My question is…
Father that is now late has verbaly given 4 of his sons a property each on 1 piece of farm land to build and live as they please.
After much time has passed, 1 of the sons now has put the property on his name and is now asking rent from the other 3 brothers and f they cannot pay the rent they must leave.
What is your thoughts in this matter.
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Assalaamu `alaykum waRahmatullahi Wabarakatuh
You query is ambiguous. It appears that the father has given each one of his four sons a portion of a big land for ach one to build on it. One brother put the land on his name. If our understanding is correct, then hereunder are our observations.
The big land was given as a gift to each one of the four sons. As such, the land is in partnership between the four brothers. It is incorrect for one brother to transfer the land on his name and claim sole ownership of the entire land.
And Allah knows best
Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Darul Iftaa, Madrassah In’aamiyyah