The World Federation One Stop Fiqh

Ruling 2791

The deceased’s Qur’an, ring, sword, and clothes which he had worn or had kept in order to wear, belong to the eldest son. If the deceased had more than one of the first three things – for example he left two copies of the Qur’an or two rings – the obligatory precaution is that the eldest son must arrive at a settlement with the other heirs regarding those things. The same applies to the reading stand (riḥāl) for the Qur’an and the gun, dagger, and other weapons. The sheath of the sword and bookmark for the Qur’an are regarded as being part of those items.