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Legacy or inheritance


The calculations of the legacy was done 25 years ago but the money was not paid to the siblings by the elder brother at that time, and now the money is being given so should it be given according to the calculations done 25 years ago or at today’s rate


Salaamun alaykum.
If the siblings as per a mutual understanding and out of their own free will did not take their inheritance 25years ago, then the elder brother has to give the very amount that was calculated back then.
But if the elder brother did not give the money and kept it by force then he has to either reach to an agreement with his siblings or otherwise he would have to give the inheritance according to todays rate.

Zahra Davdani.