Can adopted children, stepchildren and illegitimate children inherit?
No, they do not qualify as heirs in terms of an Islamic will. However, they can be allocated a bequest (Wassiyah) in an Islamic will, provided that it does not exceed one-third of the value of the estate. Alternatively, they can be nominated as beneficiaries of the MyCover™ extender on the Tazkiya™ Family Takaful. It is important to remember though, that an illegitimate child will inherit from his/her biological mother.