Do I Pay Zakat on Foreign Property?

Shaykh Abdurrahim Reasat answers a question related to the payment of Zakat on foreign property (according to the Hanafi school of thought).   Question: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatahuh Hope you are well. I have a question re. zakat. My family has put a property abroad under my name – presumably to avoid problems […]

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 […]

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 […]

Is Inheritance Divided According to Area or Value of Land?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum My maternal grandmother passed away last year leaving behind 2 children; a boy (my uncle) and a girl (my mother). Her husband (my grandfather) died long ago. She left behind a plot of land. My mother claims that the total price of the entire plot must be […]

I Have a Non-Muslim Family. How Should I Go About Writing My Will?

Answered by Shaykh Umer Mian Question: Assalam’aleykum I am a divorced single women. I have 3 daughters and a brother who is not Muslim. I also have a male cousin who is not a Muslim either. I own my own home with a small mortgage on it and I have a small amount invested. According […]

What did Abdullah Ibn Masud leave his daughters?

Abdullah Ibn Masud and his Daughters What did Abdullah Ibn Masud leave his daughters? This was the question he was asked on his death bed to which he gave an astonishing answer. Watch Shaykh Hamdi Benaissa as he emphasizes the importance of taking of spiritual means, along with the physical means. Sincere thanks to the Rhoda Institute of […]

What Are the Leeways in Dividing a Family Home After the Parents’ Death?

Answered by Shaykh Shuaib Ally Question: Assalam alaikum, My family lives with my parent in the main family home. Can we remain there following the death of the parent, and only sell it when we want? Do we have to immediately give out the shares to the rest of the inheritors? Can the parent give […]

Can Parents Give to Their Children Their Inherited Shares While Alive?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam’aleykum, My parents are alive and in good health but they want to distribute their wealth to me and my sisters according to the law of inheritance. How should they go about it? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that this message finds you well, […]

The Realities of Death and Dying – SeekersHub Toronto’s Seminar with Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, Shaykh Ramzey Ajem, and Habib Hussein al Saqqaf

Death. Dying. Bereavement. Afterlife. Not subjects we particularly want to think about. But sometimes, it’s the things we are most avoiding, that are, in reality, the closest to us. As the first snowflakes of the year fell to the street outside the Hub, burying out the autumn leaves that had fallen just days earlier, I was […]

How Does a Wish for Transfer of Ownership Affect Inheritance?

Answered by Ustadh Shuaib Ally Question: Assalam ‘aleykum, My father expired in the year 2010. leaving behind 2 immovable properties. The legal heirs are as follows, 1) Two wives. 2) Two sons and One Daughter. 3) Mother. All the children are from the 1st wife only and 2nd wife do not have any children. The […]