Q: Rif`ah bint Muhammad `Abdul `Aziz Al-Dusary died and left behind four sons: `Aydah, Saleh, `Ubayd, `Abdullah and five daughters: Fatimah, Quwayt, Badi`ah, Hamala and Hibah. Badi`ah and Hamala used to work with (Part No. 16; Page No. 448) the late mother Rif`ah who intended to give them some gifts from her property in return for their services.
Is it permissible to single out the two daughters to receive a portion of the wealth before distributing it?
After repaying any debts of the deceased mother and executing her will if there is any, the estate should be divided among the inheritors; each according to their prescribed share. None of the heirs should be singled out for a gift in return for serving their mother as serving her is a part of the Islamic obligation to show kind treatment to one's parents; an act whose reward should be expected only from Allah (Exalted be He). May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family and Companions.