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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:


  1. Please help…My father wishes to gift his house to my mother after his death? Is this correct Can this be done?


He does not want his children to receive the house after his death, as my mother will not have a house to live in. He wants to provide a shelter for my mother after his death.


(Question published as received)



  1. It is incorrect for your father to gift his house to your mother after his demise.

Alternatively, your father may gift his house to your mother in his lifetime.

In this way, the house will forthwith belong to your mother and will not form part of your father’s estate after his demise. When your mother passes away, the house will form part of her estate and will be distributed amongst her rightful heirs.


And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best



Mufti Ismaeel Bassa



Mufti Ebrahim Desai

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