Q: A Muslim father passed away and left his house to two daughters, [from previous marriage… mother is also deceased] and new step mom. What is the share holding according inheritance between the step mom and the two daughters?


A: If these are the deceased’s only heirs then the estate will be divided into 16 equal shares and distributed as follows:

The wife will receive 2 shares

Each daughter will receive 7 shares

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)