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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I wish for my shares and ISA’s to be passed directly to my wife after death. How do I incorporate this in to my will?

Q: I wish for my shares and ISA’s to be passed directly to my wife after death. How do I incorporate this in to my will? الجواب حامدا ومصليا ومسلما ومنه الصدق والصواب A: When an individual passes away there are two ways that, after meeting debts and expenses of the final rites, ownership of his residual […]

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Should one list items which they anticipate receiving but have not yet got ownership of in their will, under ‘assets’

Q: Should one list items which they anticipate receiving but have not yet got ownership of in their will, under ‘assets’? الجواب حامدا ومصليا ومسلما ومنه الصدق والصواب   A: One may list them as potentially receivable assets but not as current assets.  Once ownership is secured, one may update one’s will.

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If a deceased revert leaves a non-Muslim wife and a small baby, is the baby considered Muslim and therefore does he/she inherit?

Q: If a deceased revert leaves a non-Muslim wife and a small baby, is the baby considered Muslim and therefore does he/she inherit?   الجواب حامدا ومصليا ومسلما ومنه الصدق والصواب A: If the deceased revert is survived by a non-Muslim wife and a minor child, the child will be considered Muslim and will inherit from the […]

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My father has refused to keep in touch with me since young and I have had two stepfathers since the divorce of my mother and father, who is eligible for a share in my inheritance?

Q: My father has refused to keep in touch with me since young and I have had two stepfathers since the divorce of my mother and father, who is eligible for a share in my inheritance?   الجواب حامدا ومصليا ومنه الصدق والصواب A: If you have no siblings then your father is currently entitled to two […]

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What is Maradhul mawt?

Q: What is Maradhul mawt? الجواب حامدا ومصليا ومسلما ومنه الصدق والصواب A: Maradhul mawt is the state wherein the dominant presumption is that death will occur and the individual dies in that same state whether this is due to illness or other reason. If an illness is not presumed to be fatal then such […]

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Does the family house have to be sold when the husband or father dies?

Q: Does the family house have to be sold when the husband or father dies? In a typical family with a husband, wife and some immature children living in a house, how should the house be distributed if the husband dies? Surely it would be too difficult to tell the widow and her children to […]

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