Inheritance (Shafii)

October 14, 2022 4 mins

How Will a Property Owned Jointly by a Husband and Wife Be Distributed If One of...

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick Question If a husband and wife living in the West jointly own an asset such as a home or a bank account, how will it be distributed on the death of one of them? In this case, all the assets were acquired during the marriage from the husband’s income while the […]
June 19, 2022 4 mins

May I Gift My Wealth to My Children during My Lifetime and How Should I Do This?

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick Question In one of the responses, I read that it is prohibited to bequeath to your divinely ordained heirs, but it is not prohibited to gift those people while you’re alive. If my parents want to gift their six children, how can this occur? Can it be gifted verbally, or […]
May 1, 2022 4 mins

How Do I Divide My Will and Inheritance?

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick Question My husband & I have a son and daughter, and we wanted to make Wills. Both our parents are alive. We wanted information on how the shares should practically be distributed upon one of us passing away. For example, if my husband died first, our main asset is our […]
October 8, 2020 3 mins

What Are the Rights and Rulings of Illegitimate Children?

Answered by Shaykh Farid Dingle Question In the case of an illegitimate child, who is mahram to him/her, who has to support him, and what rights and obligations does the biological father have? Answer Dear questioner, Thank you for your important question. Although a child born out of wedlock is technically not the child of […]