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    Question ID: 37725Country: India

    Title: I am the only son to my parents and I have five sisters all are married and settled

    Question: Alhamdulillah I am the only son to my parents and I have five sisters all are married and settled. As my father is a retired Govt. servant, Allah blessed me a good job in Gulf. All the expenses of my sisters' marriages plus building of our house, hajj of my parents was purely done by me Alhamdulillah. My act was purely to get the blessings of the Almighty Allah and to see my parents happy all the time. The house we live is owned by my father and all these years my parents kept saying that the house belongs to me and I never pressed my father to write the house in my name. Now the time has come and my father wants to write the property to my name. But, my parents want their wish to fulfilled and requesting me to give 10 lakhs each to my sisters as a gift to own the house. As per my parents, the present value of the house is about 1.5 crore. Is this fair to give share to my sisters for this deal? Do I have to fulfill the wish of my parents? What is sisters' right in property?

    Answer ID: 37725

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 801/B=127/TB=1433) Your father is the sole owner of his house in his lifetime. Neither you nor your sisters have any right or share in the house during his lifetime. After the death of father, children become eligible for their rights in the inheritance. If father wants to distribute it during his lifetime among his children then it shall be better to divide it equally among all the children i.e. he should divide the value of his house in six equal shares and give 1-1 share into the possession of each of them, i.e. he should gives 25-25 lakhs to each sister and give you the house, then it shall be right division as per the Hadith.

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India