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Clothing, Shoes And Personal Items Forming Part Of The Estate

Question

Does personal clothing items, shoes etc form part of the deceased estate? If so, how does one place value to such items and who decides on the value?

Answer

All the Marhooms worldly belongings form part of the estate. The heirs collectively can ascertain the market value of the belongings or attach such a value that all the heirs mutually agree upon. If there are certain personal items (e.g. old clothes) that the heirs would like to give away on behalf of the Marhooom as charity to the poor, then this may only be done with the permission of all the adult heirs as they are all owners in every item that the Marhoom left behind relative to the amount of shares that they are entitled to.

Checked and Approved By:

Mufti Muhammed Saeed Motara Saheb D.B.

References

(البحر الرائق شرح كنز الدقائق ج٨ ص ٦ ٥ ٥) 

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