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Does a wife inherit from her husbands estate if she remarries after his demise? 

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Q. If a wife remarries after the death of her husband and the estate of her husband was not distributed to her, is she still entitled to it? Or she does not qualify for it because she remarried another husband?


A. At the time of the death of a deceased person, all the heirs of a deceased person are entitled to their share of inheritance from the deceased’s estate, irrespective if the heirs remarry. As such, if a husband is deceased and his wife did not receive her share of inheritance from his estate, she will still be entitled to her share of inheritance from her deceased husband’s estate even though she remarried after his demise. (Ahsanul Fataawa 9/302)

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Mufti Ismaeel Bassa

This answer was collected from TheMufti.com, which is a fatwa portal managed by Mufti Ismaeel Bassa from South Africa.

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