What does one do If they can’t find a trustworthy executor for their wills?

Q: What does one do If they can’t find a trustworthy executor for their wills?   الجواب حامدا ومصليا ومسلما ومنه الصدق والصواب   A: One should seek to employ the services  of a competent solicitor who will undoubtedly be regulated by his/her professional body.

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Can I accept to inherite from my father’s will even if it was not drafted according to Shariah?

 Q: I am a sister and my father has passed away.  He left a Will which is not according to Shariah.  I have 2 step-mums, 3 blood brothers and 3 half brothers. My dad divided his assets into 8 shares. 1/8 to the step mum who lived with my dad (she has no children). Nothing […]

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Can my non Muslim relatives inherit from me?

Q: I am a convert to Islam, a single mother and have three children.My question is regarding what happens with my mother and brother who are not Muslim in regards to my will. Would they inherit from me?Also, my oldest daughter has rejected Islam but I pray she will return in sha Allah. Would she still […]

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Stipulating a condition in a bequest

Q: Can any condition be stipulated on inheritance from Wassiyah i.e. if a portion of a Home is given to a sister, can it be stated or requested that the sister then leaves the house (portion) to charity on her passing away, without it having any benefit to her potential inheritors?   الجدواب حامدا ومصليا ومسلما […]

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Do children inherit from their estranged parents?

Q: If the natural father no longer lives with or has access to his children, is inheritance still due to his children?   الجواب حامدا ومصليا ومسلما ومنه الصدق والصواب A:  If the natural farther no longer lives with or has access to his children, inheritance is still due to his children. Entitlement to inheritance […]

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Can children inherit from a step parent?

If Children are from two separate marriages do they inherit equally from the parent (i.e. does the marriage not affect their shares)? a. On this point if one has step children living with them i.e. Children of a partner from a different marriage (Children from partners first marriage) i. (1) do they inherit from the step parent? ii. […]

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Distribution of wealth once the shares have already been allocated to the heirs?

Q: I have a question in regards to writing a will. Once the shares have been allocated to the heirs, how is the remaining amount distributed?                                      الجواب حامدا ومصليا ومسلما ومنه الصدق والصواب A: Upon ones death one has […]

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Can a loan be transferred to a 3rd party?

Q: I have taken a loan from  my sister and then I have lent the money to a 3rd party  on the condition that, they will repay back the loan to my sister directly. Am I still responsible for the loan? If yes then how do I include it in my Will? الجواب حامدا ومصليا ومسلما ومنه الصدق والصواب A: You remain responsible for […]

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Is it permissible to write a conventional Will only?

Question: A family member wishes to make a conventional will only. They wish to gift their property to their wife and seven children, but, to be distributed in accordance with Shari’ah. Is this permissible?   الجوابحامداومصلياومسلماومنهالصدقوالصواب   A: There are set rules in Islam as to the rights and responsibilities that relate to the testators […]

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