March 2, 2023 6 mins

What Is the Inheritance if the Deceased Leaves His Wife and Two Daughters, and H...

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel Question My husband and I are drawing up our will and want clarity in terms of Sharia Law (Sunni) if my husband predeceases me, who will inherit – these are possible beneficiaries on his side: Wife 2 daughters 3 sisters 1 brother maternal uncles and aunts. Both his parents are […]
February 25, 2023 2 mins

How Should My Mother’s Inheritance be Divided?

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick Question  My mom died recently (may Allah grant her Jannah). She distributed all her jewelry among her children, according to Sacred Law. But she loved her heavy gold beaded stringed chain, and it’s left behind now. She willed it to be distributed so that all her children get an equal […]
January 17, 2023 2 mins

Can I Write My Will So That My Estate Passes First to My Wife and Then to My Chi...

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel Question Can I give my wife 100% of my estate if I die first and 50% to each of my two children if she dies first? And can she do the same for me, i.e., give me 100% if she dies first and 50% to each of my two children […]
December 6, 2022 4 mins

Can a Verbal Distribution of One’s Assets/Inheritance Be Sufficient in One’s...

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel Question My father passed away recently (May Allah forgive him), but he didn’t write a will. However, while in the hospital, he informed us verbally over the phone what his wishes were regarding his assets. We have been told that by the law of our country (the UK) if the […]