16 ربيع الأول 1443  ,  23 October 2021

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

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? • Read More
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 femaleswere 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? • Read More
Denying Females Share in Inheritance is Consuming their Wealth Unjustly What`s the ruling on denying females share in inheritance? • Read More
Testator isn`t at Liberty to Gift 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? • Read More
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? • Read More
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? • Read More
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? • Read More
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? • Read More
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? • Read More
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? • Read More
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? • Read More
Zakah Becomes the Property of Eligible Recipient upon Reception

A person was given a certain amount from Zakah funds, but died before spending all of it. Is it permissible to use the remaining portion to pay for the burial preparations of the deceased?

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Ruling on the Bequest that Contradicts the Provisions of Sharia Is it permissible to execute a bequest that contradicts the provisions of Sharia, and does a son have the right to ask his father to divide his estate among heirs while alive? • Read More