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25 July 2017 CE | 02 Dhul-Qadah 1438 AH
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Hadith Explanation


Learn the Laws of Inheritance


The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Learn the laws of inheritance and the Quran, and teach the people, for I am a mortal.” [Tirmidhi]

There are numerous ahadith to learn and teach the laws of inheritance in Islam. The Arabic word “Al-Fara’id” is the plural of “Faridah” which means “an enjoined ordinance” or “a duty prescribed by Allah (subhana wa ta’ala).” Since the shares of inheritors are meticulously determined by Allah and described in the Shariah, the field of knowledge dealing with these laws is known as “Ilm Al-Fara’id.”

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) reminded people that he was a mortal and would die, therefore, people should learn the laws of inheritance from him in order to be able to continue practicing them after his death.

Whoever learns the laws of inheritance with the intention of preserving the Sunnah and Allah’s commands thereby, will be rewarded by Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) for doing so, inshaAllah.

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