Distributing the inheritance once a person passes away

Q: My father passed away leaving behind 40 lakh rupees which he kept in the national saving center. My mother, brother and his family are receiving 30 thousand rupees per month on this amount. If she gives me the cheque to withdraw this amount every month, will I be sinful? I am not using this money.

A: After your father's demise his wealth needs to be distributed amongst his heirs, children and wife, and if he had any surviving parents then they will also be his heirs. As soon as possible this must be distributed according to the shar`ee laws of inheritance.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)