Can a gift be given to a person who is not part of the heirs?
Gifts given during one’s final illness (The final illness is that in which it is thought most likely that the individual will die as a result of it ) come […]
Do adopted children inherit as biological children?
Adopted children are not true children, and Allah SWT stated in the Qur’an that we call people by the names of their true fathers; therefore, parents cannot treat adopted children […]
Can Non-Muslim family members inherit from Muslims?
Inheritance is an Islamic right ordained by Allah (SWT) upon His believing servants who believe in Allah SWT as their creator.Our beloved Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) said: “A Muslim cannot be […]
Is this system of inheritance agreed upon among all Sunni schools of thought?
There is certainly agreement that Islamic inheritance is mandatory. Differences of opinion may matter in certain circumstances for a select minority; however, a clear majority of Sunni schools of thought […]
Why is there a difference in share distribution between sons and daughters?
This rule represents a connection between rights and responsibilities in Islam. Men in Islam have more financial duties and responsibilities towards their family members than women do.
What is the religious source for the Islamic formula of distribution?
The distribution of shares is derived from the Qur’an, specifically verses 4:11-12 and 4:176, hadiths, companions’ understanding, interpretation, and application to cases during their time.
Is it Islamic to give everything to your spouse, assuming your spouse will distribute it fairly?
No, giving everything to the surviving spouse after death when there are other living beneficiaries is prohibited, since the Qur’an mandates other beneficiaries.
Is it obligatory to follow the rules of Inheritance as outlined in the Qur’an?
Yes, Allah (SWT) preceded the outlining of the rules of inheritance with a verse that warns people against taking people’s rights of wealth- verse 4:10, “Verily, those who unjustly eat […]
Is Islamic Inheritance ordained in the Qur’an?
Yes, Allah, Himself has stated how the inheritance is to be shared, and He has issued a warning against ignoring this division.He says (What could be translated as):” These are […]