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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
A wassiyyah is not the same thing as a “last will” in the United States. The wassiyyah, in Islam, refers to a 1/3 (or less) bequest that a Muslim can […]
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 […]
Allah has ordained inheritance in the Qur’an. Believing Muslims do not have the authority to disregard it; doing so would be an injustice.