Muslim Judicial Council (SA)

Distribution Certificates (Estates)

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله و بركاته

A distribution certificate identifies the Islamic heirs of the deceased and quantifies their shares of the estate in accordance with the Islamic laws of inheritance.

The MJC Fatwa Department requires the following documentation to facilitate the drawing up of an Islamic Distribution Certificate

  1. Certified copy of deceased’s Death Certificate.
  2. Copy of Deceased’s Marriage Certificate (nikāḥ certificate) if deceased was married as well as any further documentation regarding the marital status of the deceased at the time of death.
  3. Copy of the Last Will and Testament of the deceased as well as any codicils
  4. Completed Next of Kin Affidavit (attached)
  5. Copies of deceased’s children’s Identity Documents.
  6. Any other documentation relevant to the Estate and determination of Heirs.

On receipt of the above documentation the MJC Fatwa Department will endeavor to furnish the Islamic Distribution Certificate within 7 working days.

The cost of the Islamic Distribution Certificate is R 300.00. The original Islamic Distribution Certificate must be collected at the MJC Chambers. This fee is payable COD (cash on delivery) or via EFT (electronic funds transfer).

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