Claiming Money From A Gift After Death
I built and contributed 65% of the total construction cost of a house on a plot in the name of my late father (marhoom) in 1998. The property (house and the plot) stood in my father’s name when he was alive. After my father died the property was transferred in the names of all the legal heirs including myself (along with my mother, 2 brothers and a sister). The prices of same property in 1998 and today are vastly different (they have since appreciated). Kindly advise if I can take out the value of my original investment in the said property in the same ratio i.e. 65%, before the division of the residual value of the property amongst all the legal heirs as per inheritance law? If not, then how is this property to be divided as per Islamic law while keeping in view my contribution in the property?
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