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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.

Inheritance of an adopted child

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Q: 1. A couple have adopted a girl. Upon the adopted child’s demise, how would her estate be distributed? Her biological parents and siblings are unknown. 2. Would the adopted daughter inherit from her adopted parents? A: 1. Try your best to locate the biological parents, siblings, etc. If after exhausting efforts no relative can… read more »

Grandchildren inheriting

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Q: My mother passed away during my maternal grandmother’s lifetime. My grandmother passed away 1 year ago. She is survived by 2 sons and 1 daughter. She owned some agricultural land (my maternal grandfather bought it during his lifetime and did not leave any will). Do we, as her grandchildren, get any share in property?… read more »

Inheritance

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Q: We have a house which was jointly owed by my parents. My mother passed away 6 years ago. My father is 88 years old and not well. We are 4 brothers and 3 sisters, how would the inheritance work once my father passes on? There is no debt on the house. A: If your… read more »

Land expropriation

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Q: My great grandfather had an estate in Durban from which they were forcefully evicted in 1972. My father also passed away in 1972. He was survived by his two brothers of which one passed away a few years ago. My paternal grandfather, who is now late, had many brothers and sisters of which two… read more »

Inheritance

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Q: If a woman passes away and leaves behind her son, her mother and brothers and sisters but no husband and father. Who will inherit and how will the shares be divided? A: Her mother will receive 1/6 (one-sixth) of her estate and the remainder will go to her son. And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى)… read more »

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