Muslim inherits from non-muslim

Shaykh Gibril Fouad Haddad

Muslim inherits from non-muslim

Q. Regarding the issue of inheritance from non-Muslims: I am not sure I understand this issue vis-a-vis permissibility of inheriting property, capital, and other forms of wealth from them. The same issue pertains to leaving wealth for non-Muslims. In my case, these non-Muslims are blood relatives. The literature, to include Qur’an, I have read on this topic seems to assume all people with the legal claim to the inheritance are Muslim. Could someone expand on this topic?

Muslim may inherit from a non-Muslim but not vice-versa. This is what my shaykh said.

Peace and Blessings upon the Prophet, his Family, and his Companions


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