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Frequently asked questions

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Can I bequest to an Heir?

Bequests are really for non-heirs only as if they are for an Heir the other heirs can block the all or part of the bequest.

Why can’t I bequest more than one third?

The portion of one third is the maximum allowed by the Prophet, may peace be upon him, when Saad Ibn Abi-Waqqas consulted him about giving two thirds of his money to charity.

How much can I bequest?

The sum of all bequests cannot exceed 1/3 (one third) of the Estate.

What is a bequest?

A bequest is a gift to a non-Heir.

What about relatives not listed?

They do not inherit, e.g., consanguine aunts (sisters of Father), but again they can be given a bequest. The sum of all bequests cannot exceed 1/3 (one third) of the Estate.