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Is it permitted in Islam to accept inheritance earned in a haraam way from Father?: Can I ask my dad to give it to him without me being a part of transfer.

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My question is regarding Interest (Riba), History of my question: My late grandfather (fathers dad) a rich man but dint own any property and spend all the money in unislamic way, he even dint own a house of his own and spend all his life in a rented house. It was my father, who with zero balance in his pocket started his life, and believe me he is really a very hard worker, and earned the money in purely halaal manner but invested in a haraam manner. My dad bought all the properties (lands) based on loans that include Interest (Riba). Many a times I have asked him not to do so but he is not in a state of giving up this unislamic habit and the argument usually ends up in quarrel.

My question: Is it permitted in Islam for a son to accept the property from inheritance that was bought in a haraam way. I have a younger brother, if not permitted in Islam and if he wishes to accept the property of inheritance, can I ask my dad to give it to him without me being a part of transfer. Note: All the loans are cleared and dad is the sole owner of the property.ALLAH Haffiz.

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Property to son haraam way

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

If your father bought the properties utilizing 'riba', it is he alone who will bear the responsiblity of his actions in the Presence of his Lord Most Majestic on the Day of Judgment.  At the death of your father, you as one of the sons and thus legal heir will inherit a share of your father's estate according to Shariah Law, and you are well within your rights to accept your lawful share of inheritance.....and that share will be considered absolutely lawful and halaal for you.  We reiterate again, that whatever unlawful methods your father did to acquire these properties, he alone will bear the burden of his sin in the Just Court of Allah Subhanah.

If you so fear Allah regarding the method in which your father bought his properties, and after his death, your heart is not absolutely satisfied in keeping your inheritance which you will receive as your legal share of your father's estate, you are well within your rights to do with your inheritance as you wish and please.  You can gift it to your brother, or give it all to the poor and needy if you so wish and please.

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is only ones. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

Your brothers and well wishers in Islam,

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