Ruqba

Posted on 06/29/2012 by marina

RUQBA رقبى
Lit. “Waiting.” Giving a thing on condition that it the donor die before the receiver it shall become the property of the receiver and his heirs; but if the receiver die first, the property given shall return to the, donor. It is forbidden in Muslim law, because it exposes each of the parties to the temptation of wishing for the other’s death.

Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam