in case of a dispute b/w heirs on a particular item like piece of land. deceased left a piece of land, out of three heirs two want to keep it (as the market value of land is very low 2002-09-17
  • saying 'aslamu-alaikum' to faasiqs. is it true that u can not greet a faasiq? almost whole of my kin have no beard, then how am i supposed to initiate conversations with them? 2002-09-15
  • Estate of man with no wife or children. in the event of an uncle's (mother's brother) death, how would his estate be dealt with? has no parents, no wife, no children. He has 1 brother and 1 sister 2002-09-12
  • Someone died leaving 3 daughters and 1 son..the deceased had 4 appartments...he gave one to each son/daughter, can this be done? or daughters will only get half of what the sons get? 2002-09-04
  • someone dies having three daughters and one son, has four appartments. he gives one to each son/daughter (mentioned in the will), can this be done? or daughters will only get half of what the sons get 2002-08-24
  • Can the sons of a deceased man inherit from their uncle upon his death? 2002-08-24
  • My sister living with me who is single passed away. I have one sister and a brother. How will her property be divided and she have also nominated me as her beneficiary 100% in some of her property. 2002-08-16
  • 1.A widower had four daughters and two sons. All the daughters married and have male female childs. Two of the daughters died. Widower has one house. What will be the division of inheritance. 2002-06-18
  • How my shares are to be distributed to my family members upon my death. Based on the scenarios below :-My death ie. Husband. I have a father, wife, son and two daughters. Also brothers and sisters. 2002-05-23
  • 2 Questions: Wasiyyat and Sajdah Tilawat 2002-05-20
  • 2 Questions: Wasiyyat and Sajdah Tilawat 2002-05-20
  • , My father has two houses, the day he dies one house goes to my brother and one to me. Is this acceptable if not please advice 2002-05-18
  • Distribution of wealth 2002-04-22
  • Convert - who inherits what? I am a new convert. I am single and don't have any muslim family. My family consist of my parents and a brother. What portion should each of them receive on my death? 2002-03-12
  • Who should the recipients of my will be, and how much should they receive? 2002-01-31
  • How much percentage must each child get from his father's wealth? 2001-10-15
  • Our Father expired without a will. What will be the inheritance breakup for our family of, Mother, Fathers unmarried(Deaf and Dumb)sister, Five married brothers ,One sister married. 2001-09-20
  • SA succession law differs from Islamic law of succession.CAn the two be reconciled? 2001-09-09
  • Please tell me in case I die how will my 401K fund be distributed to my family? My parents are alive Alhamdolillah and I have a wife and one son and one daughter. 2001-07-15
  • Who gets custody? The parents of 3 children passed away. The grand-parents & uncles are fighting over who can get the children. Is it the mother's or father's side who should take care of them? 2001-06-17
  • A person has 3 daughters, 1 son, 1 brother and 4 sisters. How should the estate of the deceased be divided ? 2001-06-04
  • Who has guardianship of orphans? 2001-05-28
  • Will brothers of a man who has no sons inherit his property? 2001-05-22
  • Who should keep the inherited money of orphans if there is no grandfather and will (wasiyat). 2001-05-22
  • How much percentage each child should get from his father's wealth? 2001-05-16
  • How is the property to be divided ff a person dies leaving behind his widow, one son and four daughters. 2001-05-07
  • Does an adopted child have any rights over the estate of natural parents or adopted parents ? 2001-05-07
  • What is the islamic ruling if a lady dies, and her children want to build a masjed in her name, does that count as sadaqa jaree an and does she still get hasanaat for the masjed her kids built? 2001-04-29
  • dear imam saheb, i have read your answer about inheritance in islam. you said a estate is divided in 80 parts and then the shares are distributed. my question is why 80 and why not 100. 2001-04-27
  • Quran, Tabligh, and kitaab (require: attachment) 2001-04-04
  • Limit on the gift amount a man can give his wife when he is alive ? See detail below 2001-03-31
  • Regarding laws of inheritance and succession. Can you please explain these laws if possible in detail? Or can you recommend a website or books that we can refer to. 2001-03-02
  • Who inherits my wealth if I die as I don't have sisters or brothers am unmarried? 2001-02-22
  • My uncle has died living a property of 10 million. He has 3 wifes 10 daughters 10 sons and his parents. Please show how much each one will get. 2001-02-14
  • Does an illegitimate child inherit from the Estate of his/her father/mother? 2001-01-30
  • Is a widow entitled to a share from her deceased father in laws wealth, if he has added her husband in his will (despite the husband being deceased)? 2001-01-19
  • How should the money be divided when man died and left his wife, 6 daughters and 2 sons? 2000-11-23
  • Kindly comment on the above according to Shari’ah. 2000-11-22
  • I owe my late uncle money. He is survived by a wife, two sons and a daughter. Firstly who do I give this money too. Can I distribute this money myself, if so in what proportion. 2000-10-19
  • Why was the Prophet's (Peace be upon him) land Fadaq not inherited by his children but by the Kaliphah? 2000-08-27
  • My mother died 7 yrs ago. Myself, my brother and sister have received no inheritance. 2000-08-27
  • My brother died in 1987, My mother died in 1989 , Do I have a share in my brothers property? 2000-08-27
  • The share of my late brother's estate as the heir from my mother's rights. 2000-08-27
  • Kindly explain the Shar'ee position of the bequest made by non-Muslimparents in favour of their Muslim child in their Will. Will it be Meeraath(inheritance) or Wasiyyat (bequest)? 2000-08-27
  • My share in my late mother's inheritance from her late son's property 2000-08-27
  • If a man dies, how can his wealth be distributed? 2000-08-27

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