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    Question ID: 161704Country: India

    Title: Property Distribution

    Question: My father is a rich person but he doesn't intend to give his heirs his money, he always says that I will do sadaqah of my wealth before dying so that you don't get any money. Is it possible that in his life he can use all his money as he wills? 2. In his life we i.e. my mother, me and my only sister don't have any right over his wealth in his life apart from the money he gives to run the family?

    Answer ID: 161704

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 1013/828/B=9/1439)


    It is correct that a father is sole owner of all his property and cash etc during his life time; he may do what he wishes. But in another hadith it is also mentioned that if you leave your heirs independent of means, that is better than if you leave them poor and holding out their hands to people. Giving all the wealth in charity and leaving the children poor is against the Hadith.


    The answer is correct, but it is not clear as why the father wants to do so.

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India