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    Question ID: 59899Country: India

    Title: Inheritance

    Question: A man had 2 sons Mr X and Mr Y. Mr X had 3 sons and Mr Y had 1 son (Mr D). Mr D had no child so he adopted his sister-in-law's son and took care of him. And Mr D also given all his property and power of attorney to his sister-in-law's son. Some property of Mr D has been revealed in recent past after his death (he died 40 year ago) so according to Islamic law who will be the legal heir to his (Mr D) property?

    Answer ID: 59899Posted on: Aug 30, 2020

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 541/541/SD=10/1436) If Umar gave all his property to the said son of his sister-in-law and made him its full owner and withdrew his rights from the property then as per the Shariah his sister-in-law’s son shall be the owner of the gifted property. As for the properties which have been discovered after the death of Umar, if Umar’s ownership is proved in those properties then they shall be divided among his legal heirs as per the Shariah. We can only write the share of each heir after we receive the detail of Umar’s Shariah heirs after his death till now.

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India