Inheriting From Non-Muslim Parents

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Fatwa ID: 05162


Answered by: Mufti Eunus Ali




My parents are not Muslims, can I inherit from them?



In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful




In Shariah, a Muslim will not be entitled to any wealth as an inheritance from non-Muslim relatives that have passed away. (Al-Fatawa Al-Hindiyyah, Volume 6, Page 503, Dar Al-Kutub Al-Ilmiyyah)


It is narrated by Abdullah ibn Amr ibn al-‘As (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Prophet S.A.W) said: people of two different religions will not inherit from one another. (Sunan Abu Dawood: 2911)



Only Allah knows best

Written by Mufti Eunus Ali

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham



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