Retirement fund

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Q: As an employee I contribute monthly towards the company’s retirement fund. The company also contributes on my behalf. Unfortunately, this is per company rules and I cannot opt to not contribute. The company also contributes towards a Group Life scheme which means that in the case of my demise, my beneficiaries will receive X amount in addition to the total value sitting in my fund.

My question is : Who should I put down as my beneficiaries. I have a wife and 3 children, both parents are still alive.


A: We do not have the details of how your retirement fund works so it is difficult for us to explain who could be your beneficiaries.

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


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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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