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Shafi'i Fiqh

What Do Grandchildren Inherit?

Question: What do the grandchildren inherit from their grandfather if their grandfather and father die before the estate is divided? Answer: Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, Dear questioner, Thank you for your important question. When a grandfather...

Shafi'i Fiqh

Female inheritance rights

Question: If one has just one daughter, why can’t one just give her all of one’s estate? Answer: Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, Dear questioner, Thank you for your important question. Allah Most High sent us the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him...

Shafi'i Fiqh

Inheritance of a Missing Person

Question: A member of our family has been lost for many years. How should we deal with his the inheritance that he is owed? Also, can we assume he has passed away and divide up his estate? Answer: Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, Dear questioner, Thank...

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Estate with No Muslim Heirs

Ustadh Farid Dingle advises on how to apportion one’s estate and designate one’s heirs when one is the only Muslim in the family. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I am the only Muslim in my family, as I am a convert. My immediate family have...