What happens to the wealth of a revert if they leave no Muslim inheritors?

Q: What happens to the wealth of a revert if they leave no Muslim inheritors?     الجواب حامدا ومصليا ومسلما ومنه الصدق والصواب   A: A revert who leaves no Muslim inheritors may bequeath up to one third of his/her residual estate to non-Muslim relatives and friends etc.  Under an Islamic system, the remaining two thirds […]

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If the wife was made the sole beneficiary of a will in exclusion of the children, and she received the entire estate – wrongly benefiting thereof for several years, is she now required to redistribute it according to Sharī’ah given that she has learnt of her error?

Q: If the wife was made the sole beneficiary of a will in exclusion of the children, and she received the entire estate – wrongly benefiting thereof for several years, is she now required to redistribute it according to Sharī’ah given that she has learnt of her error?   الجواب حامدا ومصليا ومسلما ومنه الصدق والصواب […]

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Can one bequeath their house to a child or grandchild of theirs?

Q: Can one bequeath their house to a child or grandchild of theirs?   الجواب حامدا ومصليا ومسلما ومنه الصدق والصواب   A: The lady is entitled to bequeath up to one third of her estate.  However, she cannot bequeath to anyone who is already an heir.  As her daughter is an heir she cannot be 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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Is my husband entitled to a share of the child benefits and tax credits, and anything purchased from them during my lifetime and after my death?

Q: Is my husband entitled to a share of the child benefits and tax credits, and anything purchased from them during my lifetime and after my death? I am in the process of making a Shariah Will. I would like to clarify some matters before finalising the will. I live in the United Kingdom. My […]

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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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What is the Islamic position if legally the son owns the land but the mother has retained control?

Q: What is the Islamic position if legally the son owns the land but the mother has retained control? An elderly woman owns some land in Pakistan through which she receives rent on a regular basis. She is unaware of the Islamic laws of inheritance. She wants to leave the land to her son and […]

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