Some heirs giving their shares of the inheritance to other heirs

Q: My wife has passed away. Her heirs to her inheritance are: I (Her husband), three daughters (who are in S.A). Other heirs are: her brother and sister who are in India.When I told them about their share of inheritance and asked for their banking details they insist that I should give their shares to my three daughters. Is this permissable?

A: They should make someone besides the heirs their representative in accepting their share of the inheritance and thereafter they may gift their share or any amount of their share to your three daughters.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)