icdbd-QA/0036: Regarding inheritance of Non-Muslim son/daughter
بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ
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Recently a man died leaving some property. He left a son and three daughters. All but one daughter lives abroad and probably are citizens of the kaafir countries. His son and one daughter declared themselves agnostic. Will they inherit their father? What percentage of his property will the daughter who lives in Bangladesh will get and the one who lives abroad and remains a Muslim. Will the man’s siblings or their children inherit him and receive any share ?
Answer: [By Shaykh Akramuzzaman]
Praise be to Allah.
No non-believers may inherit anything from a believer. As such, those who are non-believers would get nothing as per the Islamic Law. The remaining 2 daughters would get 2/3 of the whole estate (assuming he didn’t have a wife living after his death) the man left behind (in this case they will get 1/3 each). Remaining would go the man’s siblings. Here again the brother(s) and sister(s) would get in 2:1 proportion.
And Allah knows the best!