My father is still alive while my mother died months ago. My mother had some wealth of her own. Does my father become the natural owner of everything my mother owned? Or is there an Islamic injunction that my mother’s assets should be distributed?


After the death of a person, it is important that his/her property is distributed according to the Islamic Law of Inheritance. Whatever your mother left should be distributed as soon as possible. The laws of inheritance are well explained in the Qur’an and the Sunnah. It is clear that one’s property should be distributed among the rightful heirs according to the laws of inheritance stipulated in the Shariah.