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Execution of Will


If my mother has made a will by leaving one of her children out of the inheritance but did this in the heat of the moment and as time went on forgot about the will and didn’t change it. Then when she passed away and the will is implemented, can the other children then distribute the estate according to Islamic law? Will this then mean that the mother has followed the religion regarding inheritance. The reason we continued to with the will is because it may have been very complicated to contest the will.


Alaykum Salaam

1/3 of the estate is in her control to distribute – the other 2/3 must be distributed according to Sharia

Abbas Jaffer