Can one of the heirs give up their rights of inheritance to other deserving members?
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 […]
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 […]
Can a person distribute their estate before they die if there is a legitimate reason?
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 […]
Are there any restrictions to gift giving during one’s lifetime?
A Muslim’s ability to give gifts does have restrictions, such as in the case of one experiencing “final sickness” or being on his/her deathbed. In that situation, one may not […]
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 […]
Is disinheritance of beneficiaries allowed in Islam?
Allah has ordained inheritance in the Qur’an. Believing Muslims do not have the authority to disregard it; doing so would be an injustice.
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 overview of this specified system of inheritance distribution?
A surviving husband’s share is either ¼ or ½, depending on if they have children.If they have children, a surviving wife’s share is either ⅛ or ¼.Other shares are ⅙ […]
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.
Do we have full ownership of our property and possessions?
Allah has dominion over everything in the heavens and the earth, and Allah (SWT) is the One who blesses us with wealth; therefore, He instructs us on how it gets […]
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 […]