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INHERITANCE/GIFTS FOR CHILDRENS

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by DarulUloomTT.net

QUESTION:

As Salaamu Alaikum,

If a Muslim man has to divide his estate among his children e.g. 2 males and 2 females does everyone get an equal share.

JazakAllah

ANSWER:

Wa Alaikum As Salaam,

If he is dividing his estate while alive and wishes to give his children gifts from his estate, then he should divide it in a manner that a male and female get an equal share. However, if his estate is being divided after his death, then the distribution of his estate would be subjected to the laws of inheritance as given in the Holy Quran. This means that a boy will get twice the share of a girl, and this division will be considered as inheritance and not gifts. (Kitabul Fatawa Vol.6 Pages 315,316 Zam Zam Karachi 2008).

And Allah Knows best

Mufti Waseem Khan

30/09/2020

This answer was collected from DarulUloomTT.net, which is operated under the supervision of Mufti Waseem Khan from Darul Uloom Trinidad and Tobago.

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