Who is entitled to the assets?

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A family of 3 brothers and 1 sister whose parents passed away long time ago. The youngest son and the middle son and the sister passed away . They were all married and had children of their own. The eldest brother who was married but had no children . After his demise (eldest brother) left behind a wife. Who is entitled to his assets and how much .


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

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

From your query, we have deduced the following:

  • The query is in regards to the estate of the eldest brother
  • The brothers and sister had children

In order for us to assist you, provide us with the exact information of the following:

  • How many children did each of the brothers and sister leave behind? How many sons and how many daughters?
  • Are the eldest brother’s uncles, cousins or any other relatives still alive? If so, please specify who and how many are there?

You may email your response to [email protected] titled “Clarification on Inheritance Query”.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

AbdulMannan Nizami

Student Darul Iftaa
Chicago, IL, USA

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.