February 21, 2024 3 mins

What Kind of Debts Are Included in a Will or Trust?

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel Question In a recent gathering, I heard an Imam mention the priority of distribution in inheritance. It included 1) costs of funeral and burial, 2) paying of debts, and then distribution of and inheritance shares. My question relates to paying off debts. It was mentioned that this should include debts […]
January 26, 2024 6 mins

Handling the Burial of a Non-Muslim Relative in Financial Distress

Answered by Shaykh Muhammad Abu Bakr Badhib Question A disbelieving man passed away and his children are Muslims. He lived far from them, and an official entity contacted them to come and collect his body, otherwise, they would cremate it if the children delayed or refused to receive it. Knowing that receiving the body and […]
January 17, 2024 2 mins

Can I Disinherit One of My Children?

Answered by Shaykh Dr. Fayez Awad Question Can I disinherit one of my children if they are disobedient to me? Answer Praise be to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon the Messenger of Allah, his family, and his companions. Disrespecting Parents There is no doubt that disrespecting parents is a major sin. In a […]
January 5, 2024 2 mins

Can My Father Sell the Plot under These Circumstances?

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question My uncles and aunts on my father’s side sold my grandfather’s land (inheritance) and did not share the money with my father. There is currently a plot in my father’s name (according to Russian laws), also from my grandfather. Could my father sell it and keep all the money […]