Inheritance (Shafii)

December 22, 2023 4 mins

Can the Heirs Agree to Split the Inheritance in a Way Different than What Allah ...

Answered by Shaykh Dr. Muhammad Fayez Awad Question Can the heirs agree to split the inheritance in a way different than what Allah prescribes? Answer Praise be to Allah, and may peace and blessings be upon the Messenger of Allah, his family, his companions, and those who follow him. Allah Most High has revealed the […]
November 14, 2023 2 mins

What Happens to the Debt of the Deceased?

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question Let us suppose a situation that a father died leaving no valuable inheritance to his children and he owed a debt. Now does that debt become cancelled or do the children need to paid it by their earning? Furthermore, in which cases does the debt become cancelled? Answer I […]
November 2, 2023 2 mins

Does a Civil Divorce Necessarily Constitute Talaq?

Answered by Shaykh Farid Dingle Question About 12 years ago, I went for a legal separation from my husband (for obvious reasons) after being married for 27 years. I asked for a divorce, which he refused, but agreed to leave the house in return for half the money of the flat. I had to buy him […]
October 28, 2023 2 mins

Can a Person With No Heirs Bequeath His Entire Property?

Answered by Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan Question If a person has no Muslim heirs, are there any limitations on the division of property or the number of beneficiaries he may bequeath his property? Answer Thank you for your question. Scholars agree that a person who has heirs may not bequeath more than one-third of his estate. […]