A Muslim does not inherit from a disbeliever, and vice versa


A man married a woman from the people of the book and then his wife passed away.

Does he inherit from her or not?


He does not inherit from her, due to the hadeeth of ‘Usamah bin Zaid, that the Prophet ﷺ said:

لَا يَرِثُ الْمُسْلِمُ الْكَافِرَ، وَلَا الْكَافِرُ الْمُسْلِمَ
“A Muslim does not inherit from disbeliever, and the disbeliever does not inherit from a Muslim.”
[Bukhari & Muslim]

Answered by:
Shaykh Abu Hamza Hassan bin Muhammed Ba Shu’ayb – may Allah preserve him-


Translated by:
Abu ‘Abdirrahman ‘Abdullaah bin Ahmed Ash-Shingaani