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Inheritance

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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Status of partnership upon the death of a partner

Nasihah (Advice): The importance of making an Islamic Will   Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said: “It is not permissible for any Muslim who has something to will to stay for two nights without having his last will and testament written and kept ready with him.” (Bukhari)   Standard Islamic Wills …

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Does the time of burial affect inheritance

Nasihah (Advice): A murderer does not inherit   Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said: “A murderer does not inherit (from the estate of his victim)” (Ibn Maajah)   Note: If a murderer had killed a person from whom he would have inherited (for eg. A son kills his father), then he …

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