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Inheritance

How to distribute an estate

Nasihah (Advice): Sayyiduna Shaddaad bin Aus (Radiyallahu Anhu) reports that the Prophet of Allah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “The intelligent person is the one who keeps a check on himself and does actions that will benefit him after death; and the foolish person is the one who follows his desires and places …

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Inheritance

Question: Is a person allowed to disinherit an heir? Does it have an effect if it was done? A person has drawn up his Will and allocated assets to whoever he wishes, is this in order? Do gifts given away in ones lifetime fall into the state of the deceased? …

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Can All of One’s Wealth be Left to Spouse Upon Death

<QUESTION> Please advise how to write a Will for an older couple who have cash saved for retirement, and their children are well settled? They would want the other to have all their money when one dies. Do the Inheritance Laws of Shariah apply in this case? Or only apply …

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Guidelines on Preparing one’s Will & Testament Islamically

<QUESTION> 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, especially in non-Muslim countries, insuring that upon death, …

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Resolving a Community of Property estate?

Q. Kindly advise me on the following scenario My parent passed away, left islamic will, one parent still alive Parents were married community of property not anc How will distribution affect my parent not married anc and with islamic will left behind Who do i contact for resolving estate   …

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Nephews inheriting the estate?

Nasihah:  Sayyiduna Abdullah bin Mas’oud (Radiyallahu Anhu) used to say: “Whenever you pray Salaah, you are knocking on the door of the King (Allah) and whoever continues knocking on the door of the king, it will eventually be opened for him” ____________________________________________________ Question and Answer: Q. I have no children, …

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Compensation for missed Salaah after a person’s demise

Nasihah (Advice): What benefits a person after his demise? The Prophet of Allah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “When a person passes away, all his actions cease except for three: a) Sadaqah Jaariyah (perpetuating charity), b) knowledge which he imparted and is now being benefited from or c) a righteous child …

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Paying Fidyah from the deceased’s estate?

__________________________________________________________________ Question and Answer: Q. A person passed away and had outstanding Qadha Salaahs to be performed. He did not state in his will that the Fidyah should be paid for him. Is it permissible to pay the Kaffarah from the estate? (Questions published as received) A. If the deceased …

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