Q: My father died in 1970. In 1974,
and I submitted a request to the Land Authority to acquire a plot of residential land
in my name. As it was not possible to acquire two plots of land in my name, I deceived them and submitted another request in the name of my late father’s family, Iram Ibrahim. As expected, the request was approved and I was given two plots and paid the stipulated fees. (Part No. 16; Page No. 243) What is the ruling of the Shari‘ah (Islamic Law) on the land in the name of my late father’s family? Is it considered as belonging to his heirs or to me? Please advise me, may Allah reward you!
You did wrong by resorting to deception and you have to perform Tawbah (repentance to Allah) for this.
Your father’s family is entitled to the land that was issued in their name. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.