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Are pension payouts included as part of the estate?

QUESTION Assalam Aleikum Warahmatullah Wabarakatuh. My late husband was paying a certain percentage on his Pension Fund and his Employer also for his retirement benefit. I am the beneficiary with accordance to the country laws plus the minors. My husband has other children from his ex-wife and since we are …

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What value is considered when purchasing from an estate?

  Nasihah (Advice): Blessings in a transaction   Sayyiduna Hakeem Ibn Hizaam Radhiyallahu Anhu reports that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallamsaid, “Both parties in a business transaction have a right to annul it so long as they have not separated; and if they tell the truth and make everything clear to each …

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Taking out a Life Insurance Policy to avoid Estate Duty Taxes

   Question: Assalaamu Alaykum Mufti Saheb, the escalating burden of Estate duty that is being imposed by the South African government once a person passes away has become quite a scary and burdensome scenario for the living dependants. I am told that there is a fatwa that has been passed …

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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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