Gifting during one's lifetime

Q: I have three brothers and two sisters. My dad built some houses. Whilst alive my dad said that these houses are for my younger two children. He had an intention to build houses for my older brothers, but before he could, he died.

My question is, will the first set of houses go to the younger children or will they be shared between all the brothers and sisters?

A: If he built the houses for them and made them the owners of the houses, then the houses will belong to them. The houses will not form part of your deceased father's estate.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)