My wife is a revert to islam, her family want to leave her some wealth in the will can she accept it, would we be able to spend it.
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Q:can a muslim inherit his non muslim parents?
my wife is a revert to islam, her family want to leave her some wealth in the will can she accept it, would we be able to spend it.
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Can a muslim inherit from Non-Muslim?
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 no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
All the scholars and jurists in Islam are unanimous that a kaafir cannot inherit from a muslim. Thus, if a son, who is born of muslim parents, openly declares disbelief in Allah and the Last Day, he will not inherit any share from his muslim parents.
But there is a difference of opinion amongst the scholars regarding a muslims inheritance from kaafir parents. They are a few who prohibit it, but the majority of the scholars in Islam are of the opinion that there is no harm in inheriting from non-muslim parents.
Thus if your wife is a revert to Islam, and her non-muslim family wants to leave her some inheritance, there is no harm and no sin on her in accepting it.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your Brother in Islam,