Dr Sharof: It (that is, the settings of the high court) is not like the Sharee’ah where people would declare that they will not appear before us if we summon them. Such people would say, ‘anybody who has the courage should come to my father’s house to apprehend me.’ These people (that is, the officials of the high court) will pack you like groundnuts…

The Congregation: Laughing mode activated!

Brother J: Assalaamu ‘alaykum. If the deceased is a Muslim, the woman (who disagreed with sharing the property in line with the Sharee’ah) should be asked if she is a believer or not. If she declares that she is a believer, definitely the ruling of the Sharee’ah will be applied.

Dr Sharof: You got it! You got it!! This is because in the Nigeria constitution, as for issues that has to do with property, it is always said that if the deceased is a Muslim, the reason for which his property may be shared in a way other than that of Islaam is that there must be a consensus amongst those who have a right to the property. If not, automatically his property will be shared in line with the Islaam he died upon.

Transcriber’s comment: The man who got the answer and a brother who mentioned a similar point got nice rewards. Do not ask me about the reward. Smiles…Koje botiseje n beun!

[SOURCE: The tape titled, “Ewa esin Islaam (the beauty of Islaam)”; Venue: “Soun palace, Oja’agbo Ogbomoso”]

Transcribed by Aboo Aaishah Al Odeomeey