Can One Inherit Property Acquired Through Conventional Mortgage?

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Question: Can one inherit property acquired through conventional mortgage?

Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah,

I pray this finds you in the best of health and states.

Yes, one may inherit property acquired through conventional mortgage. There is nothing wrong or unlawful in the house itself. What was unlawful was the interest given in acquiring the house. The house itself is owned: it may be resided in or transferred to the ownership of another, whether by sale, inheritance or otherwise.

It is worth mentioning, though, that one cannot be party to assisting or requesting others to get a conventional mortgage for their or others’ benefit.

And Allah knows best.

Checked & Approved by Faraz Rabbani

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