Mahr left by the deceased

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What can be done with my late sisters meher money??


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

Each and every item left by the deceased will form part of her estate. The Mahr amount left by your sister will also form part of the estate and will be distributed amongst the inheritors according to the Shariah Law of Succession and Inheritance. [1]


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best


Mufti Muhammad I.V Patel

Checked and Approved by
Mufti Nabeel Valli

Darul Iftaa Mahmudiyyah

Lusaka, Zambia


آپ کے مسائل اور ان کا حل جلد 6/397

عورت کے مرنے کے بعد اس کا مہر بھی اس کے ترکہ میں شامل ہوجاتا ہے، جو اس کے وارثوں میں حصہ رسدی تقسیم ہوگا۔

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