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Question: A Muslim lady aged 21, her husband died few days ago aged 30 due to brain hemorrhage. He was very rich land owner, left one 2-year-old child. If this sister gets married after idath, does she have to return inheritance [islamic share] back? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-Salāmu ‘Alaykum Wa-Rahmatullāhi Wa-Barakātuh. Respected Brother/Sister in Islam The Muslim sister … [Read more...]

Inheritance of siblings

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Question: Assalamalaykum Mufti, hope you are doing well. If a lady passes away with no husband & children but had a house that was sold after her passing by her siblings, how will the property be divided among the remaining siblings. In this case there are 2 sisters and four brothers. There is some confusion on whether it is divided equally or not. JazakAllah khayr in advance Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, … [Read more...]

Islamic will guidelines

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Question: Assalamu Alaikum I am an attorney practising in South Africa. I have been asked by a Muslim client ro draw up an Islamic will. I have briefly looked at questions on your site but they seem to be for a specific set of scenario's. I am looking for the general principles regarding drawing up a will specifically how two thirds of it should be distributed. Could you please point me in thr right direction, I don't want to use any … [Read more...]

Can the wife make a will regarding a debt owed to her by the husband?

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Question: Salaam,My husband and I are going to complete our Wills according to Shariah.  However, he owes me some money.   I had given him a large sum of money to purchase a house.  Is it appropriate to place a stipulation in the Will that this is a debt owed to me and that before any of his wealth be distributed to relatives, that this money is paid to me first?Please advise,JZK Answer: In the Name of Allah, the … [Read more...]

Adhaab al-Qabr

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Adhaab al-Qabr (Punishment Of The Grave)   According to the Aqaid (beliefs) of the Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jamaah`, Adhaabul Qabr (punishment in the grave) is Haqq (true and established). (Sharhul Aqaid) It (punishment of the grave) is proven from the Qur'an and Ahadith. Allah Ta'ala discusses the punishment given to Fir'awn. He says, 'The fire is given to them in the morning and evening and on the Day of Judgment.' The fire before the Day of … [Read more...]

Sickness – a Mercy from Allah

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by Moulana Shu'ayb Ahmad Jeebhai Introduction Sickness and other difficulties that we undergo in this worldly life should not only be seen as a misfortune or as an expression of the displeasure of Allah Ta'ala. For those servants of Allah who enjoy a very special relationship with Him, it is a means of great blessing and a mercy. Is … [Read more...]