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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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Does a wife still inherit if she remarries?

  Nasihah (Advice): Leniency & Tolerance in Islam   Sayyiduna Anas Bin Maalik Radhiyallahu Anhu says that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said:“Be lenient; do not be hard; give solace and do not create aversion.” (Bukhari)   ________________________________________________   Question and Answer:   If a wife remarries after the death …

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Inheritance of an unborn child

Nasihah (Advice): Treat your children fairly   Nu’maan Bin Basheer Radhiyallahu Anhu was delivering a sermon and he said that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said: “Treat your children fairly, treat your children fairly.” (Nasaai)   ________________________________________________   Question and Answer:   My husband passed away and I am pregnant. Does …

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Asking heirs to forfeit their inheritance

  Nasihah (Advice): Continuous Goodness for the Believer Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) has said: “The position of a Mu’min (believer) is unique; there is good for him in everything and this applies only to a believer. If prosperity attends him, he expresses gratitude to Allah Ta’ala and that is …

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