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inheritance

Taking a diamond ring from the estate

Q: At the time of the distribution (2004) of the assets of the deceased, the wife of the deceased wished to "take" a diamond belonging to the deceased by offering to pay the other heirs the market value of the diamond. The other heirs agreed, however the value was not...

After my father passed away there was a dispute over his share. My two brothers Took their share without consulting my mum. She was very upset about this. To help calm the situation down I gave all my share of money and company share in writing to my mum which I faxed to my brother. When I called her she was not happy and said the following “what have you got to give when its not yours in the first place”. I kept quite assuming she refused. She died last year and during this period nothing was said and the letter was still in her possesion. My elder brother was told the same. Now that she has passed away my eldest brother and two other siblings are claiming that I have lost my right to my share. Can you please let me have your learnerd opinion?

Q: After my father passed away there was a dispute over his share. My two brothers Took their share without consulting my mum. She was very upset about this. To help calm the situation down I gave all my share of money and company share in writing to my mum which I...

Mother gifting her home to her son

Q: There is a mother wanting to transfer her home under one of her son's name, but there is an issue. Here in the UK this is possible through a UK inheritance tax law, known as the 7 year rule. The idea is that when the transfer of ownership is made, the person who...

A Muslim father passed away and left his house to two daughters, [from previous marriage… mother is also deceased] and new step mom. What is the share holding according inheritance between the step mom and the two daughters?

Q: A Muslim father passed away and left his house to two daughters, [from previous marriage... mother is also deceased] and new step mom. What is the share holding according inheritance between the step mom and the two daughters?A: If these are the deceased’s only...

Doubtful wealth

Q: A mother's wealth is either mostly haram while the rest is lawful, or all haram! One of these cases  apply. It is extremely difficult to know the extent to which her wealth is lawful or unlawful. This is based on a very extreme case of ambiguity and devious...

I wanted to ask question regarding inheritance. My father passed away 25 years ago now. My brother and sister have had many disagreements through the years. So for so many years our brother has been maintaining the house and still is and about 20 years ago he bought his own house so no one lives in our family house now. I want to ask that because my brother and sister have disagreements and that my brother has been maintaining the family house by himself and also gave all of our father’s debts. Does me or my sister have any right to ask for our share in our father’s estate?

Q: I wanted to ask question regarding inheritance. My father passed away 25 years ago now. My brother and sister have had many disagreements through the years. So for so many years our brother has been maintaining the house and still is and about 20 years ago he...

I have a question regarding inheritance! My dad was with his father for 35 years. When business was doing bad my father suggested he leave and go on his own but my granddad said my dad and his family are his responsibility, that’s why he musn’t go! Before my grand dad passed away my granddad gave the key of the shop to my dad and he said this is for you and your family’s survival. He only asked for R300 a month. Does it mean that the shop was supposed to be my dads including the property? Now my dad has passed away and his brothers are asking for a share? Are they entitled to the share or not? Please advise.

Q: I have a question regarding inheritance! My dad was with his father for 35 years. When business was doing bad my father suggested he leave and go on his own but my granddad said my dad and his family are his responsibility, that's why he musn't go! Before my grand...

Debts of the deceased

Q: If a man owes a debt but agrees with the courts to deduct the debt from his house if sold, does he take that debt to his grave or is that debt passed to the person who inherits the house? A: The debts of the deceased will firstly be paid from the estate. After...