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Inheritance: children or wife

Fatwaa ID: 1546

Asalam alaykum.
When a father passes away. Do the children inherit the propertie immediately or do they go to the wife of the father ?

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

The Shari’ah has fairly allocated and outlined shares for each of the heirs. The wife will receive her share of her husband’s estate and the children will receive their shares. The estate must be winded up immediately without unnecessary delay. The children’s shares cannot be taken by the wife. You may inform us who the survivors are in the enquired situation and we will advise accordingly.

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

01/12/1445 AH – 07/30/2023 CE | AMG1-3285

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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