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 […]

Converts and Inheritance

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: I have a question regarding inheritance. My husband and I are both converts. Recently, my mother converted alhamdulillah; otherwise we have no Muslim relatives. We also have two adopted children who are young (8 year old twins). How should we structure are wills, so that my mother gets […]

Inheritance Laws: Can I Stipulate Other Than the Determined Amounts Mentioned in the Qur’an?

Answered by Ustadh Faraz A. Khan Question: According to the sharia, an estate should be transferred in between kids as 1/3 to the girl and 2/3 to a boy. Will it be ok if one decides to do 1/2 and 1/2  between the boy and girl, especially if the kids are not married? Answer: Assalamu […]