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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Can I inherit from a non-Muslim?

Q: Can I inherit from a non-Muslim? الجواب حامدًا و مصليًا و منه الصدق و الصواب A: There are principally two types of laws that relate to the estate of a propositus, viz. the laws of inheritance and the laws of bequests. According to the laws of inheritance non-Muslim heirs of a Muslim propositus will […]

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What is the distinguishing difference between a trust and waqf?

Q: What is the distinguishing difference between a trust and waqf? الجواب حامدا ومصليا ومسلما ومنه الصدق والصواب A: The fundamental difference between the forms of trusts discussed in the document on trusts and a valid waqf is that in the latter property is taken out of one’s ownership and passed in to the ownership […]

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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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Can I write a Will that is clearly against Islamic principles?

Q: Can I write a Will that is clearly against Islamic principles I have read the Will guide that was sent by 1st Ethical trust. I have a some family members who need my help in writing a will as I am a professional Will Writer. However if someone , who is a Muslim, does […]

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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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