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Heir died before receiving his share

Fatwaa ID: 468

Assalamu alakum

If a heir dies before getting their share of inheritance due to them. what happens? The inheritance was unable to be distributed due to logistic while he was alive.

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

If a person passes away prior to receiving his rightful share of an estate of which he was a successor, then that share will be given to his heirs according to their respective shares. The share may be handed over to the executor of the estate of the now deceased and it would then be added and distributed with the total estate.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

07/03/1444 AH – 01/25/2023 CE | AML3-3168

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