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Inheritance Problem


Assalaamu Alaykum,
Hope you are fine,

I will try my best to keep it as short as possible so I don’t waste that much of your time.
We are 4 brothers and two sisters. My father passed away 25 years ago and my mother is still alive.
One of my brothers passed away two years ago, he has only one daughter and his wife is still alive.
He left behind a lot of money and property which is to be divided among the whole family.
The problem is that my brothers, mother and my sisters are forcing my deceased brother’s wife to sell the house, the properties and then divide the wealth or if she doesn’t want to sell the house then give us the money out of your share and keep the house. (because she says we built this house with a lot of love and I can’t let go of my husbands memories)
I don’t feel good because this is leading to disputes and division in the family, she also has no one to go to. Her daughter lives abroad, her brothers and sisters have families. She is almost completely alone in this world right now.
My question is if I refuse to take my share and let her have it, will I be committing a sin? because my brothers say this is the order of Allah if you will not obey it you will be punished by Allah. I tried searching for answers but no one gave me a proper one, then I thought of going over to the internet and try to find answers.
If I let go of my share will I be committing a sin? If no, then can you please provide me an Islamic reference such as a Hadees or an Ayat from the Quran?
I will greatly appreciate your help.
Thank you very much.
Jazak Allah.



Thank you for your question. There is no problem with gifting your share back to the wife once it has been allotted to you as you can gift anything that you own. If you want to have proof to satisfy your other relatives then it would be worthwhile to submit your enquiry to the office of a Marja (for example: which is the office of Sayyid Khamanae).

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