The laws of INHERITANCE are directly from the Qur’an, with a few finer details found in the Hadith as well. Therefore one must totally submit to the law of Allah Ta’ala and His beloved Rasul (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam). Allah Ta’ala says: “It does not behove of a Believing man or woman that when Allah and His Rasul decree a matter that they should have any choice in that matter. And he who disobeys Allah and His Rasul has deviated a clear deviation.”   



Nevertheless, it is often noted that the winding up of estates are beset with problems, mostly because one or more of the parties involved are not interested in sorting the matters out Islamically. Instead they make such demands on the basis of the laws of the country which directly contradict the Shariah. At times such a person will even be heard bellowing: “It is my right!” He will even be prepared to spend thousands in going to court to secure this right. A person of this mentality should consider the following: If a non-Muslim makes a bequest  that one ton of pork or a million bottles of wine should be given to him, would he still claim that this is now his right and consume it? After all, according to the laws of the country, this is totally “legal” for him and it is his right. To demand anything that contradicts the Shariah is no different to this. It is in reality no better than pork or wine for the one who receives it in this haraam manner.
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