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Does one have to nominate ones beneficiaries to ones provident fund according to the Islamic Laws of Inheritance? 

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by TheMufti.com

Q. As salaam alikum I require assistance on how to distribute my provident fund to my beneficiaries. What percentage goes to each one?The provident fund is compulsory and is shariah compliant. 50/50 and admin cost paid by the company. Jazakallah.


A. In the case of compulsory provident funds, you are not obligated to distribute or appoint beneficiaries according to the Islamic Law of Succession and Inheritance as it does not from part of your estate. It is regarded as a gift from the company to the beneficiaries.

Hence, you may distribute and appoint the beneficiaries at your own discretion.

Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

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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