As-Salaam `Alaykum, brother in Islam: I would like to know the ruling in the following case of inheritance. My father in-law had a property ( a house) in U.S.A and before he died, left a will for his heirs (2 sons & 2 daughters and a wife) in which he instructed that after his and his wife's death this property should be divided equally among his all 4 children. To my knowledge, leaving a will for the heirs is not permitted in Islamic Shar`iah. His sons are taking the stand to distribute this property according to the will. Please give your advice and the correct ruling in this matter, my wife and myself fear Allah and do not wish to disobey His commands. We will appreciate your response, may Allah reward you in this world and the Hereafter! Ameen. Jazakum Allahu Khairan.
A man married a woman and then died before consummating the marriage with her. We would like to know whether she has the right to receive the dowry and whether she is entitled to receive a share in the inheritance.
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. A couple died in a plane crash but nobody knows who died first. The husband has another wife and children still living, and the wife has two cousins. How should the estate be divided? Jazakum Allah khayran.
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. My wife and I suffered a lot so that we might get a child, but Almighty Allah did not will it. I now want to transfer the ownership of my apartment to my wife so that she won’t be treated unfairly by my brothers after my death when it comes to distributing the possessions I leave behind. I would like you also to know that I always help my brothers and their children. I want to know the Shari`ah point of view on this issue. Jazakum Allah khayran.
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. Can a Muslim inherit from a non-Muslim relative? Jazakum Allah khayran.
Dear scholars, As-Salaam `Alaykum. Please explain how important is the writing of will for Muslims in the West. Also please give us some guidelines for preparing our wills according to Islamic rules. Jazakum Allah khayran.
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. If you adopted a child, is it permissible to give a part of your wealth to him/her in your will? Jazakum Allah khayran.
As-Salam `alaykum, Waramatullah Wabarakatuh! If a Muslim man marries a non-Muslim, say someone from the People of the Book, and it happen that the lady is of good manners, giving her husband affectionate and tender-loving care, is it permissible to make such woman one of the husband’s heirs; to inherit him when he dies? Is such husband allowed to allocate some of his property to his wife, according to Islamic Law? Is he allowed to bequeath or donate some money to her? If so, what is the limit he is not allowed to go beyond in both cases?
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. Can a mother in her lifetime transfer all of her property to one child when she has five children? Jazakum Allah khayran.
Respected scholars, as-salamu `alaykum.a man has a mentally retarded son and three daughters. This man appropriated one third of his estate to his son after his death, and he did so while he was still alive. What is the ruling on what this man did? Jazakum Allahu Khayran.
My Mother (Rahmatullah Alayha) passed away early this year . She left a house ,The DEED is in her Name . She left five sons & three daughters as Heirs .However ,Originally , the House was bought 28 years ago by four of her sons and the House DEED was issued in our Mother's Name .The Official HASR EL ERTH list the eight childern as HEIRS .My Question is : Should the funds of the sale of the house be distributed a) among the Eight Childern as per HASR EL ERTH or b) Among the four Sons who actually bought the house for mother . P.S. Our Father passed away 45 years ago and the 4 sons were taking care of the family expenses until our mother's death .
What is the wisdom of the discrimination in the distribution of inheritance between men and women in Islam? Is it because of the natural differences between them?
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. If a man concluded a marriage contract and died before the consummation of the marriage, what is the wife’s due dowry in this case, and does she inherit from him or not? Jazakum Allah khayran.
Respected scholars of Islam, As-Salaam `Alaykum wa Rahmatu Allah wa Barakatuh. What is the situation of Muslims living in Western countries with non-Muslim parents (i.e., mainly converts) regarding the question of inheritance.Are the properties transferred to them according to the Western laws at the death of their parents Halal (lawful) for them or not? Jazakum Allah Khayran.
We understand that male's share of inheritance doubles that of female according to the Islamic Law. Is it permissible for the parents or one of them to write a will declaring that they want their wealth be distributed equally among the heirs?