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Inheritance

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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Paying creditors with a share of one’s expected inheritance

Nasihah (Advice): Relieving the burdens of a believer   Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam said: “Whoever relieves a Muslim of a burden from the burdens of the world, Allah will relieve him of a burden from the burdens on the Day of Judgement; And whoever helps ease a Muslim’s difficulty in …

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Drawing up a non-Shariah will for Muslim client

  Nasihah (Advice):The importance of studying the Laws of Inheritance and Succession    Rasoolullah Sallallahu Alayi Wasallam said: “Learn the laws of the Quran and the laws of inheritance, and teach the people, for I will not live forever.” (Tirmidhi)   __________________________________________   Question and Answer:   Q. As a …

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Stipulating the sale of a house in a will

Nasihah (Advice): The Guidance of the Quraan Rasoolullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam said: “The book of Allah contains guidance and light, whoever adheres to it and holds firm onto it, is upon guidance, and whoever deviates from it, goes astray.” (Muslim) _______________________________________   Question and Answer: Q. My father stipulated in his Will …

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Gifting a house after demise

Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasilla said: “If you trust upon Allah as He ought to be trusted, then He would provide for you just as a bird is provided for. It goes out in the morning hungry and it returns full.” (Tirmidhi)   __________________________________________   Question and Answer:   Please help…My …

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Distribution of the interest part of an estate

 Nasihah (Advice): Sayyiduna Abdullah bin Abbaas (Radiyallahu Anhu) says that the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) gave him the following advice: “When you ask (for your needs), ask from Allah, and when you seek help, seek help from Allah.” (Tirmizi, Hadith #: 2516) Question and Answer: Q. We are winding up my father’s estate and …

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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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