Pension amount acquired after the demise of the deceased

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: My father recently passed away (may Allah Ta’ala be pleased with him and grant him janah, insha Allah) and I have been appointed as the executor of his estate. He is to recieve a lump sum payment from pension fund for 2 years pension which is payable to me and my twin sister. We are adopted so he has made wasiyah for 1/3 for the two of us of his estate. There is funds still to come from investments. He was very sick so he gifted his household goods to us before he died. As far as his pension goes it is a small amount, does it form part of estate to be divided. He has 5 brothers and 3 sisters which I have to divide the remainding 2/3 of estate. Shukraan.


A: Since the pension amount is acquired after the demise of the deceased, it will not form part of the estate.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)