Q: My father is married to one wife and has three sons and no daughters. He has four brothers and 5 sisters. How should he divide up the inheritance in his will for his family?


A: If these are the only surviving heirs at the time of his demise his estate will be divided into 24 equals shares and distributed as follows:

Wife will receive 3 shares

Each son will receive 7 shares

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)