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Khums on inheritance of property


Please inform whether Khums is applicable on my share from sale of my dead father’s house. Total sale amount was shared by 4 sisters.


Salamun Alaykum

Thank you for your query.

Ruling 1792. The amount a person spends from his profit during the year on food, clothing, furniture, the purchase of a house, the wedding of his son, the trousseau of his daughter, ziyārah, and suchlike, is not liable for Khums provided that the amount spent is not beyond his status.

If it was the only house your father had and was purchased before the Khums date from the yearly expenditure, then there is no Khums on it.

The daughters get half the inheritance of that of the sons.

Inheritance of the first group:

May Allah(swt) grant you success


Syed Haider