What is the Islamic stance on joint tenancy ownership of a property

Q: Are the joint tenancy laws of England (whereby one tenant inherits the other’s share directly on death) valid in Islamic law? What happens if I share a property with my mother- on her passing does her share come to me automatically or do my siblings then gain a share islamically?


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A: Joint tenancy laws do not accord with the Shariah distribution of the estate.  If you jointly own a property together with your mother, when your mother dies your siblings will be entitled to a proportionate share of your mothers portion of the property.


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