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My friend accidentally killed his mother. Is he entitled to the estate as he is the only child?

http://darulihsan.com/images/stories/news/2011/last_will.jpgQ: My friend accidentally killed his mother. Is he entitled to the estate as he is the only child? The SA law found him not guilty but negligent. Islamically does he have to be killed?

Q: My friend accidentally killed his mother. Is he entitled to the estate as he is the only child? The SA law found him not guilty but negligent. Islamically does he have to be killed?

A: The son will not be entitled to the estate even though the death was accidental. Islamically he will not be killed. (Raddul Muhtar 6/767, Al Fataawa Al Hindiyyah 6/454)

 


 

Q: A son shot his mother accidentally. The law of the land does not find him guilty but negligent. Does he inherit from his mother’s estate or not? He is the only son.

A: The son will not inherit from his mother’s estate. (Al Fataawa Al Hindiyyah 6/454)

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