the government forcefully took away many properties

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Date: Friday, May 18, 2012   Question     In the apartheid times the government forcefully took away many properties from our parents and grandparents and gave them meagre sums of money as a form of compensation. The government is now compensating people who were affected by giving applicants claiming that their parents/grandparents properties had been expropriated, by giving them properties in lieu of … [Read more...]

Can you please inform me that if I have bought my property solely

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Date: Tuesday,  February 28, 2012,     Question       Can you please inform me that if I have bought my property solely from my work wages and my children's monies received from the government, is it permissible in shariah to have a child trust fund drawn up in my last will so as my children inherit the property on my … [Read more...]

Is the following clause of the Will correct

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0377# Date: Wednesday , September 21 , 2011   Category Inheritance   Title   Is the following clause of the Will correct Question   : Is the following clause of the Will correct according to Shari’ah - ‘I hereby bequeath my house, household items and car to my … [Read more...]

inheritance

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Ref no: 0283# Date: Wednesday , September 15, 2011 Category Inheritance Title Question We are 2 brothers and sister who is married. My father died 13 yrs ago. He left behind my mother, myself, my brother and sister. He left behind house and shop and some money we recd as gratuity from govt. My mother got pension amount and since we both brothers were not financially independent, my mother was … [Read more...]

In Islamic Law of Inheritance a male receives two shares & a female receives one share of a deceased’s estate

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Ref no: 0220# Date: Tuesday, June 7, 2011 Category Inheritance Title   In Islamic Law of Inheritance a male receives two shares & a female receives one share of a deceased's estate Question In Islamic Law of Inheritance a male receives two shares & a female receives one share of a deceased's estate. Could you please explain the reason for this situation from an Islamic Perspective? … [Read more...]

I own two lands and wish to distribute them amongst my children, grandchildren in my life. How should I do with the partition?

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Ref no: 0203# Date: Friday, June 03, 2011 Category Inheritance Title Question I own two lands and wish to distribute them amongst my children, grandchildren in my life. How should I do with the partition? Answer Muhtaram / Muhtaramah In the Name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāh wa-barakātuh.   Essentially, you are at liberty to distribute your … [Read more...]