Channel: Mufti Menk
Assalamu alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh my brothers and sisters, a question that I've been asked about inheritance. If a person has a child from among his or her children, who is not obedient, and actually is very troublesome, and has perhaps caused a lot of discomfort for them, is it okay for them to be prohibited from the inheritance like say, you don't want to give them anything They mustn't get from your wealth from the state when you pass away? Well, I want to tell you that their children are from Allah subhanho wa Taala. Allah has decided what exactly you can and cannot do with your money, the moment you pass away, so when you're alive, you can do whatever you wish for as long
as it's permissible, the minute you die, and there is wealth that is surplus, or it was owned by you. That particular case, you have to split it and share it exactly as Allah has instructed. And there's no two ways about it, he gives you a leeway of 33.3%, one third, where he says you could give up to one third, to those who have not received from the compulsory shares. But if it's a child of yours, or a spouse or a parent, they will definitely receive. Now
sometimes a child is very obedient. And when you pass away, they forget you. And sometimes the child is disobedient. And when you pass away, they realize and they begin to pray for you. So you don't know who is closer, in benefit to you, in the eyes of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So remember, if Allah has written it for them, let it be this Subhana Allah, whether they were good or not, during your life, actually does not necessarily mean they will not benefit you in a big way. So like the Hadith says, When a person passes away, their their deeds are cut off, except three things. So one is knowledge that they've taught. One is a charity that they've given. And the third is a child who
prays for them. So there is a very great possibility that a child who might have been troublesome while you were alive, may be the only child who's actually done so much for you after you've died. So don't stop and don't prohibit them. However, if during your lifetime, you already gave people total ownership of certain things. In that particular case, you may not have given one who was a really terrible, disobedient child, etc. that is still excusable or it may not be punishable as such based on the reasons but if you pass away, leaving behind something, you have to make sure that all the heirs who are legible to receive will receive a shed. You cannot say this child I don't want to
give because they will not nice, if there is wealth that you left behind, they will get from it. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us all and grant us ease. I just want to seize the opportunity to say my brothers and sisters. Don't cheat people. Don't ever cheat people, your siblings or whoever else it may be when it comes to inheritance because that's one of the biggest sins you could commit akula kolyada was Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.