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This answer was collected from Fatwaa.com which is an excellent Q&A site managed by Mufti Ismail Moosa from South Africa. .

Zakaat on deceased’s wealth

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Question I wanted to find out if i should pay zakat on my deceased sisters gold? She was divorced and has no children Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. In principle, once a person passes away, the wealth does not belong to him/her. The deceased’s… read more »

Zakaat on behalf of the deceased

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Question If a person had pending zakaat, but they did not mention it in their will, do the heirs have to deduct that zakaat amount before distribution of the assets? Is it necessary to do it or is it just advisable? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum… read more »

Inheritance query

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Question Assalamualaikum, (1) If a husband wants to give the wife more than what she is entitled to from his inheritance, can he indicate a note in his will a loan of say $100,000 that he owed his wife. In this case, will the loan be paid out first to his wife before the estate… read more »

Property after demise

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Question Asslamulaikum if a father has seven shops and five flats and says that after my death my wife meaning the mother will take rentals is it permissible? Or the children also get a share? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. The laws of inheritance… read more »

Mahr left by the deceased

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Question Salaamz What can be done with my late sisters meher money?? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. Each and every item left by the deceased will form part of her estate. The Mahr amount left by your sister will also form part of the… read more »

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