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Equal Inheritance for Children Regardless of Gender: Can My Mother-in-Law Do It?

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Q: My mother-in-law wants to know if she can give her inheritance equally among her children regardless of gender on her will?

Bismillaah

A: The law of Shari’ah in regard to inheritance is that the male children will inherit two shares and the female children will inherit one share. Hence attaching this condition in one’s will that after one’s demise the male and female children will inherit equally is invalid and haraam in Islam.

And Allah Ta’ala (ุงู„ู„ู‡ ุชุนุงู„ู‰) knows best.

ูŠููˆุตููŠูƒูู…ู ุงู„ู„ู‘ูŽู€ู‡ู ูููŠ ุฃูŽูˆู’ู„ูŽุงุฏููƒูู…ู’ ู„ูู„ุฐู‘ูŽูƒูŽุฑู ู…ูุซู’ู„ู ุญูŽุธูู‘ ุงู„ู’ุฃูู†ุซูŽูŠูŽูŠู’ู†ู ููŽุฅูู† ูƒูู†ู‘ูŽ ู†ูุณูŽุงุกู‹ ููŽูˆู’ู‚ูŽ ุงุซู’ู†ูŽุชูŽูŠู’ู†ู ููŽู„ูŽู‡ูู†ู‘ูŽ ุซูู„ูุซูŽุง ู…ูŽุง ุชูŽุฑูŽูƒูŽ ูˆูŽุฅูู† ูƒูŽุงู†ูŽุชู’ ูˆูŽุงุญูุฏูŽุฉู‹ ููŽู„ูŽู‡ูŽุง ุงู„ู†ูู‘ุตู’ูู ูˆูŽู„ูุฃูŽุจูŽูˆูŽูŠู’ู‡ู ู„ููƒูู„ูู‘ ูˆูŽุงุญูุฏู ู…ูู‘ู†ู’ู‡ูู…ูŽุง ุงู„ุณู‘ูุฏูุณู ู…ูู…ู‘ูŽุง ุชูŽุฑูŽูƒูŽ ุฅูู† ูƒูŽุงู†ูŽ ู„ูŽู‡ู ูˆูŽู„ูŽุฏูŒ ููŽุฅูู† ู„ู‘ูŽู…ู’ ูŠูŽูƒูู† ู„ู‘ูŽู‡ู ูˆูŽู„ูŽุฏูŒ ูˆูŽูˆูŽุฑูุซูŽู‡ู ุฃูŽุจูŽูˆูŽุงู‡ู ููŽู„ูุฃูู…ูู‘ู‡ู ุงู„ุซู‘ูู„ูุซู ููŽุฅูู† ูƒูŽุงู†ูŽ ู„ูŽู‡ู ุฅูุฎู’ูˆูŽุฉูŒ ููŽู„ูุฃูู…ูู‘ู‡ู ุงู„ุณู‘ูุฏูุณู ู…ูู† ุจูŽุนู’ุฏู ูˆูŽุตููŠู‘ูŽุฉู ูŠููˆุตููŠ ุจูู‡ูŽุง ุฃูŽูˆู’ ุฏูŽูŠู’ู†ู ุขุจูŽุงุคููƒูู…ู’ ูˆูŽุฃูŽุจู’ู†ูŽุงุคููƒูู…ู’ ู„ูŽุง ุชูŽุฏู’ุฑููˆู†ูŽ ุฃูŽูŠู‘ูู‡ูู…ู’ ุฃูŽู‚ู’ุฑูŽุจู ู„ูŽูƒูู…ู’ ู†ูŽูู’ุนู‹ุง ููŽุฑููŠุถูŽุฉู‹ ู…ูู‘ู†ูŽ ุงู„ู„ู‘ูŽู€ู‡ู ุฅูู†ู‘ูŽ ุงู„ู„ู‘ูŽู€ู‡ูŽ ูƒูŽุงู†ูŽ ุนูŽู„ููŠู…ู‹ุง ุญูŽูƒููŠู…ู‹ุง ๏ดฟุงู„ู†ุณุงุก: ูกูก๏ดพ

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

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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