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Wife, 3 sons and 3 daughter’s

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His father recently passed away, the father has the following still surviving, in what proportion will his wealth be distributed.

3 Sons

3 Daughters



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As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.


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According to the Islamic Law of Succession and Inheritance, distribution of an estate will only commence after funeral expenses, debts (including legal costs) and bequests (if any) made to non-heirs – which will not exceed one-third(1/3) of the Estate after debts and funeral expenses have been settled. Thereafter, all assets form part of the Nett Estate and will have to be distributed according to the Islamic Law of Succession and Inheritance.

We have been advised that the deceased is surviving by a wife, 3 sons and 3 daughters. Accordingly, the estate will be distributed in 72 equal shares as follows. If the deceased was also surviving by both or one of the parents or any other heirs not referred to in the question, the answer will not apply.

Beneficiaries Share Portfolio Share percentage
Wife 9 12.5 %
Son 14 19.44 %
Son 14 19.44 %
Son 14 19.44 %
Daughter 7 9.72 %
Daughter 7 9.72 %
Daughter 7 9.72 %
Total 72 99.98 %

The remaining 0.02 % can be redistributed according to the shares mentioned above or given into sadaqa.

 And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Hafizurrahman Fatehmahomed

Student Darul Iftaa

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai

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