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Fatawaa - Search Sections - "Wills and Obligations"in Inheritance

Islamic Ruling on Legal Heir Claiming Share of the Estate
What is the ruling of Sharia on claiming my share of the estate? What is the ruling on refusing the idea of dividing the estate by some of the heirs although I`m in dire need for my share? Is claiming the division of the estate considered disobedience to my mother?
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Paying off Deceased`s Debts and Financial Obligations from his/her Estate is Obligatory

My father passed away and was indebted to different individuals. Amongst the claims were water bills that he didn`t pay off during his lifetime. Are we required to pay them off to clear him from liability before Almighty Allah?

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Debt Guarantee on Behalf of Deceased is Determined by Form of Guarantee

My father passed away, and being his oldest son, I was asked to guarantee settling the debt that he owed and I agreed, as I was overwhelmed with grief. Am I liable for settling that debt on his behalf?

 

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Ruling on Revoking a Waiver

Is it permissible for an heir to revoke a waiver after it has been concluded?

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Heirs` Right to Trade`s Name and Mark is Inalienable

My father who owned a famous commercial industrial company, which had a grand name and products in the market, passed away. As a result, the estate was divided among the heirs, but the females were denied their sharein the value of the trade`s name and mark as well as the factory; contrary to the males. Do the females have the right to claim their share from the value of the trade`s name and mark, in addition to other brand names?

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Denying Females Share in Inheritance is Consuming their Wealth Unjustly

What`s the ruling on denying females share in inheritance?

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Testator isn`t at Liberty to Donate Revenue of Heirs` Business

A man, who owned a barber shop, bequeathed by will some of his wealth to a non-heir. Is the latter entitled to receive a share from the revenue of that shop similar to the heirs of the deceased?

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Deceased`s Condition in Bequest should be Fulfilled

Is it valid to bequeath a specific amount from one`s estate to be given as monthly payment over ten years?

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Passed away while Indebted to a Usurious Bank

My father passed away while he was indebted to a usurious bank; however, an insurance company paid it off. Does this make him free from the liability before Allah, knowing that some of his heirs were planning to pay it off because, in principle, it is unlawful and must be defrayed?

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Is it Permissible to Make up for the Deceased`s Missed Prayer, Fast and Alms?

My father passed away, but he didn`t use to pray, pay alms, nor fast, and he also kept his money as a deposit in a usurious bank. What should we do to make up for that?

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Received Social Security Benefits although Subscribed with Unlawful Money

What is the ruling of Sharia on receiving my late father`s social security benefits since he used to work for Jordan Tobacco and Cigarettes Manufacturing Company?

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Trade-mark is Part of the Inheritance

My father was a partner with six people in a company and when he passed away, all the assets of the company were estimated and distributed equally among them according to the ruling of  Sharia. However, some heirs demanded the price of the trade-mark for themselves. Are they permitted to demand compensation for company’s trade-mark?

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It is Forbidden that Heirs Conceal the Debts Liable on the Deceased

Is it obligatory to reveal the debts for which the deceased is liable?

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Ruling when a Son Builds over his Father`s Property

Having obtained my father`s permission, I built a flat over his house. After I had lived in it for ten years, I leased it. Later on, my father passed away. What is my legal right as far as this flat is concerned, knowing that my brothers and sisters are minors?

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Bequeathing a Third of the Estate to the Poor Excludes the Heirs

My mother bequeathed one-third of her estate to the poor and needy, and since some of her heirs are poor and needy, is it permissible to distribute this third on them?

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