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Who is the Wali After the Father’s Death?

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Answered by: Maulana Nabil Khan


After the father passes away the most right of being the Wali is the grandfather, is that right?

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


Yes, it is correct. When the father passes away then the paternal grandfather, if alive, will take the next position as the guardian (wali).


Al-Fatawa Al-Hindiyyah Volume 1 Pg 312

Only Allah knows best

Written by Maulana Nabil Khan

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

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