The tribe sharing the Diyah

Q 2: One of our customs dictates that when a quarrel takes place between two people resulting in one of them being injured or killed by the other and there is a Diyah (blood money) to be paid, the tribe of the transgressor pays the Diyah and the tribe of the victim receives it and distributes it equally among all the members of the tribe. This practice is a sort of cooperation among the members of the tribe. What is the ruling on it?

A: The Diyah is given to the injured person or is distributed among the heirs of the person being killed according to their prescribed shares; and they are given the option either to take it or leave it. None but the heirs of the person being killed has the right to take any share of the Diyah. It is worth mentioning that the customs opposing (Part No. 21; Page No. 230) the Shari`ah (Islamic law) must be abandoned, as they are regarded as laws of Jahiliyyah (pre-Islamic time of ignorance).May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.