Inheritance of someone who committed involuntary manslaughter
Q: My father had a car, which I used to drive on errands for him. One day, he ordered me to drive him to
When we were on the road between
I fell asleep and the car turned over. Consequently, my father died instantly. Am I entitled to my share of inheritance from my father or not?
If the case is as you mentioned, you will not be entitled to your share of inheritance, unless the rest of the heirs approve and are considered competent to grant this approval. This is because your falling asleep at the wheel is what resulted in your father's death. Thus, this is regarded as involuntary manslaughter. (Part No. 16; Page No. 560) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet, his family and Companions.