Estate with No Muslim Heirs

Ustadh Farid Dingle advises on how to apportion one’s estate and designate one’s heirs when one is the only Muslim in the family.   Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I am the only Muslim in my family, as I am a convert. My immediate family have passed away including my brother. My […]

Pooling Funds for Hajj

Ustadh Tabraze Azam is asked about the legality of polling funds for Hajj. In our culture, we have a system of informal savings whereby people come together in groups and decide on an amount of money to deposit in a savings (locally, a wooden–metal box that is entrusted to a group member). They also decide […]

Burial Amongst Muslims, and a Directive for Proper Burial/Estate Division

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: My question is about Islamic requirements for what to do after death.   I just told my mother that I’m Muslim after converting from Christianity four years ago. My sister does not even know yet. My father died many years ago when I was young.  We all miss […]

Does Islamic Law Require that My Property be Divided in Particular Way in the Event that I Die?

Answered by Sidi Faraz A. Khan Question: Assalamulikum My question is regarding inheritance. I am married and at present don’t have any children. I have some savings-form of money and gold. I would like to know who would inherit my wealth in the event of my death-is there a fixed percent that my husband, father […]

Estate Division and the Sunna of Equal Treatment of Children in Gift Giving

Answered by Sidi Faraz A. Khan Question: Assalam Alaikum warahmatulla One of my friend’s Dad is considering passing down his properties that he bought over his lifetime.  He has 3 sons and 1 daughter. He has 4 houses, including the one he lives in.  He planned to just give one each to each sibling, but […]