He passed away without taking his inheritance

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by DarulIftaBirmingham

Answered by:  Maulana Imran Mughal​


Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah

If a person refuses to accept inheritance due to him because he believed it was distributed unfairly and not according to shariah. The amount was kept as Amanah but he consistently refused to accept it.

Then he passed away. What has to be done with the money. Was it to be counted as part of an inheritance or not? What has to be done with it? Jazakumullahukhair


بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

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

It is of utmost importance that the wealth in the first place should have been distributed according to Shari’ah. Allah has placed these rules and regulations for our benefit. There is certain wisdom which only Allah truly knows behind how much who gets.

A person cannot reject inheritance, that money is his right whether he accepts it or not. Now unless he gifted it to someone else or alternatively discarded of it in any other way, that wealth should be distributed amongst his inheritors at the time of his death.

Only Allah knows best

Written by Maulana Imran Mughal

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