Inheritance distribution from Surah Nisa


Inheritance – as per Surah NISA

Sura Nisa starts with


‘A’isha reported that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “Kinship (rahim) is derived from Allah. If anyone maintains ties of kinship Allah maintains ties with him. If anyone cuts them off, Allah cuts him off.” (Adab al mufrad)




Sa’id ibn Zayd reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, say, “Whoever is killed protecting his property is a martyr. Whoever is killed protecting his religion is a martyr. Whoever is killed protecting his life is a martyr. Whoever is killed protecting his family is a martyr.”

Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 1421







Whoever seizes any portion of land unlawfully will be swallowed up by it on the Day of Resurrection, and will sink to the seventh earth. ”


Whoever wrongly seizes a plot of land, Allah will make him carry seven earths around his neck.

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 1610

“And eat up not one another’s property unjustly (in any illegal way, e.g. stealing, robbing, deceiving).

[al-Baqarah 2:188]

Imam Malik was sitting near a person who passed away suddenly. In respect for the deceased and his belongings, Imam Malik promptly extinguished the candle or lantern nearby. When questioned about his action, Imam Malik explained, “From the moment of his death, the belongings of the deceased, including this candle, belong to his heirs. As they are not here to give permission, it would be unjust to use what is now rightfully theirs.” This anecdote reflects Imam Malik’s deep sense of justice and respect for others’ rights.

Many people at OLD age make the mistake!!

 A VIDEO LECTURE of the above discussions can be found here (18 minutes).