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 If a father has earned money through illegal (haram) means, is it halal to get a share in his property as inheritance?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Muftionline.co.za

Q: If a father has earned money through illegal (haram) means, is it halal to get a share in his property as inheritance?

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A: If the heirs are all absolutely certain that the wealth was entirely haraam they may receive their proportionate shares and give it out in charity to some deserving persons.

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

 

Answered by:

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.

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