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.