law of inheritance
Dear scholars, As-salamu `alaykum. If my father is still alive after my mother’s death does he become the natural owner of everything my mother owned, or is there an Islamic injunction that my mother’s assets should be distributed?If there is to be a distribution what are the shares? My family now consists of my father, my four sisters and myself. I was of the opinion that as long as my father is alive I do not have to bother about any distribution. Please advise.I would also like to know about zakah. Where did the 2.5 percent figure come from? In the hadith it is mentioned that zakah must be paid on silver at this rate, but does that apply to everything? Does the Qur’an mention anything about that? Jazakum Allah khayran.
Dear scholars, as-Salamu `alaykum. I have a question that always confuses my mind. I hope you could explain it to me. Why does a man take a portion equivalent to that of two females in inheritance? Is it a form of discrimination based on gender? 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.
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.