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Last Modified:  08 Sep 2012 10:12  GMT

My husband recently took a second wife. He and I have a business which we started with my own money before his second marriage. If he dies first, does his second wife inherit from this business? Can he bequeath in his will that the business go to me? ...



Last Modified:  05 Sep 2012 10:12  GMT

I just wanted to know regarding the disrtibution of property of My grandfather.He passed away many years ago leaving behind an agricultural land and the house in which he used to live. He had 1 son & 6 daughters,i.e all together 7 childrens. He didnt ...



Last Modified:  27 Aug 2011 06:10  GMT

I am married with no children. My wife has a daughter from a previous marriage . My mother and sister living. I had a brother who passed away and left a widow. If I were to die, how should my estate be distributed?.



Last Modified:  27 Aug 2011 06:09  GMT

We are five inheritors: a wife (step mother), two sons, and two daughters. How should the estate be divided up?



Last Modified:  27 Aug 2011 06:08  GMT

My father expired last year in May. Now his property is to be distributed. What should be the share percentage for each recipient? My mother, his only wife, is alive. I have five elder brothers all married with children. I, his only daughter, am also married and have a son.



Last Modified:  27 Aug 2011 06:07  GMT

A man dies leaving a wife and seven children (six daughters and one son), no ascendants but lots of grandchildren and, I believe, some collaterals. Things were further complicated by the death of the youngest daughter before the division of the estate. This daughter was unmarried and had no children. I suppose her share will now have to be redistributed to her mother and the other brother and sisters. My question is in what proportions should her share be redistributed? What about the aunts and ...



Last Modified:  27 Aug 2011 06:06  GMT

A man dies leaving behind two wives, two sons and six daughters. All the children are from the first wife. He has no children from the second wife. What are the shares of his inheritors?



Last Modified:  27 Aug 2011 06:05  GMT

A man dies leaving behind his mother, father, and four daughters. He has no sons. His wife and his brothers passed away before him.



Last Modified:  27 Aug 2011 06:04  GMT

Some non-Muslims are claiming that there is a mathematical error in the Qur'an regarding inheritance. Here is the arithmetic. Acording to the Qur'an, the wife receives 1/4 of the estate, the mother receives 1/3, 2 full sisters receive 2/3 and 3 half-sisters from the mother collectively receive 1/3 (together). Now, we take the lowest common denominator, which is 12... We adjust the numerator to make the fractions equal to their original value. So now the equation is: (3+4+8+4)/12 = 19/12. Cou ...



Last Modified:  27 Aug 2011 06:02  GMT

I am a convert to Islam. My father is a non-Muslim. When he dies, I stand to inherit a good portion of his estate, but I heard from some people that a Muslim cannot inherit from a non-Muslim. Is this true?



Last Modified:  27 Aug 2011 06:01  GMT

Do children inherit from their parents. If they do, then how much do they receive?



Last Modified:  27 Aug 2011 06:00  GMT

We were five brothers and three sisters. Two of my brothers died while my father was still alive. Now that my father has passed away, his legal heirs are 3 brothers, 3 sisters and my mother. I would like to know whether the children of my late brothers have a right to share in my father's property?



Last Modified:  27 Aug 2011 05:59  GMT

The shares of inheritance are apportioned out to one’s relatives in the Qur’ân in the strictest of terms. No one can ever change these shares and disinherit any of his relatives. However, what should a Muslim do concerning his non-Muslim relatives, especially those who may be dependent on his fortune?



Last Modified:  27 Aug 2011 05:58  GMT

Is it possible for a woman to waive her right to her share of her father’s estate without knowing what the value of her share is and without first taking possession of it? May she waive her right to her share without first seeking her husband’s permission or at least soliciting his opinion? Does the family home in which they all live constitute part of the divisible estate?



Last Modified:  27 Aug 2011 05:57  GMT

If a woman is divorced by her husband and her husband dies during or after the completion of her waiting period,will she inherit from his property? If so, how much will she inherit?



Last Modified:  27 Aug 2011 05:56  GMT

Do parents inherit from their offspring? Do sisters and brothers inherit from each other? What is the share that is received by the father, mother, brother or sister?



Last Modified:  27 Aug 2011 05:55  GMT

Does an illegitimate child inherit from his deceased father's estate?



Last Modified:  27 Aug 2011 05:54  GMT

A man and his wife have died in a car accident. It is not known which of them died first. How do we calculate their separate estates so they can be distributed to their respective relatives?



Last Modified:  25 Aug 2011 12:30  GMT

How does the executor of an estate deal with providing support for a deceased man’s sons? Should he distribute the estate first then defray expenses for each son from his share, or should he give each one what he needs from the general estate? Please explain in detail.



Last Modified:  25 Aug 2011 12:29  GMT

I accepted Islam six years ago. My mother, who is not-Muslim, has asked me to be an executor of her will along with my non-Muslim brother. This will involve making sure that her house and property are sold and distributed according to her wishes. It does not involve arranging her funeral rites. I understand that she intends to distribute her wealth such that 20% would be given to me and 20% would be given to my children. This is her wish. My mother is very dear to me, can I agree to do this as i ...




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