[Translator’s notes appear in square brackets.]

[Personal information has been redacted.]

[The excerpt below is from the section of the article that pertains to the Baha’i Faith]


[Adapted from website:] Tabnak Professional News Site

[Date:] 22 Azar 1397 [13 December 2018]


Fatwas of Grand Ayatollah Sobhani (May God extend his shadow)

The Death of a Baha’i and the Muslim Heir

Question: A Baha’i has passed away and some of his heirs are Muslims and some are Baha’is. Could the Baha’i heir inherit from him?

Answer: In the Name of God, having a Muslim heir means that an heir who is apostate has no share of inheritance. From the Sharia point of view, a Baha’i is considered an apostate. God is the All-knowing …

Inheritance of Muslim from the [Deceased] Baha’i

Question: A person has been following the false religion of Baha’ism. After his passing, both of his children convert to Islam. Could the children inherit his bequest?

Answer:  In the Name of God. If they converted to Islam before the distribution of the bequest and he does not have any other Muslim heir except them, all the bequest is theirs; otherwise, the previous ruling of distribution will be applied. God is the All-knowing …