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Is a widow’s pension payable to a child?

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A woman aged 75 is widow. She receives the pension of her husband. Does her step children also have right in the pension? Since the other wife is also not alive, the kids are aged 50, 38 and 47.

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(Fatwa: 908/854/M=8/1439)

Pension is a contribution and gift from the government that the widow of a deceased person receives lifetime. Thus as per the government rule only the widow is entitled to receive it and the children of the deceased have no share in it. (Imdad al-Fatawa, vol. 4, p. 342, Kitab al-Faraidh; Mahmoodia, vol. 3, p. 193, Meerut)

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Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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