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Find answers to your Islamic questions by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

The help I need is as follows: We are four brothers in joint business. 3 elder brothers have equal share and the youngest one has less share. Two middle brothers were giving less opportunity to him and treating him unfairly. We were having differences in the business and one day in 2013 the youngest brother in the business meeting said that I don’t want to work with you guys…and give me my share and I want to split specially with the two middle brothers. Now we (all brothers) are splitting the business between all brothers and one middle brother has raised this issue that in 2013 you said in a meeting that I don’t want to work so we will do accounting till that specific date. The youngest brother says he doesn’t want to work with the other brothers multiple times but no accounts have been made or agreements have been made or clarity has been given even till now. None of the accounts have been settled till this date, all control of the business and properties are in the hands of the two middle brothers. The two middle brothers are insisting because you said in 2013 so we will not give your share after 2013. These two middle brothers only started mentioning the issue of 2013 since Aug/Sept of last year (2015). The youngest brother is still invested in business, still involved in business on minimal level. So far no division of any property or business has taken place so no clarity yet what is owed to each partner and hisabats are still pending. Please guide with fatwa if these two brothers are right or wrong for the sake of Allah. May Allah bless us all and reward you for your valuable time. —————————————————- Just to clarify again. My youngest brother is still coming to office. He still has signatures in bank. He is still taking money when he needs. Everything is still as like always. No changes.

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