Distribute spend equally between children.
Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,
As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)
One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:
This question is regarding inheritance.
I have four daughters and a son. Son is independent. One of my daughter is a divorcee living with us and she has a grown up daughter.
My first two daughters are not educated as I didn`t believe in educating daughters then. Both are well settled and are in their late forties.
My last two daughters are educated and one of them is married and settled and the other divorcee as mentioned above.
While distributing my wealth can I distribute the women`s share equally amongst my daughters?
Because my two elder daughters are saying that since I spent more money on the younger two sisters for educating them I should give them more ( as a compensation) than what I will give to the younger ones ? Are they justified ?
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Distribute spend equally between children
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Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 3.818 Narrated by An Numan bin Bashir
My mother asked my father to present me a gift from his property; and he gave it to me after some hesitation. My mother said that she would not be satisfied unless the Prophet (saws) was made a witness to it. I being a young boy, my father held me by the hand and took me to the Prophet (saws). He said to the Prophet (saws) "His mother, bint Rawaha, requested me to give this boy a gift." The Prophet (saws) said, "Do you have other sons besides him?" My father said, "Yes." The Prophet (saws) said, "Do not make me a witness for injustice."
Islam guides that one should treat all their children equally, and giving one more than another would be deemed injustice in the Sight of Allah Subhanah. The claim of the your elder daughters that they should be given more now because you happened to spend more on your younger daughters due to certain situations and conditions of the past is absolutely unjustified. And Allah Alone Knows Best.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your brother and well wisher in Islam,