Inheritance

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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Are women denied equality by giving them a lesser share?

This question is being asked alot by Western women and due to Western influence some Muslim women have been questioning the fairness with which property was divided. Islam was the first religion to give women rights, and a share in the inheritance at a time when women were considered property of …

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Inheritance Q&A Part 1

Nasihah (Advice): Do not deprive yourself of your inheritance in Paradise Sayyiduna Anas Bin Maalik Radiyallahu Anhu reports that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said,“Whoever attempts to dent the inheritance due to his heirs, Allah will deprive him of his inheritance in Paradise on the Day of Resurrection.” (Ibn Majah) 1.Paying creditors with …

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Distributing money as Inheritance

  Nasihah (Advice): Learn the laws of inheritance Sayyiduna Abdullah Ibn Masud radiyallahu anhu reported that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “Learn the [laws of] inheritance and teach it to people for I will pass away soon. Knowledge will soon be taken away so much so that two people will …

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Zakaat on an estate which has not been wound up

  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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Waiving debts in one’s will

  Nasihah (Advice): Pay your debts as soon as possible Sayyiduna Abu Hurairah Radiyallahu anhu reported that Rasulullah sallahu alaihi wa sallam said, “A delay in payment by a rich person is an act of injustice / oppression.” (Sahih Bukhari) ______________________________   Question and Answer:   A few Months before my …

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