Living in one's parents house after their demise

Q: If a person is living in his parents house and he has no resources to live somewhere else, so is it necessary in Islam to sell his parents house after their death? If he doesnt do that before getting financially stable, is there anything that his mother or father are getting gunah in the other world? I want to sell the house after some time just to ensure my mother or father is not getting any gunah for this? All my siblings have no problem with me living in the house.

A: All the heirs own the house according to their stipulated shares of inheritance. If all the heirs do not wish to sell the house and allow you to occupy the house, it is permissible.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)