A husband's inheritance from his wife

Question:

A woman was killed and her family accepted the Diyah (blood money). Can her husband inherit from this Diyah? We appreciate your guidance. May Allah guide you!

Answer:

The husband inherits from all that his wife left behind whether it is money or Diyah (blood money) or anything else.

May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.

  • Date: Muharram 12, 1442 AH
  • Source: Fatawa Al-Lajnah Ad-Da'imah no. 14695-1
  • Muftis: Shaykh Abdul-Aziz ibn Baz , Shaykh Abdullah ibn Ghudayyan , Shaykh Abdul-Razzaq al-Afify