Impermissibility of paying Sadaqah from the inheritance without the heirs' permission


If a person dies, is it permissible to give, in Sadaqah (voluntary charity), to the poor from their money before dividing it among the inheritors and without taking their permission?


This is not permissible, because it is a kind of disposing of the money of others without their permission.

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. 4990-5
  • Muftis: Shaykh Abdul-Aziz ibn Baz , Shaykh Abdullah ibn Qa'ud