Al-waṣiyyah is an integral part of the Islamic law of inheritance. Giving a stipulated fraction out of a Muslim’s Legal estate/Islamic Will willingly to non-heirs while alive is an applauded […]
If all heirs are in full agreement to voluntarily distribute the estate in different shares than what is specified in the Quran, can they do that?
If the heirs agree voluntarily and without any compulsion amongst themselves to share the wealth equally amongst themselves, so that there will be no difference between males and females, this […]
It should be noted that inheritance becomes irrevocably part of a person’s property, but if a person wants to give it up after that to other heirs, there is nothing […]
If the estate gets distributed before or after death and the distribution was not according to the Islamic law as Allah specified in the Quran but mainly was distributed unfairly, what should be done with such distribution?
This transaction is not Islamically legitimate and this is considered favoring one child over another, which is not permitted in Islam.Those heirs who were favored over others should give back […]
It is not recommended and it is better not to do that. Rather, a person should keep their wealth with them, then when they die it should be distributed among […]
Distribution of the estate can only come after the death of the one who is leaving it behind. This is the basic principle. The reason behind this general ruling is […]
Islam does not regulate gift-giving during one’s lifetime. For example, if you want to give a gift to your child (even if non-Muslim) or any other individual otherwise deemed ineligible […]
What are the proper Islamic steps that should be taken before the distribution of money after death?
There are three parts outlining what is to be distributed after death:· First: expenses and debts· Second: wassiyyah· Third: fara’id/obligations of Islamic inheritance distribution.
In most cases, the inheritance goes to the son, daughter, husband, wife, parents, and in certain cases, grandparents, siblings, grandchildren, uncles, aunts, and so forth.
No, giving everything to the surviving spouse after death when there are other living beneficiaries is prohibited, since the Qur’an mandates other beneficiaries.