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    Question ID: 46974Country: India

    Title: Inheritance of rented property?

    Question: My taya after his death left a shop which is originally a waqf property means he was a tenant of the waqf property. Please tell how this property would be distributed among his 3 daughters and 2 sons.

    Answer ID: 46974

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 1151/1149/M=9/1434) The tenant is not the owner of rented property, while inheritance is the things which a deceased person leaves behind him. Thus in the above mentioned case, when your taya (uncle) was only the tenant of the waqf shop then the dealing of rent came to an end after his death. This shop shall not be considered as the inheritance of your taya. No inheritance shall be issued in it, i.e. it shall not be divided (among his heirs).

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India