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Distributing inheritance

Q: I have a moral dilemma which I need some help and guidance with. My husband passed away a few months ago and we are in the process of distributing the inheritance within the heirs. I have a son and a daughter and his both parents are alive. There are two sums of...

Paying zakaat on behalf of one’s deceased father

Q:1. I want to ask about the obligatory charity (zakat). There are some things which I want to know about rules of zakat. First of all I want to know rules about paying zakat on inherited wealth. My father died and the money in his account was given to me after 7...

Inheritance

Q: My father owed my grandfather R40 000. Its been few years since my grandfather passed away. My father is now able to pay of the debts which will go to the heirs (none of whom have passed away) as inheritance, who are: my grandmother, my father's 3 sisters and my...

Bequest for heirs

Q: We are in the process of winding up my father's estate, who passed away a couple of years ago, and are unclear on a specific scenario we have picked up.My father had a number of investment policies which were registered under his name but, as required with most...

Distributing the estate in a C.O.P Marriage

Q: My father past away in 2008 he was married in c.o.p. I have 4 sisters and me as the only son. What happens to the house as they want to put the house on to my mother's name and they say she owns half the house. What does shariah say about this and how do I go about...

Inheritance

Q: I need clarity on a few issues pertaining to inheritence and the shar'i ruling. As I write this email I am currently handling the affairs of my father. He is currently sitting in debt over 1.2 million rands.1. Firstly, there is a family business which is about 30 -...

Inheritance

Q: A person passes away with three sons who inherit 33.33% each. Does this mean that they get ownership of 33.33% of each item? Or does it mean that they get full ownership of 1/3 of the items? If so, how is it decided which son gets which item?A: They will have...

Inheritance

Q: My father had died about 20 years ago. My sister has died recently. I am her only blood brother. Me and my sister shared same parents. My mother is still alive (Masha Allah). My mother re-married after my father's death and she has a son. I wanted to ask how my...

Inheritance

Q: My husband passed away three weeks ago. How soon should his children tend to his will? I have no idea where he drew up his will. According to what I know his two daughters from his late wife were gifted all the properties except one as they were conceived out of...

Winding up an estate

Q: I've got a question and situation pertaining to inheritance and estate.My mother in-law has passed on and wasn't married ANC contract but rather in COP. Half the property goes to my father in-law. To make the winding up of the estate easy, the 3 brother's decided...