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Children are inheritors

Published: 27/08/2011 06:01:00 PM GMT
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Do children inherit from their parents. If they do, then how much do they receive?

Answered by

the Fatwa Department Research Committee - chaired by Sheikh `Abd al-Wahhâb al-Turayrî

Children definitely do inherit from their parents’ estates. Allah says: “Allah directs you regarding your children, to the male a portion equal to that of two females. If only daughters, two or more, their share is two-thirds of the inheritance. If only one, her share is one-half.” [Sûrah al-Nisâ’: 11]

However, the exact portions that the children shall receive depends upon who the other inheritors are. This can only be determined by a scholar who looks directly into an inheritance case firsthand.

Source: Islam Today

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