Q: My husband passed away three weeks ago. How soon should his children tend to his will? I have no idea where he drew up his will. According to what I know his two daughters from his late wife were gifted all the properties except one as they were conceived out of wedlock. The other property I was told, I inherit an eighth. Is it not a quarter as his daughters are haraam? Also the said property has debt and so has the properties that he gifted to his children. Does the property I inherit from have to cover the debt of the properties his daughters were gifted and only after those debts are paid do I get my share?
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)
This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, 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.