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Does my unborn child inherit from my husbands estate?

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Q. My husband passed away and I am pregnant. Does my unborn child inherit from my husbands estate?


A. The unborn child is entitled to his/her share of inheritance from the estate of his/her deceased father. As such, in this case, the estate of the deceased should be distributed after the child is born in order to ascertain the gender of the child and to distribute his/her share of inheritance accordingly. (Al-Lubaab 4/199)

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