al-Faraa’id (shares of inheritance)
Rules of Inheritance in IslamWhat are the most important rulings on shares of inheritance?
She ran away from her family’s home and married a Christian; is she entitled to a share of her father’s estate?My younger sister ran away from the family home when she was sixteen years old. My parents tried very hard to convince her to come back, but she refused and said that she no longer wanted to be part of this family. There has been very little contact between us and her during the last twenty years. Now my father has died. 1. Is my sister entitled to a share of what my father left behind? 2. Is there anything wrong with her marrying a Christian man and saying that her children are free to choose between Islam and Christianity?.
A question about inheritanceA girl who was not married died, and her parents are separated. Who inherits from her and how is her estate to be divided? One of her parents has died, and she has no full brothers or sisters; she has two sisters and two brothers from her mother, and she has six brothers from her father. Who inherits from her and how much is the share of each of them?.
Spouses may inherit from one another as soon as the marriage contract is done, and there is no stipulation that the marriage be consummatedIf a man does the marriage contract with a girl but does not consummate the marriage with her, and one of them dies, does one of them inherit from the other or not? What is the ruling regarding the ‘iddah if the man dies before consummating the marriage? Does she have to observe the ‘iddah or not?
Are grandchildren entitled to any share of their grandfather’s estate?If a daughter dies before her father, are her children entitled to any share of her father’s estate instead of her?.
Can a mother through breastfeeding inherit?Can a woman who is a mother through breastfeeding (radaa’ah) inherit from her son through breastfeeding if he dies and has a wife and children, and how much does she inherit?.