Purchasing land on one’s brother’s name

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Q: I purchased a land combined with my brother and my name with my money which he knows, later again I purchased a land in both names with my money which he does not know. Now if we sell both land combinedly signed then what is the ruling about sold money? According to Islamic law, is he entitled to get the share of sold money? If he is entitled to get, then he will get share of total land or the share of land part he knows ? It is mentioned that with the intention to live together in same city I purchased the land in both name but after he got married then he is no more interested to live here and living in separate city with his family.


A: If you bought it with your money then it belongs to you.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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