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Inheritance

Q: We are 3 brothers and 1 sister (all are married). The question is, what would be sharing if our parents have pass away? A: If the deceased only left behind 3 sons and 1 daughter then the estate will be divided into 7 equal shares and distributed as follows:Each son...

Inheritance

Q: Kindly inform us regarding the distribution of inheritance based on the following. Deceased left wife, mother, infant daughter and a sister.A: The estate will be divided into 24 equal shares and distributed as follows:Wife will receive 3 sharesMother will receive 4...

Distributing the estate of one’s parents

Q: My question is related to the distribution of the estate and inheritance.We are 3 sisters and one brother, our father passed away before ramadan and after almost 4 months on our mother passed away. The father left a building and the mother also left a building in...

One brother claiming more from father’s estate

Q: I have a question regarding hibah and wirasat.We are 3 brothers and 1 sister, my father did all our marriages, but he spent a little more in our sister's marriage. Now my father is no more in this world, so one of my brother's is claiming that since the expenses...

Distributing inheritance

Q: Kindly advise on below inheritance issue:Marhoom left behind wife, 3 sons and 4 daughters. No will, nor any wasiyyat made (written). Marhoom left cash , car and clothes, and house behind.1. How will estate be distributed?2. As far as qadha rozas and salaahs are...

Share of second wife in inheritance

Q: I am in my 2nd marriage, i.e I have 2 wives currently. I have an Islamic will, so if I die tomorrow, what happens to my estate? A: It will go to your heirs. If you are referring to having two wives presently then both the wives will share equally. If you have...

Charging interest on loans

Q: My mother passed away. She used to give loans and charge a percentage when they pay back. Is that money halal for us according to the shariah. My understanding is that the money is haram since it is interest. What should we do?A: This money is interest and interest...

Inheritance

Q: What is the inheritance ruling if I have a wife, 3 daughters, 5 brothers and a sister. A: The estate will be distributed into 792 equal shares and distributed as follows:Wife will receive 99 sharesEach daughter will receive 176 sharesEach brother will receive 30...