Date: Thursday, June 12, 2012
My sister is unmarried, we have no parents and she has no children, only four sisters and two brothers in total. She has no assets and only has a compulsory pension fund. Would the proceeds of this fund be regarded as inheritance should she pass away before her siblings if so, what is the distribution according to Shariah?
Muhtaram / Muhtaramah
In the Name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāh wa-barakātuh.
The proceeds of the compulsory pension fund will be regarded as a gift on behalf of the company to whoever is nominated as the beneficiary of the proceeds after her death. The proceeds will not be regarded as her inheritance as she did not own the money in her lifetime.
And Allah knows best
Darul Iftaa, Madrassah In’aamiyyah