Inheritance

Securing accommodation for one’s spouse after demise

Nasihah (Advice): Remembering death decreases the desire for this world   Sayyiduna Ibn Umar Radiyallahu Anhuma reported that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam said, “Remember frequently the destroyer of pleasures i.e. death. For verily, no one living with excess (wealth) does so but that it diminishes his (worldly) aspirations, nor one living with …

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Estate Share of a Predeceased Child & Per Stirpes Clause

Nasihah (Advice): Beware of oppressing one’s heirs   Rasulullah sallahu alaihi wa sallam said, “Sometimes a man and a woman live in the obedience of Allah for sixty years then before they die they cause such harm in their bequests that Jahannam becomes warranted for them.” [I.e. they cause harm to …

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Distributing Inheritance in one’s lifetime

  Nasihah (Advice): Beware of oppressing one’s heirs   Rasulullah sallahu alaihi wa sallam said, “Sometimes a man and a woman live in the obedience of Allah for sixty years then before they die they cause such harm in their bequests that Jahannam becomes warranted for them.” [I.e. they cause harm …

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Inheritance rights before demise

Nasihah (Advice): It is better to leave your dependants with wealth Sayyiduna Sa’d radiyallahu anhu reported: ’Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) visited me while I was ill in Makkah Mukarramah. I said to him, “I own some wealth. May I donate all of it?” Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said, “No.” …

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Claims from the estate for past contributions

  Nasihah (Advice): Less wealth means easier reckoning   Muhammad ibn Labid reported that Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said, “Two things are hated by the son of Adam. He hates death, although it is better for the believer than tribulation, and he hates to have little wealth, although it means …

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Drawing up un-Islamic Wills

  Nasihah (Advice): The Importance of an Islamic Will   Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said, “It is not permissible for a Muslim who possesses anything to bequeath, to let two nights pass without having a will written and kept ready.” (Sahih Bukhari) ______________________________   Question and Answer:   As a solicitor, …

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Benefitting from a Company Insurance policy

  Nasihah (Advice): Pay your workers timeously Sayyiduna Abdullah Ibn Umar radiyallahu anhuma reported that Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said: “Pay the worker his wages before his sweat has dried.” [Sunan Ibn Majah] ______________________________   Question and Answer:   Q. I am working for a company and the company I …

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Settling the debts of the estate from Lillah Funds

  Nasihah (Advice): The importance in having one’s final will   Sayyiduna Abdullah Ibn Umar radiyallahu anhu reported that Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said: “It is not permissible for a Muslim who possesses anything to bequeath, to let two nights pass without having a will written and kept ready with him.” …

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Guidelines on Preparing one’s Will & Testament Islamically

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, one’s wealth and assets are distributed according to Shariah. There are a number of Islamic texts, both in the Qur’an and Sunnah, which point …

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Inheritance Q&A Part 2

1. Talaaq & Inheritance Q:In the old days, the men would divorce their wives before they passed away. Upon their deaths, the divorced wives would not receive anything from the dead husband’s estate. They would say that the husband divorced her before he passed away and that is why she …

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