Q: A man died leaving a furnished house, including the bedroom. Does the bedroom with all its accessories belong to his widow or it should be shared among the heirs? The widow had lent the deceased some of her gold to help him complete a project. Should the value of this be taken from the estate and repaid to the widow or not? The orphans’ guardian lives in
but the children and their mother live in
As it would cost a lot to move them from
is it permissible to transfer the children’s guardianship to
to be nearer to them? Please give us your Fatwa (legal opinion issued by a qualified Muslim scholar) on this, may Allah reward you with the best!
(Part No. 16; Page No. 429)
The contents of the bedroom and anything else that belongs to the widow has nothing to do with the inheritance; as all of these are among the things belonging to the wife. If it is confirmed that the deceased had taken the loan, it is a debt owing by him that should be settled from the estate like any other debt. As for transferring the children’s guardianship from
Amman, this matter is under the jurisdiction of the Islamic Law Courts. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.