Can Muslims inherit from non-Muslims?
The majority opinion adopted by all four imams states that a Muslim may not inherit from non-Muslims. However, some scholars – including Mu`adh ibn Jabal, Mu`ayyiah ibn Abi Sufiyan, Sa`id […]
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 […]
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.
Who are the beneficiaries of the 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.