Q: My wife died recently. I like to know about wiraasat. We have a son and wife’s parents are alive and she also has one brother. Can you please let me know how much share will each get?


A: The estate will be divided into 12 equal shares and distributed as follows:

Father will receive 2 shares

Mother will receive 2 shares

Husband will receive 3 shares

Son will receive 5 shares


And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)