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Inheritance to adopted son.

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Can adapted son have property share? since the man has no male child. 


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Inheritance to adopted son

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As much as adoption is absolutely lawful in Islam and an extremely meritorious deed in the Sight of Allah Subhanah, the adopted child is not a legal heir of his/her adopted parents in Shariah and will not be entitled to any share in the inheritance of his adopted parents after their death.


The adopted parents are at liberty to give as a gift as much as they will to their adopted child during their own lifetime; or alternatively they are well within their rights to make a will bequeathing no more than a maximum of one-third of their property to their adopted child or anyone they wish other than their legal heirs.


If a man dies and leave no male child, his legal heirs (father, mother, wife, daughters, etc.) will be lawfully entitled to inherit his property after the fulfillment of the deceaseds debts and will (if any). The adopted child will not be entitled to any share of the inheritance unless and until his adopted parent has bequeathed them something in their will.


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