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Ruling on Scholarships Offered by Schools to Students on the Condition of Academic Excellence

What is the ruling of Sharia on the agreement concluded between a school and parents whereby the former offers a scholarship to the latter and return a percentage of the tuition fees to them on the condition that their children achieve a rate of (95%)? However, in case a student failed to achieve this average, he/she doesn`t qualify for the scholarship.

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Dividing one`s Property among his Children in his Life

A man has divided his lands among his children. Does this require witnesses? Should this be recorded in written form? Is ownership transferred to the children on the spot, or after registration at the Lands Department? Is it the right of any of the children to relinquish his share after the death of the father?

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Canceling the Remission of Son's Debts by Father is Impermissible

I was remitted from a debt by my father, but he bequeathed before passedaway that I should defray it. Am I obliged to fulfill his bequest?

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Adherence of Charitable Organization to Conditions of Donor

We are a relief agency that takes care of orphans(Guardianship). What is the ruling of Sharia when the donations made to a particular orphan are spent on others or saved in the agency`s account where the revenue goes to the benefit of all orphans depending on the programmes and activities run by the agency. This is due to the fact that spending that sum in favour of the orphan for whom the donation was made in the first place wasn`t possible because he didn`t deserve it, passed away, travelled or any other reason?

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Ruling on Taking back a Gift the Father had Offered to his Son

What is the ruling of Sharia on taking back a gift the father had offered to his sons and is he allowed to take back a waiver?

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Money Due to Subscribers of Takaful Funds is a Gift and doesn`t Undergo the Rulings of Inheritance

Is the money paid by the Takaful Funds of the syndicates in case of a subscriber`s death considered from his estate where it can be divided amongst his heirs? Or can it be placed in the possession of certain heirs after his death, and isn`t considered a part of his wealth? Is it permissible for the syndicate to pay that money to a particular heir upon the request of the deceased?

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Excluding Undutiful Son from Father’s Endowment is Permissible

Am I permitted to transfer all of my properties during my lifetime to my dutiful wife and sons and exclude my 3 daughters due to their rebellious attitude, bad manners, unveiling their Hijab and finally abandoning me? 

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Ruling on Taking Back a Study Grant if the Student Violated its Conditions A government body grants M.A and Ph.D. grants to distinguished students in Jordan, and these cover registration and credit hours fees. This is in addition to offering them salaries in return for dedicating their time and effort in studying. They do not have to repay these funds as long as they honor the conditions stipulated in the grant`s agreement, and some of these conditions are: a student must maintain an excellent mark record, and in case he/she fails to do so, then he/she must give back all of the paid funds in addition to a 50% of the total sum as a fine. What is the ruling on repaying the funds of the grant in case of failure to honor the conditions stipulated in the agreement, and what is the ruling on paying 50% from the total as a fine ? • Read More
The Donation isn't Abiding save after being Received

My father intended to raise the percentage given to my brother from a jewelry store he used to own, but he died before writing this down. Does it considered a donation from our father because he set his intention to do so ? And are the heirs obliged to fulfill it?

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Registering Property in the Names of one`s Sons to Deprive the Daughters

We are a family of ten children: five sons and five daughters. Before passing away, my father registered all his lands in the names of his sons, but not the daughters. He did this under the pretext that he wanted to secure their future and make sure that they are provided for. As for the daughters, they, as he said, are married and needed nothing. What is the ruling of Sharia on this? If what he did is impermissible, what are the sons required to do?

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Parents are Obliged to be Just when Gifting Children A man had married a certain woman and was blessed with three girls. He looked after them and spent thousands of JDS on their education. Unfortunately, he divorced their mother and married another woman. The latter gave birth to a boy and a girl. In fact, that man owned an apartment and a piece of land, so he registered the piece of land in the name of his son and daughter from the second wife to cover their education expenses, similar to his three daughters from first wife. In addition, the second wife wants him to register the apartment in her name or that of her children. Is registering the piece of land in the name of his son permissible? And is it permissible that he registers the apartment in the name of his second wife or that of her children? • Read More
Should she Give the House back to her Mother although Afraid of Brothers` Injustice upon Division of Estate?

After my father had passed away, the estate was divided according to the provisions of the Jordanian Law although some of the heirs have unlawfully seized a large portion of it. Since things weren`t going alright between my brothers and my mother, she-with the consent of her big brother, my sisters, and her son in law who is a lawyer-decided to register the house in my name so that I keep it as a continuous charity after her death. After four years, things have changed a lot. My brothers forced her to take the house back. She claimed that she wanted to register it in the name of all the heirs. Should I give it back to her although it is likely that she gives it to my sisters? Or, should I register it in the name of the heirs and hers? This is because I don`t wish to incur Allah`s wrath or my mother`s for all I want is my lawful share.

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Should he Give back the Amount his Father had Given him?

My father passed away four months ago. Ten years earlier, he had given me the sum of 20.000JDs, and told me that he didn`t want it back and Allah is my witness that I am telling the truth. However, my brothers keep telling me that our father had no right to give that sum to me and that he should have treated all his children fairly when it comes to gift giving. They also say that he is being tortured for that. Should I give that sum back to my brothers? Is that money lawful or not? Is my father liable for anything before Almighty Allah?

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Should he Register the Apartments his Children Built in their Names?

I have a piece of land on which four residential apartments are built. Each of my three children has built an apartment from his own money, however, two of them resided in their apartments. I rented the third apartment and took the rent to spend on myself and their mother and I have been taking that rent since 1997. Years passed and I grew older and older. I want to meet my Lord (Allah) with a clear conscience, so I don`t wish to wrong any of them. Should I register the three apartments in their names or keep them in my name to be divided after my death as part of the inheritance? It is worth pointing that I have three sons and six daughters.

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Should Gifts Given by Father to Particular Children be Given back? My father had passed away. During his life time, he was very generous. He gave each of his children whatever they needed: car, house, money and the like. Should his children give back the gifts, he had favored them with, to be divided among all the heirs according to the rules of Sharia? Moreover, Shouldn`t he have observed justice when giving gifts to his children? • Read More