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Are women denied equality by giving them a lesser share?

This question is being asked alot by Western women and due to Western influence some Muslim women have been questioning the fairness with which property was divided. Islam was the first religion to give women rights, and a share in the inheritance at a time when women were considered property of …

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Guidelines on Preparing an Islamic Will and Testament

http://www.islamicteachings.org Answered by Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari   Can you please provide me with general guidelines that would help me prepare my last Will and testament according to Islamic law? Answer:  In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful, Writing and preparing a Will is undoubtedly very important, …

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Beneficiaries of Provident Funds

  Nasihah (Advice): Abuse of funds   Sayyidatuna Khawlah Ansaariyyah Radhiyallahu Anha says, “I heard Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam saying, “There are some men who misappropriate Allah’s Wealth (such as the funds of the Muslim State, Zakah etc.). The Fire will be their destination on the Day of Resurrection.” (Bukhari) ________________________________________________ …

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Is it compulsory to accept nomination as an executor?

Nasihah (Advice): Do not make your Will a means of your destruction   Sayyiduna Abu Hurairah Radhiyallahu Anhu reports thatRasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said: “Indeed a male and a female will spend sixty years in the obedience of Allah but at the time of death, they are unjust in …

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Serving food to the deceased’s family prior to burial

Nasihah (Advice): Pay the debts of the deceased as quickly as possible   Sayyiduna Abu Hurairah Radhiyallahu Anhu reports that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said:“The soul of the (deceased) believer remains pending on account of the debt till it is repaid.” (Tirmidhi)   ________________________________________________   Question and Answer: Q. My …

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Using Zakaat for burial expenses

  Nasihah (Advice): Preparing food for the bereaved family of the deceased   Sayyidatuna Asmaa’ Bint Umais Radhiyallahu Anha mentions: When Ja’far (Radhiyallahu Anhu) was killed, Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam went to his family and said: “The family of Ja’far (Radhiyallahu Anhu) are busy with the matter of their deceased, …

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Securing residence for minor daughters

Nasihah (Advice): Justice – One’s family and subordinates Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: “The just will be seated upon pulpits of light. (i.e.) Those who are fair with regards to their judgement and their family and those who are under them.” (Muslim)   _______________________________________________   Question and Answer: Q. My wife …

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Decreasing an heir’s share due prior benefits received

Nasihah (Advice): Negligence in gaining wealth   Sayyiduna Abu Hurairah Radhiyallahu Anhu reports that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam said: “A time will come when one will not care how one gains one’s money, Halaal (legally) or Haraam (illegally).” (Bukhari) ________________________________________________   Question and Answer:   My mother’s house was on …

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Maintenance for a widow

  Nasihah (Advice): The mourning period of death   Sayyidatuna Ummu Atiyyah Radhiyallahu Anha reports: “We were forbidden to mourn for more than three days for a dead person, except for a husband, for whom a wife should mourn for four months and ten days.” (Bukhari) ________________________________________________   Question and Answer: …

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Fosterage and Adoption

Nasihah (Advice): The guardian of an orphan   Umm Sa’id bint Murra Al-Fihri Radhiyallahu Anha reports from her father that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: “I and the guardian of an orphan will be in Jannah like these two (his two fingers).” (Al-Adabul Mufrad)   ________________________________________________   Question and Answer: …

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