Inheritance (Shafii)

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 […]
November 25, 2018 3 mins

Complying With Fiqh Rules Regarding Inheritance

Ustadh Salman Younas breaks down the rules of inheritance in a complicated case, advising caution and consulting local scholars. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I am a single female, never married. My mother has passed, may Allah have Mercy on her. It seems straightforward that 2/3 of my assets would go to […]
September 7, 2018 2 mins

How to Divide Inheritance After a Parent’s Death?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum My mother just passed away but hasn’t left any sort of will to her name. She verbally said a few things to us her children but nothing written. How do we correctly deal with her finances in light of the Sharia? Answer: Wa’alaykum assalam. My deepest condolences […]