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Inheriting From a Non-Muslim: Taking a Bequest is Allowed, Though Inheritance is Not

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Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

But what about ‘wasiyya’. This is a means for a non-Muslim to give to a Muslim and vice versa isn’t it. For example, in the non – Muslims will, he writes that so-and-so should be given such – and – such. Isn’t this permissible. I know its not called inheritance

Answer:
In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Walaikum assalam,

It is valid to take a bequest from a non-Muslim parent, if they specified it, even though a Muslim does not inherit from a non-Muslim.

Wassalam,

Faraz.

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