I would like to know the islamic answer to the following question. my mother died a few years back an we did not recieve any inheritance. after which my father married again, and his second wife has outlived him. so now our step mom has sole access to the house as is the custom in england, islamically what is owed to us. In my family i have three older brothers and two sisters, i am the only one not married all my other brothers and sisters are married. i still currently reside in the family house also. thank you
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
Your mother’s estate had to be distributed as follows: one-quarter to your
father, the remaining three-quarters to be distributed as: 2 shares to each
son, 1 share to each daughter. Thereafter, when your father dies, one-eighth
for his new wife and the remaining seven-eighth is between you all. 2 shares
for the sons and 1 share for the daughters.
Whatever share your father inherited from your mother will also be included
in his estate.
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