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It is permissible for an heir to waive his/her rightful share from the deceased’s estate in favour of another heir

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Can a muslim waive his right to inherit from the deceased in favour of another heir? Is such a waiver valid? 

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In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh

It is permissible for an heir to waive his/her rightful share from the deceased’s estate in favour of another heir.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Mufti Ismail Desai,

Darul Iftaa

Checked and Approved,

Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

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