Grandchildren Inheriting from Their Grandfather

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan

Question: Please advice whether grandchildren can inherit from the grandfather, when the father is already deceased and then the grandfather passes away, in the scenario that the grandfather himself still his own children (say one son and one daughter).


If the grandchildren do not normally inherit, are there circumstances in which they do?


Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah,

I pray this finds you in the best of health and states.

In the example you mention, the grandchildren will not inherit since the grandfather’s children are alive. [Maydani, Lubab]

As far as other scenarios are concerned, please give the specific case since rulings will change based on the exact circumstance.

And Allah knows best.

Checked & Approved by Faraz Rabbani